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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
Reviews:
478
Ratings:
1,880
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
18.72%
 
 
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225
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Photo of SerialHiker
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep golden apricot…fluffy, cloud-like off white head formed and a finger width remains…dense color, not overly transparent, though I can see tons of bubble action when I look close…good looking brew…(4/5)

Smell: Got earthy/piney hops aroma as I poured it, very hop forward…when I stick my nose in the glass, I get tons of (mouthwatering!) robust earthy/piney/musty/resinous hops mixed with strong caramel/toffee malt aromas…sweet and some mild citrus (orange, mandarin)…it’s nice, but I fear the hops have lost a bit of life over the past few months, leaving the sweet caramel/toffee malt to dominate…side note, I definitely get a little bubblegum, tropical fruitiness from the inside of the bottle…(3.75/5)

Taste: Much like the nose, wet hops abound…tons of robust/musty/earthy/piney/resinous hops flavor up front followed by sweet caramel malts…the flavor is somewhat robust but not overly exotic or dynamic…this brew certainly doesn’t have the same life that I normally find from FFF…it has their classic sweet/caramel malt flavor, but lacks in the zesty citrus flavors that I normally expect from them…I do get a touch of lemony citrus bitterness, but it’s faint and certainly could be more…rather straight forward and somewhat plain…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body…light to medium carbonation brings a hint of lemon/citrus bitterness…chewy, smooth, a touch dry in the finish…the feel is really the liveliest part of the brew and saves it from mediocrity…(4/5)

Overall: This is a good brew, but I’m sadly thinking it’s lost a step over the last 4 months as Broo Doo wss bottled in October...the hops flavor is not zesty, lively or fresh and barely hangs on to the sweet caramel malts that dominate the flavor at this point…it’s good and drinkable, but just leaves my palate wanting…I’ve had other IPA’s (Clown Shoes Supa Hero being one) that were a bit aged, caramel malt dominant, but where the citrus hops, or any hops for that matter, still were apparent and influential in the overall flavor…I’m a huge fan of Three Floyds and would put that brewery up there with the best and maybe only second to Bell’s (born and raised in MI), but this brew was a bit disappointing…I wouldn’t recommended rushing to the store in Michigan City, IN where I got this from, but I would try it again next fall when it was a lot fresher…(3.5/5)

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Photo of headbucket
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

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Photo of morimech
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a bit timid with weak hints of citrus and sweet malt. Has a nice flavor but maybe the hops have faded a bit because there is not much flavor coming from them. Bitterness is detectable but the flavor is lacking. The malt gives a very sweet flavor that it slightly cloying. The body is medium with very good carbonation that is low and gives a nice soft texture. This is the first 3F beer that I have had that has a lower ABV so the alcohol does not get in the way of the flavor. I am not really impressed so far. Nice beer overall but I would of liked some more hop charactor.

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Photo of mothman
3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared by kbutler1

Pours 1/4 finger of white head. Color is a peach orange.

Aroma: a lot of fruit up front. Mangoes, oranges, pineapple. Floral hops and bready malts.

Taste: Tons of grapefruit citurs. Floral hops and bready malts again. A decent balance to this. Mandarin oranges and mangoes also show.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with a hop resin feel.

Overall, a decent wet but, but a bit too malty. Decent drinkability here. I did like all the fruit flavors.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love these Harvest Ales. Pours dark amber in color with a nice rocky two inch head. Spotty lacing is left on the glass. Smell is bittering hops. Taste is juicy bittering hops with a substantial malt backbone for support. As easy drinking of an IPA that I've ever had. Smooth, and juicy on mouthfeel. I could drink a ton of this stuff.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate golden color. Heavy sized head on first pour. Ok aroma-basically grassy hops with a piney/resin scent. Soild malt flavor with a moderate hop bitterness. Big hop flavor. Well balanced between the 2. A tad thin in places though that does not make for a bad beer. A lot of flavor for sure but at 7% I am expecting a bit more in all departments.

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Photo of Cresant
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada hops glass. A hard pour created a huge manilla envelop colored head. Splotchy lace remained. The body was semi-cloudy, orange/copper colored. This label is one of the most bizarre I have ever seen. Acid trip through a little girls toy drawer - Trolls, rainbows and fairies, oh my!

Smell was piney hops. Pungent yumminess. Stone fruits.

Taste was medium malty, syrupy sweetness overpowered by citrus hops bitterness. Not as bold as Dreadnaught. There is a fall-like wholesomeness. Rich, warm and bready.

Mouthfeel was thinner than expected. Not very grainy or husky.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Photo of bheilman
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

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Photo of kruthar
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up at my local craft beer store, first time i had ever seen it and got really interested.

A - Rich golden color almost like an apple juice pour. Light creamy colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Smells of a pretty traditional IPA crisp sweet strong hop smell, beautiful.

T - now here is the rub. really the only taste im getting is straight bitter. watery entry, very bitter taste, none of the sweet taste that i had hoped for in the smell.

M - smooth beginning that has a carbonated bite finish.

D - The bitter ness is a great thing if that is your style, but for those that don't thoroughly enjoy the bitterness this could be a sipper.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a big FFF trade with thomashardy. Thanks heaps for the awesome trade!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, off-white head with great retention. Perfectly clear with higher carbonation evident. Orange peel color when held to the light, but more burnt orange when not. Head slowly fades to a full film and clings to the sides. A good wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Big nose for sure. Pale malts, caramel, and lost of hops. Loads of citrus, lemon and orange, and lots of grapefruit. Big, bad, hoppy nose for sure. Impressive.

TASTE: Pale malts and some caramel notes up front, but they're soon brushed aside by lots of bitter, bitingly bitter hops. Grapefruit for sure, and more pine comes through here than I'd expected from the nose. Lots of bitterness. Aftertaste is big and very persistent with bitterly bitter bitterness and more bitterness. There is definitely some hop flavor there, but it's almost too bitter for its own good.

PALATE: Medium body but quite light on the palate. Still quite creamy and somewhat smooth, goes down fine and finishes slightly fry on the palate. Slightly lighter than I'd hoped, but fine otherwise.

OVERALL: This was one bitter bastard. Lots of hops all over the place, and plenty of hop flavor, but the overriding bitterness almost ruined a really good thing. A little less bitterness would allow some of the flavor to come out a little more, but if you're a fan of crazy bitter brews, you'll love this one. I enjoyed it and would gladly drink another, though I think I'd have to mentally prepare myself for another encounter.

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Photo of AdamThomas
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfect amber color with little to no translucence through the rich amber color.

S: The smell is one of the high notes of the brew. It smells like a rich IPA. My nose does not pick up on the fruity notes the bottle states.

T: I was a little let down by the taste. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE 3F but I expected a bit more bite out of this brew or a little more sweet to the 1st taste. It's little on both. It has a strong hoppy presence - good for a Hop Head like myself but not much of any interesting "Not Normal" hop flavor complex that represents the 3F line.

M: Really good body to this beer.

O: A flavorful beer that captures the IPA characteristics.

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Photo of Heres2Beer
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything FFF's. I saw this in WI at Casanova, had to pick one up.

Served into a tulip from a 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance - Very nice deep copper hue with a tight laced white head. Quickly faded into a typical fresh hopped beer.

Smell - Nothing spectacular. Had a huge simcoe nose, really earthy, no citrus hops like I expected from FFF, but that's not a bad thing, just different.

Taste - Lots of simcoe hops, piney, pungent, no citrus hops. Really not a lot of malt here, I expected a bit more.

Mouthfeel - Very nice. Not too thing, coats the mouth briefly with the fresh hopped flavor, doesn't linger.

Overall - 3.5, not another spectacular release from 3 FFF's. I wouldn't trade for it that's for sure. However, it's worth a purchase if you can get it in your local market.

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Photo of rodoubleb
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
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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Photo of blankenhoney
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
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 denver10
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Pours golden with a white head and great lacing to the sides of glass. Aroma is floral,nutty, a touch of citrus rind, and some toast. Flavor i s similar with the addition of some tropical fruits and pine. A crisp, light mouthfeel. Overall, solid wet hop beer. Wouldn't spend $10 for the bomber of it again though.

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Photo of nickd717
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber via trade thanks to dug.

Pours clear golden-amber with a medium-sized white head that lasts and good lacing.

Sweet aroma, with honey and pale malt along with citrusy hops and tropical fruit notes.

Nice flavor, although the hops are a little less prominent than I expected. Hop character is mainly citrusy with orange and pineapple. Lots of honey malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard for an IPA. Medium body and carbonation, some hop oils.

This is pretty good, but it's one of the few FFF offerings I've had where I wasn't THAT impressed. Drinkable at least.

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Photo of billab914
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy bright orange color wit ha one finger white head. Good lacing on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste has some of the citrus as well but pine and bitterness dominate the flavor. Taste reminds me a lot of Ruination.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's very bitter and piney which effects drinkability for me. Could have used a little more citrus flavor to smooth it out.

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Photo of farrago
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Photo of RuckusDu
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - One finger mother of pearl colored head. Very clear apple juice looking body. Does not look like something I would gravitate towards.

S - The best part of this beer. Piney, floral, and a hint of sugar cane.

T - A typical IPA that is well balanced. Same as nasal notes but with some kumquat and grapefruit.

M - feels great with nice carbonation and then sucks the saliva from your mouth. Extra bitter back-end.

O - A decent IPA, but nothing special. This was a gift that I am very greatfull for, but don't need to go out of my to try again. Then again, there are not a whole lot of IPAs I would go out of my way to try.

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Photo of zrab11
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice straw color with a 2 in head. Has really good lacing throughout

S-Has a nice piney aroma up front, I also et some citrus and hop notes as well.

T-Has a cirtus tropical flavor up front followed by a nice malty flavor in the middle and then ends with a carmel crisp hop flavor

M-Medium Bodied with good carbonation

D-OVerall this was a very tasty beer. Nice wet hop offering.. I think i prefer Founders wet hop beer just tad better. I think this one is just a little too dry at times to wet my whistle. But overall a solid brew and i would very much like to have it on tap sometime.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and spicy herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice spicy hop presence that comes through more in the flavor.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy orange body with an ample white head. Sticky foam clings inside the glass.

Smell - Musty pine hops. Resiny with some grapefruit notes. Lacks the hop presence of other Three Floyds IPAs.

Taste - Similar in hop profile to the nose, with a cracker malt flavor. Bitter in the finish and dry.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and fairly bitter, but still easy drinking.

Overall - While better than most IPAs, it's a little disapppointing. Looking for a juicier hop profile, but this falls just slightly flat compared to regular release from Three Floyds.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 rate.

Bottle, thanks Scott! Clear medium amber pour, slight head, tiny bubbles. Big, awesome piney, grapefruit skin nose. That's what I'm talkin about. Pretty bitter in the mouth. Without the complexity and awe of Dreadnaught, without the balance of Alpha King. Still, it's lively and fresh. Though I don't dig that long, almost chemical finish on this. That may wear on me.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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