Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,894
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
387
Gots:
229
For Trade:
9
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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 MattyG85
4.6/5  rDev +9%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz. Brown glass. Colourful label art. Branded pink & green pry-off crown cap.

Purchased at 3 Floyds a few days ago. Served cold into a pilsner glass. Expectations are high given the wet hopping and 3 Floyds' high reputation.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. White colour. Nice frothiness and creaminess. Good overall even consistency. Decent complexion. Retention is nie - about 4-5 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Cloudy copper of nice vibrance. No yeast is visible within. Translucent but nontransparent.

It's a nice look for an IPA, but isn't groundbreaking. I'm looking forward to trying it.

AROMA: Dank hop presence: pine, resins, hop oils, floral notes, orange peel, melon, tangerine, and spicy hops. Caramalt, pale malts, and 3 Floyds' usual syrupy cotton candy sweetness.

The hoppy notes aren't as vivid or expressive as you'd hope for in a wet hop IPA, but there's plenty of diversity to the hop profile. This aroma, while of below average intensity, suggests a nicely complex IPA with plenty of flavour.

I find no overt yeast notes, off-notes, or booze.

TASTE: Hop bitterness is well balanced by the caramalt, pale malt, and syrupy candied sweetness in the malt backbone. Hop notes are diverse, with floral character, piney notes, resins, mild oils, tangerine, melon, rind, and spice.

It's balanced, yes, but it honestly isn't that hoppy to begin with. The hop notes - whilst impressively diverse - aren't as vivid, fresh, expressive, or deep as you'd expect in a world-class wet hop ale. There isn't much here for the discerning drinker in terms of subtlety and nuance, but I do like it, and it's well built for what it is. It's just not the hop bomb 3 Floyds would have us believe.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, lightly oily, somewhat refreshing, medium-bodied, and aptly thick and hefty on the palate, with a good overall presence and presentation of flavour. Clean and well-carbonated. Doesn't accentuate specific notes or elevate the beer as a whole, but it complements the taste decently.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not world-class. I'd buy it again if it were offered in 6-packs, but at this price point in bomber format - no thanks. Well worth trying, and enjoyable as an IPA, but further intricacy - and frankly, hop presence - is needed to elevate this into a style paragon.

High B

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12/23/16 impressions:

Briefer flavour duration than I remembered. Decent hop profile. I remembered it better.

Dry and scratchy on the palate.

Too much sweetness is trying to compensate for the hop bitterness.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle picked up at the brewery for $7. Pours into my glass a clear copper orange hue with a half inch of bubbly, sticky white head on top of the brew. Harvest colors for a harvest ale! Aromas blast out of the glass with huge tropical, citric dank hop resins. It literally smells like rubbing a hop cone between your fingers. Wow, it's hard to stop smelling this one. Some slightly sweet caramel in the background, but this is all about the hops.

First sip brings a caramel, lightly toasted grain malt quickly run over by a rush of hops. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors along with green oily hop resins. There's a big bitterness but it never becomes too much. Sorta spicy. A hop lover's dream, this is one tasty brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Perfect carbonation, this brew is incredibly easy to drink and a bomber goes down without the blink of an eye. Another triumph in hoppy goodness from Three Floyds, this time in a lower abv beer. Pick this one up at all costs and drink it fresh. My favorite wet hopped harvest ale I've sampled this year. I need more.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber with an ample, creamy and tightly-bubbled white head.
Aroma is hop city. Grass, citrus, sweet orange, pine, vinous and dank.
The dank hits my tongue first followed a bit of citrus and a middle piney and bitter, a bit of sweetness and then an almost-walnut like astringency to finish the sip.
Mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky.
Quite tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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