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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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463 Reviews
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Reviews: 463
Hads: 1,775
Avg: 4.23
pDev: 18.68%
Wants: 383
Gots: 204 | 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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Reviews: 463 | Hads: 1,775
Photo of BigBass
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened up the bomb and poured into tulip to get a good whiff.

A: Nice golden orange with a finger of head that is beautiful.

S: Im not sure if this is from last year or just when if was bottled, the website claims if comes out in October. Im getting ALOT of pineapple here, along with lemon, pine, and purple kush.

T: Alot of pine, acidic fruit, alcohol, mmm i can just taste those hops so well here. Man, alot of hop resins too. Just a faint hint of malt on the back end to give a little balance. Taste that lingers, sticky icky.

M: Smooth as silk

Overall I am impressed with this beer.. I love 3F and will keep coming back 4 more. I wish they would start dating their bottles!

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Photo of creal92
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Had an apricot tinge. Nice white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Foam retention on glass once I started to drink it.

Smell: Had a strong citrus orange smell with pine notes. Smelled strongly of alcohol.

Taste: Quickly took over my palate with a strong floral presence. Juicy at first and then dries out. Taste similar to drinking orange juice, but with a strong alcohol after taste.

Mouth feel: Strong alcohol presence makes your tongue tingle at first, but goes down smoothly leaving a slight burn.

Got this beer for my birthday from a friend. I enjoyed drinking it and would rate it as a 4.

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Photo of wedgie9
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a bright orange with a nice white head that lasts for a while. Nose is hoppy and malty with an orange sweetness that also reminds me of maple, and also slightly dusty. The hops are very earthy, reminding me of some Burgundies I have had. There is orange on the mid-palate with that earthiness lasting throughout and tying the bitterness and orange together on the finish which is long lasting and bitter. This beer is fairly heavy in body for only having 5.5% alcohol, and is slightly oily with very lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA with an earthy characteristic that I have not experienced before, but I love it.

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Photo of Treebs
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in a DHF signature glass.

A: Pours a semi hazy apricot color with a thick and frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick collar that leaves a ton of soapy lace down the glass.

S: Floral and piney, there is a nice underlying tropical fruit smells as well. The hoppy scents rest on a toffee and oaty malt backbone.

T: Bitter pine up front and throughout. Huge initial burst of resinous hops, there is some light floral notes and a kiss of citrus. Light grapefruit and a ton of sweet oat malt on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Nice medium-high carbonation level and sweet/oily hop finish.

O: Much more resinous and bitter than the nose would suggest. Overall it's a nice wet hop/harvest ale, but I'd pick up a Founders Harvest Ale any day.

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Photo of mschrei
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured brownish/orange gold. Strong foam. Not much on the smell. Hops are way up front, accompanied by citrus. Stronger bitterness takes away some of the freshness of the hops. Refreshing and crisp, but slightly less freshness than what I want from the style.

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Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy copper liquid with a nice off white head. There is pretty good retention.

S- Some citrus, fruit including apricot, caramel, soap, and a huge load of flowers. Very aromatic and fragrant.

T- Very strange... for as potent as this smells, it is not nearly as flavorful as you would think. It is slightly bitter and very very clean. There is no depth to the flavor... not that it is a problem, just very strange.

M- Very smooth and clean. The cleanest beer I have ever had actually.

D- A surprisingly drinkable beer. It looks meaty, smells meaty, but drinks easy. Very strange and tasty. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of agotz
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found several bottle of this at City Wide in Mishawaka on monday ($9.99). I'm on a harvest ale kick lately what with Founders and Sierra Nevada harvest ales showing up nearby, so I got this one too. Bottle design is Three-Floydian, and not my favorite of theirs, but ok, i wont hold it against the beer. Pours brown with red and yellow glints of color. Whitish head that's nicely retained until i really start drinking it at which point it thins to a lace. Aroma is floral and grassy with lemon and oranges. Smells quite fresh and oily in terms of the hops, but not as powerfully as i had imagined. Reminds me the most of how SNPA smells. Taste is surprizingly mellow on the attack with only a touch of hop. This grows though, and flourishes into a nice bitter flavor of lemon rind and tangerines on a caramel malt backbone. Mouthfeel is my favorite thing about the beer...its a smooth, almost creamy beer, velvety almost, unusually so for the style, but its great, and certainly memorable. A very drinkable beer. Everyone should make a harvest ale.

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Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy Amber color with a thick head
Aroma with notes of pine, some caramels and orange; releases easily, but it is rather delicate (not faint).
Flavor is definitely hoppier, though far from aggressive, how an eighty IBU beer could’ve been. Notes of pine, lots of resin, flowers, fresh oranges, spices, honey, grapefruit, grass and lots of mango. Dry aftertaste with a present but amazingly smooth bitterness.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Interesting and unique American IPA, a hop juice, literally with more hop flavors than bitterness. Very well balanced.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with another gracious bow to Jeff (Alewatcher) for another fantastic beer, high on my list of beers I'm eager to try. This quality of this guy's boxes are so high so consistently, I've come to believe he's the DiMaggio of the beer trading world. I don't see the streak ending anytime soon.

Pours clear cooper-gold, dense, creamy off-whit head on top with great retention and good lacing.

Nose is nicely pungent, green - if you've ever opened up a hop packet and immediately taken a whiff, that same quality is present here. Just a bit of grapefruit and a bit of pine also. Nice nose.

Taste follows suit - raw and pungent and green, this one really smacks you right away. Some underlying bready caramel notes never really emerge to contribute much in the way of sweetness, but certainly support the fresh hoppiness nicely. Again, reminiscent of the brash, green, floral, pungent quality of a hop pellet - fits the bill of fresh hop harvest ale quite nicely. Fresh-hop bitterness has a nice bite to it, lasting quite awhile on the long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a bit on the full side, oily, mouthcoating bitterness that never overwhelms the big hop flavor. Leaves you licking the back of your teeth a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very nice, something about it that I really enjoy.

Drinkability is good; this one reminds me a lot of my hometown brewery Yazoo's Hop Project line of IPA's. Pungent and green and a bit dank, very likable if you're into that side of things. I found it really very enjoyable.

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Photo of blammasterj
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed and reviewed: 12/10/10

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of dense sticky head.

Smell is of really juicy hops: grapefruit, mango, orange, orange juice, lemon rind, tropical, and really zesty.

The taste is much more balanced, but loses the complexity of the nose: I still get all of the citrus, but the juicy tropical fruits have faded. But, there is also a nice sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey in the middle.

The finish is long and bitter and oily and really sits on your taste buds. The finish is really nice, and with the thicker body, really ties this thing together. One of the better harvest ales that I've had and definitely the most balanced.

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Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap today at the FFF brewpub in Munster, IN.

A= This ale poured a slightly hazy dark orange copper color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly dropped to a thin cap. Lots of lace down my glass.

S= Truly and incredible aromatic experience. This ale was truly bursting with aromas of fresh hops, grass, pine, and citrus. That green "freshness" is hard to describe, but this beer is swimming in it.

T= Compared to the smell, quite a disappointment. There was a decent malt base underneath some solid hop bitterness, but there were some unpleasant features as well. I detected a moderately strong bitter taste that was neither pleasant nor was it normal for an IPA. I just could not find the words to describe the flavor of this bitterness, other that it was bad as opposed to good hop head bitterness.

MF= Medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation feel.

D= I absolutely loved the aromas of this beer, so much that they practically carried the beer for me. The taste was 90% good and 10% off for me. Couldn't put my finger on quite what was wrong though. Overall, the good outweighs the bad on this one, its just not where it ought to be.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light Amber color. Has aroma of Pine and fresh hops. Has a mild clean mouthfeel with flavors of pine and mild citrus peel. Overall very smooth and an enjoyable beer

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Photo of beerpirates
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottel poured into my cantilion tulip glass

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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Photo of doucmehu
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Boulevard tulip. Bottle purchased the day it came in at $8.99, but apparently it was brewed a couple months ago? What's up with that?

A: Pours a beautiful rich golden color with some orange and mild haze. Head is moderate and creamy for an IPA, fairly bright white with average retention. Minimal lacing. This is beer is very inviting.

S: Sticky pine hops hit me first, followed by some sweet citrus and a hint of candied malt that increases as it warms. Telltale damp grass is there as well, reminding me this is a fresh hop ale.

T: Exactly as expected here, which is a good thing. Very dry pine hops with that fresh hop resin. Whenever fresh hops are done right, they do a nice job of reminding me of fresh cut grass early in the spring. This hits the mark, even though it has likely faded a bit.

M: Tight and resinous without being sticky like, say, Surly Wet. Lingers quite a while, with the bitterness hitting early and often.

O: This is a fantastic example of a wet hopped beer, and I it is too bad the price is high and distribution is spotty in my area. Three Floyd's never ceases to impress me with their hopped up ales. Well worth the purchase.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

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Photo of drewba
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange - it looks rich and viscous. Pours with a huge bubbly 2 finger head that craters and falls in a irregular fashion, but has very nice retention. The lacing sticks like glue on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet lemon and mandarin orange, sweet/sticky resin & pine. This has some fresh-baked-bread malt action happening in the background. Finishes with fresh cut grass & and a semi-strange old grapefruit or something. Regardless of the strange grapefruit, the hops are coming out in full force on the nose.

T - This is one of those beers that packs all of its flavor right into the tip of your tongue, then other than a slight bitterness in the finish, has a relatively low aftertaste. Everything in the nose is apparent in the taste; lemon rind, mandarin orange, fresh grass, gobs of resin and more of that dingy grapefruit. There is some cracker-y and supersweet caramel malt action, but the hops have taken a resounding lead.

M - The mouthfeel is substantial; real thick body for an ipa with a lower tingling carbonation. It's bordering chewy; awesome.

O - This is a few months old and the hops are still alive. Broodoo has all the familiar characteristics of your standard ipa, but with some nice tweaks in mouthfeel and is without an overwhelming aftertaste. A solid fresh hopped light drinker.

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Photo of WKyle
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was a little dissapointed by this one, but expectations were high based on its BA rating. I could not find a "drink by" date, but since it is a wet hop ale I assume it is old, the label was peeling in the liquor store. Pours a bit light for an ipa, straw and light orange colored. Head is about three fingers with good retention. The smell is hops, citrus and honey. Taste is Hops, bread, yeast slight citrus and honey. Relatively low bitterness for an IPA (Is this really 80 IBU's?!) but the hops are well balanced. The mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion, despite a decent head the carbonation is actually pretty flat in my opinion. Overall it really is a good beer and I will definitely give it another try this fall during the harvest.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-brown color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus and pine with a tad bit of malt. There is no doubt this beer is an American IPA. The flavor is resiny, piney and orange citrus hops with some bready malt. I also get some earthy hops. The citrus characteristics taste like orange juice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Beige, lacy head. Pours a hazy copper. Melon citrus nose with a wild berry taste and pine citrus finish. Right amount of bitterness with a nice body! $13 bomber? Not sure.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to THECPJ for the share! From notes on 12/5.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice white, fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Mostly floral hops, slightly grassy. Get some grapefruit and a slight hint of pine at the end.

T: Lots of grapefruit and citrus on this one. Again, a grassy flavor comes out. I also get some orange as well. Nice light malts to sort of balance it out. Has a dry, bitter finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very good IPA here, overly hopped and if you like that it in an IPA this one is for you.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.