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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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Reviews: 467 | Ratings: 1,817
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Floyds BrooDoo Harvest Ale. "A seasonal ale that glorifies American hops. BrooDoo is brewed using fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine and put into our beer vats, from vine to brewhouse in one day! BrooDoo also uses the best American malt money can buy. Enjoy!"

What do troll dolls in sailor suits, princesses, unicorns and rainbows have to do with a Three Floyds Harvest Ale? Perhaps it's best not to ask.

Slightly hazy, golden hued, slim, off-white head.

Aroma, grassy hops, citric hops, tropical hops, hoppy hops. Bright, bitter, and lovely.

Taste: All that and more on board the palate. Fresh, bitter, fruity, and juicy. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Just enough malt to hold the balance, but plenty of room for the fresh hops to shine. A touch of sweetness creeps out, but pithy, citric, little bit o'piney bitter hops hold center stage.

I like this one, but I'm thinking I had this bottle too late in the game, for it seems the freshness should have been more forward, more pronounced. Still good, still delicious, however, it feels a touch faded, if only from 3 to 4 months time.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting today.

The beer is yellowish orange with a lasting white head and sparse lacing. Fresh hop aroma with tropical fruits. Oh yeah. Really nice flavor. Plenty of hop character, along with tropical fruit, citrus. Very mild and subdued malt bill, which is great. A terrific wet hop beer.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was accidentally served this instead of Surly Wet - guess that makes it the ultimate blind test. Served in a pint glass.

A - Underwhelming look. Small amount of foam with some light haze and a thing ring. Hazy orange color. Nothing special here.

S - Served a little too cold, but with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit hops, some light pine and lemony bitterness, and well-balanced caramel malt.

T - Taste has lots of grapefruit and piney hops, with a good healthy doughy backbone. The residual bitterness is quite light. Well-hidden ABV. This is a beer where I'd totally give it a 4.25 if I could.

M - The texture is even better on-tap, with a great enamel-melting dry finish, some oiliness, medium viscosity, and moderate-low carbonation.

D - An easy-drinking, well-balanced East Coast style IPA. The bitterness is just right for my liking.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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 Gobzilla
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

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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 JohnGalt1
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Inflatablechair brought this one over recently.... Thanks Sam! This one tasted Uber-Fresh!!

Pours hazy deep golden/orangish... very nice head and retention.

Nose shows bright hoppiness reminiscent of thick fresh cut grass and plenty of pine... smells resinous with some background grainy malts that helps push the hops up and out of the glass.

Flavor has just bits of pine up front that quickly move into waves of weedy funky grassy hops.. some pithy citrus lets you know it is definitely American.. reminds me of alot of the other FFF hop forward beers, but that is NOT a problem... some pale malts play well with the hops.. I think this was from our 10/10/10 tasting.. The "freshness" was a big player.

Thanks Sam for not bogarting this one. ;-)

4/4/4/4/4.5

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Photo of Wasatch
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

22oz. Bomber

Pours a nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus, and pine notes. The taste is slightly sweet, a pretty nice hoppy note, with some nice malts thrown in, citrus, and some pine notes. Medium body, slight chewyness, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Drinkable, a pretty tasty IPA.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great big thanks to lightindarkness for trading this to me and giving me the chance to taste this fine brew. I'm a big fan of harvest ales, and this is a nice one from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with a head that fades to a thin cap but leaves some spotty lacing.Beautiful fresh hop smell, herbal and citrusy and maybe even a touch vegetal- but pleasantly so. Taste has similar herbal notes as well as some citrus, but here there is much more of a piney note and the herbal notes don't go so far as to be vegetal. Nicely integrated, and somewhat soft in the mouth up front, there is a slight spiciness and herbal bitterness at the end. Very easy to drink, delicious.

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Photo of aasher
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a apricot orange in color with a very light off white head. It's moderately cloudy for an IPA/Harvest ale. It smells excellent. There are very bitter hops upfront followed by a whole lot of citrus. I'm detect orange, grapefruit, and lemons. It also has a nice and sweet malty backbone. The flavor is definitely of bitter hops. The malty sweetness follows but it isn't nearly as strong as in the nose. A good amount of alcohol finishes off the taste, which is surprising for only being 7.5%. It drinks pretty crisp and the carbonation attacks your taste buds. It gives me cotton mouth. It's pretty drinkable but it's nothing too special as far as Harvest ales are concerned.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this review written on an envelope under some papers on my desk. I received this as an extra in a trade with Pwoods, which is awesome because I didn't have to trade for it. I collected trolls when I was a 6 years old so this beer is nostalgic.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is orangish gold with a nice two finger head. The retention and lacing are both excellent.

The aroma is of fresh hops. Grapefruit, and grassy, earthy, piney wet hops. Alcohol is apparent as well. The flavor is bitter grapefruit hops with a caramel malt backbone. The hops have notes of pine and an earthiness with some alcohol. The finish is long, dry, and bitter.

The beer has great carbonation, a medium-full body, and a sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of John_M
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a bottle recently brought back by a friend from work (who was lucky enough to be at the brewpub a couple weeks back).

Pretty tasty IPA, with a nice balance of sweet malt and hoppy goodness in the finish. The beer has some interesting green, leafy tobacco notes in the nose and on the palate, which I assume represents the wet hop character in this beer. The finish is dry, hoppy and clean otherwise, in what comes across as a pretty big mouthful of IPA. There are better wet hop IPA's out there, but regardless, this is a very well made, easy to appreciate (if you're a hophead) IPA.

Very nice beer...

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Photo of corby112
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy dark orangish color with a nice white cap and decent head retention

S: A nice big fruit basket with loads of tropical fruits and hint of pine

T. Big tropical fruit notes, mainly tangerine, pineapple and grapefruits. A nice biscuity malt presence as well. A little sweet with some moderate bitterness which begins and finishes the same.

M. Medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit sweet with a medium hop bitterness

O: A great fresh hop IPA.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

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Photo of akorsak
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 650 mL bomber courtesy of AnnieK at Christmas.

A: The IPA is a light orange color, especially brilliant due to its clarity. No sediment, no haze, no nothing obscures this beauty. A head of nearly 3 fingers bubbled up in my new AleSmith glass (thanks swnicholson) and is lacing nicely.

S: The hops citrusy, thick but restrained, still dripping with fresh oils. The citrus has a light mint scent that is a welcome addition.

T: The fresh hops mix nicely with the caramel malt body. The breadiness has just enough punch to really come through. The hops are, especially as the ale warms, quite bitter. They exude citrus and oily mint. The bitterness could be much bigger than it is, such is the wonder of a freshly-hopped ale. The finish leaves a pleasant, stinging bite.

M: The fresh hops really make a mark on the taste, bitter but smooth and subtle. They are also big enough, flavorful enough to really stand out as an IPA.

D: The ale has a low alcohol level that rarely ever appears, content to hide in the background behind the luxurious hops. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with kmpitz2. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head holds its own, with average lacing. Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Taste starts with moderate sweetness, which is quickly balanced and slightly overpowered by citrus hoppiness, which carries on through the slightly numbing close. Mouthfeel is SUH-mooooth, and drinkability is awesome. Incredible rep of the American IPA style.

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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 bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with a half-inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) and pine hops along with some caramel malt. The taste is the same as the aroma, citrus and pine hops and caramel malt. It's a little more hoppy than malty, but for the most part there's good balance in this brew. There's also has a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good IPA, I'll definitely have to buy more of this in the future. I'm sure it'll be even better fresh.

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Photo of barczar
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured clear light amber into a tulip with one finger cream head that clings to the glass but fades to a light creamy layer on top.
The foam coats the glass and lingers as the beer disappears...

Strong pine resin aroma with light citrus background. Caramel malt carries the balance. Earthy hops become apparent as it warms.

Flavor is grapefruit and citrus pith throughout with biscuit malt and a cracker-like dryness. Resin resonates.

Somewhat light body, medium high carbonation with a touch of astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall a citrus dominant beer with nice bitter interplay and enough malt backbone to carry the flavor overload.

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Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle picked up at West Lakeview liquors for $9 or so.

Pours a clear orange/amber, thin white head forms, nice chunky lacing, good retention, settles to a thin layer. Smell is 3F, caramel, pine/nice floral, oranges and tangerine, very fresh hop aroma, fruity, nice. Taste is sweet and malty, sugars, bread and caramel, nice pine and tangerine middle, sugar, balanced finished, nice fresh bitterness. Mouthfeel is is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very drinkable. Nicely done beer, very fresh hops, goes down easy.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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