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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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437 Reviews
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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,668
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 377
Gots: 165 | FT: 5
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: 437 | Hads: 1,668
Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -5%

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. (171 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -5%
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. (564 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -5%

Broo Doo keeps a very fruity nose with profound orange and citrus scents. The flavor keeps a fruity tone as the grapefruit, orange and tangerine mixes with a leafy, cannabis, pine, resin and floral tone. The malt backbone seems absent and doesn't provide enough heft to support the more hop-centric flavor. Overall, this is notable for its tasty hop character but misses a bit in its weaker malt structure. (406 characters)

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

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something (715 characters)

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

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Fairly clear light amber color and a thin layer of foam that has some nice retention. The nose is quite punchy and citrus-like with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple.

Medium body with a nice, velvety smooth, yet firm, feel. The flavor is crisp and refreshing with loads of dry hoppy goodness! Big flavors of orange zest, lemon, and grapefruit predominate. I don't detect too much maltiness, yet somehow the flavors seem very balanced and the beer is not at all overly bitter. It is seriously good. Upon warming a bit, the maltiness becomes a bit more evident.

The bottle says that they hops in this beer go ``from the vine to brewhouse in one day''. I can believe it. Another terrific beer from 3F. (766 characters)

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

22oz bomber from the brewery via twig86 - thanks, Derek!

Pours lightly hazy golden color with a good deal of suspended sediment. The ivory head is two fingers high and has good retention and lacing. Piney, earthy and green hops dominate the nose with very light notes of crystal and biscuit malts. The taste similarly and fittingly showcases the fresh hops. Bracingly bitter up front with intense piney hops leading. The midpalate has some mild caramel malt underlying the piney hops, but the piney bitterness still dominates the midpalate and finish with hints of floral and earthy hop flavors as well. The finish is quite bitter and dry with a little boozy heat. Medium-bodied with slightly higher carbonation and a dry, lightly hot finish. As expected, very fresh and crisp tasting, but the intense bitterness wears on the palette a bit, limiting drinkability. Really great fresh hop beer that certainly succeeds in showcasing the hops, but a little too one-note for my tastes. I would really like to see some more citrus hop profile to complement the pine. (1,061 characters)

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

Big thanks to deliriumfest for this one. My first three floyds beer. Poured from a 650 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy burnt orange. One finger of white head that just sat there. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Almost a weird bubblegum sweet smell behind the bitter hops. Interesting.

Taste: It's bitter and smooth at the same time, which is weird, but very good. There's an initial hop bite, but its not as harsh as a lot of IPAs. In fact, I'd say this tastes more like a double, with how much is packed into this. There is definitely a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste, that lingers for a long time. I haven't gotten any real citrus notes like some have mentioned, but there's also no date on the bottle, so I have no idea if this is an older bottle, or if I'm just tasting different things. Either way, not a bad beer. A little bit watery on the finish, however.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and good thickness to support the flavors.

Drinkability: For a regular IPA, phenomenal. Would have definitely thought this was a DIPA by the taste. It's not my favorite style of IPA, however, as I generally prefer more citrus flavors - maybe if I have the chance to go where FFF distributes, I'll try to pick up some another time. I enjoyed this though. (1,264 characters)

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

On tap at FFF.

Served in imperial nonic pint.

An apricot orange color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing clings hard in dots and chunks.
Smells slightly sweet with citrus, floral, and spicy hop notes.
The spicy notes tend to dominate the flavor profile, but this is still pretty good. Little caramel and toffee notes up front with a spicy hop finish. Strong bitterness, but it is well integrated.
Body is medium, little oily, with some mild bitterness.
Overall, this is nice. I'll be honest here and admit that I prefer Founders Harvest,
This is nice, but not world class in my opinion. (603 characters)

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

Thanks to funkyaudio for this great brew! Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Aroma of fresh hops, pine, citrus, caramel malt, slight grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but nice lacing lasted throughout. Cloudy appearance. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. This reminds me of the Ruggoop and maybe a little bit of the Oatgoop (minus the oaty flavors) too. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Tingly, dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hoppy, medium bitter, lightly sweet, pine and tropical fruit finish. Would really like to try this fresh come Fall when it releases their new batch. (748 characters)

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev -5%
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. (792 characters)

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

This beer poured a clear amber color and formed a huge off white foamy head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, pine and citrus. The flavor was of malt, hops, butter, and pepper with hint of candy. The body was medium light and the finish slightly sweet with a hint of astringency. (351 characters)

Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a golden clear colored body; nice two finger+ head formed; well-carbonated; not much lacing formed on the glass though; head held very, very well; cool label

S - Rye; citrus pine notes; hop rinse blast to the nose; caramel malt; toasted pine nuts; hop smell is well-balanced and not overpowering, making the beer quite herbal; chamomile; floral; orange; grapefruit sourness

T - Caramel and roasted malt; strong pine taste; deep bitter hop blast; ginger flavor burn on the tongue; light floral and herbal flavors present themselves at the beginning of the sip, but turn to hop bitterness quickly

M - Dry taste; heavy hop-caramel malt aftertaste; way, way bitter; medium body; extremely bitter; kind of tart; also leaves behind a toasted bread taste

D - Did I mention that this is bitter? well, 3F did it again, made sure we weren't disappointed; might be hard to down for most newcomers to the beer community; if you're a hop kind of guy, this is right up your alley and something you can't miss; hop bomb (1,084 characters)

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

I got this bomber as one of many beers from Gcurlow in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Grant.

Broodoo has a hazy, golden-orange body with a soapy off-white head that doesn't have the greatest retention, but leaves some pretty good sheets of lacing.

The nose has a distinctive, juicy hop aroma with grapefruit and pineapple coming out, with a good biscuit aroma from the malt in the background.

A little bit of biscuit flavored malt comes through, but that is followed by a ton of hops. There is a bit of bitterness, but not too much. A bunch of grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. The slight biscuit flavor pops up again toward the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good American IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with just a touch of an oily feel toward the back end.

Broodoo has some pretty solid drinkability; a pretty good IPA for sure. (864 characters)

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

Live tasting bomber courtesy of rmcnealy (THANKS!!) into Duvel tulip.

Appearance; pours a hazy orange/pale amber color with two fingers of bubbly straw colored head. Retention is ok, with the head falling over the course of several minutes. Lacing is good with a sticky foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell; Broodoo opens with mellow pine, hints of honey and notes of citrus. Slight notes of caramel and toffee a well.

Taste; follows the aroma to a t, with a lingering pine bitterness that is quite subtle and not exceptionally bitter. A very well rounded brew, with mellow flavored all around.

Mouthfeel; Broodoo is medium bodied with crisp carbonation that really accents the finish and let's the subte bitterness hang around without being overwhelming.

Overall; a damn fine beer that I think may have been a bit more lively closer to its release, still it has held up quite well, and is much better than some fresh offerings I've had!! (953 characters)

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

A very solid IPA. Love the Treasure Troll motif.

Decanted into a Sweetwater pint. Nice rich golden/orange color. Very slight haze to it. Decent off-white head.
Nose is nice grassy hops.

Nice strong hop presence in the taste. Fresh grass, some pine. Lingering juicy hops.

Nice mouthfeel. (289 characters)

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber with ruby highlights, a thin white head and decent lacing.

S-Caramel malts with an undertone of citrus and earthy hops.

T-Medium caramel malt with a light citrus hop finish.

M-Medium bodied and dry.

D-Nicely drinkable. This probably has lost some hop character but it's still a fine beer.

HV (318 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In line at founders for CBS, thanks backfat!

A-hazy orange body with a white head that quickly disapates

S-good citra hop aroma. Better than I thought

T-follows the nose. Nice finish and very clean.

M-medium body and smooth

O-better than expected. Thanks backfat! (269 characters)

Photo of ColdPoncho
4/5  rDev -5%
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 (258 characters)

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange color with some haze and a finger of white head.

S - Smells floral. Grapefruit and pine. Smells earthy.

T - Good hops at first. Piney and bitter. It has a sweeter following. Finishes dry.

M - Medium bodied and decent carbonation.

O - My least favorite FFF IPA which tells you how good the others are. (324 characters)

Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a tall, dense white head, lots of lacing. The smell is apricot, clover, pine, some alcoholic stringency. The taste is sweet summer fruit, grain, a long bitter finish. It's highly carbonated, medium in body. Drinks easy enough. A nice beer. (264 characters)

Photo of spwalshesq
4/5  rDev -5%

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Hill Farmstead tulip.
A: Hazy and slightly orange in color. Half inch off white head. Nice lacing.
S: A dank, earthy, slightly citrusy aroma with notes of grass and hay. Not the most aromatic of wet hop beers I've had.
T: What stands out the most for me is the hop bitterness that lingers on the finish. Has an astringent aspect to the finish. Citrus rind and pine. Medium maltiness.
M: This beer definitely lingers on the finish. The bitterness of the hops stays with you.
O: Another very good beer from a world class brewery. It's not Dreadnaught (one of the finest DIPAs out there IMHO), but it's not meant to be. It's a tasty hophead-oriented beer meant to be enjoyed fresh. Grab one if you can find it. (746 characters)

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz shared by azagthoth yesterday.

Pours a hazy light orange color (haziness is the only place the appearance lost points), 3/4" white head, good retention and good lacing. The foam was very thick and heavy, it slid down the sides of the glass like oil or something viscous.

Aroma is very resiny like it should be very bitter and sweet and malty. The hop smells were mostly piney with a touch of orange.

Flavor was alright only because the hops seem to be a bit subdued (possibly damaged in shipping or maybe the bottle is just a few months old). Good flavor regardless but not much bitterness left. Heavy on the pine, touch of citrus, very resiny.

Body is medium, possibly a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. Quite drinkable. (733 characters)

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

reviewed from notes:
special thanks goes out to a BA but can not find my notes on who sent this one my way. so here is my Thank You.

appearance: golden orange with a finger white head

smell: citrus, hops, grass

taste: grass, hops, bitter, dry finish

mouthfeel: mild carbontion, medium body, crisp

drinkability: this is a good representation of a grassy IPA. would like to see out some more seasonals from Three Floyds.

cheers,
the CPJ (440 characters)

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

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. (422 characters)

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nothing like a fresh harvest-hopped ale at the start of the season; luckily, that’s what the next beer in my Three Floyd’s monthly beer quest is. I’m glad I got it on the first of the month, too – it’s good to know that a beer this hoppy just came out of the brewery less than a month ago. Plus, the label's pretty awesome: troll dolls, unicorns, and rainbows. Gotta love it.

A: Ok, maybe it’s the kid-friendly label, but I’m getting a gummy bear color from this pour (orange Haribo, to be exact). Nice shine, anyway. The head is silky smooth, nearly white, with a filmy retention that never leaves. Smooth lacing all around, and we’re looking good.

S: Ah, those hops; those flowery, potent hops. On a bed of explosive pine, superbly juicy fruits and pungent flowers sock the palate, almost bringing a tear to my eye. It’s earthy, sweet, and crisp – what more could you ask for? Even the malts, which are definitely not the stars of this show, are a rich caramel treat. I can feel my mouth watering as a peppery spice finishes this one out. Just great!

T: Smooth, clean taste, though not as good as the nose would lead me to believe. The malts aren’t very sweet or thick, shuffling across the palate without much of an impression besides some dim grains. The hops provide a smooth bitter taste, but they fall flat for being so fresh. And, like little crystals of dryness that just dissolve on your tongue, the aftertaste pops out from the hops and decreases exponentially as time goes on. I like the taste, I really do – I was just expecting more from this brew.

M: This is an odd one – it feels flat on the first sip, but froths up as you hold it in your mouth. It’s a decent feel for a brew like this, but nothing more.

O: Very drinkable, but definitely not my favorite IPA. In the nose, it’s a smash hit, but it’s only a little above-average when it comes to the ever-important category of taste. If this has done one thing for me, though, it’s made me excited for the new season and all the harvest ales that are bound to come out. To hops! (2,083 characters)

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.