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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 358
Gots: 149 | FT: 8
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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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with another gracious bow to Jeff (Alewatcher) for another fantastic beer, high on my list of beers I'm eager to try. This quality of this guy's boxes are so high so consistently, I've come to believe he's the DiMaggio of the beer trading world. I don't see the streak ending anytime soon.

Pours clear cooper-gold, dense, creamy off-whit head on top with great retention and good lacing.

Nose is nicely pungent, green - if you've ever opened up a hop packet and immediately taken a whiff, that same quality is present here. Just a bit of grapefruit and a bit of pine also. Nice nose.

Taste follows suit - raw and pungent and green, this one really smacks you right away. Some underlying bready caramel notes never really emerge to contribute much in the way of sweetness, but certainly support the fresh hoppiness nicely. Again, reminiscent of the brash, green, floral, pungent quality of a hop pellet - fits the bill of fresh hop harvest ale quite nicely. Fresh-hop bitterness has a nice bite to it, lasting quite awhile on the long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a bit on the full side, oily, mouthcoating bitterness that never overwhelms the big hop flavor. Leaves you licking the back of your teeth a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very nice, something about it that I really enjoy.

Drinkability is good; this one reminds me a lot of my hometown brewery Yazoo's Hop Project line of IPA's. Pungent and green and a bit dank, very likable if you're into that side of things. I found it really very enjoyable.

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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 paco1029384756
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy orange color with 2 1/2 fingers of head.

Scent of fresh, oily hops and sweet sugary citrus, some fruits add a great balance between the hops and citrus.

Taste of caramel malts, bitter hops and sugars start with a great balance of flavor. Caramel malts linger along with a slight earthiness, some hoppiness in the finish with more malts. Balanced extremely well, but it's not enough to impress.

Mouthfeel is smooth and biting with good drinkability.

A great harvest ale to be sure, one of the better harvest ales I have had. Definitely worth a try, but the usual over-the-top Three Floyds hoppiness is absent from this one, but that just gives it a better balance.

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
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!

Photo of BeerThursdays
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

First of all, kudos to the sterling Sun Singer in Champaign for stocking its shelves with several Three Floyds wares. Broodoo is the fourth of five different new offerings they have I've tried, and it's incredible. Enjoyed with a sirloin pot roast with potatoes, carrot, and mushrooms.

A thin but durable finger of off-white head tops a cider-orange body with dark yellow highlights; dense lacing on the Duvel tulip only augments the positive impression Broodoo has begun. Lush, citrusy nose with grapefruit, orange, and lemon with some caramel malt--excellent. As is the taste. The citrus dominates, but the malt is a fine accompaniment.

Where Broodoo comes together is in the mouthfeel. It's gritty and resiny as I like with brawny IPAs, but also smooth from the malt. Broodoo strikes a great balance as an IPA, a testament to its genius from Three Floyds. Highly drinkable, Broodoo is a tremendous IPA, better than I expected and one of my top ten.

Sublime.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Sweffin
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mjtiernan
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JohnPPutz for this bottle!

As Vince Vaughn said in Dodgeball when he saw Christine Taylor’s home decor... “Dear Barbara.” SCARY 22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe.

Bottled ??/??/11

A: Copper and hazy. Nice pillow of foam that dissipates until it is nearly gone except for a small ring around the outside of the glass. Leaves a very oily appearance.

S: Not as much fresh citrus and pine as I expected. Grassy with an apparent smell of malt, alcohol and what I can most closely identify as licorice.

T: Slightly sweet malt turns into pine. I get a little bit of pineapple and just a touch of the onion-y hop flavor that I dislike.

M: A little oily but not enough to be a distraction. Not as much of a tingling sensation as with some other hop-forward beers.

O: In the realm of IPAs, it was pretty good. But I expect different/more from a Fresh Hop ale. I’m not feeling the benefit of all the trouble that goes into brewing with fresh hops with this one.

Photo of HollyHops
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of roadhouse
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was pleased to find this one for only $6.97 at Wise Guys (!). Have had it a couple times before but not exactly fresh.

Poured a golden orange amber into my pint glass with a two inch head that quickly settles into a nice thin coating over the top. Leaves some nice looking lace on the glass.

Aroma of peaches, tropical fruit, grapefruit, and some subdued pine. Overall, the citrus tones dominate but there is a nice pleasant caramel sweetness below all of that.

The flavor is exquisite, a wonderful blend of malt and hops. There is a short burst of malty sweetness at the beginning that is quickly taken over by citrusy hops but after the initial citrus flavors come some of the tropical fruits and peaches that the aroma suggested. Finishes with that fruitiness and the grapefruit bitterness lingering on.

Mouthfeel is medium, pretty crisp, but smooth drinking.

Definitely one of the best wet hop beers that I have tried. One of the better FFF seasonal offerings.

Photo of cfrances33
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a FFF teku.

Pour: Nearly completely clear deep orange with two fingers of very foamy, sticky off white head. Leaves a LOT of lacing, and the head sticks around. Good lookin beer.

Smell: Lots of dank, resinous pine, with some citrus and oranges mixed in. A nice caramel hints at a well established backbone, but certainly does not steal the nose.

Taste: Boom. Really nice mango and tangerine, with more dank pine. The caramel backbone hinted at in the nose is definitely there, but only provides a sweetness. Tangerine bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel: Nice carb, and pretty substantial bitterness. A little too sticky at times, but still really nice.

Overall: This was really good, and I will continue to buy it until it falls off.

Photo of coz
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Many many thanks to braddah DavidEddie for the opportunity to consider this one!!!

Pours a cloudy iced tea amber color with a HUGE stiff pastel yellow head that resists fading, in fact a pillow of a head remained through the last mouthful. Sheets of lacing in its wake. The smell is really nice; aggressive sweet and fruity, orange and pineapple and a strong piny resin. The mouth feel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. It has a big tangy hop kick and a resin after taste that lingers nicely. Full flavored, the taste is all about the hops; very similar to the nose. Very hoppy yet quite balanced. At 5.5% ABV (are you kidding me!!!) this is one of the most sessionable ales out there. Bottom line...this is probably the best American IPA that i've ever sampled!!! Drinks a lot like Blind Pig, although is seems to have more substantial flavors and mouth. OUTSTANDING!! I think i'm going to move to Chitown!

Photo of pwoods
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pale grapefruit pour. Decent head with some retention and some lacing.

S: Smells like a juiced up Pride and Joy. Good citrus hops, loads of resin.

T/M: bitterness is decent with nice citrus notes. Malts are very sweet and cut the bitterness nicely. Body is medium or so and carbonation is nice and cleansing.

D: Very drinkable and low ABV.

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.