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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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3/5  rDev -29.7%

Rmatuszak2, Oct 21, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel orange with pure white head. Good lacing with a thin layer of head retained throughout.

Smells of sweet citrus, with soft grapefruit and mandarin orange coming out the most. Caramel malts balance the nose well. Weediness rounds it out.

Taste is a fantastic citrus explosion, with the slightest sweetness from the malts making it into an incredibly flavorful beer. Not unlike grapefruit with just a bit of sugar sprinkled on it, which I happen to like more than almost any other fruit combo.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly harsh due to the excess hops. Keeps the mouth slightly sticky but mostly clean and enhances the drinkability significantly. Overall an incredibly balanced and sensational IPA.

madvermin, Oct 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

Stevie_Janowski, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mattizmyname, Oct 21, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to cfrances33 for this one!

Beautiful beer... warm golden body topped with a milky two fingers of dense head, perfect lacing, loads of pinpoint beading.

Massive hop profile - sappy pine notes, sweet mellow citrus qualities, thick mango character, not noticeably bitter on the nose, very inviting.

Sweet orange flesh hops up front, some pine resin beneath that, any contributing malt qualities are overshadowed by a wide range of well balanced hop flavors, another great example of how much hops can contribute without overwhelming the palate.

Great stuff.

yamar68, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Jerry, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

sdonegan, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

gtermi, Oct 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

ystazi, Oct 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Marti403, Oct 19, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter

A – hazy orange, pours with a 2 finger head,falls to about a 0.5-1 finger head retention. Minor amount of lacing on side of glass. After sitting for a bit, the head retention fades to a thin film.

S – Could smell the hops from a foot away while pouring it! Very floral and citrusy…reminds me of a less extreme Stone Enjoy By. Definitely get some orange citrus fruit smells coming off of it. I really like this smell…reminds me of a nice double IPA.

T – My first impression is that it is very tasty but a little disappointing. After recently finishing a case of zombie dust, the hops almost fall flat here. For any other brewery, this would be a really good drink. For a FFF bomber, I’m a tad disappointed. It tastes like a slightly cut back version of the aroma: piney and citrusy. It finishes off with a nice, sweet malt taste. Tastes almost spicy at first, then fades to the citrus-piney hops, then fades to the delicate amount of sweet malts (with the hops still lingering there in the background). There’s a decent amount of bitter aftertaste that lingers nicely. Every sip I've taken gets a little better. More sips yield a nice complexity that this beer possesses. The malt and hop profiles combine very nicely with this one.

M – It feels very smooth and almost slick. Perhaps it is oily from the portion of wet hops thrown in? Each sip invites you to take another one (and another one). A perfect amount of carbonation…any more I think would interfere with the flavors.

O – Would drink again…probably will buy another bottle if the store I buy from hasn't ran out of their case yet. FFF never disappoints. I would love to try this as fresh as possible...wish FFF gave out bottled-on dates.

Jagen, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip
2012

A- Pours hazy golden yellow. A moderate one finger white head with decent retention.

S- This beer is bursting with citrus and pine and sweet bitter hop glory. A slightly sweet and dry malt backbone.

T- A moderate to high bitterness up front and through the entire mouth. This beer has a crisp tingling feel and crisp taste. The hops provide a variety of citrus flavors as well as pine and some herbal spice. Malts are not to present but are crisp and clean allowing the hops to do work.

M- Light body and very easy to drink. Bitter and crisp. Quite dry.

O- This is a good IPA but a bit of a let down if i'm to be honest. A Fresh hop ale from a brewery known for their hoppy beers should have a more bold hop profile. Its still a good and easy going beer.

TwelveOunces, Oct 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JackStraw, Oct 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

devkitt, Oct 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Jimmyoc25, Oct 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Ncpogs, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

eorwar, Oct 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ryanpj, Oct 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Oboogie, Oct 14, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Great retention. Thick lacing. Color is a hazy dark brownish orange.

S. Can smell the floral hops as the beer is poured out of the bottle. Holy hop aroma. Big ass tropical fruit smell coming off of this one. Pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, citrusy hop aroma. A dry biscuity malt base is barely detectable beneath all the hop aroma. Has a bit of resiny hop aroma as well, that makes it smell almost DIPA esque.

T. Taste is a pretty awesome mix of tropical fruit hop flavor. Malt flavor is quite a bit sweeter than the aroma would have you believe. Overall pretty sweet tasting beer. Drinks incredibly smooth. The resiny hop aroma does not transfer to the taste. Not the most flavorful IPA, but one that you would want to keep coming back to. I actually do get a bit of toffee malt as the beer warms towards room temp.

M. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes a bit sweet.

O. One of the better fresh hop beers I have had. 3F definitely knows how to make hoppy beers, and this one is not let down. Pretty big IPA, but it goes down very easy.

siradmiralnelson, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Marty30, Oct 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

CorneliusBunker, Oct 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

OrestesMethuon, Oct 09, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Three Floyds Broo Doo

Appearance: Three Floyds take on the fresh, “wet” hop style pale ale pours a golden, yellow with hues of orange with soapsuds-like head amounting to nearly two fingers. This inevitably slides down the glass revealing an already impressive lacing and coalesces into a thick, white crust. There is a visible moderate carbonation, but nothing out of the ordinary. Really the only gripe to be had here is the color, which is just slightly lighter than may be desirable in a pale ale. Hopefully this is not indicative of a thin malt body.

Aroma: Pine notes are everywhere in this beer, as are pineapples, peaches, and oranges. Honestly, this beer smells like opening up a pack of Starburst, without all the suggestions of artificial flavors. Based on the style, this incredibly fruity opening is not at all surprising; this is very clearly a spotlight for the hops to steal. Still, that does not mean that the malt does not make an appearance; indeed, it is there in a caramel, sweet capacity, suggesting that the light color was a red herring. This beer smells excellent; it is a real bouquet of bombastic hop flavor followed by a moderate malt backbone.

Taste: How does Three Floyds do it? Oranges, tangerines, and peaches smack the tongue immediately, but not in an overly bitter way. These flavors are followed quickly by and mingle with pine and pineapples, creating a fruit cocktail of hop flavor throughout the mouth. Next in this tropical conga line of flavor is the sweet malt that simply exists to give balance to the beer and make it more palatable. Finally, lemons, lemon curd, and rindy, citrus bitterness lend a dryness to the finish. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, as alluded to in the appearance, but there is a definite creaminess and thickness to the body. Furthermore, possibly due to the “wet” hops, the mouthfeel is incredibly sticky in an awesome way. The hops also impart an acceptable astringency throughout the mouth, which really makes itself known in the dry aftertaste. As has been mentioned in reviews of Hopslam and Double Trouble, this astringency forces the drinker to continue imbibing this excellent elixir, which is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Overall: This is one of the finest beers that have ever passed these lips. This is my first experience with the “wet” hop style of pale ales, and I feel that this example will be extremely hard to top. As a result of this excellent beer, I will actively seek out other examples of this style. My only regret is that I purchased only one of these amazing brews during my recent trip to FFF. The wait until this beer makes its way to Wisconsin will be agonizing. 19/20

THANAT0PSIS, Oct 09, 2012
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,360 ratings.