Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #40
Ranked #1,001
4.27 | pDev: 9.37%
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
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3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington, Jan 01, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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jkblr from Indiana, Oct 08, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Roguer from Georgia, Oct 11, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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BigGold from Mississippi, Jul 15, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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TheSixthRing from California, Feb 06, 2018
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4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Chris585 from Indiana, Nov 15, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Oct 29, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Oct 23, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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!!

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Hackattack from Indiana, Oct 19, 2017
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4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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drgonzo767 from Indiana, Dec 03, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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FriedSlug from North Carolina, Nov 30, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
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)

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NoYouDidnt from Indiana, Oct 24, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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FBarber from Illinois, Oct 20, 2016
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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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MattyG85 from Minnesota, Oct 20, 2016
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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jhartley from Florida, Oct 18, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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2beerdogs from California, Oct 17, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass bottled on 9/28

A: Huge head soapy small bubbled and White. Body is a slightly hazy burnt orange and amber.

S: lots of pine, aggressive spiciness almost a little Italian seasoning. smells like vines that are new.

T: Very nice soft pine, vine tastes, a touch of fruit, resin

M: Medium to slightly fuller beer is a touch creamy on the finish.

O: Excellent Harvest ale. That spicy Italian seasoning smell is different. Has a nicely aggressive green taste to it very good beer.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep yellow to amber in color, mostly clear. Ample off white head with very good retention. A pleasant but not overpowering aroma. Floral, grassy, spicy, faint tropical fruit notes. Nice malt character as well. Taste follows exactly, floral, grassy, spicy. Floral notes linger, along with some moderate bitterness. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Very nice fresh hop IPA from FFF.

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BSiegs from Illinois, Oct 16, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice yellow with minimal white head. The nose belies danker hops than the palate actually affords. The palate is more pine-dominated than the nose would lead one to believe. A nice med-light mouthfeel accompanies a decidedly solid nose and palate. Overall, a strong offering, if not quite on par with the other exceptional fresh-hop beers to be had out there (here's looking at you Founder's Harvest). Worth trying, an enjoyable drink, but not one that justifies bomber pricing.

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LAp from Ohio, Oct 13, 2016
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4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drunk on 10-8-16 from bomber dated 9-28-16. Fresh stuff! I think Broo Doo is best enjoyed with a background of other 3F hoppy ales in mind. What 3F does better than any other brewery, IMHO, is create a lot of such ales but still establish excellent contrast between them. Broo Doo is easily distinguished from its brethren. It has a crisp, light look that aptly telegraphs the crisp, light body. Very drinkable. The hop profile is green 'n' mean with a bracing bitterness that sneaks up on you on the finish. 3F avoids the temptation of over-hopping this; it's just the right amount. Further, the hops have that unified-yet-complex feel that is characteristic of so many 3F beers. Malt is light but amply present. This brew is a real treat and something to look forward to in early fall. A favorite harvest ale.

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Matt_Rouge from Indiana, Oct 09, 2016
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4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at 3 floyds. Pours the color of apricots with flecks of golden sunshine. Had a 2 finger head that left great lacing on the glass. The fresh hops were right there in smell and taste. Exceptionally well balanced. Would drink this daily if I could.

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3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Modest finger deep head, the bubbles are large and loose so there is swift evaporation, just off-white color, the lacing is fat yet without strong stickiness. Warmly opaque liquid, full orange color that is not quite amber, plenty of yellow around the rims and glass bottom, sizable amount of larger bubbles spread throughout. Wet pine needles, on the dank side, lots of herbal and earthy matter, some cocoa and caramel but a surprising lack of citrus scents as well as muddled pineapple, peach, mango fruit, as a result hits your nostrils like a blunt object. Full-bodied, the carbonation gives it some lift and separation during the mouth entry but it quickly becomes like getting stuck in a beanbag chair. Honey, molasses and caramel add flavor more than actual sweetness. The orange, pink grapefruit citrus gains breadth in the mid-palate and helps the pineapple, apricot, peach fruit get some spring in its step. The grassiness and toasted bread crusts lends bite and a slightly more erect posture at the end, peppery too. Still, more resinous than drying or bitter with a malty, buttery blanket to tuck you in. The heaviness fatigues the palate.

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farrago from New Jersey, Feb 01, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Light Gold
S - Fruits/Bread
T - Fruit/Bread with a fairly strong hop overtones.
M - Light & crisp in the mouth.
O - Certainly has that signature FFF taste, but seems a little more raw and less refined than some of their similar offerings.

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rodoubleb from Indiana, Dec 30, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, bottled on 9/24/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, apricot, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy hop earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent bitterness after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness; with increasing dryness and bitterness through the glass as more hop oils linger on the palate. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible harvest IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Dec 25, 2015
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