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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1283
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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manahansf

Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazy but glowing orange/copper color. The brew is topped with a thin but creamy white head which dissipated quickly. Out of the glass flows a fruity and citrusy hop aroma. The flavor starts with a nice sweet undertone of malt and then a juicy citrus hop bitterness takes over. Slightly tart but overall a well balanced beer. The body is smooth and mild accented with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet and juicy and fades into a tart end. Leaves behind a thick cake of sediment.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 19:47:11 | More by manahansf
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sjccmd

Minnesota

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

Pours a light copper that's slightly murky. 1.5 finger white head that recedes quickly. Decent lacing.

The smell screams fresh hops. Grassy and piney. Lots of citrus...lemons grapefruit and orange. Malt sweetness in the background.

With all of the hops in the aroma, I was expecting a pretty big bitter punch, but instead, the taste is initially sweet and finishes bitter. Other than that, the taste goes along with the smell. The citrus in the taste comes off as more orangey and the malt backbone provides a hint of caramel.

As I'm drinking it, I'm starting to like the sweetness and the unobtrusive bitterness.

I'd like to do a tasting of fresh hop vs. not beers and see what exactly is the difference.

The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, medium carbonation. Leaves a nice resiny stain in the mouth.

This is a very flavorful beer. Even though the ABV is pretty low, I don't know if I could drink it all night. It may be a tad too sweet.

Overall a very excellent beer even if it wasn't exactly what I expected for the style at 5.5%.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 23:19:21 | More by sjccmd
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JCaweinstein

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold, two finger, rocky white head that lingers for a good long while, lacing, and a decent amount of carbonation.
Grapefruit and a resinous piney aroma are bursting out of the glass.
Grapefruit, caramel, and toasty breadiness
Light bodied, hops are strong upfront and backed by a slight malt presence, leaves a great citrusy aftertaste
Bitter, crisp, and well balanced for the style. It's a little expensive though, I paid 9.79 for a 650 ml bottle

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 02:43:12 | More by JCaweinstein
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 22:56:54 | More by maxcoinage
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 01:12:27 | More by Jaycase
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Jules11788

California

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden honey color, very small head that fades fast, very light lacing

S: Strong notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, guava, and sweet rock candy. Just loads of sweet tropical fruit with a nice little hint of jasmine/rose in the back of the nose

T: Bitter grassy hops up front, slight tinge of citrus in the back, light bitterness that lingers

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, no booze

O: This was a very good fresh hop IPA, definitely something I would buy if it was available in my area

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 20:26:53 | More by Jules11788
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schroederm

Massachusetts

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

In a snifter:

Broodoo has a dark amber body and pours with two fingers of off white head. Lacing for days in sheets. Smells pretty obviously of ganja, with a ton of grapefruit and lemon as well. Way more malty that I expected. Fruity and floral notes bring the beer through a refreshing aftertaste. Out of balance for an ipa, but its quite good nonetheless. Piney. It's unfortunately a touch watery but not bad, and its well carbonated. Relatively forgiving to the palate and absolutely delicious, and therefore quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 01:07:18 | More by schroederm
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atpben

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ordered this beer from Archer liquors in Chicago. Poured into an imperial pint glass. Pours a nice dark orange-red color with half inch head. Great aroma of citrusy hops, some light caramel, honey, and spice(wow). Lot of pine? in the taste which was great. I also tasted some very light coconut and some caramel. Very unique tasting to me. Reminds me of bourbron for some reason. Very well balanced and smooth. I love this beer. Wow. I wish I had a few more bottles left.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 02:22:16 | More by atpben
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crewfan16

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 00:18:50 | More by crewfan16
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ratedz

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. A steady stream of bubbles can be seen can be seen crawling up the sides of the glass.

Citrus fruits dominate the nose...grapefruit and oranges are the most prevalent. Floral hops are also noticeable along with bready malts.

Taste is full of grapefruit and some piney hops. The bitterness is followed by a lot of bready malts. The finish is slightly dry.

Mouth feel is extremely smooth with a moderate amount of carbonation. These factors along with the juicy citrus flavors make this an extremely drinkable beer. Polishing off a bottle by myself was not a problem.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 01:23:20 | More by ratedz
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brow1901

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Bright glowing orange color with a thin white head. Slight chill haze. Not muc retnetion but decent lacing. The way the beer glows makes it look outstanding though.

S- Fruity citrus smell, not grapefruit or pine just fruit. Mostly grapes and green apples in my opinion, maybe some lemon. So stron it burns the nostrils like ammonia some times. Smells fantastic, you would guess it's hoppy from the smell though.

T- Taste is great. Not as good as it smell though. Real strong hop bite, followed by more spicy earthy hop flavor. All wrapped up in a nice smooth toasted carmel malt backbone.

M- Great mouthfeel, nice light carbonation. Leaves the mouth slick. I like my ipa's to have some thickness and this delivers.

D- Very easy to drink the entire bottle in no time. Overall a great beer, close to my favorite wet hop ever.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 01:08:37 | More by brow1901
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despainmakesbeer

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 02:36:05 | More by despainmakesbeer
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DavidEddie

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a worn copper penny in appearance. Big time fluffy head with lots of sticky lacing that took awhile to go away. Smells of tropical fruits, mainly pineapple, fresh citrus hops, pine, and sweet malt. Tastes as it smells but more intense and juicy. Very fresh like. Finishes sweet with some nice bitterness that lingers. Mouth feel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated and a bit oily. Drinkability is incredible. Definitely the best harvest ale I’ve ever had. If you love hops, then this one’s for you! Not sure about that label though…Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2007 05:21:12 | More by DavidEddie
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Boulevard tulip. Bottle purchased the day it came in at $8.99, but apparently it was brewed a couple months ago? What's up with that?

A: Pours a beautiful rich golden color with some orange and mild haze. Head is moderate and creamy for an IPA, fairly bright white with average retention. Minimal lacing. This is beer is very inviting.

S: Sticky pine hops hit me first, followed by some sweet citrus and a hint of candied malt that increases as it warms. Telltale damp grass is there as well, reminding me this is a fresh hop ale.

T: Exactly as expected here, which is a good thing. Very dry pine hops with that fresh hop resin. Whenever fresh hops are done right, they do a nice job of reminding me of fresh cut grass early in the spring. This hits the mark, even though it has likely faded a bit.

M: Tight and resinous without being sticky like, say, Surly Wet. Lingers quite a while, with the bitterness hitting early and often.

O: This is a fantastic example of a wet hopped beer, and I it is too bad the price is high and distribution is spotty in my area. Three Floyd's never ceases to impress me with their hopped up ales. Well worth the purchase.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:11:46 | More by doucmehu
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orange color with some haze and a finger of white head.

S - Smells floral. Grapefruit and pine. Smells earthy.

T - Good hops at first. Piney and bitter. It has a sweeter following. Finishes dry.

M - Medium bodied and decent carbonation.

O - My least favorite FFF IPA which tells you how good the others are.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 01:07:43 | More by mattboyer182
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 00:09:37 | More by Scrumtralecent
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macher0

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage.

A. Dark copper color. Poured a 1 finger head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Excellent lacing - typical of 3f.

S. Fresh hops, grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, pine and resin. Very balanced between fruit and pine.

T. Slightly bitter. As with the nose a nice balance between citrus/tropic fruit and pine from the hops. Light malts.

M. Super clean and smooth. High carbonation. Medium body.

O. Very hoppy but also very smooth. A very balanced hop profile. Im not a hop head and I prefer citrus to pine but this delivers in a very balanced way. I assume freshness has a part to play in the score of this ale. If you can get this, you should purchase. Another great vintage from 3f.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 22:29:09 | More by macher0
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released this October, recently shipped 650 ml bottle, poured into Duvel tulip glass; 45 degree starting temperature, 52 deg. at end.

A: Amber, not quite clear, 1-1/4" white head that fell gradually, leaving evenly spread lacing. (Last pour from bottle is quite cloudy).

S: Light citrus and pineapple/fruit, with pine.

T: Fresh, fruity & piney hops with brisk bite, plus clean, very slight caramel malt in the middle, with light, lingering bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation, smooth and medium-bodied, medium-dry finish. Very little alcohol presence.

O: Tilted toward the hops and full-flavored, highly drinkable and satisfying, fresh hops on parade. 7% ABV, 80 IBU.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 21:01:42 | More by bierbrauer
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aglose45

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to tifosichris for bringing this one back from Indy!

A: Poured a beautiful, light golden-brown color, with a pleasantly frothy, off-white head.

S: The nose is full of tropical fruits from the hops, more specifically tart apricots and peaches, with maybe some passionfruit? .. or atleast what I think passionfruit should smell like!

T: The taste follows the nose, and is super tart, I love it. Great hop flavor gives way to a nice maltyness, caramel, before finishing with a nice dry, bitter, pine hop flavor.

M: Light to medium with an average amount of hop resin left in the mouth.

D: I assume I am having this beer at least 4-6 weeks after it was bottled, and it is still freakin' delicious! What I think sets it apart from other IPA's is that the hop flavor is more tropical, and not just your typical grapefruit, orange and pine. Fantastic beer from the midwest!

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 01:24:31 | More by aglose45
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bgreg3

Indiana

3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A dark orange color is given off by the brew with a foam head that sticks around for a while and leaves a nice ring minutes after the initial pour. A strong hop presence comes to the nostril and with some malt and barely hinting around in the back.

This beer will give a hop lover his fix, that is pretty much what it is the entire time , I taste some spice in the middle , but hops are all throughout the taste experience. This isn't exactly my style IPA I like a little more flavor in them then just hops, I'm more of a dreadnaught fan than this one.It is a little heavy on the palate and has just the right amount of carbonation. Good mouthfeel overall.

This is a decent drinker for IPA but I still prefer more citrus to keep the hop build up from overload.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2009 23:35:36 | More by bgreg3
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brian44556

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22oz bottle into a New Castle pint glass. No dating on the bottle, but this one is fresh. You don't see seasonal FFF sit on the shelves long at all.

Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger head. A thick lace is left on the sides of the glass. Smell is of fresh hops, caramel, malts, tropical fruits, and citrus. Hops are so fresh it smells like you are smelling an actual hop plant. With each sip you get a strong bitterness from the hops, but they are well balanced with the mild malt profile. Mouthful is superb with an excellent carbonation level and nice crisp finish. Overall a great fall offering. With all of the Oktoberfest beers coming out in the fall this is a great offering to mix things up a bit. This ranks 2nd overall for the FFF beers, slightly behind Gumballhead.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:35:13 | More by brian44556
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HoboAGoGo

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't think I'd consider this an IPA, don't think Three Floyds considers this an IPA either. I've had this one a bunch of times, but I felt it was high time that I finally reviewed it. Ok, here we go.
Pours into the big ol' pint glass with a dark red body, orange is in there, but also very rusty. There is a tan, rusty head sitting atop the beer, thin bubbling. Nose is of hops. Really, that's about it. Oily, piny, fruity hops, more of a piny hop than any kind of fruity hops, but there is still a little bit of fruit in there. Mouth is of hops. Slick, piny, oily, bitter, delicious hops, I even detect a little bit of grassy floral hops invited as well. Despite the fact you can smell this beer from a good two feet off the glass, it is quite drinkable, it isn't too strong in alcohol and the hops don't sting like some hop bombs I've had. I want more, but I think I killed their supply last time I went in.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2006 05:25:43 | More by HoboAGoGo
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ChiPool

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Medium rusty orange color; inch of slightly off-white head

S: A bit of weediness; definitely hop dominated, but a small presence of grainy/bready malts. Orange peel...

T: Fresh, juicy hop burst. Honestly, just fantastic balance in this one. Despite the fresh wet hop presence, enough malt not to leave a puckering bitterness. The wet hop has an earthy taste to it, too.

M: Medium...just right.

O: Being in Chicago, I have easy access to most of the 3F offering. This might be my second favorite 3F beer (after ZD, of course!). It just works for me. Cheers...

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 23:58:26 | More by ChiPool
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SwiftyMcBeer

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As a 3F's diehard I have to say, this is my favorite of all their labels. Fantastic. But anyway, this isn't a industrial design review website so on to the beer. I really like the way this beer looks, dark orange with a off-white head that craters nicely. The smell is super fantastic, hops and sweetness. It really does convey that harvest theme. The taste doesn't quite stand up to the smell and appearance, this could be due to the bottle being a little older. It isn't bad, it just seems to have a hole in the middle of the taste if that makes sense. Fantastic hop slam on the front and a sweet malt backbone, I just think the middle of your taste with this beer is a bit lacking. That being said, this is still a really good beer and I would absolutely seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 13:57:45 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
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warrenout330

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to Pat for the bottle....

A- pours a hazy golden orange... huge froathy white head... dissolves leaving a symphony of white lace to the glass

S- big whiffs of tropical gum ball come to mind.. apricot, mango, pineapple slurry... grassy earthiness, sweet caramel as the back drop

T- light pine sap, sweet bitter tropical fruits.. sweet caramel, toasted toffee highlights

M- smoothy and creamy... prickly carbonation... dreaming creamy bitterness lingering...tropical fruits dancing on the tongue

O- its three Floyd's... turn up some metal... and drink... its an experience ....live it

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:50:12 | More by warrenout330
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