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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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Photo of jwc215
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tattorso for including this in a trade!

Pours copper/amber with an off-white head that descends to a very thin layer. Some trailing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of grapefruit, perfumy pine, pineapple, tangerine, mango, peach - very fruity, with a spiciness and a hint of caramel. Not necessarily powerful, but very nice. Complex in its tropical fruitiness.

The taste is of citric/grapefruit and tropical fruitiness - mango/pineapple. Spicy with a caramel backing. Finishes fruity and dry.

The feel is effervescent with a creamy medium body.

"Wet hopped" and well hopped, though certainly balanced.. Very smooth with a pleasant aftertaste. A very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of Oxymoron
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Toooo many O's in the name, you are going to have to share. Pours a mostly hazy light amber to orange color with a good frothy head. A good pour left a bunch sediment behind. Decent retention and lacing through the whole tasting.

The nose is mostly hoppy with a East Coast IPA aroma. The hop have a grassy and piney aroma. Some citrus and herbal notes as well. Some good notes of a wet hop aroma. The malt comes out with a light bready and caramel notes. Some alcohol and esters on the back end. Fruity notes mostly, apricots and lemongrass. Noticeable yeasty notes as well.

The taste is very similar. There is more of a freshness hop flavor than the nose indicated. Grassy notes mostly but some notes of citrus and pine. A light bitterness that could use more balance and leaves a soapy flavor in the finishing hops. The malt backs off a bit compared to the nose but does somewhat balance. The yeast really comes out, especially in the finish. Kind of a deterrent with the finishing hops. Also has that chalkiness.

The body is moderate with some warming effect. Carbonation is ok. Overall there are some really nice notes with the hops but the balance is off and there is a strong yeasty flavor that just distracts into the finish. Still a good beer.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Big thanks to brundo4 from the Spring Has Sprung BIF for this bottle!

And I thought those damn troll dolls were outlawed... This brew pours a clear copper amber with over a finger of ecru froth on top, which leaves some good, thick lacing behind as it dies away. The nose comprises sparkling pine and grapefruit, as though champagne comes in such flavors, and Salerno butter cookies (you know, the rings? Delish.). The taste holds notes of hoppy pine and citrus, with the majority favoring the former, and a nice caramel in the background. Just as an IPA ought to be. The body is medium, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. A model, if not altogether exceptional, IPA.

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Photo of Khazadum
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up the day they brought it to Lincoln Park Binny's. Been sitting in my fridge waiting for a day when I needed something tasty, refreshing, and new. FFF rarely disappoints, lets hope my assumptions were true.

A- Dental white head developed to a more than acceptable height. It is a mixture of medium to large bubbles that lingered around the edges of the glass revealing a promising attempt at lacing. Tons of carbonation in the glass letting me know what to expect.

The color of the fluid is the love child of apple juice and grape juice.

S- Tons of notes I'd never expect from a 'harvest ale'. Lemons, grass, floral hops, citrus, and grapefruit. We do have the faint tickles of pineapple. Of course, the dominant player on almost all sniffs is a bitter pine residue.

T- The opening is very sweet with a caramel overtone. It morphs into the tangy notes of grapefruit. This doesn't linger around as long as I'd like before the pine notes flip onto the scene and make their presence known. Minorly sweet, mostly bitter.

M- Full bodied. This body goes into all the crevices and makes itself at home. Tons of velvet notes to go through along with one of the creamiest personas I've encountered in an IPA. The carbonation is perfect, and overall all the flavors that stick around are welcomed, even if its mostly bitter.

D- This is definitely a great IPA in terms of feeling and appearance. However, it barely squeaks by with a 'good' on the taste. I'm a bit let down on what it could have been. I'd love to bring it to an IPA tasting to highlight the better wet hopped beers out there. Alas, I'll probably just drink it a few days after purchase.

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Photo of Gushue3
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Chris for this extra. Poured into a Dark Horse pint.

A Clear copper/amber in color with a one finger head. Nice retention in the head and some carbonation bubbling up to the top. Some sticky lacing is left after it goes down.

S Earthy green bitterness and some citrus.

T Piney bitter bite upfront with some citrusy bitterness and lemon zest. There's some subtle malt in here but a nice hoppy bitterness is this things deal. Finish is bitter and lingers. 4/4.5

M Medium feel with a good level of carbonation. Feels crisp and finishes somewhat dry.

O Really nice wet hop IPA with a malty presence. I would love more of this.

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Photo of a74gent
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with a sticky, foamy finger and a half of head that hung around nicely and then dissipated.

The smell is beautiful medium hops which matches the taste although the taste bolts on a nice balance of malt.

I'm not sure how a harvest ale should taste different than this. It is sublimely sticky and smooth.

The mouthfeel is great with a creaminess that makes you feel like you have a mouthful of hops in a good way just having been liquified.

The drinkability is good but in my book experiences the limits that most hop forward beers have.

This is a really nice harvest that matches the best I've had before which is Portsmouth Brewing Hop Harvest II '10.

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

Bottle into a FFF imperial pint glass.
There is also a typo on the label saying "Anerican" but I make a lot of typos as well so I digress. Onto the beer.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head. Leaves very sticky lace.

Smell- Hops fill the room upon opening the bottle, as they should being a harvest ale. Smelling a nice mix of both fruity citrus hops and a bit of pine.

Taste- This is good, fresh and fruity citrus hops right up front, with some piney resin in the middle. Not super bitter or dry, this has a nice little maltback bone which keeps this from getting to bitter for my taste.

Mouthfeel- medium to light body and carbonation

Overall- I am always up for a bottle or 2 of this every fall. This doesnt really 'wow' you in anyway, but it is good.

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

This beer pours a apricot orange in color with a very light off white head. It's moderately cloudy for an IPA/Harvest ale. It smells excellent. There are very bitter hops upfront followed by a whole lot of citrus. I'm detect orange, grapefruit, and lemons. It also has a nice and sweet malty backbone. The flavor is definitely of bitter hops. The malty sweetness follows but it isn't nearly as strong as in the nose. A good amount of alcohol finishes off the taste, which is surprising for only being 7.5%. It drinks pretty crisp and the carbonation attacks your taste buds. It gives me cotton mouth. It's pretty drinkable but it's nothing too special as far as Harvest ales are concerned.

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Photo of zeff80
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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Photo of Slynger
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Broodoo pours in a lightly hazed orange amber, with a nice head of dirty white fluff.

Nice nose. Fresh citrus, fresh bread, fresh grass.

Flavor is solid as well. Bready base accompanies tons of hops. Lightly citrus fruity along with lots of freshly grass and pine needles, and then a mild citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied, a bit slick, a bit buttery, a bit smooth, nicely fuzzy carb.

Probably not at the top of my list, but a very nice seasonal ipa.

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

Poured from a bomber (3 months after bottling), cloudy apricot color with visible ribbons of yeast. One finger head with lots of lacing all the way until the beer was gone. Very floral nose with that distinctive FFF hops smell. The scent became more prominent as the beer warmed. The taste on the front end was piney hops and sour citrus giving way to malty sweetness on the back. As it warmed, the citrus was more prevalent. Felt medium-bodied but seemed to go down a bit smoother, more oily. If I had another bottle, I'd let it warm a bit before serving, but certainly no significant complaints with this broo.

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

Opened up the bomb and poured into tulip to get a good whiff.

A: Nice golden orange with a finger of head that is beautiful.

S: Im not sure if this is from last year or just when if was bottled, the website claims if comes out in October. Im getting ALOT of pineapple here, along with lemon, pine, and purple kush.

T: Alot of pine, acidic fruit, alcohol, mmm i can just taste those hops so well here. Man, alot of hop resins too. Just a faint hint of malt on the back end to give a little balance. Taste that lingers, sticky icky.

M: Smooth as silk

Overall I am impressed with this beer.. I love 3F and will keep coming back 4 more. I wish they would start dating their bottles!

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Photo of creal92
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Had an apricot tinge. Nice white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Foam retention on glass once I started to drink it.

Smell: Had a strong citrus orange smell with pine notes. Smelled strongly of alcohol.

Taste: Quickly took over my palate with a strong floral presence. Juicy at first and then dries out. Taste similar to drinking orange juice, but with a strong alcohol after taste.

Mouth feel: Strong alcohol presence makes your tongue tingle at first, but goes down smoothly leaving a slight burn.

Got this beer for my birthday from a friend. I enjoyed drinking it and would rate it as a 4.

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Photo of wedgie9
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a bright orange with a nice white head that lasts for a while. Nose is hoppy and malty with an orange sweetness that also reminds me of maple, and also slightly dusty. The hops are very earthy, reminding me of some Burgundies I have had. There is orange on the mid-palate with that earthiness lasting throughout and tying the bitterness and orange together on the finish which is long lasting and bitter. This beer is fairly heavy in body for only having 5.5% alcohol, and is slightly oily with very lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA with an earthy characteristic that I have not experienced before, but I love it.

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

22 oz. bottle served in a DHF signature glass.

A: Pours a semi hazy apricot color with a thick and frothy white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick collar that leaves a ton of soapy lace down the glass.

S: Floral and piney, there is a nice underlying tropical fruit smells as well. The hoppy scents rest on a toffee and oaty malt backbone.

T: Bitter pine up front and throughout. Huge initial burst of resinous hops, there is some light floral notes and a kiss of citrus. Light grapefruit and a ton of sweet oat malt on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Nice medium-high carbonation level and sweet/oily hop finish.

O: Much more resinous and bitter than the nose would suggest. Overall it's a nice wet hop/harvest ale, but I'd pick up a Founders Harvest Ale any day.

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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 gordavidson
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy copper liquid with a nice off white head. There is pretty good retention.

S- Some citrus, fruit including apricot, caramel, soap, and a huge load of flowers. Very aromatic and fragrant.

T- Very strange... for as potent as this smells, it is not nearly as flavorful as you would think. It is slightly bitter and very very clean. There is no depth to the flavor... not that it is a problem, just very strange.

M- Very smooth and clean. The cleanest beer I have ever had actually.

D- A surprisingly drinkable beer. It looks meaty, smells meaty, but drinks easy. Very strange and tasty. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of agotz
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a tulip. Three Floyds still doesn't bottle date (which sucks) but this bottle had just been delivered to the shop when I picked it up. So I'm assuming it doesn't get much fresher here in Madison.

The beer appears a golden copper with a one inch off white head that slowly dissipates leaving some oily lacing.

Aroma has some sweet tropical fruit up front, mango with some pineapple. This is quickly overwhelmed by some pine that is just barely edging into a vegetable quality. It definitely smells dank.

The tropical fruit comes through big at first sip. Mostly sweet mango. The pine follows up this time giving way to a more dominate vegetable taste that almost veers into onion-y territory. Some malt sweetness shows up just long enough to show some backbone before the hops show back up for a crisp bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is fairly full for the style/abv with some slick oiliness from the tremendous amount to hopping.

Overall this is an enjoyable wet hopped ale but the veggie-like hop quality keep it from being truly great.

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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 aforbes10
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Found several bottle of this at City Wide in Mishawaka on monday ($9.99). I'm on a harvest ale kick lately what with Founders and Sierra Nevada harvest ales showing up nearby, so I got this one too. Bottle design is Three-Floydian, and not my favorite of theirs, but ok, i wont hold it against the beer. Pours brown with red and yellow glints of color. Whitish head that's nicely retained until i really start drinking it at which point it thins to a lace. Aroma is floral and grassy with lemon and oranges. Smells quite fresh and oily in terms of the hops, but not as powerfully as i had imagined. Reminds me the most of how SNPA smells. Taste is surprizingly mellow on the attack with only a touch of hop. This grows though, and flourishes into a nice bitter flavor of lemon rind and tangerines on a caramel malt backbone. Mouthfeel is my favorite thing about the beer...its a smooth, almost creamy beer, velvety almost, unusually so for the style, but its great, and certainly memorable. A very drinkable beer. Everyone should make a harvest ale.

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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 JohnQVegas
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass, with another gracious bow to Jeff (Alewatcher) for another fantastic beer, high on my list of beers I'm eager to try. This quality of this guy's boxes are so high so consistently, I've come to believe he's the DiMaggio of the beer trading world. I don't see the streak ending anytime soon.

Pours clear cooper-gold, dense, creamy off-whit head on top with great retention and good lacing.

Nose is nicely pungent, green - if you've ever opened up a hop packet and immediately taken a whiff, that same quality is present here. Just a bit of grapefruit and a bit of pine also. Nice nose.

Taste follows suit - raw and pungent and green, this one really smacks you right away. Some underlying bready caramel notes never really emerge to contribute much in the way of sweetness, but certainly support the fresh hoppiness nicely. Again, reminiscent of the brash, green, floral, pungent quality of a hop pellet - fits the bill of fresh hop harvest ale quite nicely. Fresh-hop bitterness has a nice bite to it, lasting quite awhile on the long finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, just a bit on the full side, oily, mouthcoating bitterness that never overwhelms the big hop flavor. Leaves you licking the back of your teeth a bit. Moderate carbonation. Very nice, something about it that I really enjoy.

Drinkability is good; this one reminds me a lot of my hometown brewery Yazoo's Hop Project line of IPA's. Pungent and green and a bit dank, very likable if you're into that side of things. I found it really very enjoyable.

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Photo of blammasterj
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed and reviewed: 12/10/10

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of dense sticky head.

Smell is of really juicy hops: grapefruit, mango, orange, orange juice, lemon rind, tropical, and really zesty.

The taste is much more balanced, but loses the complexity of the nose: I still get all of the citrus, but the juicy tropical fruits have faded. But, there is also a nice sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey in the middle.

The finish is long and bitter and oily and really sits on your taste buds. The finish is really nice, and with the thicker body, really ties this thing together. One of the better harvest ales that I've had and definitely the most balanced.

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Photo of spointon
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap today at the FFF brewpub in Munster, IN.

A= This ale poured a slightly hazy dark orange copper color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly dropped to a thin cap. Lots of lace down my glass.

S= Truly and incredible aromatic experience. This ale was truly bursting with aromas of fresh hops, grass, pine, and citrus. That green "freshness" is hard to describe, but this beer is swimming in it.

T= Compared to the smell, quite a disappointment. There was a decent malt base underneath some solid hop bitterness, but there were some unpleasant features as well. I detected a moderately strong bitter taste that was neither pleasant nor was it normal for an IPA. I just could not find the words to describe the flavor of this bitterness, other that it was bad as opposed to good hop head bitterness.

MF= Medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation feel.

D= I absolutely loved the aromas of this beer, so much that they practically carried the beer for me. The taste was 90% good and 10% off for me. Couldn't put my finger on quite what was wrong though. Overall, the good outweighs the bad on this one, its just not where it ought to be.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I hate the label on this beer, stupid troll. Beer is slightly hazy and dark yellow in color. Not much of a head but what little head there is sticks to the glass. No lacing. Carbonation is low and made up of largish bubbles. Kind of boring looking honestly.

Smells like an IPA. Malty with a strong grapefruit hop backbone. Aroma is not in your face but its pretty appropriate for the beer.

Beer is medium to low bodied, there is a slight sweetness up front and a lot of bitterness in the back. There is some midpalate connectivity with the citrus / fruity hop flavors. This is a nice sessionable IPA. Slight sulfur in the second taste doesn't really detract from it much. Overall a good beer.

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