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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 440
Hads: 1,676
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 382
Gots: 179 | FT: 6
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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Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

the CPJ

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Photo of meatmallet
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
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!

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Photo of Duff27
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy light orange on top on an inch tall white head. Average lacing.

S- Citrus front and center. Might be my favorite part of this one.

T- Grapefruit. Piney hops, caramel malts. Deliciously drinkable.

M- Slightly thin it seems. Carbonation isn't as noticeable as I feel it should be...but what do I know?

D/O- This drinks awesome. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Putting down a bomber of this would be child's play. Thanks to PTMcB for sharing!

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Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to enelson for sending me this one as an extra in a past trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, caramel hop, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Had a really nice malt backbone going on here. This bottle was a little old if I am honest as I found it hiding away in my cellar after moving but was still quite tasty. This one had a very nice appearance to it per the style. The aroma was also very inviting and pleasant on the nose. A definite must try if you get the chance without a doubt.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

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Photo of crewfan16
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bomber to a sam adams perfect pint.

a- pours a slightly hazy dark straw color with a thick billowing white fluffy head. slow to die off, it leaves some great frothy lacing down the glass

s- typical of a wet hop ipa, nice juicy hop smells. a bit of tropical citrus fruit and some pine there as well. there is some malt there as well to balance it out a little. falls a little short of its competitors though (wet, celebration)

t- decent balance for your typial wet hop. huge citrus/tropical fruit flavor. a little mango and grapefruit perhaps? thick hop flavor balanced by nice malty sweetness with a little caramel to it. tasty because of the balance, but again, not the complete hop bomb of some of its competitors

m- syrupy and viscous as it should be for a wet hop. a little thicker than the previously named competitors, which i like. abv is very hidden and the brew is very drinkable.

overall, not my favorite wet hop brew, but perhaps the most balanced. no date on the bottle, so maybe its a tad old, but who knows really if breweries dont start dating anything. Anyways, i digress. another tasty brew from three floyds that doesnt necessarily blow my mind, but is still very tasty.

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Photo of ryrust5301
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark amber with a deep orange tint. Very supple white head pillows on top, before fading into a thick ring with substantial lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruits are very well represented. Bitter hops are backed by a sweet caramel aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Hops are present, but don't really jump out and grab a hold like they should. Instead a very smooth toasted caramel malt lays down a backbone, and gives it a breadiness. Does finish a little bitter, but not as biting as it should be. A little lite in the feel and somewhat watery. After awhile this one just gets a little bland.

Drinkability - Not as good as some of their year round releases, but worthy of the Three Floyds label. Decent, but a pretty average experience.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a great, slightly cloudy, amber color, but with very sparse, lethargic bubbling. Very little to no head also gives this beer just a par appearance. Great sell though. Like a hoppy, candied orange with some hints of flowers and syupy candy. The taste has that great, candy like citrus bitternss right up front. The hops and malt meld together so well. Can someting be so bitter that its actually sweet. Oranges,brown sugar, pine, sweet biscuits. Pretty good. But of a funky finis though. ery strong palate up front, but fades pretty fast. The sweet bitternes, is a bit too much to have more than one in a night for me.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the 22oz, Randy Mosher art adorned bottle into a pint glass a ruddy ornage ecru color. Small white head. Rather small with some lacing.

Aroma is certainly hoppy. Also some caramel sweetness and a slight bit of alcohol. Citrus and floral hops, almost like rosehips.

Really good flavor. Tons of hop flavor in the grassy and citrusy vein. Balanced quite well, maybe too well, by candy sweetness.

Fairly bitter in the finish and medium bodied. A nice drinker. I enjoyed this one and would certainly drink this beer again.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just came in today at work. Needed to try it as soon as I could. So into the shaker...

A - Light amber colored body, with very little head that only lives a thin lace.

S - Very nice, complex hop aromatics. Citrus-like and sweet.

T - Starts out mild, straw-like and malty with a bit of spice. Pretty standard so far. Hops again seemed to be sweet, citrus and interesting. Finsh is very dry, with some vanilla. Another enjoyable wet hop ale.

M - A little light, but still nice and crisp.

D - Wish it was available year around.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper with 2 finger white head. the latter recedes leaving behind frothy lacing.

s: piney hops & loads of citrus (grapefruit, orange, mango)

t: slightly bitter hops come first transitioning into mellow wave of citrus & ending with some maltiness

m: slightly juicy though not as much as other wet hop IPAs I've had. med-high carbonation dry finish

o: Decent harvest ale but definitely not among the best I've had. Unfortunately the taste is muted in comparison to the nice aroma.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours yellowish orange almost an apricot or peach color with a 1/2 finger white head that dies down soon, but leaves lacing down the glass.

First smell is citrus fruits. Also a little bit of pine and a touch of sweet malt.

Starts out with a small citrus taste with some caramel/toffee sweet notes. Finishes with a pine sap resiny taste leaving the tongue coated in bitterness.

A little bit sticky and just about right. Carbonation levels are good.

Pretty good beer. Would've have preferred the citrus flavors were a little more dominant, but still a good harvest ale.

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hop hazed,cloudy orangish-yellow with two solid fingers worth of strong,dense,chalky white head that receded at a moderate pace and left snake-like ribbons of lacing on the glass.

S-Soft citrus,Peach Jolly Rancher,"green" hops and some pine.

T-Assertive apricot and pine with some slight caramel and cracker qualities and ripe citrus.Well integrated flavors that meld well.

M-Light side of medium bodied with a pleasant carb tickle and a smooth oily quality.

D-Seriously good drinkability when in season.

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Photo of regspeir
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Smallish one-finger head. Thin lacing with good retention. Poured a very hazy, dark orange or copper. Bitter in the nose and a lot of citrus, floral, but especially pine. Good carbonation. Taste is bitter at the start and at the end. There is some sweet bready malt taste as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, sticky and somewhat metallic. This beer definitely improves with warming. Very sessionable at 7%. Overwhelming charactieristic is the finish, so bitter and dry. I wish I had some idea of how fresh this is and will look forward to trying it again.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Billakowski for the trade on this one. This poured out as a lightly hazy orange copper color with a solid looking white head on top. The lacing on the glass is pretty sticky looking, and holds up for quite a while. The smell of this beer is citrusy, I pick up lots of lemony aromas on the nose in this one. The taste of the beer is also full of citrusy flavors too, it's very refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is good but I was hoping for a little more of an oily feel to it. Overall this brew was really nice I thought.

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Photo of despainmakesbeer
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1/2" head at pour. Dissapates to great lacing on glass. Beautiful copper color. Excellent deep hop aroma; sweet and darkly floral. Mild carbonation, dry bitter hop finish. Sweetness dissappears quickly at end. Very drinkable and extremely delicious. Price is questionable but worth it at least once.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass

A- Pours an apricot that is pretty clear and has a big white head the dissipates rather quickly.

S- Bitter orange peel, some pine and a backing mild toasty malt.

T- Bitterness, lemony bitterness, toasty malt. Similar to nose but bigger.

M- Good solid medium mouthfeel not too carbed

O- I'm not sure when this was bottled but being a seasonal it shouldn't be that old. Having said that I don't think I'm getting all the hops other reviewers seem to be getting. The citrus notes are there just not as big as I thought they'd be, wish I hadn't waited 3 weeks to drink it. Comparing this to Founders Harvest, I prefer Founders with it's lighter malt character that let the hops come through. Still a great beer and 3Floyds continues to impress me with their quality.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 11-22-08
Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange/amber with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is all fresh hops.

Taste is strong hops, quite bitter, very fresh, fruity, and flowery.

Mouthfeel is good, resiny to go with the hops.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very bitter beer.

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Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from JM03; thank you very much! Poured into a Deschutes tulip glass...

A vibrant, golden straw color that is hazy to the point of opaque. A vigorous pour yields two finger’s width of foamy, pillowy, pure white head that lingers for about a minute before complete dissolution. Generous strands of lacing remain to glass in a ring-like fashion, indicating the level of the beer at each prior sip.

The aroma is a bouquet of citrus, floral hops, pine, straw, wheat, various earthen grains, and a decent amount of caramel malt. While the malt may suggest this bottle has some age on it (the worn, illegible stamp on the bottom of the bottle is no help at all), the nose is still quite balanced and appealing.

It tastes very similar to how it presents in the nose, with grapefruit, lemon, and pine leading the way into some spicy (coriander) hops, replete with straw, wheat, and the earthen grains. A burst of caramel comes towards the very end, but a rush of pine and grass finish it off. Again, it tastes a bit aged, but I personally enjoy some malt with my hops. My score in this section is a combination of personal preference and rating to style (neither really won, I just kind of averaged the score I wanted to give in each method).

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter up front, tantalizing on the tongue, and goes down smooth. Strangely, there is a soapy, nay, oily finish/after-texture to it that is odd. Not necessarily offputting, but strange.

Overall, this is a great IPA. While my bottle may have had some age, it was still fantastically enjoyable. I had a hard time "reviewing to style" on this one because I did still find it delicious. Despite my petty gripes with it, this is the fastest I've finished a bomber solo in a long time (the GF wasn't up to helping out with this one), so take that for what you will. You may find some strange/interesting attributes in this one, but disappointment will not be amongst them.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to infextation for this one, doom on me for not drinking it fresher...

Pours an effervescent bronze with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Hazes up a bit as this is drained, some floaties, good head retention& above average lacing

S: Piney & citrussy hops, plus some floral hops once warm

T: Piney hops, a touch of orange peel, biscuitty malt & flinty dryness up front. I get a touch of caramel as this warms, some leafy hops & a slight touch of astringency, dryness & apricot fruittyness. Finishes with earthy hops, apricot, grapefruit & tangerine, plus dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly noticeable carbonation, slight grainyness, good balance

Drinks easy enough, would love to get some fresh, otherwise, give Dreadnaught or Alpha-King

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Photo of vandemonian
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Broo Doo is a tasty IPA with some grapefruit flavour. Yum.

A: Orange colour and a 5 mm head that fades pretty quickly to very little head. 3.5

S: Sweet malt and floral hops. 4

T: Malty with some hoppiness resembling grapefruit. There is also some chlorine flavour from the hops. 4

M: Undercarbonated? 3.5

O: 4

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Photo of Kegatron
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper, with several fingers of foamy eggshell-white head. Retains with a rich 3/4 finger of froth, that leaves some massive sticky lacing behind. Very rich look here! The aroma is floral and dank in the nose, with some light spice and a strong flush of tropical fruits emerging. A thick layer of grains and dough gives the nose some underlying thickness.

The taste is earthy and spicy, with some more resinous character showing itself as the hops move out in the mouth. Much like the aroma, a DEEP wave of grapefruit and sweeter pineapple notes come out, mixing with a malt backbone that is coming off as very dry, toasted, and grainy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an oily creaminess to the carbonation at first that then prickles up considerably more towards the back of the throat.

Not bad at all. Plenty of hop character was present and this drank pretty darn good for a 7% beer. Another sturdy little hop fix here from 3F.

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Photo of JNewbs
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Lizardville in Bedford Hts, OH.

A - Great orange/amber coloring with a thick, fluffy white head. Light lacing.

S - Citrus and bitter hop notes, with an underlying sweetness.

T - The first flavor is a bitter citrus, and it's followed by a sweet maltiness that I found slightly surprising. I expected it to be bitter to the end, but I think I prefer it this way.

M - Full bodied and satisfying.

All told, good beer, great bar, good times.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy coppery orange with hints of russet when backlit with morning sunshine. The upper third of the glass is filled with a wonderful looking chunk of sandstone colored foam that has loads of character. It's also sticky and is more than generous when it comes to lace deposition.

The shelves of two beer stores in the Chicago area were packed with dozens of bombers of Broodoo yesterday. Since I couldn't recall the release date, I took a chance that it was fresh. According to the hop-deficient aroma, it isn't anywhere close. Toasted bready malt and a ghost of Simcoe hoppiness are all that remain. New Zealand Pacific Gem hops are used as well.

Broodoo Harvest Ale is still pretty good beer in a general sense, but wet-hopped ales are meant to be consumed as fresh as possible to get maximum mileage out of the hop oils. In the almost one year since this one was bottled, it has taken a significant hit (as expected). That said, it's one of the more enjoyable 'aged' IPAs that I've ever had.

The malt tastes like caramel-drizzed toast and the hops have retained a surprising amount of their tropical fruity flavor (orange and mango mostly). The beer even has a gentle push of bitterness on the back end, which is increasing as the ounces continue to disappear.

The mouthfeel has also held up surprisingly well. It's medium for the style and is even a little chubby for the ABV. That tells me that malt content was on the high side to begin with... and that Three Floyds knows what the hell they're doing.

If this bottle of Broodoo tasted old or bad in any way, I wasn't going to enter a review. Even though it isn't anywhere near as hoppy as intended due to advanced age, I consider $8.99 for the bomber to be money well-spent. Crystal ball says: a fresh bottle would most likely be worth straight 4.5s.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.