Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Broo DooBroo Doo

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

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

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Photo of drgonzo767
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of FriedSlug
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
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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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 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 jhartley
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of 2beerdogs
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Photo of SomethingClever
4.22/5  rDev 0%
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 -0.7%
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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Photo of LAp
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of Matt_Rouge
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
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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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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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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 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 superspak
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of Riouxs
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz bottle. First time I tried this was on tap, and it was glorious then...and it is glorious now. I don't really know how to judge "look". It looks beautiful. It pours like a beautiful American IPA. Golden amber, in my house, in a glass for me. Smell is piney, fresh, and yes, glorious once again. So the taste I put a fat fiver on that. Fresh hopped, low carbonation, slightly creamy, great balance with a citrus and mild bitter finish. Damn, I wish they could pack more oz in this 22 oz capacity bottle. I only have one bottle, and that is a crying shame. Feels pretty good now that I am 90% done with this beauty. More please.

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Photo of Sabtos
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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Photo of Hop_God
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden orange . minimal taupe head

S:fresh hops. citrus, lemon, piney hops some bread

T: more sourdough bread, resinous hops, citrus on the back.

F: crisp but a bit harsh on the bite

O: pretty good, balanced well. needs refining

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm glad I traded for so many Three Floyds beers. This is the second one I've tried and just like the first (Amber Smashed Face) is excellent. Just a touch hoppy, but mostly fruity with pine and some sweet malt thrown into the mix

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date 09/23/2015 smearing away at the bottleneck. "Harvest Ale" No abv listed on the bottle. Typical Three Floyds. 7.00% abv according to BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden honey orange body, semi-translucent with lots of tiny sedimentation visible in the glass. About a finger of frothy, quickly fading off-white head. Some good strands of lacing.

S - A pleasant aroma - floral, fruity, yet slightly subdued. Not terribly piney or resinous. What strikes me most is the sweetened honey malts.

T - A delicious fruity flavor. Sweet juicy apricots & peaches galore, with a deliciously sweet honeyed malt backbone. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was brewed with honey. Very fruity & juicy, but not bitter, dank, or resinous. Very delicious stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Floral & juicy. Lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. No detectable alcohol presence.

Overall, very crisp, fresh, fruity, balanced, & delicious. An excellent seasonal IPA from Three Floyds. Very recommended.

Three Floyds Broo Doo -----4/5.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is great. Bright tropical fruits abound, with enough malt sweetness to balance out the higher ibus to make something pretty damn special. Bitter enough not to be weak, and assertive yet balanced enough not to be overbearing. Spot on.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 9/23/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a solid one-finger head
S: Plenty of fresh hop notes - citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit with malt underneath
T: Also quite fresh with citrus but more resin than the other fruits seen in the nose. Adds a bit of earth while keeping that malt backbone
M: Medium-bodied, bitter/a bit oily
O: Tasty, screams fall & fresh

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Photo of RyBrew54
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a burnt orange with big pillowy white head. Great lacing throughout. Smell is a bit of a let down. Instead of fresh hops I get a mellow candy and light sweeter aroma. Taste follows suit with the nose as this is a much heavier malted ipa than expected. Slight piney notes with a sweeter malt backing, medium bitter residual. Although nicely balanced, it's not what I have come to expect out of a wet hopped harvest ales from the midwest (Surly Wet, Bell's Harvest, Founder's Harvest, Pig Mind's Freeport Fresh, Half Acre Sticky Fat, exc. ). I sound like a spoiled brat I'm sure, but I expect more from FFF. A good beer that is worth seeking out, just don't expect world class.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tgolden copper with a thin white head. Great lacing. A nice citrus hop smell. A nice citrus hop taste up front. The malt creates a nice balance with a little funk in the dry finish. A nice resonating of pine working up the nose upon finish.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Small white head with a great floral nose. Taste is floral yet just barely bitter w a clean to sweet finish. Damn perfect!! I highly recommend this beer!

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Photo of Gemmell
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is such an awesome beer. One of the reasons I look forward to the fall beer season so much. A nice hazy orange pour as all wet hopped ales should be, with a big fluffy head, and great lacing. There isn't a lot on the nose of this beer, but that is its only downside. The flavor is a fruity, bitter smack in the mouth. There is almost a candy like flavor in the malt sweetness, but the fresh fruit, mixed with the piney resinous hop esters take full command on the flavor profile. I could easily drink several of these in a sitting. And I certainly intend to consume several more before the season is out. Cheers!

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