Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 373
Gots: 164 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine. Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body. This celebration of the hop harvest has intense tropical fruit, citrus and spicy accents that showcase the complexity of the hops we all love.

80 IBU
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Ratings: 1,658 | Reviews: 446
Photo of Cory_Brown
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
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

Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

Photo of Qbdoo
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer that (you've heard it before) doesn't live up to the hype. It's a pale ale with a solid malt backbone and mildly hoppy counterpoint. Unlike most FFF beers, this one is kind of normal. Nicely balanced, middle of the road. I like it a good deal but it doesn't stand out among wet hop brews. I went to the store looking for Founders Harvest, which wasn't there, bought this, enjoyed it, but wished for the Founders. If this was $7.99/bomber, I'd buy it again, but at $12.99/bomber I won't.

Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -12%

Pours golden with a white head and great lacing to the sides of glass. Aroma is floral,nutty, a touch of citrus rind, and some toast. Flavor i s similar with the addition of some tropical fruits and pine. A crisp, light mouthfeel. Overall, solid wet hop beer. Wouldn't spend $10 for the bomber of it again though.

Photo of jdhasse
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I liked 2014 better than 2013

Photo of kkleu357
4.6/5  rDev +8%

From notes on 1/11/14

Lite golden color. Very clear. Nice fresh hoppy smell. Some pine aroma too. Great refreshing taste. Nice taste of hops. Great bitterness. This beer is awesome.

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Citrus and very earthy aroma. With a nice malt and a hint of sugar/sweetness. A very tasty citrusy grapefruit and a hint of hop resin flavor. Along with something I can't put my finger on. I love the mouthfeel on this IPA. Has a nice dry finish. If you're looking for a big hoppy IPA, look elsewhere. Hops are very mild in this one. However, it does have a perfect balance. I highly recommend any beer from Three Floyds! They have'nt let me down once. ENJOY!

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber/light mahogany body with an ivory/light citrine head.

Aroma: Earth, pine, honeydew, pear - all with a somewhat sweet resolve.

Taste: Strong malt and hop profile. Hops are crisp and earthy, yet extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light and crisp with a smooth finish; piney aftertaste.

Overall: The first time I tried 'Broo Doo', I was not impressed; I found it dreadful and had to drain-pour it. That was a little over two years ago, when I was just introduced to craft beer. After having it two weeks ago with a greater understanding and appreciation for craft beer, along with a far more experienced palate, I can say that I was wrong to dismiss this one and relegate it to my 'shit list'. Try this and enjoy - you will not be disappointed.

Photo of WKyle
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was a little dissapointed by this one, but expectations were high based on its BA rating. I could not find a "drink by" date, but since it is a wet hop ale I assume it is old, the label was peeling in the liquor store. Pours a bit light for an ipa, straw and light orange colored. Head is about three fingers with good retention. The smell is hops, citrus and honey. Taste is Hops, bread, yeast slight citrus and honey. Relatively low bitterness for an IPA (Is this really 80 IBU's?!) but the hops are well balanced. The mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion, despite a decent head the carbonation is actually pretty flat in my opinion. Overall it really is a good beer and I will definitely give it another try this fall during the harvest.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

ThreeFloyds Broodoo This 7% American #IPA pours an Apricot Amber Opaque Orange color~ Aroma is a piney citrus heaven with a touch of cotton candy, soap and tropical flavors on the tip, almost as if they brewed it for aroma alone~ moderate body, great carbonation, a touch sticky and fairly creamy~ Wow, I haven't got to taste yet.... Such a JUICY citrus dank wet hop burst! Refreshing and satisfying, taste is everything in the aroma plus... Lemon, Grapefruit, Earthiness, honey, banana and a bit of caramel/toffee~ Every sip I take is like a juicy citrus bomb! What a delight~ My only knock is an unfair one, Im biased against IPA's because I feel as though they are soapy, bitter and taste like cat pee smells~ That said, this is delicious and Juicy! Overall: 9.4

Photo of magictacosinus
2.84/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks, Todd! This is apparently an October release, delivered to me 3 months later. Joy! Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

This is not apricot in color - rather, it's golden amber, with a fluffy white head that rises decently to the top of the glass and dissipates after about 15 minutes later into a modest ring. Bubbles do show in a relatively effervescent manner, but they too die down. Slightly cloudy, with a good deal of sediment. Usually FFF delivers in terms of appearance - not so much here.

Smells extremely mild, which is especially strange given that this is a wet hop beer. Big notes of honey coated with lemon rinds, light grapefruit, and pine. Some pepper and indistinguishable floral notes. Yes, it's a bit old at this point, but this honestly should have held up better after about 90 days, especially for a wet hop beer. There's a brief green bell pepper vegetal notes underneath, as well as some earthiness and toffee, but otherwise honey is ridiculously predominant here. Could be better.

The flavor continues the trend set from the aroma, providing a bomb of honey, toffee, and faded citrus varieties. Grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and maybe some apricot, but otherwise this seems to be a shell of what it once was or could be. There's an acrid earthiness that melds with the honey to slightly disconcerting results, as well as a brief peppercorn/bell pepper finish that is slightly unique but fizzles out with the extra honey topping the entire process. Finishes with toffee as well as a slight buttery flavor, but miraculously crisp and clean at the finish. Not difficult to drink, and the alcohol and carbonation is just right, but it's really underwhelming overall.

Man, FFF is really hit or miss with their seasonal releases, it seems. I've had Dreadnaught 2-3 months old and it was drinking fine. This probably started to turn about 1-2 months in, and I KNOW that FFF is better of making a beer that holds up better than this. At the same time, something tells me that, just like most wet hop beers, this should have been a tap only release and the bottling was somewhat volatile in maintaining its freshness. Approach with caution, especially if you're aware of when it was bottled.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - golden orangish color with good lacing and a good head that went away quick.
Smell - has a sweet slight fruity smell and a marijuana smell followed by a good malt smell.
Taste - tangy marijuana tropical fruit taste.
Feel - creamy medium body with a light carbonation
Overall - fantastic very different ipa

Photo of Jho3325
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark golden color with a luscious two fingers of head that produces great lacing. Smells of hops and grass, but it is a bit muted. This is a great example of a wet hopped beer. It is a bit citrusy which is nice. This has a nice mouthfeel with a smooth after taste with just a hint of bitterness.

Overall this is a really nice beer. It does not quite measure up to Founder's Harvest Ale, but a delightful wet hopped ale absolutely worth picking up.

Photo of AdamThomas
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfect amber color with little to no translucence through the rich amber color.

S: The smell is one of the high notes of the brew. It smells like a rich IPA. My nose does not pick up on the fruity notes the bottle states.

T: I was a little let down by the taste. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE 3F but I expected a bit more bite out of this brew or a little more sweet to the 1st taste. It's little on both. It has a strong hoppy presence - good for a Hop Head like myself but not much of any interesting "Not Normal" hop flavor complex that represents the 3F line.

M: Really good body to this beer.

O: A flavorful beer that captures the IPA characteristics.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Rebekah. Thanks! Bomber poured deep clear orange with a finger and a half of just barely off white head, looking fluffy and creamy all at once. Glorious arms of grapefruit and pine, lots of floral notes coming off the top, and maybe a bit of tangerine. Flavor is a hit of bitter pine with light malts in the backdrop. Lingering grapefruit and tangerine. Light bodied and slightly dry, plenty of carbonation, and goes down easily. Three Floyd's did this one up nicely.

Photo of Immortale25
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Very sweet hop aroma that carries with it notes of Skittles (no kidding), lemon zest and orange citrus. Just great. Sugary but you can tell it's all the hops at work.

T- Doesn't taste as good as the aroma smells but what's there is a nicely balanced hop-to-malt ratio. Bitterness is mild and so is the malt backbone. Alcohol is very well masked.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Nothing too amazing here except for that beautiful aroma. I guess the dry hopping had a lot to do with that since the same character isn't seen in the flavor.

Photo of MacQ32
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a very hazy coper orange with almost a hint of peach color. Finger of near white dense head. Lacing and especially retention are fantastic.

S - lots of sweet and citrus fruits, mango, grapefruit, peach and pear type aromas. 95% citrus sweetness, 5% caramel malt type aromas.

T - lots of sweet fruits which balance amazingly with the bitter hoppyness. More on the sweet side (with the aformentiomed fruits) but finish and aftertaste have a nice almost resinous bitterness.

M - ideal. Medium bodied with decent carbonation somewhat smooth and very very drinkable.

O - lots of sweet fruits, more on that side rather than bitter although a great combination of both qualities.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a nice burnt orange with a two-finger white head. Good amount of heavy lacing.

S - Smell is awesome. Lots of piney hops and tropical fruits.

T - Lots of sweet tropical fruits with a solid malt backbone. Nice bitterness from the hops in the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Has a nice lingering bitterness.

O - Fantastic harvest ale. I could get used to drinking this every fall.

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Photo of maxcoinage
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured bomber into tulip, with a nice inch and a half head that took it's time to settle down while leaving some great lacing on the glass. Color is light golden with a slight orange hue.

Aroma is full of citrus fruits--orange, grapefruit, lemon, some pine, and floral notes

Taste is so good! sweet malt and strong hop flavor. Many of the same aspects of the aroma were noticeable in the flavor. A little bit of spice and a slight bitter finish

Mouthfeel - medium carb and body, crisp and somewhat dry

Overall this is a fantastic wet hopped ale. I had no problem putting the bomber down, which is nice - sometimes I hate having 9/10% ABV bombers. I will look forward to this release next year.

Photo of Keffa
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review.

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a bright and clear copper orange, 3 finger whitish head lasts for a couple minutes settling into a full cap and leaves copious lacing. Really doesn't get much better for the style.

S: Well, I'm betting this is going to be hoppy... duh. All out hop aroma, with some bready, almost toasted like malt behind it all. Literally everything I could want in an aroma though: Floral, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some herbal pungency behind those. Fantastic, though not the best I've ever smelled.

T: And... not nearly as bitter as I expected, but FANTASTIC flavor. Starts off a bit fruity and a little bit pithy, then transitions into an extremely nice bitterness that lingers into that bready malt and back into those fruity hops. Alcohol is very well masked. I'm surprised that the bitterness isn't higher than it is.

M: Lighter side of medium, carbonation is spot on, oily, finishes decently long and dry. Bitterness sticks around.

O: Very, very little to knock here. Superb beer, one I will look for every year.

Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber. about 3 weeks old.

pours a light copper color with a nice head. smell is insanely hoppy with fruity notes. OMG! taste starts out with fruity hops and ends with just amazingness...so good. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall an amazing fucking beer. thoroughly recommended.

Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Photo of brewtus
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into teku glass
A- pours orange, clear, with a two finger white head
S- pine, citrus fruit, earthy,I get hints of basil and mint as well
T- very refreshing, plenty of citrus fruit, pine resin, pleasantly grassy, wet hops, some strawberry, bubblegum, some honey
M- very very nice, light texture, good carbonation
O- I didn't find any of this last year so I'm really glad I got a bottle, probably one of my new favorite IPAs from FFF, this is refreshing, light texture, tons of flavor, a truly amazing harvest ale.

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.