Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #40
ABV:
7%
Score:
95
Ranked #969
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 9.37%
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
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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
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Reviews by MaxSpang:
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -25.1%
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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Photo of MattyG85
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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Photo of bstyle
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of samie85
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear golden amber with a three finger, pearl colored head that sticks around for awhile.

S-Smells of mostly mango, with some pine and orange with a little bit of caramel.

T-Piny and orange upfront with a bit of caramel malt and finishes with a slight bitterness.

M-Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation and smooth, crisp mouthfeel.

D-Really easy drinking with a great nose and a pretty solid flavor profile.

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Photo of forummember
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Shoo65
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9-25-14

A - Clean amber body with bright white ~2" head, head lingers for a long time.

S - Loaded with citrus, pine, and sweet malt.

M/T - Very clean hop flavors with nice balance and good finish.

O - A very good and easy drinking Harvest Ale. I would like to taste this side by side with Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale. Not sure who would come out on top. Should be no surprise that 3 Floyds makes a good wet hopped pale ale. Prost!

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Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jaewoo
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMoney575
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 11-22-08
Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange/amber with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is all fresh hops.

Taste is strong hops, quite bitter, very fresh, fruity, and flowery.

Mouthfeel is good, resiny to go with the hops.

Drinkability is good, but this is a very bitter beer.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

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Photo of beesy
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of hpeli
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of AKuehn47
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of blankenhoney
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from 9.25.14, enjoyed out of a teku

A: Slightly hazy shade of brassy orange

S: Light melon musk; resin and pine; candied or carmelized citrus peel

T: Slightly syrupy pine, orange peel, and resin. There's a nice spicy bite on the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bitter.

M: Sticky, syrupy, dry, and lightly vinous.

O: An enjoyable beer that didn't really stand out for me. I liked it a lot last year, but now I think it can't compete with Founders Harvest Ale.

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Photo of Indy_Josh2
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juliusseizure
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of surlytheduff
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Beerdregs
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 22oz bomber. Light orange color with ample 1 to 1.5 finger head

S: copious amounts of apple-like hop aroma.

T: medium sweetness with hops all across the tastebuds that taste pretty consistent through the swallow.

M: medium bodied with an oily resinous mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation.

O: excellent harvest ale. One of the best harvest ales on the market IMO. Will def. seek this out again the next time I'm in Indiana (probably never).

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Photo of unclekeith
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1946 ratings