Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,662
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 4.04%
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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 dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huge thanks to my dad for bringing this and many other goodies home from chicago!

22oz. bottle pulled from the fridge poured into a bulb style glass.

pours out a very cloudy peach/ orange type of color with about a one finger of nice retentive white head. a little bit of stringy lace.

interesting aroma. very floral and somewhat spicy. almost hints at a meaty/ vegetal type smell(undried hops?). behind that some pine resin and a bit of sticky caramel malt.

piney resiny hops with hints of spice are balanced very nicely by a sticky candied caramel malt. a very nice sticky resiny finish that lingers.

slightly heavier side of medium bodied. lots of bitterness and resins on the palate. could almost pass for a DIPA.

overall a solid wet hop beer. the aroma wasnt that killer, but the rest of the beer was solid. id drink this again. (841 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent trip to Wisconsin. Brewed in October, I believe, so it's probably past its prime, but I'm still excited to try it.

Pours a medium orangey amber, slightly hazy. One-finger of cream-colored head, decent retention, and really nice lacing. Some happy little bubble streams fighting to escape. Looks just how an IPA should.

Strong piney, resiny hop aromas come flooding out. Nose-tinglingly robust, and quite pleasant. A bit of lemon peel in the background suggests that it once had more citrus. After a few more smells, more fruit starts to creep in behind the dominant pine. Quite nice.

Once again, the pine presence is pronounced. At times I almost feel like I'm chewing on pine needles, or drinking gin, or something like that. Has a bit of the warmth that I expect from wet hop beers, but not much. Some good variety going on through the taste here, with different flavors waxing and waning. Bitter throughout, kicking up near the end, before gradually fading away.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly sticky, and very persistent. Has that clingy feel I want. Carbonation is almost perfect - prickly up front, relaxing to a smooth low tickle for the rest of the taste.

A very tasty IPA, with a strong pine presence. Next year I will try hard to get a fresher bottle, as I can only imagine what it would be like closer to bottling. That said, I'm quite impressed with how well it's held up. (1,424 characters)

Photo of MarcatGSB
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Woodman's Grocery in Madison WI for $9.99. Poured from bomber into Goose Island wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange color. Thin half finger head, that lasts well enough, with some nice lacing.

Smell: Smell is quite muted. Not picking up a lot of anything, even after some warming. Small hint of hop florals, unstriking amount of citrus.

Taste: Bright, bitter hops overtake the back of my mouth. Real staying power. I like the character of this taste. Almost a centennial flavor, I could be wrong. Minimal malt backing, but it's enough to support. Leaves the hops nice and crisp. Earthy, tea like character.

Mouth: Satisfying. Carbonation is nice, bright, lively to the palate. Drying effect on my mouth.

Drink and Overall: A solid Harvest Ale. I prefer Founders Harvest Ale to Broo Doo. I'm a homer. Broo Doo was a good experience, and a nice FFF product. (891 characters)

Photo of rangel2
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (1,383 characters)

Photo of Scrumtralecent
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pretty clear copper color with very foamy white head. Head fades quickly at first but lingers on the sides.

S - Bitter hop, malt, an almost caramel smell. Quite roasty as well, but could have used maybe a little more hop in the nose for me.

T - Little malt forward with that bitter hop coming mostly in the backend. This is a week old, so that hop is prevalent and very necessary I think for the taste of this beer. Hop is well melded with the malt to make a complete flavor. Nice grain lingering in there as well. As it warms, little citrus hop coming through making the flavor have a little sweetness.

M - Hop is bitter but restrained a little which makes this quite drinkable. But still medium bodied with the malt providing body.

O - Very nice fall beer, was perfect with the window open on a October in the Midwest. Hop and malts are done well making a nice beer from front to back. (936 characters)

Photo of mjl21
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade...thanks Josh! 22 ounce bottle poured into the new SA glass. No abv info or bottling info is present.

A-Pours a hazy amber that is extremely orange in the light. Has a one finger off white head that slowly recedes. Leaves a lot of sticky lace.

S-Lots of grpefruit hops that have kept up remarkably well. The caramel malts are more pronounced, as expected, due to some age.

T-The grapefruit taste is upfront and dominates. The sweet malt hits in the middle, but is a lot more restrained than it is on the nose. The finish is just full on grapefruit bitterness. It has an aftertaste that reminds me in a lot of ways of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

M-Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

D-Went down quite easily. Lower abv means this is sessionable.

I was quite impressed with how good this beer considering it has a little age on it. I look forward to acquiring a fresh bottle in a few months and will rereview it. (935 characters)

Photo of washburnkid
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. I had this beer about two weeks ago with some friends. I realize that the hops aren't as strong (harvest was two seasons ago?), so I'm reviewing with time in mind.

Good looking amber beer. Aromas and flavors are pretty identical, with bitter hops and grapefruit in there, lending to a more pronounced hop presence than I expected. There is a good deal of bready malt to balance out. Good medium bodied mouthfeel and residuals coating the mouth with lingering bitterness. I imagine this IPA is tremendously flavorful when fresh!

Thanks for this opportunity, Mason! (587 characters)

Photo of sweethome
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber purchased in Chicagoland area - while I keep hearing none are out there at the big stores.

Strange pour - the foam built to the top of the bottle and then just out - wondered if I had a bad beer...then poured it and it didn't climb too high. Nice head, but dissipated quickly. Very hazy - unfiltered beer...it is Three Floyds!

Nose is big hop attack, grass, hint of pine resin, citrus fruits. A handful of fresh hops.

First taste is grassy hop. Not that bitter upfront - gets quite bitter late and throught the back of the tongue - fills out wide in bittering. Mouthfeel is rather thin for the fresh hop ale style - the 5.5% abv is little lower than others I've tried.

Leaves a bit of pucker after the swallow.

Good quality ode to hop - not the best of this style but plenty of hop flavor - just a bit understated on mouthfeel. If you like the up-front grassy hop flavor - this is your beer! (927 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
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. (860 characters)

Photo of BrewerB
3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DIPA for the hookup on this fine beer!

A- Copperish amber in color. Very slight haze, otherwise good clarity. Formed a thin off-white head that is partially retained. Could use more head retention.

S- Herbal and grassy hop notes with subtle underlying spiciness. Some mango-like fruitiness found beneath. Malt is clean and somewhat biscuity with a touch of sweetness. Very light presence of alcohol.

T- Grassy hops taste most promintent with a strong supporting malt backbone. Malt is slightly sweet and cracker-like. Medium-high level of bitterness caught me off guard but is most welcome. Low level of fruity hop character. Pleasingly dry finish. Wishing there was more hop complexity here but still very tasty.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, medium level of carbonation. Non-astrignent.

D- Overall a fairly tasty harvest ale. Being on the west coast and having access to very fresh bottles of Sierra Nevada, I'd opt for one of those instead. Not sure when this guy was bottled. I could drink a second pint but would likely opt for another beer. (1,062 characters)

Photo of BB1313
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing and retention. Wonderful looking brew. The aromas have alot of berries and pine sap. Lemon and lime zest is there. Hints of grapefruit rind and other citrus notes. Subtle hints of soap. Very subtle hints of sweet malts. The flavors are extremely sharp and crisp. Tons of lemon and lime. Lots of pine needles. More grapefruit. It's like you can taste the vine. The malts seem to take a backseat in the flavor department, but they're still there to slightly cut down on the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's medium-bodied and extremely light and smooth; carbonation is active, but subtle. Very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's very fun and easy to drink.

This is a very nice wet-hopped IPA. I hate to say this beer doesn't remind me of what I recalled from the past, but it doesn't. I don't mean that in a negative way at all though. It's good! This beer is well crafted and very enjoyable. (1,040 characters)

Photo of hungarianwax
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown and lightly toasted looking. 1in head initially dies to .25in light and foamy head with a slight green tint in light.

S: Faint wet hop scent, fresh smelling.

T: Fruity wep hop character. Hops are not overwhelming. Well balanced and easy to drink.

M: Light carbonation. Body is light but with a deceptive thickness that is masked by the beer's drinkability. Pleasant aftertaste.

Overall 4
In-style 4.5 (420 characters)

Photo of SierraFlight
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into shaker. Beer is clear orange with near-white head that settles to a thin cap and leaves some legs on the glass. Aroma is citrus and floral hop notes with a faint nut and caramel malt thread. Flavor is medium-high citrus and floral spice bitterness with minimal mid-palate sweetness. Medium bodied, oily and creamy, soft carbonation, with a bitter finish. Didn’t have that fresh punch that Founder’s harvest did, but really good overall. (459 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden yellowish/orange hue , nice 1 inch head

S: Mostly citrusy, sweet hop scent

T: wet hops, citrus, slight bitter aftertaste

M: smooth, medium body, slight carbonation.

D: Great sessions harvest ale, big flavor, but won't fill you up. (258 characters)

Photo of Cory_Brown
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a solid three floyds brew. Honestly, we just had lagunitas brown sugar substitute for the first time so this one seemed like a let down after that. Overall, I think this is a great beer to try for any hop lover.. But there really wasn't anything that stood out about this one. It has the typical resin and pine characteristics with a little citrus. It's a good brew that I would reccomend trying, but its not one of the crazier unique three floyds brews that I've had (475 characters)

Photo of Andrew61923
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Duvel tulip out of fridge. Let stand for a few minutes before drinking.

A: Cloudy orange with a thin white head that lingers. Pretty classic appearance and am excited to get into this.

S: A lot of earthy hops with a decent malt backbone showing through as well. I have to imagine this smells a bit more hop-forward when fresher, but I'm still impressed.

T: The hops I smelled aren't coming out as much as I had hoped. I'm getting a good amount of bitterness, but the sweetness of the malt seems to be taking over a bit. Again, a fresher bottle would I'm sure warrant a different taste.

M: A well-done aspect of the beer. Drinks very smooth and the 7% ABV is well hidden.

O: I had high expectations for this one as I've loved most everything I've had from FFF. Not a bad beer by any means, but a far cry from Dreadnaught in the IPA category. (869 characters)

Photo of JAXSON
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

Bottle, thanks Scott! Clear medium amber pour, slight head, tiny bubbles. Big, awesome piney, grapefruit skin nose. That's what I'm talkin about. Pretty bitter in the mouth. Without the complexity and awe of Dreadnaught, without the balance of Alpha King. Still, it's lively and fresh. Though I don't dig that long, almost chemical finish on this. That may wear on me. (380 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Floyds, 29 Sep 2011. Served in a nonic pint.

Small beige head. Minimal carbonation. Clear orangey brown in color. Aroma is grassy, some citrus, a little spicy. Starts a bit spicy, orangey sweet. A touch of papaya. Moderate resin in the middle. A bit of a spicy bite in the finish. Warming bitter finish. Medium body. Warming alcohol. Lingering spiciness in the aftertaste.

The first fresh hop IPA I've had on tap. (431 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with an ample white head. Sticky foam clings inside the glass.

Smell - Musty pine hops. Resiny with some grapefruit notes. Lacks the hop presence of other Three Floyds IPAs.

Taste - Similar in hop profile to the nose, with a cracker malt flavor. Bitter in the finish and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and fairly bitter, but still easy drinking.

Overall - While better than most IPAs, it's a little disapppointing. Looking for a juicier hop profile, but this falls just slightly flat compared to regular release from Three Floyds. (607 characters)

Photo of zrab11
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice straw color with a 2 in head. Has really good lacing throughout

S-Has a nice piney aroma up front, I also et some citrus and hop notes as well.

T-Has a cirtus tropical flavor up front followed by a nice malty flavor in the middle and then ends with a carmel crisp hop flavor

M-Medium Bodied with good carbonation

D-OVerall this was a very tasty beer. Nice wet hop offering.. I think i prefer Founders wet hop beer just tad better. I think this one is just a little too dry at times to wet my whistle. But overall a solid brew and i would very much like to have it on tap sometime. (600 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice spicy hop presence that comes through more in the flavor. (674 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead. (1,139 characters)

Photo of RuckusDu
3.79/5  rDev -10%
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. (630 characters)

Photo of nickd717
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber via trade thanks to dug.

Pours clear golden-amber with a medium-sized white head that lasts and good lacing.

Sweet aroma, with honey and pale malt along with citrusy hops and tropical fruit notes.

Nice flavor, although the hops are a little less prominent than I expected. Hop character is mainly citrusy with orange and pineapple. Lots of honey malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard for an IPA. Medium body and carbonation, some hop oils.

This is pretty good, but it's one of the few FFF offerings I've had where I wasn't THAT impressed. Drinkable at least. (577 characters)

Photo of billab914
3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy bright orange color wit ha one finger white head. Good lacing on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste has some of the citrus as well but pine and bitterness dominate the flavor. Taste reminds me a lot of Ruination.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's very bitter and piney which effects drinkability for me. Could have used a little more citrus flavor to smooth it out. (544 characters)

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