Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,620
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rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
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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 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
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
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
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of bobhits
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter the golden orange color, 2 inches of white head, and cloudy body entices. A very light pale ale? Oh what the heck lets just call it a harvest ale and forget trying to pick a style. This is still on the light side of colors, thinner on the head than some with a good density.

The smell is of citrus hops, fresh and citrus hints of lemon and grape fruit. A touch of caramel malt is subtle and well in the back ground, a clear sign this isn’t imperial.

The hops here don’t take on just the citrus but they take on a touch of funk and a good twang. I’d like to know what hops are used here. They remind me in part of the founders harvest, but these are at best just a blend with a few similarities. This actually as a flavor that as someone pointed out is a lot like “cat piss” though this was followed by “give me the cat piss beer” so don’t think of this has a bad thing. The malt here balances things well for hop powered beer without the malt pushing things to the sweeter levels.

There is so much hop favor here backed by just the right amount of malt to leave things wonderfully hoppy without getting too bitter to make it off putting. The body and the abv leave thins wonderful!

10 bucks a bottle? God I hate that recommend a beer this over priced, but it is a MUST try for anyone who has an interest in hops. It is simply amazing beer as all the three floyds hoppy offerings.

L 4
S 5
T 4.5
M 4
O 4.5

Photo of WillCarrera
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy orange color, apricot in color sounds about right too, although I could go with apple juice/cider also. Produces a good finger and a half of creamy beige head.

S- Piney, leafy hops but lots of juicy citrus and melon.

T- Very strong hops from the start, leafy and with some dandelion flavor, citrus, lots of pine and resin, and honey round it off. The malt compliments this wonderfully, they blend into the background with a moist, bready sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, strong carbonation, smooth creamy feel with a semi-dry finish.

O- A delicious beer, Three Floyds always rocks the IPAs, but the malt on this one is done especially well, I'm looking forward to next year's batch.

Photo of RuckusDu
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger mother of pearl colored head. Very clear apple juice looking body. Does not look like something I would gravitate towards.

S - The best part of this beer. Piney, floral, and a hint of sugar cane.

T - A typical IPA that is well balanced. Same as nasal notes but with some kumquat and grapefruit.

M - feels great with nice carbonation and then sucks the saliva from your mouth. Extra bitter back-end.

O - A decent IPA, but nothing special. This was a gift that I am very greatfull for, but don't need to go out of my to try again. Then again, there are not a whole lot of IPAs I would go out of my way to try.

Photo of rtepiak
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a big nose for this one with some robust walnut on top of the usual malty apple green pepper amarillo. Nice and dry balance. Pine and oil resin subtlities. Its funny saying something is standard but this sort of sets the standard for freshness and malt hinted density blended with hop oil.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice golden amber with hues of brown. There is about 1/2 finger of head, consisting of tiny bubbles, that slowly dissipates as is settles. There is a little bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells mainly of piney hops. There are some noticeable grapefruit notes in here and just a dash of sweet malt.

T: Starts off sweet, but that melds nicely with huge piney resin. The balance last as the beer remains on the palate. The finish is a big bite of super bitter citrus. And it seems to linger on the taste-buds for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied beer that starts off juicy, but it finishes really dry.

O: This is decent deer. I love the big pine nose and the beginning flavors of this beer, but it finishes too bitter for my taste. I'm really glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't seek it out in the future.

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold, two finger, rocky white head that lingers for a good long while, lacing, and a decent amount of carbonation.
Grapefruit and a resinous piney aroma are bursting out of the glass.
Grapefruit, caramel, and toasty breadiness
Light bodied, hops are strong upfront and backed by a slight malt presence, leaves a great citrusy aftertaste
Bitter, crisp, and well balanced for the style. It's a little expensive though, I paid 9.79 for a 650 ml bottle

Photo of kaips1
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was from a Growler poured in 10/23/11

This poured a color that slightly reminds you of apple juice, with a nice 2 finger thick frothy head, it doesn't disappoint in it's looks. The smell of fresh reisiny hops errupts upon opening and continues to flow from the glass. I had very citrusy notes at first then a strong pine note with small sweet malt hints at the end. The taste was no let down in it's follow up I the nose, it had all the same components as the smell from oily hop presence to the citrusy notes, the malt bill in this is nice and medium bodied and holds up to the hops but doesn't take away from them at all. The mouthfeel is nice and lively, good carbonation and a nice dry finish that makes one long for another sip. Overall id say if you can get a good deal on a grolwer of it's amazing, if you have never tried it, it's worth the price of a fresh bomber, but on any type of regular basis, it's too pricey like most 3 Floyds beers, drinkability is amazing, one that if given enough time a Growler would be awesome to finish in one sitting.

Photo of barczar
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured clear light amber into a tulip with one finger cream head that clings to the glass but fades to a light creamy layer on top.
The foam coats the glass and lingers as the beer disappears...

Strong pine resin aroma with light citrus background. Caramel malt carries the balance. Earthy hops become apparent as it warms.

Flavor is grapefruit and citrus pith throughout with biscuit malt and a cracker-like dryness. Resin resonates.

Somewhat light body, medium high carbonation with a touch of astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall a citrus dominant beer with nice bitter interplay and enough malt backbone to carry the flavor overload.

Photo of rangel2
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bomber into ~12 oz. Gouden Carolus goblet, which is a very thin glass. And despite the fact, this troll (the label is a troll) held its head well -- nearly a finger! Looks coppery, slight golden.

Aroma is dandelion, honeydew, melony, pretty piney, perfumey.

Broo Doo hits you with a strong bitter, dandelion front. As bitter hops chug along, signs of manageable spiced alcohol make their way to the party. Very floral, some apple to it. Greetings, pears.

Let this one warm up a little, though, before you make your final decision, because the malt starts to come out when you do. And a balance becomes more noticeable, giving imbibers the "best malt money can buy," as advertised on the label, more credibility.

Mouthfeel is OK. A little thicker than I'd like it to be but does eventually thin out. Pretty strong carbonation, I'd say -- prickly well into the second ~8oz. pour from the 22 oz. bomber into the ~12oz. goblet.

Overall, this beer is worthy. Not as delightful as Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer, despite the "wet" hop, but very worthy for the hopheads, nevertheless. Whatever a harvest ale is supposed to be, I'd rally behind the idea of this being one of the standards.

Take your time on it; don't feel the need for it to be sessionable. And remember, nothing beats the neon colored, troll in a sailors uniform -- or pajamas with a loose neck tie -- label.

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

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Color is amber, pretty clear with a good white head.

Smell is strong hops, citrus pineapple notes.

Taste is very hoppy with an unusual finish. Almost grapefruit like in the finish with a hint of the piney hops.

A very good IPA, very unique to my taste experience. Three Floyds does not disappoint with this seasonal.

Photo of Mitchill
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: 22oz. bottle, current release

A-light red orange, turning leaves, apricot sounds good too

S-As the bottle says fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine

T-Great fresh wet hop profile, lots of orange and piney notes up front with a nice malt backbone perfect for autumn

M-Exceptional mouthfeel extreme drinkability

O-Definitely the best wet hop harvest ale I have ever had and will definitely be getting a couple more this month highly recommmended to hop heads and 3 floyds fans alike

Photo of langm12
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Amber in color with nice carbonation bubbles. Nice fat bubbly head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass

S - Lots of Pineapple/Mango, hops, pine.

T - pine and citrus hops. Bitterness mellows out on the backend as mild malts come through.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation.

Another solid brew from FFF.

Photo of loweball727
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark orange with a tow finger white head. Very nice head retention gives a nice lacing on the side of the glass when sipped. Love seeing the carbonation feed the head

S - Punch you in the nose hoppy! It was a magnificent hoppy/piney/citrusy party in my nose

T - A very intense hoppy flavor with a unique tart grapefruit finish. Very well balanced flavors

M - Light on the tongue with noticeable carbonation

O - Love IPA's and this wet hopped selection was awesome. Never have I had a IPA with a grapefruit twist on it. Bottle was unique and this 3 Floyd's goes on my list of seasonals to watch for.

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

Released this October, recently shipped 650 ml bottle, poured into Duvel tulip glass; 45 degree starting temperature, 52 deg. at end.

A: Amber, not quite clear, 1-1/4" white head that fell gradually, leaving evenly spread lacing. (Last pour from bottle is quite cloudy).

S: Light citrus and pineapple/fruit, with pine.

T: Fresh, fruity & piney hops with brisk bite, plus clean, very slight caramel malt in the middle, with light, lingering bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation, smooth and medium-bodied, medium-dry finish. Very little alcohol presence.

O: Tilted toward the hops and full-flavored, highly drinkable and satisfying, fresh hops on parade. 7% ABV, 80 IBU.

Photo of pschul4
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Tap House Grille in St. Charles, IL.

A- Bright orange with one finger head that leaves a nice lacing

S- Unfortunately it is served very cold and leaves only faint piney hop scents as it warms

T- Very piney flavor and harsh alcohol backbone, would definitely like to have this about 10 degrees warmer but I ordered spicy food and was unable to stop myself from drinking it quickly :(

M- Kind of astringenty with tons of alcohol burn, not very pleasant

O- Really disappointed in this one may try again in a bottle where I have more control over serving temp.

Photo of LiquidCucumber
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours slightly hazy amber with a finger of foam atop. A pretty nice looking beer.

S - Lots of the hops here, much of the earthy scent that comes from wet hops (a bit skunky), but also many scents of sweet fruits like [a ton of] citrus and mango.

T - Hop candy like none other. Succulent, fruity and immensely complex. Also very bitter; this one is bordering on a harvest DIPA given that is actually does have a bit of a malt backbone.

M - Light to medium in MF and quite carbonated. Makes this brew refreshing.

O - Hands down the best harvest IPA I've had. The fresh tasting hops bang you over the head and make you come back for more.

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

A- pours downright orange amber. A finger of off white head. Retention is ok.

S- starts of with floral fresh hop aromas with a big orange marmalade and a hint of pine. Sweet toffee and glazed nut malt aromas intertwine with the initial hops. Spicy hop notes on the finish.

T- Very unique malt flavors of toffee and glazed nut. Fresh floral hop flavors with juicy orange. Pine and herbal spicy hop on the finish with a hint of woody spice.

MF- juicy smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and awesome palate massaging carbonation.

D- above average drinkability

overall a very unique harvest ale that is perfectly balanced while showcasing the amazing hops.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice, bright and hazy amber/orange with a decent white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

S - Good amount of piney and grapefruit hops with a good sweet backbone, even a bit of a vanilla scent in the background, like smelling a used vanilla-wax candle. Very nice smelling beer here.

T - A lot of hop bitterness on the front end, very piney and resin. The middle and end sort of put a stop to the hops and hits with a decent amount of malt, before fading into a somewhat zesty finish.

M - Fairly smooth, dries up the mouth quite a bit. Not that sticky, though.

Overall - A solid IPA here. I wish the hops would have permeated the taste just a little more. The malt seems to some on a little too strong, but it still tastes delicious, I just think it has a little more potential that it didn't give way too. Another solid beer by FFF

Photo of Sideswipe
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from my good friend AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!

Broo Doo pours a beautiful orange/amber color capped with a finger of creamy looking white foam. The head recedes slowly leaving some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit and pale malt, with the emphasis on the citrus. Taste is big on bitter grapefruit up front with notes of orange and pineapple following closely behind. The malt bill adds a bit of caramel and biscuit mid-palate. Nice hoppy bitterness rules the finish. Feel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. The hops really shine in this offering from FFF. Exquisite citrusy bitterness balanced by a nicely integrated malt backbone make for a very tasty and easy drinking brew. Highly recommended!

Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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