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
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1,894
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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229
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2.74/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Tap House Grille in St. Charles, IL.

A- Bright orange with one finger head that leaves a nice lacing

S- Unfortunately it is served very cold and leaves only faint piney hop scents as it warms

T- Very piney flavor and harsh alcohol backbone, would definitely like to have this about 10 degrees warmer but I ordered spicy food and was unable to stop myself from drinking it quickly :(

M- Kind of astringenty with tons of alcohol burn, not very pleasant

O- Really disappointed in this one may try again in a bottle where I have more control over serving temp.

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2.84/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks, Todd! This is apparently an October release, delivered to me 3 months later. Joy! Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

This is not apricot in color - rather, it's golden amber, with a fluffy white head that rises decently to the top of the glass and dissipates after about 15 minutes later into a modest ring. Bubbles do show in a relatively effervescent manner, but they too die down. Slightly cloudy, with a good deal of sediment. Usually FFF delivers in terms of appearance - not so much here.

Smells extremely mild, which is especially strange given that this is a wet hop beer. Big notes of honey coated with lemon rinds, light grapefruit, and pine. Some pepper and indistinguishable floral notes. Yes, it's a bit old at this point, but this honestly should have held up better after about 90 days, especially for a wet hop beer. There's a brief green bell pepper vegetal notes underneath, as well as some earthiness and toffee, but otherwise honey is ridiculously predominant here. Could be better.

The flavor continues the trend set from the aroma, providing a bomb of honey, toffee, and faded citrus varieties. Grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and maybe some apricot, but otherwise this seems to be a shell of what it once was or could be. There's an acrid earthiness that melds with the honey to slightly disconcerting results, as well as a brief peppercorn/bell pepper finish that is slightly unique but fizzles out with the extra honey topping the entire process. Finishes with toffee as well as a slight buttery flavor, but miraculously crisp and clean at the finish. Not difficult to drink, and the alcohol and carbonation is just right, but it's really underwhelming overall.

Man, FFF is really hit or miss with their seasonal releases, it seems. I've had Dreadnaught 2-3 months old and it was drinking fine. This probably started to turn about 1-2 months in, and I KNOW that FFF is better of making a beer that holds up better than this. At the same time, something tells me that, just like most wet hop beers, this should have been a tap only release and the bottling was somewhat volatile in maintaining its freshness. Approach with caution, especially if you're aware of when it was bottled.

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3.03/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Lucas from Local BIF 3 for this one. A bottle with the weirdest artwork I've ever, and I think WILL ever see. WTF is that anyway?!?!? Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Standard pour yields a 3 finger off-white head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear light orange-yellow. Lacing is string and spotty with decent stick.

S: Hops, cane sugar, subtle citrus, tea leaves, and caramel. Almost like an English bitter.

T: Hops, tea leaf bitterness, citrus, all strung together on a nice, malt backbone. Tea is the second dominant flavor here though and although appreciated, it takes away from the crispness of the taste, replacing it with a more toned down flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with surprisingly little carbonation. Very smooth and dull which doesn't do much to help the flavor. Finish is rather clean with little lingering aftertaste.

D: A solid IPA albeit not a run of the mill creation. The tea leaf flavor is much appreciated but a bit out of place. Still, a nice offering from FFF that's definitely worth trying.

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3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber with a rose hue and a persistent off-white collar originating from a moderate head.

A little pungent in aroma, with grapefruit zest, honey, and a pine needle blanketed forest floor. Cat, rug, and graham arise as it warms.

In flavor I get cornbread malt, floral elements, grapefruit, and light pine.

Light, crisp, soft and fizzy. Tangy and frothy mid palate finishing semi-dry.

Most recent review on a one week old bottle 10/8/2016.

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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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3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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