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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,639
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 361
Gots: 157 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of ScrimshawFan. Into a NB Globe.

A: Mostly clear copper in color with an almost khaki colored head that bubbles up to about an inch and doesn't want to fade away. Fair amount of carbonation moves up from the nucleation point. Excellent lacing left behind.

S: Dank wet hops, quite herbal, and a fair amount of pine as well. Decent amount of citrus finds its way into the nose as well. Under that is a decent malt profile with strong caramel notes.

T: Quite good, nice mix of piney hops and caramel malt goodness. Huge bitterness that lingers on the tongue for a long time after the swallow. Tons of hop resins coat the tongue and leave a lingering soapy bitterness. Very nice caramel malt profile to balance the bitterness out. A lot of flavor here, very tasty.

M: Lighter body with a touch too much carbonation. Finish is dry that lingers on with excellent bitterness. Tone the carbonation down a bit and this would be fantastic.

O: A very nice fresh hop IPA. Has everything that I love to have in an IPA with the distinct fresh hop characteristics. Very enjoyable beer.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought up the river from my brother Hopapocalypse...anybody else out there been trying to get Three Floyd's in Ohio and unable to get it. Well, my bro delivered with the goods and let me in on the place carrying their stuff. He surprised me with a Broodoo to share and a 3F's Dreadnaught, althought we weren't able to make it to their Annivesary party we were still having a fine time reconnecting this one and sharing it. Pours a slightly hazed peach glowing amber with a bright orange highlighted body, head is fine whitevery thick and well formed with the fresh wet hop oils making so much sense. Aroma is full of citrus a touch of bubblegum and booming with tropical fruit mango/pineapple to be exact super hoppy aromatics coming out. Flavor has fresh hops exploding with vinous herbal citrius and tropical fruit notes, again a nice sugary coated malt presence joins the party to balance out the raw wet hop profile. Big bone dry bitter hop finish is great, the kind of hops I whole heartedly enjoy. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slick hop oil texture gliding across the palate with each swig, finishes with a clean citric hop bitterness. Overall an excellent harvest and definitely one of my favorites out of the gate really good drinking beer as long as your splitting 22's with good company.

Photo of Rizalini
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade from CWBlues. Thanks Cy!
Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, maybe a little orangish. 1 finger of foamy white head that clings to the glass.

S - I got a whiff of a crisp, freshness when I popped this one open. Almost like a fresh cut apple. But when you get into it, this one has all the right aromas. Apricot, grapefruit, piney pineapple. Great hop aroma.

T/M - The taste is not as hop forward as the smell leads on to. More smooth and malty than hoppy in my opinion. There's a hint of sweetness in the middle, followed by the hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, great carbonation.

O - Just another great beer from Three Floyds. Do they even make a bad beer? The beer looks good, smells good, and tastes even better. Big thanks to Cy for sending this one my way! Great beer, wish I could get it out here.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to mbierz.
22oz bottle poured into a Pint, but not my Three Floyds, duh.

A - Pours a dark, murky orange with a finger and a half yellow-cream colored foamy head. Great retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine and very citrusy - Orange, pineapple, grapefruit.

T - The pineapple hits me first, then some sour green apple, and a pine finish. Nice.

D - Good carbonation, slightly sticky in the mouth, a touch bitter also.

O - A nice fresh harvest. I really enjoyed this.

Photo of superspak
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle, no bottling date but it was purchased a couple weeks ago. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2-3 fingers of a dense off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a lacing cap that lasts. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big pine, orange, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, grass, and some spiciness. Some excellent and balanced aromas. Taste of big lemon zest, pine, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, bread, and spiciness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, citrus, lemon zest, and spices on the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a nice creamy and smooth mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed at all in the taste or finish. Insane balance of flavor and bitterness. Fantastic drinkability. Overall this is an incredible harvest ale with perfect balance of flavors and is insanely drinkable.

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks dannyfrost!

Clear, light auburn and orange with a very thin off-white head.

As expected, the aroma is quite hoppy and focuses on citrus: lots of grapefruit and orange with a bit of sweet melon. There's also some grassy aromas peeking through as well. Nearly perfect, as are most of Three Floyd's hoppier aromas.

A very floral and grassy hop flavor with a mild citrus behind it. Simple, yet obviously fresh, and incredibly tasty.

Medium mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable.

A refreshing, drinkable, tasty fresh hop IPA.

Photo of ColdPoncho
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light orange body. Slightly cloudy. Medium white head

S - grass and citrus pungent fruity hops. Nice hoppy thing here

T - fruity of the tropics. Touch bitter on he back. Nice profile

M - nice carbonation. Medium body

O - good tasty beer. FFF good job

Photo of djhowell
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Two fingers of fluffy white head that settles to one. The body is a darker amber color. Quite a bit of lacing as this one goes down.
S: Pine and lots of citrus in the nose: grapefruit, orange, maybe a bit of lime. A little malt, sweet and bisquit-y.
T: Very similar to the smell, maybe a little more pine in the flavor than the nose which adds some nice complexity. The malts keep things balanced without being overly sweet which keeps the finish nice and dry.
M: Good carbonation, smooth, creamy, with a nice dry finish. Leaves your mouth watering.
O: I think I may have to stop back and see if I can grab another bottle or two of this, despite the $9 price tag. Delicious, and a nice clean finish; this is one great harvest ale.

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3F, one of the kings (like alpha king!) of hops, has a harvest ale and I finally have been able to get a bottle by happenstance on a trip to Purdue. Thanks for Village Bottle Shop in West Lafayette for having some left. Golden IPA with a beautiful sheen, and a dirty white, fluffy, rocky head. Super clean and bright pine, lemon, and citrus nose that invites thoughts of summer with a deep whiff. Grass and spice hop bite that lingers and builds. Caramely, slightly sweet base the gives a solid base to let the hops shine. I'm a sucker for all harvest ales, but this is one of the cleanest fresh hop ales I've had in recent years. 3F rocks.

Photo of agotz
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Three Floyds still doesn't bottle date (which sucks) but this bottle had just been delivered to the shop when I picked it up. So I'm assuming it doesn't get much fresher here in Madison.

The beer appears a golden copper with a one inch off white head that slowly dissipates leaving some oily lacing.

Aroma has some sweet tropical fruit up front, mango with some pineapple. This is quickly overwhelmed by some pine that is just barely edging into a vegetable quality. It definitely smells dank.

The tropical fruit comes through big at first sip. Mostly sweet mango. The pine follows up this time giving way to a more dominate vegetable taste that almost veers into onion-y territory. Some malt sweetness shows up just long enough to show some backbone before the hops show back up for a crisp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style/abv with some slick oiliness from the tremendous amount to hopping.

Overall this is an enjoyable wet hopped ale but the veggie-like hop quality keep it from being truly great.

Photo of syrupjoe
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future!

Photo of TexIndy
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Duvel tulip. No dating info but my buddy picked it up at the brewery right after the release date so it's fresh. Was a slightly hazy orange amber color with good carb streams. Had a large, foamy head that settled into a foam cap. Good sheeting with some sticking.

Aroma was citric hops (mainly grapefruit, pineapple, mango, peach?) along with light piney hops and caramel malt. Really good for an IPA. The flavor is c-hops forward with low dose of pine and then some malt at the end to keep the bitterness very low. I liked it but didn't love it. Was missing something but can't really pin it down - maybe a tad more malt or tad more grapefruit vs the other citric? Mouthfeel was creamy and full with crisp carbonation.

Overall, a really good IPA that just missed being great for me. But I can see this really hitting a lot of people's wheel house so do highly recommend it if you love the hops. Not avail here in TX so got from Umagum - many thanks as always! Rotation - can't get here but if avail near me a bottle or two per release. Got a feeling I'll grow into this one [O;Y]

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the Tomlinson taproom. Orange and amber in color. Little head, but very clear in the glass. Aroma is hoppy, but not as powerful as I would have expected. Great flavor, though. Probably my favorite wet hop ale, in this respect. Just grassy enough, and very fresh tasting. Great mouthfeel. Full but with a dry finish. Overall a great beer again from Three Floyd's.

Photo of ChugginOil
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle, now its time for a fresh draft from The House Pub.

Pours a hazy brown tinted orangd. An inch of fluffy white head sits with good retention.

The nose is full of ripe citrus fruit such as grapefruit, orange and and sweet berry juice. This is a great nose that welcomes me with grace. There is a bit of sweet malt in the mix. Kind of reminds me of Trix cereal for some reason. Lovely nose.

The taste is blasting my buds with extreme fruitiness. A bouquet of grapefruits, citrus fruit and sweet malt that brings a biscuit like flavor. This is definitely better tasting on draft.

The mouthfeel is crisp with ample carbonation, creamy texture, and dry finish.

Overall, it doesnt get much better than this. Full of exploding fruit flavor with a touch of sweet malt to finish it off. Great brew that makes me even more excited for the fall season.

Photo of FanofHefe
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip; no dating on the bottle or label, but I'm holding out hope for 3F. Pours a deep golden color with bits of orange hue. Lots of carbonation. Three finger light tan head that has good retention, settling into a creamy cap and leaving spotty lacing along the glass.

The aroma seems to unveil new scents every time I smell it. Started off with pine resin, then quickly transitioned to floral and tropical notes. The sweet malt aroma seems very typical of other Three Floyds brews I've had, so it must be a result of a signature malt or yeast. Nice aroma overall.

The flavor is equally as good as the aroma, but the piney and grassy bitterness come through stronger than in the aroma. Citrus flavors, primarily grapefruit and a little orange, also add some nice complexity to the flavor. A sweet malt flavor balances the bitterness very well.

Medium to light mouthfeel with the typical oily hop texture. I'm a big fan of the wet hop ales and this one ranks up there with the best of them.

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,639 ratings.