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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,473
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 141 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine. Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body. This celebration of the hop harvest has intense tropical fruit, citrus and spicy accents that showcase the complexity of the hops we all love.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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Photo of fastpass17
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle

A: Light gold in color, strong carbonation, two finger head to start fades over the drink.

S: Tropical fruit, light citrus, bread in the background.

T: Citrus, pine, stand in the forefront, malt backs up nicely. Body is creamy and rich.

D: I want more of this please. Very session-able.

M: Hops are key, yet are not overwhelming very enjoyable.

fastpass17, Dec 02, 2010
Photo of Gosox8787
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass in two parts. Thanks to rhodeska for including a bottle in our trade.

Appearance: Gold to orange in color with a two finger frothy white head. Really good retention on the head. Nice lacing as I drink the glass.

Aroma: Citrus and orange zest. Lots of grapefruit notes and a touch of lemon as well. The hops dominate and provide a fruity and bitter background.

Taste: Big hop presence with orange zest, grapefruit rind, and a touch of pine pitch. The more of this I have, the more the flavor really pops. Not much malt background. A bit bitter, but the fruity hops provide a clean aftertaste and make this really refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and extremely smooth. Very refreshing.

Drinkability: The ABV is not too intense and I find this to be really refreshing. I can easily find myself through a six pack of these in 12 oz. form.

Overall, a really nice harvest ale that I liked at first and loved by the end of the bottle. The flavors are great and crisp. I could drink this all day. The wet hops definitely add a nice character to this.

Gosox8787, Dec 01, 2010
Photo of CBlack85
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a light golden copper color with orangish highlights. A fairly aggressive pour produced a huge off white head that recedes slowly, leaving behind sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma is huge. The big hoppy aroma is comprised mainly of grapefruit and orange zest, with hints of pineapple and some floral notes as well. If you can get past the hops you will find a nice bready malt aroma with some caramel notes as well.

The flavor follows the nose quite closely. The hops are on full display, with huge amounts of grapefruit, orange, and some mango and pineapple as well. There is just the slightest bit of bitterness in the finish. The malt profile is bready and sweet, just big enough to provide balance, but in no way big enough to detract from the show that the hops are putting on. Medium body and moderately carbonated, with a slightly dry finish. Very drinkable.

Just a terrific beer. Easily one of my favorite IPA's.

CBlack85, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of Duff27
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy light orange on top on an inch tall white head. Average lacing.

S- Citrus front and center. Might be my favorite part of this one.

T- Grapefruit. Piney hops, caramel malts. Deliciously drinkable.

M- Slightly thin it seems. Carbonation isn't as noticeable as I feel it should be...but what do I know?

D/O- This drinks awesome. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Putting down a bomber of this would be child's play. Thanks to PTMcB for sharing!

Duff27, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something

blackie, Nov 22, 2010
Photo of LiquidBread219
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= Poured a Golden color with what looked to be some orange in in. It had a nice foamy head that stayed for some time and left behind some nice lacing.

S= The nose on this beer was very nice you get some citrus hops with some pine hops also seemed to have some carmel malt backbone in this one.

T= To me it tasted very good the citrus hops really come out and then you really taste some pine hops. I really liked it.

M= It had a medium body

D= I think this is one of the better harvest ales IMO. I would have no problem drinking a few of these fresh. Great Beer!

LiquidBread219, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a crisp gold color, moderate carbonation with very tight bubbles, and a one fingered creamy white head.

S - Light caramel malt with a big citrus rind, pine notes with some pineapple sweetness.

T - Spicey caramel malt hits the tongue prior to the pineapple sweetness followed with a big wave of grapefruit bitterness at the very end. The spicy character sort of reminds me of a garlic/onion, but just a huge and mildly present. Finishes semi-dry and leaves a viscous and resiny fruit citric coating in the mouth that lingers for a few minutes. The aftertaste is similar to chewing a sticl of JuicyFruit gum. It's like a big fruit basket!

M - Medium body.

D - Balance isn't really there but then again, it wasn't brewed for that.

Definitely worth trying.

jzeilinger, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of CruisaC
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my DFH glass

Pours a bright orange with a nice 1 inch creamy orange head

Smell is not overwhelming, some citrus, some bright hops, but does not give an indication of what is to come

Taste is where this beer shines. Hits you in the face with crisp citrus, orange peel and hops. Quickly fades away so there is no lingering bitterness--makes you want more.

Mouthfeel--good for sure, but my novice palate doesn't appreciate much in this category.

Drinkability is extremely high. I will probably be limited by availability and price. I was terribly impressed for sure--and I have a FFF dreadnaught IPA still to try.

CruisaC, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.


appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high

dirtylou, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of alpinebryant
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

alpinebryant, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of Stigs
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, served in an English-style pint glass. thanks to BA'er goodstrongbeer for a nice box with a couple of these in it.

A - pours with a solid finger of fluffy and thick, just slightly off-white colored foam. the beer is mostly clear, solid gold in color. leaves behind a thin, yet wet layer of lace. the final pour from the bottle throws a bit fo flaky hop matter into the glass, something that I am accustomed to being a homebrewer.

S - mmmm. bright and floral, slightly citrusy Amarillo hops. some wet pine and grass slowly creep in alongside a pungent yet controlled caramel malt base.

T - initial kick of citrus, loads of lightly sugared grapefruit, mango, and oranges. other notes of pine, grass, and some onion rear their head. all the while - bitterness nips away at the back of the mouth, though doesnt distract from the flavor profile. balanced subtly by sharp and punchy caramel malts.

M - medium to thinner body, with tight carbonation. slightly sticky from the hops, yet a bit oily on the way down. finishes with lingering fresh hoppy bitterness and a very minor noticeable alcohol burn.

D - one of the better Harvest IPA's I've had this season, thanks to a nice balance between classic hops, wet hops, and malt base. extremely well hidden ABV make this easy to put down. Three Floyds continues to impress.

Stigs, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of JAXSON
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

Bottle, thanks Scott! Clear medium amber pour, slight head, tiny bubbles. Big, awesome piney, grapefruit skin nose. That's what I'm talkin about. Pretty bitter in the mouth. Without the complexity and awe of Dreadnaught, without the balance of Alpha King. Still, it's lively and fresh. Though I don't dig that long, almost chemical finish on this. That may wear on me.

JAXSON, Nov 16, 2010
Photo of emmasdad
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this bottle as an extra in a recent trade, and shared it at a recent tasting. Poured a golden-orange color, with a little bit of a white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and sweet malt. On the palate, medium bodied, with flavors of nuts, caramel and light hops. Not a great beer, but a nice surprise.

emmasdad, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of lackenhauser
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate golden color. Heavy sized head on first pour. Ok aroma-basically grassy hops with a piney/resin scent. Soild malt flavor with a moderate hop bitterness. Big hop flavor. Well balanced between the 2. A tad thin in places though that does not make for a bad beer. A lot of flavor for sure but at 7% I am expecting a bit more in all departments.

lackenhauser, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of Betmore
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*poured from a bomber into a 16 oz pint glass*

This beer poured a hazy, light amber color with a fluffy, two-finger, off-white head that took a couple of minutes to dwindle down to a thin foam that decided to stick around. Thick lacing covered the walls of the glass.

The aroma is killing me (in an AWESOME way). I smelled this beer as soon as I cracked it open. Rich citrus hops, mostly grapefruit with some orange, followed by a dash of pine, sweet peach, and just a dab of malts are making my mouth water.

My second quaff confirms my first impression. This beer tastes just like Alpha King only bigger. Its like they took the Alpha King recipe and doubled or, even, tripled it. This stuff is GOOD. I'm getting piles of bitter grapefruit, pine, orange rind and, finally, some biscuity malts. The malts are there. I just had to search for them. Another similarity to Alpha King: To me, the aroma was more complex than the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is very good. The carbonation is soft which, in a way, balances the bitterness of the hops. The body is probably a 5 on a meter where 1 is water and 10 is 5W-30 motor oil. Its viscous enough to leave a 5 minute reminder of what I just swallowed on my palate but nothing like the big Imperial IPAs or Russian Imperial Stouts out there.

While I like this brew tons, I don't feel like I could keep up with it all day. It'd be amazing with Buffalo wings or BBQ, though. The sheer level of hops and ABV of this beer make it a touch less than sessionable for me.

Overall, this beer rocks. If you like hops and are one of the fortunate people out there with access to Three Floyds beers, pick one up. You'll be glad you did.

Betmore, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of peabody
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a filtered yellow/orange with two fingers of foamy white suds. Lacing here.
Smell is piney hoppy and fruity. Burns the nose so the yeast is here also. Wonderful smell, like a good Pliny.
Taste is bitter but with hints of grapefruit and mango. The flavors come and go here and all are wonderful.
Mouthfeel is good here also. No alcohol at all detected so far and the finish doesn't dissapoint. Oily and dry and a clean finish that makes you want another sip.
Drinkability is very high here. I love this beer, too bad it's not on the menu all year long.

peabody, Nov 11, 2010
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a 22oz bomber on 11/07/2010.

A - Pours a nice strong clear golden color with some slight copper hues. There is a nice and dense and frothy slightly off-white head that .5 inch head. The head is nice and dense and has very good retention with some nice small and tightly packed bubbles. (4)

S - Starts off with a very nice tropical sweetness that is underlined by the citrus character from these fruits. Some slight tangerine with nice peaches, grainy and sweet bready notes. (5)

T & M - Flavor Starts off with a nice fresh grain and bready note. Then quickly there is that wet hop presence with nice citrus and slightly tropical fruit sweetness. The hop presence of this beer is very solid and well crafted and has nice strength but at the same time is very approachable. There is some nice piney notes to this beer as well, it strikes a good balance between the East Coast take on IPAS and the West Coast style. The grain profile of this beer is actually what, in my opinion, shines. There is a nice earthy and fresh tone to the malt in this beer that adds some sweetness but also a very nice fresh baked bread note. The body is nice and medium with some great crisp CO2 and nice bitter and flowery finishes. (4) (4.5)

D - Very good beer that has great refreshing flavors and aromas that stand on their own merit and make a great American IPA. The ABV is just right for me.

JoEBoBpr, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of JohnQVegas
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with another gracious bow to Jeff (Alewatcher) for another fantastic beer, high on my list of beers I'm eager to try. This quality of this guy's boxes are so high so consistently, I've come to believe he's the DiMaggio of the beer trading world. I don't see the streak ending anytime soon.

Pours clear cooper-gold, dense, creamy off-whit head on top with great retention and good lacing.

Nose is nicely pungent, green - if you've ever opened up a hop packet and immediately taken a whiff, that same quality is present here. Just a bit of grapefruit and a bit of pine also. Nice nose.

Taste follows suit - raw and pungent and green, this one really smacks you right away. Some underlying bready caramel notes never really emerge to contribute much in the way of sweetness, but certainly support the fresh hoppiness nicely. Again, reminiscent of the brash, green, floral, pungent quality of a hop pellet - fits the bill of fresh hop harvest ale quite nicely. Fresh-hop bitterness has a nice bite to it, lasting quite awhile on the long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a bit on the full side, oily, mouthcoating bitterness that never overwhelms the big hop flavor. Leaves you licking the back of your teeth a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very nice, something about it that I really enjoy.

Drinkability is good; this one reminds me a lot of my hometown brewery Yazoo's Hop Project line of IPA's. Pungent and green and a bit dank, very likable if you're into that side of things. I found it really very enjoyable.

JohnQVegas, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of generalnotsew
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid 1 finger head. Body is light orange. Still a bit of a cold but see what I can do here. Smell is a sweet and sour mixture of citrusy hops. Not very bitter in the nose. Now that is a very smooth sweet grapefruit taste. Much different from a typical IPA. Not at all that bitter. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Drinkability thru the roof.

generalnotsew, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from the brewery via twig86 - thanks, Derek!

Pours lightly hazy golden color with a good deal of suspended sediment. The ivory head is two fingers high and has good retention and lacing. Piney, earthy and green hops dominate the nose with very light notes of crystal and biscuit malts. The taste similarly and fittingly showcases the fresh hops. Bracingly bitter up front with intense piney hops leading. The midpalate has some mild caramel malt underlying the piney hops, but the piney bitterness still dominates the midpalate and finish with hints of floral and earthy hop flavors as well. The finish is quite bitter and dry with a little boozy heat. Medium-bodied with slightly higher carbonation and a dry, lightly hot finish. As expected, very fresh and crisp tasting, but the intense bitterness wears on the palette a bit, limiting drinkability. Really great fresh hop beer that certainly succeeds in showcasing the hops, but a little too one-note for my tastes. I would really like to see some more citrus hop profile to complement the pine.

WeisGuy, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of Florida9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass, resulting in a huge fluffy white head sitting on top of a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber liquid. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Heavily aromatic, predominantly floral hops, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of tropical fruit.

T-: Very light malt profile letting the copious amount of hops to shine through. Grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Aggressive bitterness develops at the end. As the wife put it as she took her first sip: "ooo, this one is hoppy"

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

D: Another very good, hopped up brew from the 3F Klan. Easily drinkable for those who appreciate overly hopped beers without much of a malt profile to get in the way.

Florida9, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of cnally
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A weird troll doll on the label: Not normal. Fresh hop harvest ale: Very very normal.

The appearance is a slightly hazy golden orange body and a frothy huge bubbled white head, sticky and lacy to the glass.

The aroma is a massive delicious hop aroma, big piney ones right up front. The malt used retains a good grainy and sweet aroma.

Mmmmm. The remarkable thing about a harvest ale is the unrelenting hop flavor, not necessarily overly bitter, just very piney and spicy. Additional flavors are buoyed by the malts used, with a sweet caramel aspect, almost with a toffee finish. This is all balanced with a high level of grapefruit citrus.

The mouthfeel is understandably thick and sticky, but feels a little undercarbonated, but hey, I'm not complaining.

A very good beer with a good balance between the bitter and the sweet. This doesn't try to be too heavily skewed to one side or the other, and the resulting flavor is sublime.

cnally, Nov 05, 2010
Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very lively, fresh beer. Mouthfeel suggests fresh hop oil coating the toungue with a bit of prickle. Hopping is bold but not overbearing, wiht a slightly floral note atop herb flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable - in a word (two, actually) - well done.

Brent, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of salvo
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the Broo Doo -- don't get me wrong -- but it is a one note; light malt specifically brewed to get out of the way of the fresh hops. So even off the tap, the head disappears leaving greasy hops residue down the glass with thick lace etched onto the glass. Smell is tropical fruit esters, strong pine and sharp cutting grapefruit. Grass and tea finish the aroma. Okay, I let the second pint sit a while before quaffing and the head took 20 minutes to collapse which is pretty damned amazing under the weight of all that hops oil.

Taste bites and then burns. Bright, shiny quick sweetness in the maple to biscuit range followed quickly--and all hint of sweetness obliterated--by a big hop whollop (apologies to victory here) that is just so wonderfully fresh-hopped and so my mountain wet hop adventure begun in Idaho in October merges into November in the midwest.

I drank two pints just to be sure I had the review down, so this is highly drinkable, almost but not quite sessionable at 7%.

Broodoo on tap was well worth the wait -- I was starting to think it was bait and switch at Black Sparrow. Thanks, Sparrows, for keeping the great, interesting beers rotating in and out.

salvo, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess that I know I'm spoiled when I taste an exceptional IPA from Three Floyds and somehow think it feels thin. How dare they make so many world class Double IPA's.

Broo Doo opens with a bright copper/orange-ish color with a bright glow, carrying a modest mystic glow. Soft and creamy white head formation retains well and laces equally as the beer falls.

Juicy and grassy-fresh aromas take the shape of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerines, pineapple, mangos, and papayas. Very characterful in the hoppy make up with a mild caramel malt buffer adding structure but never competing for attention.

Juicy hop flavors continue their dominance in taste. A mix of tropical and citrus fruits lead to a soft and zesty flavor with spicy-clean bitterness that finishes with fresh cut grass. Soft and well-attenuated malt character takes on a soft caramel and graham cracker taste- though supportive, never challenges the fresh hop flavor or attempting to balance the showcase of hops.

Expecting a large balanced flavor from all of the superb Double IPA's from Three Floyds, they show a softer, lighter side with this IPA that carries a moderate creamy texture as the beer enters the mouth. But the hop flavor ushers in the dry bitterness while the alcohols accent dryness. High attenuation leads to a very malty-dry finish-- all of which gives this beer a very, very drinkable sensation, making me drink much faster than I should. I can't help it, I'm eager to jump into the next sip.

BEERchitect, Nov 03, 2010
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,473 ratings.