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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,360
Reviews: 414
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 361
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
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 SPLITGRIN
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A rocky liht tan two finger head develops with lots of active fat popping bubbles. Leaves only slight scattered lace. Body is a deep amber orange. Nose is a huge hoppy floral explosion with lots of fresh sweet citrus rind notes and some prickley coriander and rich pine. Creamy hop notes jump on the tongue with an array of nicely balanced bitter and sweetness. This tasty blend is a mix of minerals, pine notes, dandilions and citrus zest. Fresh hops are very juicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue with a hint of sweetness. Ranks up there with the best of the style. Super drinkable.

SPLITGRIN, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of Tyrawlings
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 Oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Glowing hazy orange in color with copper hues around the edge of glass. White fluffy head pours one finger thick and dissipates rapidly into a soft micro bubble blanket that covers the top of the brew. Thin sticky lacing.

S: Wet or fresh earth. Citrus and pine hops. Candied fruit. Caramel. Fresh bread.

T: Big juicy grapefruit and tangerine flavors are immediately beaten back by bitter pine hops and the taste of wet grass. Sweet caramel malts and the sweetness of candy. Biscut or bread like flavors are finished off with an almost asprin like taste.

M: Refreshing and slighly slick. Moderate carbonation. Puckeringly dry and sticky on the tongue.

D: Hell Yeah! I love all the wet or fresh hop pale ales and this one is very good. Typical Three Floyd's hop profile. Seek and enjoy!

Tyrawlings, Mar 26, 2008
Photo of JDV
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from trade with Holdenn
Glowing, gorgeous multi shaded amber pour with a creamy lasting beige head, and some lacing. Smell is rich, fruity hops, a bit spicy, and sweet. Very nice big bold, spicy, biting, sharp, hop flavor and some pine and lots of green fresh character as well. Crisp carbonation and rich creamy body. Citrusy flavors and a bittersweet grapefruit flavor lingers on into the finish. Probably my new favorite fresh hop beer. Very nicely done and another awesome beer by Three Floyds. Can't thank you enough for this one, Matt!

JDV, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great big thanks to lightindarkness for trading this to me and giving me the chance to taste this fine brew. I'm a big fan of harvest ales, and this is a nice one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a head that fades to a thin cap but leaves some spotty lacing.Beautiful fresh hop smell, herbal and citrusy and maybe even a touch vegetal- but pleasantly so. Taste has similar herbal notes as well as some citrus, but here there is much more of a piney note and the herbal notes don't go so far as to be vegetal. Nicely integrated, and somewhat soft in the mouth up front, there is a slight spiciness and herbal bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink, delicious.

Georgiabeer, Mar 15, 2008
Photo of Lothore
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a clear, sunset orange color with a small, frothy white head.

S- Very hoppy with a deep malt background, piney hops, sweetness invades the nose towards the end. Smells a lot like Alpha King only a little hoppier.

T- Taste is surprisingly tame begins with grapefruit hop notes, moves on to sweet caramely malt and ends with a bit of hop bitterness.

M- This is my main beef with some of the 3 F's brews. I think this beer and dreadnaught are a little undercarbonated. Make it seem too creamy for an ipa. Just my opinion.

D- This is an incredibly drinkable IPA. Marketed as a "harvest ale" so I don't know if three floyds was specifically looking at the IPA category but this could be easily sessioned.

Lothore, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of Stoneman78
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired in a trade with jjayjaye, contents poured into a Stone OG tulip glass

Appearance is hazy bright orange hue, big frothy white head dissipates to a thin layer, web-like lacing on the glass

Smell is big sour grapefruit with some floral and grassy tones, consistent with fresh hops, other citrus and light fruits

Taste is initially sweetened grapefruit hops with a nice orange background, some pine resin and grassy hops transition to biscuity malts, finishes dry and bitter

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, thick resiny texture coats the tongue, moderately high carbonation

Drinkability is high, this is a flavorful and sweetly hopped IPA with great balance, the alcohol presence is minimal and the wet hops add great character to the taste

Stoneman78, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of lightindarkness
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

'07 bomber into an imperial pint.

Beautiful for an IPA, pours a slightly hazed golden amber color with a little coppery depth. A thin cream head leaves patchy bubbles and light lacing.

The nose on this ale is distinctly hoppy, with big pine cone and sappy aromas, loaded with juicy grapefruit and peach. Some warm sugary candy sweetness mingles with light caramel malts and some faint grains.

Initial taste is not as daunting as the smell indicates, but it grows in depth as it warms. Up front puckery bitterness is balanced with soft malty notes that are quickly eroded by the aggressive hops. Bright juicy citrus and piny resin dominate, but the undercurrent of sweetness and bread hold on until the rising dry bitterness at the finish, leaving a light lingering sweetness. Overall rich full hop taste.

Characterized by a sticky hop hold and dry finish. Clean unobtrusive carbonation and medium body really make for a nice feel.

Seemingly bigger than most IPAs, this one delivers full-on hop taste with great flavor. Very drinkable, but not as highly so as some more balanced beers of this style.

lightindarkness, Feb 18, 2008
Photo of genog
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour s a cloudy burnt orange color with a thick, fluffy, rocky white head that builds to about 2 inches. Plenty of lacing is left behind as the head starts to die down. Smell is pine followed by some grapefruit aromas. Taste is very smooth for this style. A malty sweetness is met with some juicy grapefruit, and a light barleywine raisin taste. Mfouthfeeling is a little oily.

genog, Jan 27, 2008
Photo of neonbrown82
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. I could leave it at that, but for one: BA wouldn't allow me, and two: I tend to be a verbose asshole anyway.

The beer pours to a fairly hazy peachy color. Very little visible carbonation, but a thick creamy head sits on top. Decent retention and lacing.

The smell is mindblowing. Citrusy and floral amarillo. Kind of one dimensional, but this beer smells like walking through a hop field. Very intense.

The taste is very good as well. The hops are obviously the show stealer here. The malt is light and nondescript, but the hops are so unbelievably juicy and flavorful that it doesn't seem to matter. It's an IPA, afterall. The only thing keeping it from a perfect score is a big grassy flavor from the green hops. Also, it has kind of a crushed aspirin flavor associated with the amarillo.

The body is fairly light and crisp with carbonation. Bitterness is set off beautifully by the cracking mouthfeel. If it were possible to pack this much hop essence into a beer without using green hops, I think this would be the perfect IPA. But as it is, it is very good, but the green hops impart a little more grassiness than I would like. Can't complain, however, as it is still one of the best IPA's I've had.

neonbrown82, Jan 21, 2008
Photo of BlindPig
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- 1" thick light tan head on a cloudy orange body with amber hues to it.
S- Huge fresh pine hops hit the nose, hints of citrus but mostly a strong pine aroma. Don't think I have smelt a fresh hopped beer with these kind of hops in it. Maybe just a hint of caramel in the back.
T- Nice thick fresh pine hop. Comes through a lot stronger in the aroma though. Sticks all over mouth and just leaves a nice sticky hop aftertaste. Caramel malts come in a bit more in the flavor than the aroma. Nice light malt to balance this out just a tad.
M- Full body with medium/low carbonation.
D- This is a fantastic beer and if not the best fresh hopped beer I have had (even with a few months on it). I would love to try this a few seconds after it being made. 3F's do it again, I am going to be pissed when I buy one of their beers and it completely lets me down.

BlindPig, Jan 20, 2008
Photo of tmitch75
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangy amber color. Thick, fluffy white head.

Bursting with resiny hop aroma with earthy spruce and grapefruit. The aroma is fresh and full. Fantastic.

Malty toffee flavor is quickly interrupted with powerful grassy spruce and grapefruit. It tastes like I imagine a huge hop flower would taste.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick - in a very good way.

The fresh hops really accentuate the wonderfully full and fresh hoppy taste. Enough malt for a sufficiently balanced hop explosion.

tmitch75, Jan 17, 2008
Photo of malcontent
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Bright orange to amber body with only the smallest amount of snow white head.

Hints of strawberry and apricots lace an exceptionally fresh, citrus hop nose. Like ruby red grapefruit with generous portions of malt thrown in. Soft brown sugar clings to a rich caramel scent. Beautiful.

So much more subtle than the average 3F's hop-themed brews. The wet hops are delicate and floral with only the softest grapefruit pith. The hops are absorbed perfectly into a fabulously balanced malt sweetness. Hint of candied fruit push into yet another burst of rich malt on the finish. Complex, refreshing and a joy to drink.

Medium bodied with a good deal of mouthfilling bubbles but with a touch of wateriness toward the middle. The high alpha acid really ties up the loose ends, however. Overall, totally drinkable and a prime example of the Floyds' brewing prowess in all its glory.

malcontent, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of tpd975
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My brother picked this one up along with numerous other midwest brews.

A: Pours a lovely golden yellow with a big bubbly head that dies down quickly. Sheet after sheet of lacing.

S: Yeah these are fresh green wet hops. Tons of fresh cut grass and floral scents. Sweet pine sap and hints of fresh squeezed Florida grapefruit.

T: I love the smell, this baby is all about hops. Fresh green grass and and grapefruit assaults the tongue. Typical of 3 Floyd's brews not much in the malt category.

M: Medium to full bodied brew with a dry characteristic.

D: So drinkable, nearly sessionable.

Overall: My favorite harvest ale to date, and this one has a few months age on it. I love 3 Floyd's for their aggressive hops and this one does not disappoint. Tons of flavor and so enjoyable. Man I wish I had a case of this one. My favorite IPA in quite awhile.

tpd975, Jan 16, 2008
Photo of scruffwhor
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a great, slightly cloudy, amber color, but with very sparse, lethargic bubbling. Very little to no head also gives this beer just a par appearance. Great sell though. Like a hoppy, candied orange with some hints of flowers and syupy candy. The taste has that great, candy like citrus bitternss right up front. The hops and malt meld together so well. Can someting be so bitter that its actually sweet. Oranges,brown sugar, pine, sweet biscuits. Pretty good. But of a funky finis though. ery strong palate up front, but fades pretty fast. The sweet bitternes, is a bit too much to have more than one in a night for me.

scruffwhor, Dec 27, 2007
Photo of RustyDiamond
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a lovely bright, clear, caramely-orange into a std pint glass.
Aroma of strong floral, citrus whiffs.
First taste to hit me was a huge hoppy pine needle! My kind of IPA.
Huge hoppy alcohol coating in the mouth...quite mediciny.
Somehow, the hop sweetness balances the floral and bitter hoppiness.
Excellent IPA and among the best of the wet hop/harvest variety.

RustyDiamond, Dec 25, 2007
Photo of Tilley4
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I wish I had access this beer on a daily basis, but, unfortunately, I live down here in Tn. so I have to drive to Indiana to get this. That sucks but what are you going to do?

This is one of the finest IPAs that I've ever had the privilege to drink. I now see what all of the fuss is about.

Very crisp hoppy aroma to this. Very fresh hops in the aroma and a taste to match. Extremely hoppy but yet very balanced.

I absolutely loved this.

Tilley4, Dec 24, 2007
Photo of sweethome
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber purchased in Chicagoland area - while I keep hearing none are out there at the big stores.

Strange pour - the foam built to the top of the bottle and then just out - wondered if I had a bad beer...then poured it and it didn't climb too high. Nice head, but dissipated quickly. Very hazy - unfiltered beer...it is Three Floyds!

Nose is big hop attack, grass, hint of pine resin, citrus fruits. A handful of fresh hops.

First taste is grassy hop. Not that bitter upfront - gets quite bitter late and throught the back of the tongue - fills out wide in bittering. Mouthfeel is rather thin for the fresh hop ale style - the 5.5% abv is little lower than others I've tried.

Leaves a bit of pucker after the swallow.

Good quality ode to hop - not the best of this style but plenty of hop flavor - just a bit understated on mouthfeel. If you like the up-front grassy hop flavor - this is your beer!

sweethome, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of merlin48
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a healthy offwhite head that has some staying power. Lots of clingy patch lace left behind on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Lots of pine and grassiness here with hints of citrus and toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel is light medium to medium in body with a pleasant carbonation that enlivens. There is an herbal feel on the palate.

Taste opens with citrusy orange hops, quickly seguing into grapefruit rind and pine cone hop bitterness. Caramel malt toastiness is present throughout but never intrudes.

Very endearing and highly drinkable. An excellent harvest ale whose drinkability is limited only by price and availability.

merlin48, Dec 07, 2007
Photo of Westsidethreat
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light saffron color with a clean complexity. Scores of bubbles start from the bottom at slowly work their way too the top. Head is of a medium size, nice oatmeal colored bubbles.

S: Watermelon, iced tea, lemon zest, bagel crust and only the faintest pine in the distance.

T: Starts off with old OJ and zesty tangerine rind. These flavors are sort of watery and not necessarily explosive. Some of the iced tea starts to come through with green citrus flavors right on its heels. Some light cracker malts lurk under the surface add decent balance without taking anything away from the hops. As the citrusy hops begin to subside, the bitterness starts to take shape and slowly blossoms around the back of the tongue. At this time, faint pine and just a little bit of redwood show themselves and linger long after the swallow.

M: Medium body with a really straight forward mouthfeel.

D: Enjoyable beer with a healthy dosage of citrusy hops and bitterness. Good balance and a quality drinkability.

Westsidethreat, Dec 06, 2007
Photo of ultralarry2006
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a two finger tan head that has excellent retention, and leaves excellent lacing. Body is an orange amber.

Smell - grassy and floral hops, with an underlying pine resin aroma, and faintly, a hint of toasty malt biscuits.

Taste - like the smell, this is all about hops. Grassy and floral hops flood the tongue, with the malt backbone barely registering as a toasty malt biscuit flavor. A slight metallic flavor shows up on the finish, along with more grassy hops.

Mouthfeel - medium to full bodied, very slick from the hop oils, and somewhat semi-dry at times, also from the hops.

Drinkability - this is a good fresh hop ale. It is mostly hops at the expense of the malt, but that is kind of to be expected, even desired, in a fresh hop ale. The metallic flavor does mar the taste a little bit, but this is good overall, and probably sessionable.

ultralarry2006, Dec 05, 2007
Photo of mntlover
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a nice off white head that falls slowly to ringed scum. Leaves some nice lace down my glass.

Aroma is mice crisp citrus hops cutting above a the nice sweet malt base. Some florals floating around and a sprinkling of pine needles rounds it out.

Taste is bam hops lots of citrus big and juicy with underlying pine riding on sweet malt base, hints of caramel. Lots of good hop flavors that linger into a grapefruit rind pine finish that is not overly bitter but offer a good kcik to the tongue also. Oh so tasty hop flavors everywhere just like other wet hopped brew I have had, love this style.

Mouthfeel is medium a decent malt presence, nice neutral level of carbonation.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable hop lovers dream. A nice treat from merlin48, thanks.

mntlover, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of kmpitz2
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bomber poured into an Arrogant Bastard 23 oz glass. The beer is solid copper in color with a finger of off-white head that settles to a full coat over top of the brew. There is pretty good clarity here, and a moderate carbonation in the brew. The aroma on this one is really nice. I get a massive citrusy and candied hop aroma with a strong caramel base under it. The malt and hop sweetness really go well together. The flavor is slanted way towards the hop. Massive sweet citrusy flavors with candied hop undertones from the integration of caramel malts and citrusy American hops. The aftertaste gives some green herbal notes from the fresh hop along with a solid bitterness that clings well into the finish. The hops in this one are really brilliant, and this one hits a homerun for me in the harvest ale department. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. Drinkability on this one is excellent. It is easy a session brew, if not prohibited by the price. Overall, I really enjoy this brew. One thing I do want to note is that 22 oz of this was 7 bucks at the brewery, while 24 oz of the SN Harvest this year was just over 3. Though I think this one is very very good, I would have a hard time grabbing this one when the SN was on the shelf. A great beer, but not my favorite price.

kmpitz2, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of TheodorHerzl
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful copper/orange color into my pint glass. Not a great deal of he but It does leave a nice swirl of lacing that stayed for most of the beer and left ample lacing on my glass. The aromatics on this beer are top notch. You can easily pick up the citrus hop resin scent on this as you are pouring it. The nose is just really nice to smell for a bit. I can pick up a bit of bready malt also coming through. The taste matches the nose very well. Pine, citrus, and grapefruit flavors are the first things that hit my taste buds, but the heavy malted backbone brings flavors of biscuits coming in. The caramel character comes to life as the beer warms. Good complex flavors going on with this beer and it is still well balanced the entire time. There isn't much carbination on this beer and the beer finishes almost creamy, but still somehow finishes a little oily as well. The drinkability is solid on this beer and would go well on about any occasion.

TheodorHerzl, Nov 27, 2007
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

rhoadsrage, Nov 26, 2007
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

wow, was i excited to see a new 3Fs fresh hop ipa at the store, and it lived up to my expectations. pours an almost clear amber with a nice creamy white head and no visible sediment. aroma was very flowery and fresh with some notes of tropical fruit, honeyed malt and citrus. fucking phenomenal bouqet on this. taste was well-balanced between the moderately sweet malts and medium bitterness, with the aromas carrying through in the mouth along with some caramel. juicy hops. very smooth, well-integrated bitterness with a medium-long finish. a bit of astringency is the only negative quality perceived. mouthfeel was light to medium and nice and frothy. great drinkability at this low abv and high complexity, it's too bad this is not sold in sixers. definitely one of the best wet/fresh hop beers i've had.

MrMcGibblets, Nov 24, 2007
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,360 ratings.