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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
Reviews:
479
Ratings:
1,883
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
18.72%
 
 
Wants:
389
Gots:
225
For Trade:
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Reviews: 479 | Ratings: 1,883
Photo of scruffwhor
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a great, slightly cloudy, amber color, but with very sparse, lethargic bubbling. Very little to no head also gives this beer just a par appearance. Great sell though. Like a hoppy, candied orange with some hints of flowers and syupy candy. The taste has that great, candy like citrus bitternss right up front. The hops and malt meld together so well. Can someting be so bitter that its actually sweet. Oranges,brown sugar, pine, sweet biscuits. Pretty good. But of a funky finis though. ery strong palate up front, but fades pretty fast. The sweet bitternes, is a bit too much to have more than one in a night for me.

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

22 oz bottle picked up at West Lakeview liquors for $9 or so.

Pours a clear orange/amber, thin white head forms, nice chunky lacing, good retention, settles to a thin layer. Smell is 3F, caramel, pine/nice floral, oranges and tangerine, very fresh hop aroma, fruity, nice. Taste is sweet and malty, sugars, bread and caramel, nice pine and tangerine middle, sugar, balanced finished, nice fresh bitterness. Mouthfeel is is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very drinkable. Nicely done beer, very fresh hops, goes down easy.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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

Bottle thanks to mbierz.
22oz bottle poured into a Pint, but not my Three Floyds, duh.

A - Pours a dark, murky orange with a finger and a half yellow-cream colored foamy head. Great retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine and very citrusy - Orange, pineapple, grapefruit.

T - The pineapple hits me first, then some sour green apple, and a pine finish. Nice.

D - Good carbonation, slightly sticky in the mouth, a touch bitter also.

O - A nice fresh harvest. I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

This beer pours a murky orange with a light white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has hints of orange and robust hops.

The taste is decent overall but has some flaws. The start is sweet with citrus but then there is a burst of bitterness that lasts until several secods after you swallow. I don't mind a good bitter beer but there is a metallic flavor to this that makes a little unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is very stron, but the metal brings down the drinkability.

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

Bottle from BuckeyeSox (thanks Dev). The beer is dark copper color and clear, wet looking tan froth. The beer smells just like a harvest ale should, really fresh green hops aroma. The taste is likewise fresh and hoppy, maybe amarillo hops (a little pine needle and spiciness). This is a great beer, probably best fresh, I'll buy more if I can find it next time I'm in IN or IL.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright orange, some carbonation with a one finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Hops. Earthy, pine, citrus and orange. Some floral. More Hops.

T-Lots of hop resins, earthy notes. Floral and citrus as well. Good bitterness as well.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, hop resins again.

O-Was expecting a little more from this beer. Still a good IPA but did not taste as good as I was expecting, when compared to other wet hopped IPAs I've had.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice golden amber with hues of brown. There is about 1/2 finger of head, consisting of tiny bubbles, that slowly dissipates as is settles. There is a little bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells mainly of piney hops. There are some noticeable grapefruit notes in here and just a dash of sweet malt.

T: Starts off sweet, but that melds nicely with huge piney resin. The balance last as the beer remains on the palate. The finish is a big bite of super bitter citrus. And it seems to linger on the taste-buds for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied beer that starts off juicy, but it finishes really dry.

O: This is decent deer. I love the big pine nose and the beginning flavors of this beer, but it finishes too bitter for my taste. I'm really glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't seek it out in the future.

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Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big want! Cheers, Steasy66!!

Appearance. Pours amber-gold with a little haze and a finger of thick white head. Really great lacing. Pretty much everything I'd want an ipa to look like.

Smell. Nice citrus rinds (oranges especially) and some tropical fruits, sweet light malts.

Taste. Big citrus fruits again, pineapple, quite juicy. Some decent malty sweetness but nothing excessive. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation, quite creamy. Pretty much bang on.

Overall. All that and a bag of rooby tonez. Seriously, great stuff. Thanks Ryan!!

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

reviewed from notes:
special thanks goes out to a BA but can not find my notes on who sent this one my way. so here is my Thank You.

appearance: golden orange with a finger white head

smell: citrus, hops, grass

taste: grass, hops, bitter, dry finish

mouthfeel: mild carbontion, medium body, crisp

drinkability: this is a good representation of a grassy IPA. would like to see out some more seasonals from Three Floyds.

cheers,
the CPJ

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

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.

ANYWAYS.

appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Rebekah. Thanks! Bomber poured deep clear orange with a finger and a half of just barely off white head, looking fluffy and creamy all at once. Glorious arms of grapefruit and pine, lots of floral notes coming off the top, and maybe a bit of tangerine. Flavor is a hit of bitter pine with light malts in the backdrop. Lingering grapefruit and tangerine. Light bodied and slightly dry, plenty of carbonation, and goes down easily. Three Floyd's did this one up nicely.

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

22oz bottle poured into large tulip glass. thanks to crushedvol

Pours a clouded golden orange with a one finger high white head, retains with a thin film, leaving little spots of lacing on the glass.

Tons of citrus hops in the nose with light sweetness, zest, and malted breadiness.

A nice punch of hops right up front to get things going with grapefruit and oranges. Zesty flavors continue with a dash of honey sweetness. A decent malt backbone moves in with a slight earthiness to it. Another blast of citric hops crashes in towards the finish with a slight warmth.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and sticky feel. Really drinkable and flavorful throughout the entire bottle. The hops are holding up really well still, and the ABV is just right, as this is one of my favorite harvest ales this year.

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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 mynie
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome bottle, nearly perfect AIPA pour. Perfect amber orange blend with a wonderful white head that sticks around for days.

Smells of a bold, west coast hop profile and an insanely strong malt. Both are capital-I Intense, and they balance each other out quite well--it's kind of surprising that this is only 5.5%. There's also some bigs nodes of ethanol and hoppy pine, as as it gets warmer.

Tastes an awful lot like it smells, intense and maybe jut a wee too bit acerbic for its own good. HUGE pine. These are pineiest pine hops that ever pined before. Alcohol, citrus hops, and syrup malt cut into the pine, but oh good god that pine is in charge.

Good, but a little offbalance.

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

Hazy Amber color with a thick head
Aroma with notes of pine, some caramels and orange; releases easily, but it is rather delicate (not faint).
Flavor is definitely hoppier, though far from aggressive, how an eighty IBU beer could’ve been. Notes of pine, lots of resin, flowers, fresh oranges, spices, honey, grapefruit, grass and lots of mango. Dry aftertaste with a present but amazingly smooth bitterness.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Interesting and unique American IPA, a hop juice, literally with more hop flavors than bitterness. Very well balanced.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

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Photo of Brenden
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

These notes are from a while back, but they're good.

The color is a bright, fairly thick orange with a bit of haziness along with the brightness. A nearly white head is just about a finger tall and shows some stick and substance, retaining itself well and dropping legs and patches of lacing on the glass.
Citrus is here, but pine takes the show at first. Big and resinous in the aroma, eventually some other tropical fruits and citrus are allowed to come out. As it sits, more of the fruits and a bit of caramel malt come out.
Resinous pine hits the tongue hard but doesn't kill the palate, as a creamy caramel malt brings up some sweetness before it reaches the breaking point. The bitterness is big for sure. A bit of the tropical fruits come out, but not as much as in the nose, which is slightly fresher and more complex than the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation moderate-medium. There's crispness that never gives in, even as it slides aside to make room for a lush, smooth feel as it goes. This one flows very nicely.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead.

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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 thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to enelson for sending me this one as an extra in a past trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, caramel hop, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Had a really nice malt backbone going on here. This bottle was a little old if I am honest as I found it hiding away in my cellar after moving but was still quite tasty. This one had a very nice appearance to it per the style. The aroma was also very inviting and pleasant on the nose. A definite must try if you get the chance without a doubt.

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Photo of morimech
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a bit timid with weak hints of citrus and sweet malt. Has a nice flavor but maybe the hops have faded a bit because there is not much flavor coming from them. Bitterness is detectable but the flavor is lacking. The malt gives a very sweet flavor that it slightly cloying. The body is medium with very good carbonation that is low and gives a nice soft texture. This is the first 3F beer that I have had that has a lower ABV so the alcohol does not get in the way of the flavor. I am not really impressed so far. Nice beer overall but I would of liked some more hop charactor.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

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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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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,883 ratings.
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