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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,470
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 367
Gots: 139 | FT: 10
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

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Photo of sidetracked
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with about a quarter inch of foamy white head.

Smells hoppy!

Has a nice hoppyness to it with a bitter citrus aftertaste.

Very drinkable. Not overly bitter, but still has a lot of hop character to the taste. The taste lingers in your mouth nicely, enticing you to drink more.

sidetracked, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from pochman, Thanks Ed!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Lightly hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around for a bit and left a sticky coat of lacing behind.
A pleasant citrus hop aroma is jumping out of the glass.
Very nice tasting beer, citrus hop hits the tongue right away with some malt sweetness to balance it out before finishing slightly bitter and dry.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing.
An easy drinking brew, that's very well done.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of JamesS
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice mid-copper color with great initial head and some decent lacing. Very strong hoppy scent, extremely bitter in the nose, but with a nice malt backing to keep it from being hop water; aroma like it's been extra hopped during fermentation; mostly citrus aroma with a slight pine undertone. Nice deep malty flavor, very citrusy with some nice floral hints, and with more pine tastes as it warms up; a good deep malt to go with it, slight hints of caramal. Goes down fine, with just a bit of roughness from all the hops. Great pale ale, a bomber isn't too much for one person with this brew.

JamesS, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of nlmartin
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It may be a bit late in the season to catch all the hop goodness intended with this beer. The beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a hazy peach coloration. The head is a thick biege coloration. Nice head retention is noted. The lacing on the beer is among the best I have seen nice concentric circles map the beers passage.

Smell: A wave of grapefruit and pine resin hits my nose. Wow!... I really wish I had gotten this a month ago. Smells like a hop soup with a caramel garnish.

Taste: I am gob smacked with bitter pine. The pine is very resinous and long lasting in my mouth. The grapefruit flavor is an after note. Almost no reprieve from the bitter hops. I got to say I like it.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light. It never goes thin and the carbonation works well. The bitterness of the hops is long lasting through and through. This is a very nice hoppy treat. I wish FFF still came to Cincinnati and that the price point was a little better. FFF beers remain an occasional treat.

nlmartin, Nov 30, 2009
Photo of Vonerichs
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden colored body, slightly hazy, and tons of frothy white head. The lacing is some of the best I've seen and webs the glass down to the last drop.

This has a nice bright citrus and floral hop smell. Malts are sweet. There's some pine lurking in there , too.

Very juicy and sweet. The hops are citrus and sticky resinous pine.

Mouthfeel is fresh and good carbonation. Very clean.

Lower abv and a flat out delicious brew give this bonus points in drinkability.

Well done in typical FFF fashion.

Vonerichs, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of auroracrisis
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This year I have been really liking the harvest ales. The Founders one just blew me away so I decided to give this one a try, even though it is probably going to be a shadow of what it once was, I couldn't pass it up. Poured from the bomber into my GI pint glass.

Pour reveals a copper orange colored murky body with a two finger stone white head. Less than aggressive lacing as the beer is drank but still remains apparent.

Smells excellent! I am surprised since this brew is atleast a couple months old and was sitting on the shelves warm. Lots of light grapefruity citrus like hops in the nose of it that have a bit of sweetness to them.

Taste is pretty good. Everything that is in the smell is there with a little bit of caramel malts. Glad this one had some shelf life to it!

Mouthfeel is almost spot on for what the style should be like. Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation. Drinkability is definitely this beers strong suit since it has a lot of flavor and a low ABV. I could pound this all night.

Another excellent beer form Three Floyds. Never knew why I second guessed getting this, it's excellent even when not so fresh!

auroracrisis, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of dfillius
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1/4 finger white head with poor retention - more please. Chill hazy amber liquid.
S: Hops (cascade), some estery alcohol, some garlic, pine, whiff of bread.
T: Bitterness is tangoing with the sweet but dry malt. Mostly piney hop. Slightly perfumey alcohol. The harshest hopped wet hop ale I've had. White fir needle, with kind of a soapy bitterness closing.
M: Interesting dryness, prickly, bracing hops.
D: Great for the hophead in me. Bracing, but keeps drawing me back.

dfillius, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of OttoBomb
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a 16 oz. tulip pint glass (November 23, 2009).

Eyes: Pours a thick orange, very little light passes through the glass. A large frothy head is created and stands nicely.

Nose: Wow! A strong fresh citrus hop aroma wafts up. Fruity and piney.

Tongue: I'm overwhelmed by the by the wholesome, fresh hoppy flavor (cut grass, piney citrus), but that's all there is. The straight bitterness is undeniable and pushes everything else aside.

Mouth: Medium bodied, crisp and metallic.

Libation: I understand what the style & goal of this brew is, but I'm underwhelmed with the product. The great hop aroma and flavor is dominated by the fierce bitterness. Not as complex as I'd have hoped. It's one and done for this brew in my opinion.

OttoBomb, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of jlindros
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this interesting gem in a trade with heliosphann. 3F beers are all awesome and really crazy, like Gumballhead, etc. Can't wait to try a beer that has a pimped out troll on the label!

A: Nice frothy 2 finger head rises up and slowly bides back down. A hazy ominous crazy looking pale orange amber color. It almost seems radioactive.

N: Hops are pouring out of this like rainbows shooting out of a bottle that someone on an acid trip might see. Bright fresh hop aromas, spicy, floral, slightly piney, citrus, hop oils, etc. You name it the hop aroma is pouring out of this like sweat from the pours of a middle-aged basketball player at the Y. Some light toasty earthy malt aromas tend to mingle behind. More citrus and some grapefruit follows up more after you get used to the initial hops. Wow, what an awesome nose.

T: And the taste isss... Hmmm, not quite the same. Perhaps not as fresh as I hoped. Some grainy malty earthy toasted malt flavors hit first. Almost bready but not quite. Then some nice grapefruit and citrus hops follow closely behind. It has some nice crystal malt sweetness. Then more bitter piney hops start to blanket your tongue in waves, like waves of an ocean. Pretty chewy hops that I want to eat in a bowl for breakfast. The earthy bitterness and grapefruit like flavors the rise at the end reminisce of Gumballhead. Love both of these beers.

M: Semi thick, a little sticky feeling, decent carbonation, spicy hops.

F: It gets pretty, no, really bitter on the finish and pretty dry. The two seem to compliment each other. Spicy citrus hops seem to sting the mouth, almost like alcohol or acidity, but its the hops! Crazy. A slight syrupy lingering in the back of the tongue holds some citrus like drinking some sweet orange juice and letting it dwell for a bit. Towards the end of the taste and as the finish is coming on, some really juicy hops flow through, like opening up a faucet on the tongue, and then suddenly it hits with a nice bitter and dry bite. It really is like a bite after the juicy hops. Also the bitterness grows and grows.

Final thoughts: I don't think this is as fresh as I had hoped, but its still pretty fresh. It seems to have lost a little of the upfront citrus and grapefruit from what I guessed they were going for, but many of those fresh hop harvest beers have a musty flavor from the fresh hop oils I'm not too particular on, and this has lost it. Great flavors mingle together too, lots of hops and a decent malt center. I wish we could get this around here. Another winner for 3F.

jlindros, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of bound4er
3.38/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice looking - big, pillowy off white head on top of a faint orange colored, slightly turbid beer. Leaves a ton a lacing. I was expecting more on the nose - a bit of green hops and some faint bread aromas. The taste was also a let down - no malt flavors or much from the hops other than plenty of finishing bitterness. Maybe I am imagining things but I also detect some alcohol - I didn't think this is possible on a 5.5% ABV beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Drinkability is fine - finishing a bomber was not a problem. I guess comparisons are inevitable to Founder's Harvest Ale. This beer isn't even in the same league as Harvest Ale.

bound4er, Nov 22, 2009
Photo of manahansf
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazy but glowing orange/copper color. The brew is topped with a thin but creamy white head which dissipated quickly. Out of the glass flows a fruity and citrusy hop aroma. The flavor starts with a nice sweet undertone of malt and then a juicy citrus hop bitterness takes over. Slightly tart but overall a well balanced beer. The body is smooth and mild accented with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet and juicy and fades into a tart end. Leaves behind a thick cake of sediment.

manahansf, Nov 19, 2009
Photo of jhoban19
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: cloudy, orange/peach color. Almost looks like a lighter version of apply cider. Solid 2 finger foam that settles into a light ring with full surface coverage. Strong lacing retains its shape on the glass.

S: big whiff of citrus and piney hops smacked me in the face right off the bat and mellows into a smooth hop aroma with hints of orange and honey. As it warms, I get a nice malt backbone, though I can't quite put my finger on the exact malt. My initial thought was that of sourdough bread, but that's not quite it. Definitely a sweetness in the malt aroma, but not quite caramel.

T: citrus hops, honey, lemon, and orange, with just a hint of pine. Some sweet malt mixes in with the bitterness of the hops- very well balanced. The hop bitterness really lingers throughout.

M: medium bodied and very smooth. Oily hops coat the tongue with a subtle acidity akin to OJ. Perfect carbonation adds just the right amount of fizzy tingle on the front of the tongue and roof of the mouth.

D: Another outstanding brew from Three Floyds. Hoppy, well-balanced, well carbonated, overall just a great beer. I wish I had a few more bottles, I'd crack open another without hesitation.

jhoban19, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of mystikyle71
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aromatics on this beer are unbelievable. Perfumy flowers, citrus, and slightly sweet hops. Not that it's necessary after such a first impression, this beer comes through again with a citrusy bitter taste. Ranks at the top of the fresh hop spectrum with Founders Harvest Ale. I'd give the overall edge, for me, to Founders' effort, but the nose on this beer is unmatched.

mystikyle71, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of bheilman
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

bheilman, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

Phyl21ca, Nov 06, 2009
Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden yellowish/orange hue , nice 1 inch head

S: Mostly citrusy, sweet hop scent

T: wet hops, citrus, slight bitter aftertaste

M: smooth, medium body, slight carbonation.

D: Great sessions harvest ale, big flavor, but won't fill you up.

BeerLover99, Nov 01, 2009
Photo of dukedevil0
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Binny's in Des Plaines, IL. The cases were just recently put out so I'm hoping this is nice and fresh. Fingers crossed!

A: Pours a nice very slightly hazy golden yellow color with a couple fingers of white head that settles down to a rim and film of white bubbles and laces the glass.

S: Mostly citrusy, grapefruit, sweet hop, candi sugar type scents...not a super intense smell, but what is there smells great

T: Tastes similar to the smell - again not very intense - but very pleasant and sessionable...citrus, grapefruit, sweep hops, candi and pale malts, and some pine flavors with a moderate amount of bitterness

M: Really full bodied and nicely carbonated...not much bite with the carbonation but really smooth

D: Highly drinkable as the flavor isn't super intense, but still really tasty...this is a great sessionable harvest ale! low alcohol helps too!

dukedevil0, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

This beer pours a murky orange with a light white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has hints of orange and robust hops.

The taste is decent overall but has some flaws. The start is sweet with citrus but then there is a burst of bitterness that lasts until several secods after you swallow. I don't mind a good bitter beer but there is a metallic flavor to this that makes a little unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is very stron, but the metal brings down the drinkability.

jrallen34, Oct 29, 2009
Photo of alleykatking
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazy amber orange color. 1 1/2 finger yellowish head that dies down leaving some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Nothing to over the top but good.

S- Big citrus and grapefruit notes to this in the forefront of the nose. There is a nice balance going on with the piney hops mixing with a sweet caramel malt backbone on this. I pick up some biscuty notes in this as well. Just...well...a good smelling beer.

T- This is a fantastic harvest beer! The citrus hops come through in a big way in the forefront of this beer...a semi-sweet middle from the malts mix well with a citrus hops undertone bring up the end with a slight bitterness that doesn't take it too extreme. Just right in my opinion.

M- Medium mouthfeel with this one. Carbonation is just about right leaving the beer to prance across the palate. Big hop resin left everywhere in the mouth....on the teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Very pleasant light bitter aftertaste in this one.

D- This is a highly drinkable beer that hides the ABV well. I would recommend this to a hop head and let them enjoy the fruits of FFF's labor!

alleykatking, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of pwoods
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pale grapefruit pour. Decent head with some retention and some lacing.

S: Smells like a juiced up Pride and Joy. Good citrus hops, loads of resin.

T/M: bitterness is decent with nice citrus notes. Malts are very sweet and cut the bitterness nicely. Body is medium or so and carbonation is nice and cleansing.

D: Very drinkable and low ABV.

pwoods, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of jsh420
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drank and reviewed on 10/24/09 but it was deleted for whatever reason

pours clear amber orange with a 1+ finger head that left some lacing

smell is powerful citrus tropical fruit hops

taste - wow - i think this beer gives sculpin/hopstoopid a run for their money - big on the tropical fruits with a good malt backbone - has a nice bitter aftertaste

mouthfeel is great - has a little bite and life to it yet not harsh

drinkability - if this beer is truely 5.5%abv - this has the best drinkability of any beer i have ever had

jsh420, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was accidentally served this instead of Surly Wet - guess that makes it the ultimate blind test. Served in a pint glass.

A - Underwhelming look. Small amount of foam with some light haze and a thing ring. Hazy orange color. Nothing special here.

S - Served a little too cold, but with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit hops, some light pine and lemony bitterness, and well-balanced caramel malt.

T - Taste has lots of grapefruit and piney hops, with a good healthy doughy backbone. The residual bitterness is quite light. Well-hidden ABV. This is a beer where I'd totally give it a 4.25 if I could.

M - The texture is even better on-tap, with a great enamel-melting dry finish, some oiliness, medium viscosity, and moderate-low carbonation.

D - An easy-drinking, well-balanced East Coast style IPA. The bitterness is just right for my liking.

MasterSki, Oct 27, 2009
Photo of jdskinns
3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tons of sediment in the bottom of a bomber. Split this one with a friend. Sweet bubblegum smell when poured in a glass. Started off mostly bitter with a slightly citrus, slightly sweet taste. Gets better as it warms, citrus taste really comes out and the unappealing bitterness fades. Not a bad beer overall, but there was a heavy spicyness that felt like I was drinking a shot of pepper with my beer. Very offputting.

jdskinns, Oct 23, 2009
Photo of corby112
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended.

corby112, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of brow1901
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Bright glowing orange color with a thin white head. Slight chill haze. Not muc retnetion but decent lacing. The way the beer glows makes it look outstanding though.

S- Fruity citrus smell, not grapefruit or pine just fruit. Mostly grapes and green apples in my opinion, maybe some lemon. So stron it burns the nostrils like ammonia some times. Smells fantastic, you would guess it's hoppy from the smell though.

T- Taste is great. Not as good as it smell though. Real strong hop bite, followed by more spicy earthy hop flavor. All wrapped up in a nice smooth toasted carmel malt backbone.

M- Great mouthfeel, nice light carbonation. Leaves the mouth slick. I like my ipa's to have some thickness and this delivers.

D- Very easy to drink the entire bottle in no time. Overall a great beer, close to my favorite wet hop ever.

brow1901, Oct 19, 2009
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,470 ratings.