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: 6
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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 manahansf
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of crewfan16
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of kaips1
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of CruisaC
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of Skater_Rich
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Awesome harvest ale, love the citrus forward flavors and that FFF dankness. Is it just me, or does FFF throw anise in the brew? Either way this is amazing.

Photo of ratedz
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of atpben
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of schroederm
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of brian44556
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of brow1901
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of despainmakesbeer
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Photo of bierbrauer
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of thezach
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The description is spot on: tropical fruit and citrus, a touch of pine and a good malt backbone. A good no-coast IPA.

Photo of creal92
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Had an apricot tinge. Nice white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Foam retention on glass once I started to drink it.

Smell: Had a strong citrus orange smell with pine notes. Smelled strongly of alcohol.

Taste: Quickly took over my palate with a strong floral presence. Juicy at first and then dries out. Taste similar to drinking orange juice, but with a strong alcohol after taste.

Mouth feel: Strong alcohol presence makes your tongue tingle at first, but goes down smoothly leaving a slight burn.

Got this beer for my birthday from a friend. I enjoyed drinking it and would rate it as a 4.

Photo of aglose45
4.6/5  rDev +8%
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!

Photo of jhoban19
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: cloudy, orange/peach color. Almost looks like a lighter version of apply cider. Solid 2 finger foam that settles into a light ring with full surface coverage. Strong lacing retains its shape on the glass.

S: big whiff of citrus and piney hops smacked me in the face right off the bat and mellows into a smooth hop aroma with hints of orange and honey. As it warms, I get a nice malt backbone, though I can't quite put my finger on the exact malt. My initial thought was that of sourdough bread, but that's not quite it. Definitely a sweetness in the malt aroma, but not quite caramel.

T: citrus hops, honey, lemon, and orange, with just a hint of pine. Some sweet malt mixes in with the bitterness of the hops- very well balanced. The hop bitterness really lingers throughout.

M: medium bodied and very smooth. Oily hops coat the tongue with a subtle acidity akin to OJ. Perfect carbonation adds just the right amount of fizzy tingle on the front of the tongue and roof of the mouth.

D: Another outstanding brew from Three Floyds. Hoppy, well-balanced, well carbonated, overall just a great beer. I wish I had a few more bottles, I'd crack open another without hesitation.

Photo of bgreg3
3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of fastpass17
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bottle

A: Light gold in color, strong carbonation, two finger head to start fades over the drink.

S: Tropical fruit, light citrus, bread in the background.

T: Citrus, pine, stand in the forefront, malt backs up nicely. Body is creamy and rich.

D: I want more of this please. Very session-able.

M: Hops are key, yet are not overwhelming very enjoyable.

Photo of HoboAGoGo
4.6/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a two finger head that is dense as hell. A decent amount of lacing is left behind and a lot of carbonation is visible. A lot of citrusy notes, with orange being the most prominent, along with resiny hops and caramel. Taste is very resiny and bitter, but there is some sweetness in the middle to somewhat balance it. I'm not saying balance was needed, I'm saying it's a plus to the flavor. Long citrusy aftertaste on this one, and very easy to drink even though it's not very light.

Overall: This is an awesome hoppy beer.

Photo of headbucket
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

Photo of ChiPool
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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...

Photo of SwiftyMcBeer
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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

Served in a snifter

APPEARANCE

This beer is an absolutely gorgeous apricot/apple juice color. It's not hazy at all, and has lovely little bubbles floating to the top along the side of the glass. The head was about two fingers after I first poured it, but after a moments it dissipates to about half a finger's worth. The bubbles in the head are pretty big, creating a lovely soapy monster on top of the beer. It has a very lovely amount of lacing throughout the session.

SMELL

The smell isn't quite as intense as I expected. That being said, it's got a lot of aroma coming out of it - tons of American hops giving off a lovely blend of citrus, orange, some grapefruit, and juicy fruitiness. Other than the hops, I am getting some lovely sweet malt character (from the "Anerican" malt they mention in the description). There's a honey-like quality which is mouth watering. The fruity character is almost like a fruit juice that you'd find at a mega mart - notes of peach, pineapple, and mango come through.

TASTE

I love Three Floyds' IPAs - this has the typical FFF IPA flavor, though slightly less intense and much maltier. There's a lot of orange and grapefruit in this on the front of the tongue, followed swiftly by notes of peach, mango, and a lot of pine character. This isn't nearly as bitter as Dreadnaught or the other FFF IPAs, which leaves a lot more room for a nice malt flavor that compliments the hops wonderfully. The malt provides a sexy blend of toffee and caramel. This drinks a lot like a bitter fruit juice - you get tons of wonderful fruitiness and sweetness at the front of the tongue, and after you swallow a delicious bitterness remains in your mouth. The alcohol is nonexistent on the tongue.

MOUTHFEEL

Broo Doo has a nice amount of sweetness and malt character up front, then finishes dry. This combination makes this beer drinkable AS HELL. It's very smooth, and has minimal carbonation which makes the flavor linger long after you sip. This is one of those beers that could catch up to you quick because it's easy to knock back a few in a night! It's not nearly as dry as Dreadnaught, which contributes to the complexity of the overall experience of the beer.

OVERALL

You'll want to buy this beer in doubles, if not triples. Not nearly as intense as Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf, this beer could be a session beer for hopheads without completely blowing out your palette. The fresh hops that are used in this beer may be slightly different then what you may be used to in a an IPA, but they make for a wonderfully rich and complex flavor profile that will make you crave the flavor the longer you go without taking a sip. Three Floyds seems to make 2 IPAs for every other beer they have, but when they taste this good you can see why. I don't know exactly what the meaning is behind the imagery on this pink and sparkly label (a troll, a princess, a unicorn, and a rainbow?), but I don't feel the least bit un-manly drinking from such a "precious" bottle.

Cheers!

Photo of THANAT0PSIS
4.92/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Three Floyds Broo Doo

Appearance: Three Floyds take on the fresh, “wet” hop style pale ale pours a golden, yellow with hues of orange with soapsuds-like head amounting to nearly two fingers. This inevitably slides down the glass revealing an already impressive lacing and coalesces into a thick, white crust. There is a visible moderate carbonation, but nothing out of the ordinary. Really the only gripe to be had here is the color, which is just slightly lighter than may be desirable in a pale ale. Hopefully this is not indicative of a thin malt body.

Aroma: Pine notes are everywhere in this beer, as are pineapples, peaches, and oranges. Honestly, this beer smells like opening up a pack of Starburst, without all the suggestions of artificial flavors. Based on the style, this incredibly fruity opening is not at all surprising; this is very clearly a spotlight for the hops to steal. Still, that does not mean that the malt does not make an appearance; indeed, it is there in a caramel, sweet capacity, suggesting that the light color was a red herring. This beer smells excellent; it is a real bouquet of bombastic hop flavor followed by a moderate malt backbone.

Taste: How does Three Floyds do it? Oranges, tangerines, and peaches smack the tongue immediately, but not in an overly bitter way. These flavors are followed quickly by and mingle with pine and pineapples, creating a fruit cocktail of hop flavor throughout the mouth. Next in this tropical conga line of flavor is the sweet malt that simply exists to give balance to the beer and make it more palatable. Finally, lemons, lemon curd, and rindy, citrus bitterness lend a dryness to the finish. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is medium, as alluded to in the appearance, but there is a definite creaminess and thickness to the body. Furthermore, possibly due to the “wet” hops, the mouthfeel is incredibly sticky in an awesome way. The hops also impart an acceptable astringency throughout the mouth, which really makes itself known in the dry aftertaste. As has been mentioned in reviews of Hopslam and Double Trouble, this astringency forces the drinker to continue imbibing this excellent elixir, which is a wonderful, wonderful thing.

Overall: This is one of the finest beers that have ever passed these lips. This is my first experience with the “wet” hop style of pale ales, and I feel that this example will be extremely hard to top. As a result of this excellent beer, I will actively seek out other examples of this style. My only regret is that I purchased only one of these amazing brews during my recent trip to FFF. The wait until this beer makes its way to Wisconsin will be agonizing. 19/20

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