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
Gots:
229
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Photo of HopHead84
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this review written on an envelope under some papers on my desk. I received this as an extra in a trade with Pwoods, which is awesome because I didn't have to trade for it. I collected trolls when I was a 6 years old so this beer is nostalgic.

Poured into a pint glass, the beer is orangish gold with a nice two finger head. The retention and lacing are both excellent.

The aroma is of fresh hops. Grapefruit, and grassy, earthy, piney wet hops. Alcohol is apparent as well. The flavor is bitter grapefruit hops with a caramel malt backbone. The hops have notes of pine and an earthiness with some alcohol. The finish is long, dry, and bitter.

The beer has great carbonation, a medium-full body, and a sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Haybeerman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jbaker67
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 corby112
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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 Immortale25
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Very sweet hop aroma that carries with it notes of Skittles (no kidding), lemon zest and orange citrus. Just great. Sugary but you can tell it's all the hops at work.

T- Doesn't taste as good as the aroma smells but what's there is a nicely balanced hop-to-malt ratio. Bitterness is mild and so is the malt backbone. Alcohol is very well masked.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Nothing too amazing here except for that beautiful aroma. I guess the dry hopping had a lot to do with that since the same character isn't seen in the flavor.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a crystal clear warm deep orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a thin off-white spongy head that last for a short bit.

S- The smell of big green herbal hops with a peach note finishes with a very nice cat pee pungency.

T- The soft pale malt sweetness gives way to the green resiny smooth hops flavor that has a hop water quality. There is a grapefruit zest note then a smooth hop bitterness that lingers after the finish.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a slightly creamy texture to it and no alcohol heat at the finish.

D- This beer has a good bold but smooth hop flavor with some nice malt flavors underneath for support.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -52.6%

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

A 650 mL bomber courtesy of AnnieK at Christmas.

A: The IPA is a light orange color, especially brilliant due to its clarity. No sediment, no haze, no nothing obscures this beauty. A head of nearly 3 fingers bubbled up in my new AleSmith glass (thanks swnicholson) and is lacing nicely.

S: The hops citrusy, thick but restrained, still dripping with fresh oils. The citrus has a light mint scent that is a welcome addition.

T: The fresh hops mix nicely with the caramel malt body. The breadiness has just enough punch to really come through. The hops are, especially as the ale warms, quite bitter. They exude citrus and oily mint. The bitterness could be much bigger than it is, such is the wonder of a freshly-hopped ale. The finish leaves a pleasant, stinging bite.

M: The fresh hops really make a mark on the taste, bitter but smooth and subtle. They are also big enough, flavorful enough to really stand out as an IPA.

D: The ale has a low alcohol level that rarely ever appears, content to hide in the background behind the luxurious hops. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with a half-inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) and pine hops along with some caramel malt. The taste is the same as the aroma, citrus and pine hops and caramel malt. It's a little more hoppy than malty, but for the most part there's good balance in this brew. There's also has a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good IPA, I'll definitely have to buy more of this in the future. I'm sure it'll be even better fresh.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%

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 DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured clear light amber into a tulip with one finger cream head that clings to the glass but fades to a light creamy layer on top.
The foam coats the glass and lingers as the beer disappears...

Strong pine resin aroma with light citrus background. Caramel malt carries the balance. Earthy hops become apparent as it warms.

Flavor is grapefruit and citrus pith throughout with biscuit malt and a cracker-like dryness. Resin resonates.

Somewhat light body, medium high carbonation with a touch of astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall a citrus dominant beer with nice bitter interplay and enough malt backbone to carry the flavor overload.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into Boltcutter tulip.

reviewed from notes taken on 11/30/2012.

Appearance: golden bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Lacing is nice and thick coating the glass.

Smell: Pine and grapefruit. Cracker and bready malts. Citrus and tropical fruits. Fresh juicy smelling hops!

Taste: moderate bitterness. Pine, grapefruits, and orange peel. Fresh and clean tasting hops. Its almost polarizing to me because I almost feel like all 3 Floyds hoppy beers have the same hop profiles except the zombie dust that is...

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Any really good hoppy beer by 3 Floyds. Nothing that standouts out to me as special, but a really solid wet hop ale. I will take a 4pk Founders Harvest Ale any day because it tastes better and has a way better price point and you get twice a much beer for half the cost.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,894 ratings.
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