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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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463 Reviews
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Reviews: 463
Hads: 1,776
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: 1,776
Photo of StlHopHead77
3.95/5  rDev -6.6%
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 -6.6%
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 -6.6%
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 -6.6%
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 SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
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 -6.4%
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 -6.4%
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 SaCkErZ9
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
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 thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -5.9%
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 -5.9%
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 -5.9%
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 -5.9%
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 BarryMFBurton
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -5.7%
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 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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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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.

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date 09/23/2015 smearing away at the bottleneck. "Harvest Ale" No abv listed on the bottle. Typical Three Floyds. 7.00% abv according to BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden honey orange body, semi-translucent with lots of tiny sedimentation visible in the glass. About a finger of frothy, quickly fading off-white head. Some good strands of lacing.

S - A pleasant aroma - floral, fruity, yet slightly subdued. Not terribly piney or resinous. What strikes me most is the sweetened honey malts.

T - A delicious fruity flavor. Sweet juicy apricots & peaches galore, with a deliciously sweet honeyed malt backbone. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was brewed with honey. Very fruity & juicy, but not bitter, dank, or resinous. Very delicious stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Floral & juicy. Lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. No detectable alcohol presence.

Overall, very crisp, fresh, fruity, balanced, & delicious. An excellent seasonal IPA from Three Floyds. Very recommended.

Three Floyds Broo Doo -----4/5.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of StarlightSeraph
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of AleWatcher
4/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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