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
Ratings:
1,894
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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387
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229
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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

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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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Special thanks to Billakowski for the trade on this one. This poured out as a lightly hazy orange copper color with a solid looking white head on top. The lacing on the glass is pretty sticky looking, and holds up for quite a while. The smell of this beer is citrusy, I pick up lots of lemony aromas on the nose in this one. The taste of the beer is also full of citrusy flavors too, it's very refreshing. The mouthfeel of the beer is good but I was hoping for a little more of an oily feel to it. Overall this brew was really nice I thought.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz shared by azagthoth yesterday.

Pours a hazy light orange color (haziness is the only place the appearance lost points), 3/4" white head, good retention and good lacing. The foam was very thick and heavy, it slid down the sides of the glass like oil or something viscous.

Aroma is very resiny like it should be very bitter and sweet and malty. The hop smells were mostly piney with a touch of orange.

Flavor was alright only because the hops seem to be a bit subdued (possibly damaged in shipping or maybe the bottle is just a few months old). Good flavor regardless but not much bitterness left. Heavy on the pine, touch of citrus, very resiny.

Body is medium, possibly a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. Quite drinkable.

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4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess that I know I'm spoiled when I taste an exceptional IPA from Three Floyds and somehow think it feels thin. How dare they make so many world class Double IPA's.

Broo Doo opens with a bright copper/orange-ish color with a bright glow, carrying a modest mystic glow. Soft and creamy white head formation retains well and laces equally as the beer falls.

Juicy and grassy-fresh aromas take the shape of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerines, pineapple, mangos, and papayas. Very characterful in the hoppy make up with a mild caramel malt buffer adding structure but never competing for attention.

Juicy hop flavors continue their dominance in taste. A mix of tropical and citrus fruits lead to a soft and zesty flavor with spicy-clean bitterness that finishes with fresh cut grass. Soft and well-attenuated malt character takes on a soft caramel and graham cracker taste- though supportive, never challenges the fresh hop flavor or attempting to balance the showcase of hops.

Expecting a large balanced flavor from all of the superb Double IPA's from Three Floyds, they show a softer, lighter side with this IPA that carries a moderate creamy texture as the beer enters the mouth. But the hop flavor ushers in the dry bitterness while the alcohols accent dryness. High attenuation leads to a very malty-dry finish-- all of which gives this beer a very, very drinkable sensation, making me drink much faster than I should. I can't help it, I'm eager to jump into the next sip.

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Photo of kojevergas
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

***
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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4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a fairly clear amber color with a sturdy head that leaves some nice lace around the pint glass

Smell: Lovely combination of pineapple and pink grapefruit

Taste: After a nod to the biscuit, we are off in the direction of hop juice, with pink grapefruit and pineapple arriving full blast; after the swallow, the profile balances out with a nice biscuity malt profile perfectly offseting the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Unsurpassable for the style; just hits all the buttons for a top class IPA

Thanks, rhinos00, for the opportunity

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3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours an orangish amber with a finger of off white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Just a touch of sweetness from the malt with a strong citrus hop profile.

Taste: This one has a good balance. The hops seem quite fresh, citrus peel hop bitterness. The finish is really bitter and perhaps a bit peppery.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a solid fresh hop IPA. Not my favorite from the brewery but still pretty good.

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Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#1 Drink fresh hop beers fresh. Oct/Nov/Dec is the window for this one. Don't bother in July, Sept, etc. PSA: Please don't trade or review old beer. Your tastebuds will thank you.

10-13-2009
Trying this as fresh as can be, figured it deserved a re-review... An extra psychedelic label this year.

Puffy two finger head that stands above the rim of the glass. 2nd pour renders the hazy orange beer murky with yeast and hop particulates. The foam is creamy and retention is good. A crown of uneven lacing decorates the inside of the glass.

First whiff is tropical, with some dank resiny herbals seizing the nostrils. Fresh grass & weed clippings, very pungent and fresh.

Orange peel, pine sap, herbal woody resins. Max IBU bitterness levels, as FFF is known for. A very dry finish, just shy of aspirin like bitterness, leaving a sticky and bone dry feel. Pretty full bodied but easy to put back. Somehow seems stronger than 5.5%. I stand corrected from my previous review, don't know how fresh it was then, but it was the 1st appearance of this wet hop FFF brew.

Original review:11-25-2007
B+ / 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
rDev: -9.9%

Way overpriced for what it is...a session ale akin to the likes of Alpha King.

Amber tone with plenty of webby lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus, appealing, but not over the top in any way.

Grapefruit rind, pale malt, a little grainy but full bodied. Clean feeling overall, long hoppy finish. Not much else to say about this one, except that it bears the trademark 3F stamp of serious hoppage.

My Little Pony style label, it's great, definitely one of the most offbeat labels i've ever seen. I'm guessing it has something to do with the magical, transitive properties of fresh hops, once they get inside your head.

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3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

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4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left behind sudsy residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus - mostly orange peel and pine. THere was a subtle caramel/malt nose.

T - First sip hits you with spicy hops. Good pine flavor with a sharp orange peel kick. It had a burnt toast maltiness that balanced out the overall taste.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A medium bodied ale that finish smooth and dry.

D - This is a really nice IPA. I love the blend of citrusy and piney hops.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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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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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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thorpe429
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an amber color with a tan head and some nice lacing as it goes down.

S: Plenty of citus and floral hops atop a nice caramel malt backbone.

T: Citrus and tropical hops with some orange and pineapple. In the background is a bready, biscuity malt.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Very, very drinkable. A very nice IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this interesting gem in a trade with heliosphann. 3F beers are all awesome and really crazy, like Gumballhead, etc. Can't wait to try a beer that has a pimped out troll on the label!

A: Nice frothy 2 finger head rises up and slowly bides back down. A hazy ominous crazy looking pale orange amber color. It almost seems radioactive.

N: Hops are pouring out of this like rainbows shooting out of a bottle that someone on an acid trip might see. Bright fresh hop aromas, spicy, floral, slightly piney, citrus, hop oils, etc. You name it the hop aroma is pouring out of this like sweat from the pours of a middle-aged basketball player at the Y. Some light toasty earthy malt aromas tend to mingle behind. More citrus and some grapefruit follows up more after you get used to the initial hops. Wow, what an awesome nose.

T: And the taste isss... Hmmm, not quite the same. Perhaps not as fresh as I hoped. Some grainy malty earthy toasted malt flavors hit first. Almost bready but not quite. Then some nice grapefruit and citrus hops follow closely behind. It has some nice crystal malt sweetness. Then more bitter piney hops start to blanket your tongue in waves, like waves of an ocean. Pretty chewy hops that I want to eat in a bowl for breakfast. The earthy bitterness and grapefruit like flavors the rise at the end reminisce of Gumballhead. Love both of these beers.

M: Semi thick, a little sticky feeling, decent carbonation, spicy hops.

F: It gets pretty, no, really bitter on the finish and pretty dry. The two seem to compliment each other. Spicy citrus hops seem to sting the mouth, almost like alcohol or acidity, but its the hops! Crazy. A slight syrupy lingering in the back of the tongue holds some citrus like drinking some sweet orange juice and letting it dwell for a bit. Towards the end of the taste and as the finish is coming on, some really juicy hops flow through, like opening up a faucet on the tongue, and then suddenly it hits with a nice bitter and dry bite. It really is like a bite after the juicy hops. Also the bitterness grows and grows.

Final thoughts: I don't think this is as fresh as I had hoped, but its still pretty fresh. It seems to have lost a little of the upfront citrus and grapefruit from what I guessed they were going for, but many of those fresh hop harvest beers have a musty flavor from the fresh hop oils I'm not too particular on, and this has lost it. Great flavors mingle together too, lots of hops and a decent malt center. I wish we could get this around here. Another winner for 3F.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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