Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 437
Hads: 1,661
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.08%
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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 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 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 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 PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650mL bottle:

The beer poured a clear bright golden color and produced a huge slightly off white, thick head that was very well retained and eventually settled into a half finger cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a pretty pronounced pine hop aroma. For a harvest ale, I expected it to be a little more balanced, but overall still an enticing aroma. The taste of the beer was also too hoppy; at least initially...it did eventually give off a nice malt taste as well, but only after the beer warmed a nit. The beer was pretty easy to drink, given the elevated ABV, moderate feel, smooth and enjoyable. (621 characters)

Photo of jamie2dope
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A wet hopped beer from Three Floyds, now that sounds like something to get excited about. Many thanks to heliosphan for sending me a bomber of this. Poured in to a tulip glass a hazy dark orange, with two fingers of white head. Notes of honey citrus and pine come through in the smell, along with a tiny boozy quality. Taste from the hops is rye bread, garlic, mint leave, some tangerine or clementine, overall very tasty. Mouthfeel is about medium, with the hops dominating (as they should) with a little malt kick here and there. Drinkability is solid; I had no problem whatsoever polishing off this bottle. Final thoughts are that this is a good, not great fresh hop beer from Three Floyds. Perhaps I was expecting too much from them considering their other offerings. Either way I will say that this is a tasty brew that is more than deserving of a purchase from you. Cheers (878 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received as a part of the awesome BIF Race 2009 box from alleykatking, Broodoo poured clear orange, like seveal other Three Floyds offerings that I remember. The head was two finger thick, and foamy, and the carbonation in the underlying body appeared subdued. The aroma was leafy and herbal hops, and caramel malt. The taste was spicy herbal, followed by a some toasted grain, and finishing bittersweet. The feel was a bit oily and slightly metallic. This was easy to drink, but lacked the super fresh feel I expect from a harvest ale. (536 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (996 characters)

Photo of JNewbs
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (460 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (1,819 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
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 (754 characters)

Photo of vandemonian
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%
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 (327 characters)

Photo of BMoney575
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (296 characters)

Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (1,952 characters)

Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (809 characters)

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of regspeir
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
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. (599 characters)

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