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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 425
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 367
Gots: 135 | FT: 9
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 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
Photo of despainmakesbeer
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1/2" head at pour. Dissapates to great lacing on glass. Beautiful copper color. Excellent deep hop aroma; sweet and darkly floral. Mild carbonation, dry bitter hop finish. Sweetness dissappears quickly at end. Very drinkable and extremely delicious. Price is questionable but worth it at least once.

despainmakesbeer, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Inflatablechair brought this one over recently.... Thanks Sam! This one tasted Uber-Fresh!!

Pours hazy deep golden/orangish... very nice head and retention.

Nose shows bright hoppiness reminiscent of thick fresh cut grass and plenty of pine... smells resinous with some background grainy malts that helps push the hops up and out of the glass.

Flavor has just bits of pine up front that quickly move into waves of weedy funky grassy hops.. some pithy citrus lets you know it is definitely American.. reminds me of alot of the other FFF hop forward beers, but that is NOT a problem... some pale malts play well with the hops.. I think this was from our 10/10/10 tasting.. The "freshness" was a big player.

Thanks Sam for not bogarting this one. ;-)


JohnGalt1, Nov 02, 2010
Photo of MbpBugeye
3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Many thanks to Ryan011235 for the chance to try this.
Ive been getting through a lot of fresh/wet/harvest/moist/damp/cold/autumn/estate/yakima/overnighted hopped beers this season. This one claims to be one of the better ones.

A- Rich orange, brightly highlighted. Its capped off with a sticky froth. Its pretty nice and glowing looking. Im getting lots of little pearls of lace.

S- Thick, sticky, dank, resinous hop oils lay siege to the nose. Dandelions and wild onions are conjured up. Sugar coated sweetness of cotton candy and grapefruit hack through the undergrowth. Pine bough is also noted amongst it all. After many attempts to cut through the dense hops I found a little bit of sweet malts.

T- Very sticky, dense hop oils brace the tongue. Sweet tastes of unicorns, princess fairies and wishing trolls are layered under threshed overgroth, pine, onion and dandelion pollen.

M- Vastly under carbonated, especially by the end of the glass. The appearance hides this fault well, but the beer just feels watery.

MbpBugeye, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of JoshRadTxist
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BTW I lied about serving type.. This is bottle too. Side-by-side old & new batches - see below..

A: Exactly the same as a Werther's Original with about 1/2" of foam. Opaque.

S: Malt dominates, bready. Hops are strangely not apparent now (I think this beer is 2 months post-release), but that is okay with me. Just wonderful though and in line with the top IPAs who are on the maltier side.

T: Malt dominates with a strong hop kick in the finish. Very square-IPA, no desire to stray into exotic flavors. Addicting. Some off-flavors minutes after the finish taste, which may be remnants of my previous review, maybe not..

M: It's got the viscosity of milk, fine-bubbled effervescence, finishes 90% clean with just a little slickness on the tongue after.

D: Fresh Broo Doo would hold its own with the top dinner IPAs, not to say they are sessionable but we could make them so. Darn nice.

JoshRadTxist, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of a74gent
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with a sticky, foamy finger and a half of head that hung around nicely and then dissipated.

The smell is beautiful medium hops which matches the taste although the taste bolts on a nice balance of malt.

I'm not sure how a harvest ale should taste different than this. It is sublimely sticky and smooth.

The mouthfeel is great with a creaminess that makes you feel like you have a mouthful of hops in a good way just having been liquified.

The drinkability is good but in my book experiences the limits that most hop forward beers have.

This is a really nice harvest that matches the best I've had before which is Portsmouth Brewing Hop Harvest II '10.

a74gent, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Ryan011235
3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 10/29/10

Split with MbpBugeye

Mostly clear, golden amber color. Poured a 1/4th inch foam that dissipates quickly to a skim. Some splotches of drippy lace are left. A few floaties in there.

Reasonably hoppy aroma. Floral with a juicy, somewhat citric bent. Mellowed blend of tangerine, lemon peel, orange rind & grapefruit, albeit to a lesser extent. Decent malt offset; not too sweet. Calls to mind cotton candy, bubblegum.

Hop flavor is decent & resiny enough but seems smoothed over. Kind of juicy, floral & muddled. There isn't much bitterness either. Malts aren't too prominent, just a toasted breadiness & a slight sugar cookie sweetness.

Medium bodied with a touch of grittiness. Carbonation is lower than average, so it has a smoother feel, though it's sticky enough to weigh it down a bit. Mild bitterness lingers.

Broo Doo is easy enough to drink, if only slightly above average. Seems like an ok take on a San Diego IPA. I imagine it would be enjoyable on tap.

Ryan011235, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of JoePat
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bee pours a pale staw color with an slight hop haze and a thick white head.

the armoa is very clean without the musty hop aroma that comes with wet hops. I get pineapple and grapefruit the strongest I have ever smelt in a wet hop.

The flavor is piney with grapefruit and very clean without the musty flavor that you usually get from wet hop beers.

It has a sweetness that is mouth coating but but does not linger so much as you don't want another drink. Probably one of the cleanest wet hop beers I have ever had.

JoePat, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of AgentZero
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

AgentZero, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of JLeege
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a FFF imperial pint glass.
There is also a typo on the label saying "Anerican" but I make a lot of typos as well so I digress. Onto the beer.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head. Leaves very sticky lace.

Smell- Hops fill the room upon opening the bottle, as they should being a harvest ale. Smelling a nice mix of both fruity citrus hops and a bit of pine.

Taste- This is good, fresh and fruity citrus hops right up front, with some piney resin in the middle. Not super bitter or dry, this has a nice little maltback bone which keeps this from getting to bitter for my taste.

Mouthfeel- medium to light body and carbonation

Overall- I am always up for a bottle or 2 of this every fall. This doesnt really 'wow' you in anyway, but it is good.

JLeege, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of z3niMAGiNE
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a transparent orange with a small head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The odor is mostly grapefruit and a little bit of pine and orange zest.

Extremely hoppy with pine dominant on the tongue and citrus coming through on the end. After taste is a sticky sappy pine with citrus rolling around.

I don't feel as much carbonation on my tongue as I'm seeing in the glass but the generous hops make this last in my mouth.

I'm really happy with this beer. Three Floyds does this type best all of their American IPAs I've tried have been exceptional. Compared to the others, this is probably the easiest to drink.

z3niMAGiNE, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of bonkers
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter. It pours a deep, clear copper with a 2 inch sticky white head. The aroma is intense. Lots of grapefruit and pine on the nose. It taste as great as it smells. Lots of grapefruit and pine upfronte, followed by a lingering bitter grapefruit finish. It is full in body and has a nice sticky mouthfeel. IMO it is more of an imperial IPA than an IPA, and a damn fine one at that. Thanks to goodstrongbeer for the bottle.

bonkers, Oct 27, 2010
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.