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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Reviews: 479 | Ratings: 1,889
Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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 farrago
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Modest finger deep head, the bubbles are large and loose so there is swift evaporation, just off-white color, the lacing is fat yet without strong stickiness. Warmly opaque liquid, full orange color that is not quite amber, plenty of yellow around the rims and glass bottom, sizable amount of larger bubbles spread throughout. Wet pine needles, on the dank side, lots of herbal and earthy matter, some cocoa and caramel but a surprising lack of citrus scents as well as muddled pineapple, peach, mango fruit, as a result hits your nostrils like a blunt object. Full-bodied, the carbonation gives it some lift and separation during the mouth entry but it quickly becomes like getting stuck in a beanbag chair. Honey, molasses and caramel add flavor more than actual sweetness. The orange, pink grapefruit citrus gains breadth in the mid-palate and helps the pineapple, apricot, peach fruit get some spring in its step. The grassiness and toasted bread crusts lends bite and a slightly more erect posture at the end, peppery too. Still, more resinous than drying or bitter with a malty, buttery blanket to tuck you in. The heaviness fatigues the palate.

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Photo of rodoubleb
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Light Gold
S - Fruits/Bread
T - Fruit/Bread with a fairly strong hop overtones.
M - Light & crisp in the mouth.
O - Certainly has that signature FFF taste, but seems a little more raw and less refined than some of their similar offerings.

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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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Photo of Riouxs
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 22 oz bottle. First time I tried this was on tap, and it was glorious then...and it is glorious now. I don't really know how to judge "look". It looks beautiful. It pours like a beautiful American IPA. Golden amber, in my house, in a glass for me. Smell is piney, fresh, and yes, glorious once again. So the taste I put a fat fiver on that. Fresh hopped, low carbonation, slightly creamy, great balance with a citrus and mild bitter finish. Damn, I wish they could pack more oz in this 22 oz capacity bottle. I only have one bottle, and that is a crying shame. Feels pretty good now that I am 90% done with this beauty. More please.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.06/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber with a rose hue and a persistent off-white collar originating from a moderate head.

A little pungent in aroma, with grapefruit zest, honey, and a pine needle blanketed forest floor. Cat, rug, and graham arise as it warms.

In flavor I get cornbread malt, floral elements, grapefruit, and light pine.

Light, crisp, soft and fizzy. Tangy and frothy mid palate finishing semi-dry.

Most recent review on a one week old bottle 10/8/2016.

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

A: Golden orange . minimal taupe head

S:fresh hops. citrus, lemon, piney hops some bread

T: more sourdough bread, resinous hops, citrus on the back.

F: crisp but a bit harsh on the bite

O: pretty good, balanced well. needs refining

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm glad I traded for so many Three Floyds beers. This is the second one I've tried and just like the first (Amber Smashed Face) is excellent. Just a touch hoppy, but mostly fruity with pine and some sweet malt thrown into the mix

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

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date 09/23/2015 smearing away at the bottleneck. "Harvest Ale" No abv listed on the bottle. Typical Three Floyds. 7.00% abv according to BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden honey orange body, semi-translucent with lots of tiny sedimentation visible in the glass. About a finger of frothy, quickly fading off-white head. Some good strands of lacing.

S - A pleasant aroma - floral, fruity, yet slightly subdued. Not terribly piney or resinous. What strikes me most is the sweetened honey malts.

T - A delicious fruity flavor. Sweet juicy apricots & peaches galore, with a deliciously sweet honeyed malt backbone. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was brewed with honey. Very fruity & juicy, but not bitter, dank, or resinous. Very delicious stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Floral & juicy. Lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. No detectable alcohol presence.

Overall, very crisp, fresh, fruity, balanced, & delicious. An excellent seasonal IPA from Three Floyds. Very recommended.

Three Floyds Broo Doo -----4/5.

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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is great. Bright tropical fruits abound, with enough malt sweetness to balance out the higher ibus to make something pretty damn special. Bitter enough not to be weak, and assertive yet balanced enough not to be overbearing. Spot on.

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

22oz bottle dated 9/23/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a solid one-finger head
S: Plenty of fresh hop notes - citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit with malt underneath
T: Also quite fresh with citrus but more resin than the other fruits seen in the nose. Adds a bit of earth while keeping that malt backbone
M: Medium-bodied, bitter/a bit oily
O: Tasty, screams fall & fresh

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Photo of RyBrew54
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a burnt orange with big pillowy white head. Great lacing throughout. Smell is a bit of a let down. Instead of fresh hops I get a mellow candy and light sweeter aroma. Taste follows suit with the nose as this is a much heavier malted ipa than expected. Slight piney notes with a sweeter malt backing, medium bitter residual. Although nicely balanced, it's not what I have come to expect out of a wet hopped harvest ales from the midwest (Surly Wet, Bell's Harvest, Founder's Harvest, Pig Mind's Freeport Fresh, Half Acre Sticky Fat, exc. ). I sound like a spoiled brat I'm sure, but I expect more from FFF. A good beer that is worth seeking out, just don't expect world class.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a tgolden copper with a thin white head. Great lacing. A nice citrus hop smell. A nice citrus hop taste up front. The malt creates a nice balance with a little funk in the dry finish. A nice resonating of pine working up the nose upon finish.

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Small white head with a great floral nose. Taste is floral yet just barely bitter w a clean to sweet finish. Damn perfect!! I highly recommend this beer!

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Photo of Gemmell
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is such an awesome beer. One of the reasons I look forward to the fall beer season so much. A nice hazy orange pour as all wet hopped ales should be, with a big fluffy head, and great lacing. There isn't a lot on the nose of this beer, but that is its only downside. The flavor is a fruity, bitter smack in the mouth. There is almost a candy like flavor in the malt sweetness, but the fresh fruit, mixed with the piney resinous hop esters take full command on the flavor profile. I could easily drink several of these in a sitting. And I certainly intend to consume several more before the season is out. Cheers!

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

Poured into an IPA glass from a 22 oz bomber from the generous snaotheus.

Color is a slightly hazy gold with a large frothy white head. Aroma is oranges and tropical fruits - very juicy. Flavor is green and bright hops and tropical fruits. Finish is moderately bitter and lingering. Body is medium with moderate carbonation - resiny and oily mouth coating. Overall, a very tasty IPA that captures the essence of hops.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traditional, orange-yellow color with a slight chill haze, and a bubbly, slightly fluffy and persistent white head that leaves a very resilient lacing. Smell is more subdued than expected, but redolent of citrus, tropical fruit, honey, and a hint of pepper and pine. The first sip brings a big hit of fruit flavors, led by a big hit of apricots, then orange juice and rind, grapefruit, kumquats, mangoes, starfruit, passionfruit, and hints of white, black, and even red pepper. Malts provide good support, with a fairly dry, crackery base and a hint of honeyed sweetness. Finish is fairly dry, with persistent citrus-rind bitterness, peppery notes, and a whiff of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with fairly crisp carbonation that keeps the beer refreshing and drinkable. Another very good offering from Three Floyds.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours hazy orange amber, thick foamy head slowly recedes, coating lace. Smells like candy, caramel and orange. Taste is mald forward, light sweetness meets clean grassy and pine notes, floral hops as well. Lots of flavor in this one. Very dry finish with lingering pine and flowers. Medium mouthfeel. Very good fresh hop IPA.

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Photo of Csikic93
4.87/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found this gem at a local liquor store, pours a cloudy gold. Smells sweet and fruity. Accents of fruit on the palate and bitter but doesn't seem 80 Ibu bitter. Finishes smooth. I love this beer, plan on putting a bottle away for later.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light Amber color. Has aroma of Pine and fresh hops. Has a mild clean mouthfeel with flavors of pine and mild citrus peel. Overall very smooth and an enjoyable beer

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

22oz bottle brought back from Chicago by my dear wife. 1348-1351 9-24-2015 is the code on the side of the bottle.

Pours mostly clear golden with a big pretty head that fades slowly and clings thickly to the sides of the glass. Medium-high carbonation. Pretty beer. Smell is tasty -- flowers and tropical fruit.

Taste is hay, grass, flowers, moderate tropical fruit, and a slow, pleasingly dry bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very dry. Very resinous. Overall, very tasty beer.

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Photo of mschrei
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured brownish/orange gold. Strong foam. Not much on the smell. Hops are way up front, accompanied by citrus. Stronger bitterness takes away some of the freshness of the hops. Refreshing and crisp, but slightly less freshness than what I want from the style.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber with an ample, creamy and tightly-bubbled white head.
Aroma is hop city. Grass, citrus, sweet orange, pine, vinous and dank.
The dank hits my tongue first followed a bit of citrus and a middle piney and bitter, a bit of sweetness and then an almost-walnut like astringency to finish the sip.
Mouthfeel is medium and a touch sticky.
Quite tasty.

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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.


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Photo of do_ob
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a New Belgium snifter. Vibrant gold in color on the pour, and settles a deep golden in the glass. Quite clear and topped with 1 finger of creamy, eggshell foam. Decent retention. Very nice floral aroma with lots of juicy, tropical fruit. Lots of sweet malt in the aroma as well. Medium weight and very smooth. There's a great balance between the hops and fruit in this beer - just about perfect. Loads of tropical fruit and sweet malt but still quite hoppy in typical 3F fashion. More hops on the back end and aftertaste than up front. Smooth finish.

Overall, very enjoyable. I've yet to have a Floyds IPA that disappointed and this one's no exception. Perfect abv to sit and enjoy a bomber by yourself. It'd be the ideal weekend beer if they bottled it in 12 oz. bottles and sold 'em in 6 packs.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,889 ratings.
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