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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Broo DooBroo Doo

Brewed by:
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 PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650mL bottle:

The beer poured a clear bright golden color and produced a huge slightly off white, thick head that was very well retained and eventually settled into a half finger cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a pretty pronounced pine hop aroma. For a harvest ale, I expected it to be a little more balanced, but overall still an enticing aroma. The taste of the beer was also too hoppy; at least initially...it did eventually give off a nice malt taste as well, but only after the beer warmed a nit. The beer was pretty easy to drink, given the elevated ABV, moderate feel, smooth and enjoyable.

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Photo of maxcoinage
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured bomber into tulip, with a nice inch and a half head that took it's time to settle down while leaving some great lacing on the glass. Color is light golden with a slight orange hue.

Aroma is full of citrus fruits--orange, grapefruit, lemon, some pine, and floral notes

Taste is so good! sweet malt and strong hop flavor. Many of the same aspects of the aroma were noticeable in the flavor. A little bit of spice and a slight bitter finish

Mouthfeel - medium carb and body, crisp and somewhat dry

Overall this is a fantastic wet hopped ale. I had no problem putting the bomber down, which is nice - sometimes I hate having 9/10% ABV bombers. I will look forward to this release next year.

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Photo of Keffa
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review.

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a bright and clear copper orange, 3 finger whitish head lasts for a couple minutes settling into a full cap and leaves copious lacing. Really doesn't get much better for the style.

S: Well, I'm betting this is going to be hoppy... duh. All out hop aroma, with some bready, almost toasted like malt behind it all. Literally everything I could want in an aroma though: Floral, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some herbal pungency behind those. Fantastic, though not the best I've ever smelled.

T: And... not nearly as bitter as I expected, but FANTASTIC flavor. Starts off a bit fruity and a little bit pithy, then transitions into an extremely nice bitterness that lingers into that bready malt and back into those fruity hops. Alcohol is very well masked. I'm surprised that the bitterness isn't higher than it is.

M: Lighter side of medium, carbonation is spot on, oily, finishes decently long and dry. Bitterness sticks around.

O: Very, very little to knock here. Superb beer, one I will look for every year.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber. about 3 weeks old.

pours a light copper color with a nice head. smell is insanely hoppy with fruity notes. OMG! taste starts out with fruity hops and ends with just amazingness...so good. medium bodied, mild carbonation.

overall an amazing fucking beer. thoroughly recommended.

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Photo of PaulyB83
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass

A- Pours an apricot that is pretty clear and has a big white head the dissipates rather quickly.

S- Bitter orange peel, some pine and a backing mild toasty malt.

T- Bitterness, lemony bitterness, toasty malt. Similar to nose but bigger.

M- Good solid medium mouthfeel not too carbed

O- I'm not sure when this was bottled but being a seasonal it shouldn't be that old. Having said that I don't think I'm getting all the hops other reviewers seem to be getting. The citrus notes are there just not as big as I thought they'd be, wish I hadn't waited 3 weeks to drink it. Comparing this to Founders Harvest, I prefer Founders with it's lighter malt character that let the hops come through. Still a great beer and 3Floyds continues to impress me with their quality.

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Photo of brewtus
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle poured into teku glass
A- pours orange, clear, with a two finger white head
S- pine, citrus fruit, earthy,I get hints of basil and mint as well
T- very refreshing, plenty of citrus fruit, pine resin, pleasantly grassy, wet hops, some strawberry, bubblegum, some honey
M- very very nice, light texture, good carbonation
O- I didn't find any of this last year so I'm really glad I got a bottle, probably one of my new favorite IPAs from FFF, this is refreshing, light texture, tons of flavor, a truly amazing harvest ale.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy dark orangish color with a nice white cap and decent head retention

S: A nice big fruit basket with loads of tropical fruits and hint of pine

T. Big tropical fruit notes, mainly tangerine, pineapple and grapefruits. A nice biscuity malt presence as well. A little sweet with some moderate bitterness which begins and finishes the same.

M. Medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit sweet with a medium hop bitterness

O: A great fresh hop IPA.

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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 Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber from the 2013 vintage. Poured into a FFF teku glass today, 10/27/2013.

Review #257.

Pours a beautiful clear-ish orange-copper body, with a very fluffy white head that fills up the last 2-3cm of the teku glass.. and retains a bit too well! Leaves tons of soapy lacing on the side of the glass.. and the head recedes eventually into a thick white film on top of the glass.

Smells outrageously hoppy.. not exactly intense, but just a lot of hoppiness is going on here without much hint of the malt backbone. Very dank, rather piney with a complementary amount of grapefruit and tangerine bite.

Also tastes hoppy as heck- begins with a nice pine flavour up front, with some tangerine supplementing the pine. There is a small bit of breadiness, biscuits even, all in the middle but not a ton.. just enough to make this have some semblance of balance. Near the end there is a nice, strong piney bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. This beer is entirely hop driven, which is no surprise with Three Floyds.

Medium bodied, not particularly resinous but not watery either. Smooth, good carbonation, piney bitterness leaves the palate quite dry. Refreshing.

Very hoppy as hell IPA, typical from Three Floyds. Its "wet", smells dank and tastes very hoppy. This is what I expected from a FFF wet hopped IPA, and it doesn't disappoint. They won't surprise you if you know this, and well that's quite alright by me.

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Photo of macher0
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage.

A. Dark copper color. Poured a 1 finger head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Excellent lacing - typical of 3f.

S. Fresh hops, grapefruit, apricot, tangerine, pine and resin. Very balanced between fruit and pine.

T. Slightly bitter. As with the nose a nice balance between citrus/tropic fruit and pine from the hops. Light malts.

M. Super clean and smooth. High carbonation. Medium body.

O. Very hoppy but also very smooth. A very balanced hop profile. Im not a hop head and I prefer citrus to pine but this delivers in a very balanced way. I assume freshness has a part to play in the score of this ale. If you can get this, you should purchase. Another great vintage from 3f.

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Photo of BB1313
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing and retention. Wonderful looking brew. The aromas have alot of berries and pine sap. Lemon and lime zest is there. Hints of grapefruit rind and other citrus notes. Subtle hints of soap. Very subtle hints of sweet malts. The flavors are extremely sharp and crisp. Tons of lemon and lime. Lots of pine needles. More grapefruit. It's like you can taste the vine. The malts seem to take a backseat in the flavor department, but they're still there to slightly cut down on the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's medium-bodied and extremely light and smooth; carbonation is active, but subtle. Very smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's very fun and easy to drink.

This is a very nice wet-hopped IPA. I hate to say this beer doesn't remind me of what I recalled from the past, but it doesn't. I don't mean that in a negative way at all though. It's good! This beer is well crafted and very enjoyable.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub shared some brews with kevanb and his pop. Poured transparent orange. Nice sticky head and great lacing. Smell is fresh hop. Wet and dank. Super enjoyable. Great beer super tasty. Great freshness and great mouth feel...fresh hop is wonderful.

Edit 10/8/14 bottle: uber fresh but the thing that stands out is the drinkability. Upped that from a 4 to 4.5 and taste from 4.25 to 4.5. Really a great beer!

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden amber in color with a thin light white frothy head that has good retention.

Smell is incredibly fruity. Notes of fresh kiwi and pineapple are fowward along with a bright sweet orange backbone and a sweet caramel malt. Smells like candy.

Taste is incredible. Really fresh citrus like hops are forward and followed by a rich resiny pine stickiness and mild bitterness. Malt adds a really great sweetness that compliments the juicy flavors, aromas and mild bitterness perfectly.

Mouthfeel is really good. High amounts of hop oils and resins give this a big sticky feel that is cut with moderate amounts of carbonation. Overall medium body and very drinkable.

Overall this is an awesome hop harvest ale, really vibrant hop flavors and aromas.

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Photo of kevanb
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle from the 2013 release, purchased at Local Option , shared with friends.

The beer pours a nice copper color, hues of apricot, gold and orange, slightly hazy but quite clear with a frothy, white head that rises two fingers high with very good retention and leaves some soapy lace behind. The aroma is really pleasant, bright, fresh citrus, bitter pine, crisp hop spice, very nice integration of some floral components before some sweet malt pokes through, very hop forward, very refreshing and very true to FFF's line of work. The flavors are right in queue, tropical fruit, pineapple really pops, lots of tangy citrus, wildflower is more potent on the tongue while the bitter pine is more of a supporting layer and the earthy hop spice leads right into the malt which helps to counterbalance the bitterness and provide some sweetness which helps the fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is nice, quite juicy with a little stickiness, the carbonation is right on the money, lively, perky yet smooth and finishes lightly dry.

Verdict: A really delicious Harvest Ale from Three Floyds, and a release I always look forward to. The balance is nice, hop profile is diverse and the bitterness is mild, perhaps it could use a bigger bite at the end, but this is a pretty spot on IPA.

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Photo of JohnG190
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy golden with a thick, white head. Good retention and outstanding lacing. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose with a faint dough aroma. Lots of grapefruit, mango, orange, and pine on the front of the tongue. Becomes increasingly bitter through the finish with faint hints of sweet caramel. Dry finish. Well balanced. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this might be the best wet-hop IPA out there!

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Photo of guityler83
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice agressive pour into a 3F Teku produced a big 3 finger head. Mixed size bubbles in the head and as it slowly receeds it got the chunky honey comb look. Bright white and left behind a coat of lacing along the entire side of the glass. A golden yellow to soft orange color with a slight haze on the first pour.

S: Strong sustaining tropical fruit aroma on my first impression. Melons, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit hop aromas dominate the nose. A noticable fresh cut grass scent also. A touch of alcohol comes through. malt is is almost undetectable.

T: Oranges, pineapples and juicy grapefruit hop flavor on the first sip. the grassy character comes through in the taste but balances nicely with the round hop bitterness. Very flavorful and complicated. Malt is noticable in the way of biscuit and bread crust.

M: A stickey mouthfeel that i love. the body feels on the medium to moderate side but it might be the hop oils that gives the impression of bigger body. moderate carbonation makes the bitterness pop.

O: Im really enjoying this years harvest/wet hop beers. This one has the orangey, freshcut grass, round hops just like founders but with a bit more orange. Big fan.

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Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a two finger head that is dense as hell. A decent amount of lacing is left behind and a lot of carbonation is visible. A lot of citrusy notes, with orange being the most prominent, along with resiny hops and caramel. Taste is very resiny and bitter, but there is some sweetness in the middle to somewhat balance it. I'm not saying balance was needed, I'm saying it's a plus to the flavor. Long citrusy aftertaste on this one, and very easy to drink even though it's not very light.

Overall: This is an awesome hoppy beer.

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Photo of brewskis
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a sunset orange color with a two and a half finger tan colored head. Lots of carbonation coming off of the glass. Beautiful lacing once the head finally dissipates. Smells of bright fruity hops. Get a good amount of floral, along with grapefruit, orange, and mango. Some sweet malt presence as well. Not as resinous in the aroma as a lot of fresh hop beers. Unlike what the aroma would lead you to believe, the taste starts with a crisp, resinous bitterness. I knew Floyds wouldn’t disappoint in the bitterness category. Bites at the tongue. Then in the middle get some floral, mango, and grapefruit notes, as well as some toast, bread, and carmel from the malt. The finish really balances the bitterness with a sweet, creamy, piney, fruity finish. Getting lots of sweet floral, orange, mango, grapefruit, carmel, and toast. No alcohol at all. Dry bitterness lingers on the palate. Nice carbonation in the beginning then get a creamy, oily mouthfeel at the end. High medium body. Well done ipa and really shows off the great qualities of hops. Three Floyds delivers again.

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Photo of Jaycase
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: copper with 2 finger white head. the latter recedes leaving behind frothy lacing.

s: piney hops & loads of citrus (grapefruit, orange, mango)

t: slightly bitter hops come first transitioning into mellow wave of citrus & ending with some maltiness

m: slightly juicy though not as much as other wet hop IPAs I've had. med-high carbonation dry finish

o: Decent harvest ale but definitely not among the best I've had. Unfortunately the taste is muted in comparison to the nice aroma.

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

A: Clear, dark golden yellow
S: Sweet candied orange, resin, juicy, sweet grapefruit, floral
T: Sweet orange, light breadiness, resiny hops, balanced bitterness, grapefruit, pine, clean
M: Light, hop oils
O: A terrific wet hopped ipa. Always look forward to this time of year. This and Founders Harvest Ale (better price) are my go-to's

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Photo of carmike813
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo was poured from a 22oz bomber into a pub glass. This is the epidome of the FFF taste profile. Excellence...

Appearance - Hazy copper that hold a terrific 1 1/2 inch head with solid lacing on the glass to the bottom.

Smell - Piney nose right up front with a soft bit of orange citus hoppy aroma. You know this is FFF right away.

Taste - soft bitter hops, citra up front with a very smooth slight malt bill, its a crisp break from start to finish with no aftertaste - so drinkable its almost a perfect summer beer

Mouthfeel - oily ... feels heavy but the crisp finish sums up the beer

I could drink this beer consistently, the bomber went down easily with no problem - cant wait to drink again

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Photo of stvanderwoude
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo is all about the dank hops. A punch of spicy, herbal, oily hops from the nose to the finish. One of the most pungent IPAs I've ever tasted. If you love the upfront, earthy qualities of wet hop ales, then this is your beer. I really enjoyed it for what it is: an unadulterated expression of raw hop goodness.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 650ml bottle from Nov. 2012 drunk 10 months later.

The somewhat gentle pour brings forth the sound of soda, a fizzing head like Pepsi. The head is quite big, 2" at least in a standard pint glass with only a 3/4 of liquid. It recedes fairly quickly but leaves a series of chunky, off-tan lumps of foam behind and the remnants of lace. The beer itself is cloudy though light still gets through if only in reduced amounts. An orange color with medium brown throughout.
Smell is hoppy, malt, spices, dark brown sugar with all the molasses overtones, with whiffs of floral and citrus and a touch of nut. Good balance.
Taste is very similar. Hops, malt, dark brown sugar (sweet & molasses), floral, citrus and some spices, mostly pepper and ginger. Phenomenal balance.
Medium bodied, medium+ effervescence, warming late and slightly drying. This is some good beer. Like a grown up version of an IPA, matured and in its prime. I wonder if a year of sitting caused it or the folks in Munster had it like this right out the door? Who the hell cares, it's great.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Big white bubbled head on a hazy dark orange.

S: Perfume. very aromatic. Mango, sourdough bread with a huge kick of citrus. Oranges with a large amount of fresh pine. Very floral.

T: Floral white honey suckle. Orange, sweet honey and toast. Reminds me of orange marmalade. Bitter pine and even more mouth puckering lemon zest. Mouthwatering. Caramel in the end with mandarin orange.

M: Medium bodied, very drinkable with a dry finish.

O: This drinks very easy, almost sessionable. Bursting with flavor. Pretty balanced though between the hops and malt. Just bitter enough on the finish. /94

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Floyds BrooDoo Harvest Ale. "A seasonal ale that glorifies American hops. BrooDoo is brewed using fresh green "wet" hops picked right from the vine and put into our beer vats, from vine to brewhouse in one day! BrooDoo also uses the best American malt money can buy. Enjoy!"

What do troll dolls in sailor suits, princesses, unicorns and rainbows have to do with a Three Floyds Harvest Ale? Perhaps it's best not to ask.

Slightly hazy, golden hued, slim, off-white head.

Aroma, grassy hops, citric hops, tropical hops, hoppy hops. Bright, bitter, and lovely.

Taste: All that and more on board the palate. Fresh, bitter, fruity, and juicy. Medium bodied, long, bitter finish. Just enough malt to hold the balance, but plenty of room for the fresh hops to shine. A touch of sweetness creeps out, but pithy, citric, little bit o'piney bitter hops hold center stage.

I like this one, but I'm thinking I had this bottle too late in the game, for it seems the freshness should have been more forward, more pronounced. Still good, still delicious, however, it feels a touch faded, if only from 3 to 4 months time.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,855 ratings.
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