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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
Ranking:
#798
Reviews:
483
Ratings:
1,914
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
384
Gots:
235
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,914 |  Reviews: 483
Photo of JamesS
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice mid-copper color with great initial head and some decent lacing. Very strong hoppy scent, extremely bitter in the nose, but with a nice malt backing to keep it from being hop water; aroma like it's been extra hopped during fermentation; mostly citrus aroma with a slight pine undertone. Nice deep malty flavor, very citrusy with some nice floral hints, and with more pine tastes as it warms up; a good deep malt to go with it, slight hints of caramal. Goes down fine, with just a bit of roughness from all the hops. Great pale ale, a bomber isn't too much for one person with this brew.

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Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lackenhauser
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
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 kbrown
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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 SPLITGRIN
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A rocky liht tan two finger head develops with lots of active fat popping bubbles. Leaves only slight scattered lace. Body is a deep amber orange. Nose is a huge hoppy floral explosion with lots of fresh sweet citrus rind notes and some prickley coriander and rich pine. Creamy hop notes jump on the tongue with an array of nicely balanced bitter and sweetness. This tasty blend is a mix of minerals, pine notes, dandilions and citrus zest. Fresh hops are very juicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue with a hint of sweetness. Ranks up there with the best of the style. Super drinkable.

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Photo of Ri0
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

poured 22oz bottle into Teku.

A - A bright honey orange color with a 2 finger white head. Fades to a thin ring and leaves behind some lacing.

S - A pleasant tropical and hoppy aroma with some fresh sweet floral, grass like notes.

T - Tangerine, mango, kiwi, and pineapple all play into the sweet tropical hoppiness. Some floral, grass like notes with a touch of light malt and honey sweetness. A moderately bitter finish.

M - A light to medium feel with a good amount of carbonation. More slick that sticky.

O - As good as every year. If it weren't $9 a bomber I would enjoy more of it.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of JasonR1975
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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 SpdKilz
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a hazy orange color and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – A nice tropical citrus aroma, floral hops, and slight malts.

Taste – An interesting floral flavor up front mixed with pineapple and orange. Honestly, it tastes like ripe fruit – awesome. The hops are a bit spicy, not very bitter, and add a nice balance.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – This is a great beer. I am enjoying this thoroughly and honestly think this is one of my new favorites from Three Floyds.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent trip to Wisconsin. Brewed in October, I believe, so it's probably past its prime, but I'm still excited to try it.

Pours a medium orangey amber, slightly hazy. One-finger of cream-colored head, decent retention, and really nice lacing. Some happy little bubble streams fighting to escape. Looks just how an IPA should.

Strong piney, resiny hop aromas come flooding out. Nose-tinglingly robust, and quite pleasant. A bit of lemon peel in the background suggests that it once had more citrus. After a few more smells, more fruit starts to creep in behind the dominant pine. Quite nice.

Once again, the pine presence is pronounced. At times I almost feel like I'm chewing on pine needles, or drinking gin, or something like that. Has a bit of the warmth that I expect from wet hop beers, but not much. Some good variety going on through the taste here, with different flavors waxing and waning. Bitter throughout, kicking up near the end, before gradually fading away.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly sticky, and very persistent. Has that clingy feel I want. Carbonation is almost perfect - prickly up front, relaxing to a smooth low tickle for the rest of the taste.

A very tasty IPA, with a strong pine presence. Next year I will try hard to get a fresher bottle, as I can only imagine what it would be like closer to bottling. That said, I'm quite impressed with how well it's held up.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of IpeeA
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from notes, consumed fresh 10/2015

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Photo of DangerDawg
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of crbnfbr
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mtbdonn
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received from by buddy Scott out in IL.
A-Pours a slightly hazy orange w/ a nice finger or so of head; excellent lacing and carbonation.
S-Extremely fresh, hoppy aroma w/ strong notes of sweet pineapple and underlying pine, hint of malts and floral.
T-Flavor has grapefruit, light hops and sweet crystal malts, moderate bitterness, and dry pine on the backside.
M-Medium bodied, ending slightly dry and remarkably clean.
O-Very nice! It stuck to my mouth and left a very nice aftertaste. It did finish a bit bitter then expected; a very nice IPA by the Floyds!

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Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 91

2011 vintage bomber bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange copper color with two fingers of foamy cream-colored head that settles into a nice thin layer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of fresh tropical fruit citrus aromas -- oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and tangerines. Dank, earthy, piney hop resin too. A little floral. There's definitely some hints of sweet caramel-toffee too. There are also some very sweet malt aromas that remind me of Founders Devil Dancer in the nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Earthy, dank pine hoppiness hits first. Then a heavy malt backbone takes over. Pineapples noticeable on the mid-palate. As the beer layers, mango-lemon citrus flavors come through gradually. Toffee sweetness also comes through on the mid-palate. Lingering finish is dry and bitter and gets increasingly spicier as I get farther down the glass, which complements the beef jerky I am eating quite well. 4/5

Mouthfeel: A little oily, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation that makes the citrus-hops and spicy characteristics of the beer pop on the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. 4/5

Overall: A delicious wet hop IPA that stands up to some of the best in its class, including Founders' Harvest Ale. Three Floyds found the ideal nexus of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with this beer, without overdoing either. Should be enjoyed fresh.

Recommendation: Beer geeks will probably love the powerful, fresh citrus aromas of this beer and savor its ample flavor. At the same time, the beer is not too hop-forward, so casual beer drinkers might find this to be a great starter IPA.

Pairings: Great Dane Scotch Ale Beef Jerky.

Cost: $9.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 1,914 ratings
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