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Broo Doo - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 440
Hads: 1,675
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 19.19%
Wants: 382
Gots: 177 | FT: 6
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: 440 | Hads: 1,675
Photo of DAllspaw
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into tulip a deep golden, wheat color and a bit hazy which is the first sign it's going to be good. Plenty of grapefruity, piney hops aroma that you expect from FFF. Not overly bitter, not sure if grassy is the apropos description, but it's not as overtly bitter and malty as some of the other hop-heavy beers, which makes this an excellent change of pace.

Wish it came in sixers, since this is very drinkable and would be a regular at better price point. If you're a fan of Alpha King, Two-hearted and the like, you will enjoy a Broodoo, and my kids love the label...so much that it became a Christmas ornament on the mantle, replete with a star on top.

Updated Nov 4 2011: very fresh with more pungent pine, more creamy and full-bodied than I recall. Love the fresh hops, one of my favorit beers

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

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future!

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Photo of JoePat
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This bee pours a pale staw color with an slight hop haze and a thick white head.

the armoa is very clean without the musty hop aroma that comes with wet hops. I get pineapple and grapefruit the strongest I have ever smelt in a wet hop.

The flavor is piney with grapefruit and very clean without the musty flavor that you usually get from wet hop beers.

It has a sweetness that is mouth coating but but does not linger so much as you don't want another drink. Probably one of the cleanest wet hop beers I have ever had.

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Photo of generalnotsew
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Solid 1 finger head. Body is light orange. Still a bit of a cold but see what I can do here. Smell is a sweet and sour mixture of citrusy hops. Not very bitter in the nose. Now that is a very smooth sweet grapefruit taste. Much different from a typical IPA. Not at all that bitter. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Drinkability thru the roof.

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Photo of OttoBomb
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a 16 oz. tulip pint glass (November 23, 2009).

Eyes: Pours a thick orange, very little light passes through the glass. A large frothy head is created and stands nicely.

Nose: Wow! A strong fresh citrus hop aroma wafts up. Fruity and piney.

Tongue: I'm overwhelmed by the by the wholesome, fresh hoppy flavor (cut grass, piney citrus), but that's all there is. The straight bitterness is undeniable and pushes everything else aside.

Mouth: Medium bodied, crisp and metallic.

Libation: I understand what the style & goal of this brew is, but I'm underwhelmed with the product. The great hop aroma and flavor is dominated by the fierce bitterness. Not as complex as I'd have hoped. It's one and done for this brew in my opinion.

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Photo of sgoodship
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy 2 finger head. Very hazy medium dark amber. Some spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a fine dusting.

S: Sweet candy, very bright and lively floral hops with citrus. This hop smell reminds me that hops and marijuana are close relatives.

T: I have to tell you that this is a trip for a porter/stout guy. It's a big hop taste that feels green, fresh and lively. I thought it would overwhelm me but it didn't. It has that IPA quality which is a sort of revitalizing and zingy. The floral and citrus bitter aftertaste is really intense.

M: Medium/light body. Clean and crisp.

D: Hop lovers should check this out. For such an aggressive brew, it is amazingly drinkable. I am not a huge fan of IPA's but I thoroughly enjoyed this drink and it gives me another reason to try the other 3F's offerings.

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Photo of Wheelinb
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the beer festival at the Rotten Apple in Grafton.

Great color. A really deep orange, not amber. Nice head with some great lacing on the glass. Right away I could smell citrus and pine. Made my mouth water. The taste did lived up to the aroma. This was my favorite beer of the day and you have to love the graphics on the bottle.

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Photo of meatmallet
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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

From bottle into pint glass. This is FFF's seasonal wet hop brew, falling somewhere between an American IPA and a DIPA. Pours a hazy amber with a thick rocky head that carries a bright grapefruit scent with a bit of caramel underneath. Rather than knocking you senseless with the strength of the hops, this beer is more about showcasing various hop flavors. At first the citrus comes to the front, nicely balanced by some subtle malt sweetness. Then the hops take over, going from grapefruit to a rich bitterness and finally a crisp hop smack to the back of your throat. Despite the prominent hop presence, this isn't as much of a hop assault as its DIPA cousin, Dreadnaught. That, plus the near absence of any taste of alcohol, makes this a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of Scrumtralecent
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of DavidEddie
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
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!

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Photo of 0110x011
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I <3 Younger35

Pours dark amber, bordering on red. One finger head quickly fades to a thin collar. Nose is a sweet hop bouquet. Orange, grapefruit, pine, grass, and mint. Caramel and sourdough toast in there too. Pine, grass and grapefruit on the palate, with some sweetness from the malt balancing things out. Medium body, dry finish.

One of the best IPAs from out of California that I've ever had. Delicious!

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

A - Pours slightly hazy amber with a finger of foam atop. A pretty nice looking beer.

S - Lots of the hops here, much of the earthy scent that comes from wet hops (a bit skunky), but also many scents of sweet fruits like [a ton of] citrus and mango.

T - Hop candy like none other. Succulent, fruity and immensely complex. Also very bitter; this one is bordering on a harvest DIPA given that is actually does have a bit of a malt backbone.

M - Light to medium in MF and quite carbonated. Makes this brew refreshing.

O - Hands down the best harvest IPA I've had. The fresh tasting hops bang you over the head and make you come back for more.

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Photo of a74gent
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with a sticky, foamy finger and a half of head that hung around nicely and then dissipated.

The smell is beautiful medium hops which matches the taste although the taste bolts on a nice balance of malt.

I'm not sure how a harvest ale should taste different than this. It is sublimely sticky and smooth.

The mouthfeel is great with a creaminess that makes you feel like you have a mouthful of hops in a good way just having been liquified.

The drinkability is good but in my book experiences the limits that most hop forward beers have.

This is a really nice harvest that matches the best I've had before which is Portsmouth Brewing Hop Harvest II '10.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Photo of bheilman
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

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Photo of JNewbs
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

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Photo of wmtxbb
4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: cloudy peach gold with a thick finger sized head on top.

Smell: Hops, almost a type of hops I've never smelled before. Almost like a fruit version of a hop. It's light and pleasant.

Taste: many layers to describe. First there is the crisp malt flavor, mild bitterness, hops and this weird chocolate flavor that looms over the tasting. Ends with this...peanut flavor. Best IPA I've ever had.

The one thing I hate about Three Floyds, is that there is never enough. Binny's is sold out most of the time and now the local liquor store I buy Three Floyds at has closed. fml.

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Photo of warrenout330
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
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

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Photo of blankenhoney
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from 9.25.14, enjoyed out of a teku

A: Slightly hazy shade of brassy orange

S: Light melon musk; resin and pine; candied or carmelized citrus peel

T: Slightly syrupy pine, orange peel, and resin. There's a nice spicy bite on the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bitter.

M: Sticky, syrupy, dry, and lightly vinous.

O: An enjoyable beer that didn't really stand out for me. I liked it a lot last year, but now I think it can't compete with Founders Harvest Ale.

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Photo of b3shine
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deuce to pint. Appearance is good; University of Texas orange. Smell is probably its best attribute. The fresh hops are very recognizable, which is a good thing (that's probably my favorite part of harvest brews). Taste is good too. The fresh hops are subdued, yet complex, just like a fresh-hopped beer should be. It tastes like it's between a pale ale and an IPA, but at 7%, I can see why it's categorized as the latter. The mouthfeel is good too. Overall, a good harvest brew - especially for the price (which you don't hear too often about 3 Floyds brews).

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Photo of manahansf
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of crewfan16
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
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 kaips1
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was from a Growler poured in 10/23/11

This poured a color that slightly reminds you of apple juice, with a nice 2 finger thick frothy head, it doesn't disappoint in it's looks. The smell of fresh reisiny hops errupts upon opening and continues to flow from the glass. I had very citrusy notes at first then a strong pine note with small sweet malt hints at the end. The taste was no let down in it's follow up I the nose, it had all the same components as the smell from oily hop presence to the citrusy notes, the malt bill in this is nice and medium bodied and holds up to the hops but doesn't take away from them at all. The mouthfeel is nice and lively, good carbonation and a nice dry finish that makes one long for another sip. Overall id say if you can get a good deal on a grolwer of it's amazing, if you have never tried it, it's worth the price of a fresh bomber, but on any type of regular basis, it's too pricey like most 3 Floyds beers, drinkability is amazing, one that if given enough time a Growler would be awesome to finish in one sitting.

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Photo of CruisaC
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my DFH glass

Pours a bright orange with a nice 1 inch creamy orange head

Smell is not overwhelming, some citrus, some bright hops, but does not give an indication of what is to come

Taste is where this beer shines. Hits you in the face with crisp citrus, orange peel and hops. Quickly fades away so there is no lingering bitterness--makes you want more.

Mouthfeel--good for sure, but my novice palate doesn't appreciate much in this category.

Drinkability is extremely high. I will probably be limited by availability and price. I was terribly impressed for sure--and I have a FFF dreadnaught IPA still to try.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.