Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #41
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,103
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 9.15%
Reviews:
500
Ratings:
1,977
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 500 | Ratings: 1,977 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds is newly distributed to MI so I gladly snagged a sixer of this, especially since there seems to be wet hopped ales lacking in my area. No date seen but assumed fresh (duh).
Poured into a tulip glass. Looks deep golden yellow, bone white head and awesome sticky lacing on the entire glass as the beer goes down.
Orange and citrus aromas, peel, pith and flesh. Pine needles round it out.
Taste is similar. Oranges, grapefruit and lemon zest, floral notes too. Light caramel detected but this is all hops. Big sticky and thick feel. Astringent and building finish.
For as long as this one’s been around my first go at it was impressive. I had three in a row because it was so tasty! This feels and tastes like a classic, old school IPA. Well done and surely a beer I’ll look forward to every year.

Oct 15, 2021
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz gusher bottle!! into Ellison spiral glass.
No date that I can see.

Once the mess clears, I'm able to pour what's left (roughly 80%) into my glass. It's a beautiful honey glow with a creamy cap of 1 finger. Rings of lace as it recedes. Very nice.

Aroma from the bottle is hop spoilage and amber malt. Aroma from the glass is much the same with the addition of tangerine and pineapple. More toasted grain.

Flavor brings bright citrus interwoven with amber malt and slight nutty malt. Some hints of citrus peel on the back end. It's flavorful and toasty.

Feel is tight and crisp, with some slight acidity and heavy carbonation. Medium bodied. Alcohol heat is nowhere to be found. Crisp finish.

Overall, this is a very smooth beer. I was unaware of it being an IPA, as the bottle just says "harvest ale". Once I logged on I was a bit skeptical of the "world-class" rating, but this beer stands up pretty straight. Again, it doesn't make me think "fall" but it's very enjoyable nonetheless. Definitely check it out.

Price paid : $1.69 / bottle
Would buy again : yep

Jan 12, 2021
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Mdog from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy gold, big head.

Smell: Oranges, citrusy.

Taste: Tingly bitterness to start, then mild sweetness backed with solid grapefruit and orange bitterness.

Overall: Very nice IPA from 3 Floyds, I was a little worried it might be too orange juice-like from the aroma, but it was more of a classic IPA with plenty of bitterness. Good stuff.

Nov 01, 2020
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garymuchow from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Letting this warm up some helps it quite a bit. It is more bitter than most harvest ales and it can be quite sharp when cold. Mellows nicely and blends more when warm, although it is still well developed. Nice light orange color (places the mind in autumn) with a little cloudiness. Nice full off-white to biege colored top.
Nice soft fresh hop flavors. No fruit just the sense of freshness and light green flavor of many this time of year. Moderately light body. Can get a sense of the 7% in the drink. but a good feel overall.
This is a nice drink overall. Worth searching for this time of year.

Oct 11, 2020
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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful copper body, with just a touch of opaqueness and a fantastic off-white head that falls quickly but provides lots of sticky lacing down the glass. This one has sticky, piney, malty West Coast IPA written all over it. And few breweries make better looking non-hazy APAs/IPAs than 3Fs.

Fresh, sweet, malty, piney, floral, citrusy, and pithy on the nose. Some mild tropical fruits in the background. Not a hop bomb by any means -- actually surprisingly subdued -- but what's there is exactly what I was hoping for and expecting in a 3F wet-hopped ale.

Taste follows, and comes through with the resiny, pithy, malty-sweet, grapefruit-bitter flavors. But it comes off a little flat and single-layered. Incredible, pithy grapefruit aftertaste.

Incredibly soft and silky and not sticky at all, past the pithy coating on the teeth. Well carbonated, which adds to the velvety feel, even though the body of the beer is light-to-medium. I actually like a little bit of stickiness and chew in these kind of beers, so the lack of such is my only complaint.

Oct 08, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy if JohnnyHops.
Slightly hazy copper. Moderate foamy head with nice lacing.
Very similar to other IPA’s from 3F. And it’s not a bad thing. The hops tend to be more on the herbal and citrus side with a biscuit malt profile. There does seem to be a fruity cereal component.
Overall: if you like 3 Floyd’s ipa’s you’ll like this. Extra bonus: no stupid ass troll on the label.

Oct 05, 2020
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer pours an apricot color with a white head grounding the glass.

Smell - I think my favorite part of the beer was the nose. It smelled like hopped Fruity Pebbles.

Taste - In a big way, there is grapefruit, citrus, and bitter grass. There was some maltiness to the backbone. Green apple notes follow with a dry aftertaste that left me wanting more.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation was fairly aggressive and brushed away the sweetness quickly.

Overall - As many times as I’ve had this one, I am long overdue for a review. I really enjoy this one.

Sep 26, 2020
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rapayn01 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to the generosity of a neighbor, I had a tall boy can of this last November. My review: Wow! It's got wonderful hop flavor, which hits my sweet spot perfectly.

Aug 17, 2020
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

As usual old bro Milan kills it with his boxes. Can't believe I took this long to knock out this review.

Pours a dull orange/brass color. 1/3" white head. Aroma leaned more citrus than tropical. Pine. Seemed like some Chinook. They didn't skimp on the malt bill either.

Taste was a fully older school bitterness coming in around the 75ibu level. It wasn't just grapefruit on the citrus, did have a legit lightly sweetened orange note to it. Hefty malt bill kicked around usual descriptors of toffee and caramel. Some wet hopped beers have a big green pepper vibe to them, this did not beyond what seemed like the normal effects you get out of Chinook. I don't even know if this had Chinook, just tasted like it. More stone fruit if you search for it than tropical impact, this just wasn't that tropical dank kind of ipa. Its like if you made a less roasty/malty Celebration Ale.

Apr 14, 2020
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Super filtered OJ, wide bands of ivory lace.

S: Resinous pine and equally strong orange rind done better than most.

T: Follows nose to my delight.

F: Off-dry juicy average carbonation.

O: West coaster bliss.

Jan 01, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 09-24-19 (14 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours mostly bright honey colored amber with sticky bone colored head. The head recedes slowly to a thick cap and leaves complete lacing. The aroma is candied orange, tangerine, pine, and a hint of toffee / caramel. The taste is liquid form of the aroma. Bitter pine, candied orange, grapefruit, toffee, caramel all jump in and our with each sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is definitely some sticky hop shellac, but no cloying quality. Overall, excellent, and a decent value in 12 oz bottles now. Very old school, but I miss beers like this being available consistently.

Oct 08, 2019
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden, nearly transparent ale, topped by an easy two fingers of snow white foam. Retention and lacing are excellent.

Aroma is light biscuit and wildflower honey. Something about .... hops? Is that hops?

Dear lord, yes, that's a ton of hops on the nose. Grapefruit, mango, lemon, mandarin orange, green leaf, grass, pineapple. Some minor sharp herbs - oregano - and pepper, but the main thrust is tropical and citrus juice backed by leafy vegetal tones.

Flavor follows: this really is a hop-forward brew, featuring fresh but familiar hop tones floating on a pale cracker malt base with touches of honey and caramel grains. Hops are bitter, bright, biting, and aggressive; it's a very old-school, nearly West Coast representation of hoppy goodness. Leafy greens, grapefruit pith and peel, lemon, orange, pine, and just a touch of dankness.

Lively and crisp on the palate, although it's a touch syrupy on the second half - a little surprising for a 7% ABV single IPA.

A really excellent brew that really showcases the hops without reinventing the IPA.

Oct 11, 2018
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, stamped (apparently) “BOTTLED ON 10-2-17,” into tulip. Typically wet hop oil-saturated harvest ale, balanced nicely by the distinctive glazed nut and toffee malt body.

Jul 15, 2018
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TheSixthRing from California

3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From tasting notes 10/13/17
Had on-tap at 3 Floyds Brewing in Munster, IN

Appearance - Served up in a 10oz nonic, crystal clear and brilliant golden orange in color with a thin layer of suds sitting atop. A good amount of lacing patterns the glass in broken sheeting and lesser spotting.

Smell - The aroma is citrusy with fresh orange peel and a touch of tropical fragrance. A bit of leafy green character ties it together.

Taste - Follows the nose, though a bit more tame than expected. Moderate citrusy bite with a solid backing of leafy character. Orange essence becomes the dominant force by mid-taste, driving that flavor strong into the finish and leaving an orange impression that coats the taste buds well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in bowy with fair carbonation. Smooth drinker but the finish is rather watery.

Overall - A pretty darn tasty Wet Hop IPA that unfortunately suffers from a limp, watery body. A shame.

Feb 06, 2018
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Chris585 from Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fresh hop perfection on the nose and mouthfeel. Taste is typical, very refreshing and juicy. Fruity, light pine and sweet malt. Bitter at the end and medium dryness. Very good beer, have always had it in the Fall.

Nov 15, 2017
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you bstyle for this
22 oz bottle poured into a teku

A- A clear bright copper color with a three finger white head

S- Piney, slightly dank, floral, citrus, mandarin oranges, some stone fruit, touch of tropical fruits, some sweet malts.

T- Oranges, citrus, pine, resin, floral, some sweet bread, slightly tropical.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very nice classic IPA, great bitter finish. Worth seeking out.

Oct 29, 2017
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle; after all these years I finally picked up a Broo Doo!
Fluffy ivory colored head caps a caramel colored ale. Piney nose with caramel malt, faint fruitiness. Hoppy, bold orange zest and pith, some grapefruit and pine, bready caramel malt adds sweetness. Medium-full body, creamy and resinous, bitter and dry finish with hop resins coating the palate. Very solid fresh hop IPA & very enjoyable, however, considering its price, I most likely wouldn't get it again.

Oct 23, 2017
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Hackattack from Indiana

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

I went to the brewery today and this was one I drank there. I have never seen this one before so what a treat it was. The notes/ commercial description are pretty much spot on. Really good!!

Oct 19, 2017
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drgonzo767 from Indiana

4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass (all I have on hand) from a bomber bought at The Keg in Clarksville IN for $9.99. Bottled date stamped 9/28/16.

A: Golden orange. Two finger head, lots of lacing. Settles into a nice foam floater.
S: Light citrus, pineapple, earthy, hint of grass. Not overpowering, floral and balanced.
T: I'm no expert, but here it goes: pineapple, tangerine, some passion fruit and peach, then a hint of grass, a bit of some spice I can't quite put my finger on, then some malt caramel and bready taste, a bit sweet but doesn't take away from the fruit hit. No acidity like some IPA's. So balanced, tastes are subtle on each other, nothing overpowers.
F: Light, creamy for an IPA. Decent carbonation. Light oil followed by a clean mouth. Light dryness. Very nice.
O: Complex, balanced, so many IPA's now smack you in the head and this is not one of them, it is almost delicate in the balance and taste. A great overall offering, not sure if worth the bomber price a second time around but I would for sure hit a couple of these on tap. I recommend picking up one of these.

Dec 03, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy gold beer with a foamy off white head that leaves lacing everywhere. Smells like oranges, flowers and pine. The taste is pleasantly sweet, floral and has a lot of orange and pine. This is a really tasty beer.

Nov 30, 2016
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NoYouDidnt from Indiana

3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark gold with orange tints. Aroma, pop of citrus hops. Some orange and mango. A bit of pine. Taste- has a bit of mint on the front. Also kind of a little clover you'd pick from the yard and eat as a kid. Little more of those citrus flavors. Some bitterness in the end here. Doesn't linger. Finishes a bit sweet. Overall, fresh, and you can almost taste the whole cone. It has a warming quality to it. showed the harvest off well. (Born Yesterday was better though NYD)

Oct 24, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light orange color. Cloudy but mildly so without the hazy opaqueness of a NE style IPA. Thin velvety white head shows excellent retention lasting for as long as the beer itself lasts.

Aroma is pungent and fresh with notes of orange, grapefruit, pine, sap, light caramel malt notes. Really lovely aroma.

Taste has notes of grapefruit, orange, pine, sap, dried grassy notes and a strong prominent caramel malt backbone.

Feel is light to medium bodied, smooth albeit it somewhat slick and oily. Light carbonation.

Overall its a really well done "wet hop" IPA. Lovely flavors and profile.

Oct 20, 2016
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stone Tap in Hudson, Wisconsin. 12 oz. pour in a shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a bright amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine. Big citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple. Earthy and floral hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel and cracker along with yeast. A very good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with some yeast. A great juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A great Fresh Hop IPA. Big citrus fruit and pine hop flavor.

Oct 20, 2016
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beerjerk666 from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Snorkel glass.
Bottled 09-28-16.

Appearance: Clear, filtered light orange body, with a 1/2 finger's worth of head, from a semi-aggressive pour. Head has a soft pillowy look to it. Tons of lacing!

Aroma: Plenty of citrus: orange and grapefruit. Pineapple. Some soft pine needles.

Taste: This has a lot going on. Grapefruit and pine, some papaya sweetness and some pineapple, without the acidity. All the flavors are soft and compliment each other without one dominating more than the other.

Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel without being abrasive. A nice amount of carbonation.

Overall: A truly awesome beer, but coming from 3 Floyd's there was no doubt about that! Love these wet hop ales! They can be so complex and yet simple at the same time. This is one of those delicious beers that you don't want to end or the bottle to stop flowing.

Huge thanks to Hopgoddess312 for this one!

Oct 18, 2016
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2beerdogs from California

4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big Thanks to Hopgodess312 for this 3F beauty.
Pours sunburnt orange in hue. Puffy white head leaps upward, and settles to a finger or so. Nice, sticky lacing.
Smell is sweet citrus at first with a hint of sweet acidic pineapple. A bit of pine sap comes through as well.
taste is much more complex. The cities comes through more specifically as tangerine, the tropical notes are pineapple meets mango. But then a nice peach comes in as well. Juicy, wet, spot on ripe peach. Then a bit of green vegetal. And again a hint of pine going in the direction of dank. The malt comes through lite and sweet. Nothing is over the top.
Mouthfeel is full enough, finishes between creamy and slick.
A very well-rounded "wet" harvest IPA.

Oct 17, 2016
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