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:
1,888
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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391
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225
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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 beerpirates
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottel poured into my cantilion tulip glass

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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

Poured from bomber into Boulevard tulip. Bottle purchased the day it came in at $8.99, but apparently it was brewed a couple months ago? What's up with that?

A: Pours a beautiful rich golden color with some orange and mild haze. Head is moderate and creamy for an IPA, fairly bright white with average retention. Minimal lacing. This is beer is very inviting.

S: Sticky pine hops hit me first, followed by some sweet citrus and a hint of candied malt that increases as it warms. Telltale damp grass is there as well, reminding me this is a fresh hop ale.

T: Exactly as expected here, which is a good thing. Very dry pine hops with that fresh hop resin. Whenever fresh hops are done right, they do a nice job of reminding me of fresh cut grass early in the spring. This hits the mark, even though it has likely faded a bit.

M: Tight and resinous without being sticky like, say, Surly Wet. Lingers quite a while, with the bitterness hitting early and often.

O: This is a fantastic example of a wet hopped beer, and I it is too bad the price is high and distribution is spotty in my area. Three Floyd's never ceases to impress me with their hopped up ales. Well worth the purchase.

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

A: poured an opaque apricot peach orange with yellow highlights that had good retention and a white bubbly head but it didi leave a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: It definitely had nice piney grassy hop character with good caramel malt presence along side slight citrus and some underlying booze.

T: the hop profile was pretty piney grassy like the nose with citrus grapefruit accents that help propel the bitter bite but it did have a good balance and sweetness from the caramel malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, citric, bitter hop, and sticky finish.

D: it drank really good but I'm glad that I was able to drink a more fresh version to compare how the hops have died out through time. Definitely a beer to try fresh.

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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 KickInTheChalice
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a mostly transparent full golden color with a hint of rosy pink. A 3 cm foamy white head forms on pouring, lingering and leaving lace splattered on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma really jumps right out of the bottle. Candied hops, toffee, grapefruit, and some pine notes as well.

Taste: There is some malt presence here, but it is pretty much hops straight through. Tons of sweet, sticky pine and some lighter grapefruit overpowers the malt, which has a caramel sweetness of its own. It is bitter from start to finish, and a bitter aftertaste remains as well.

Mouthfeel: Tingly on the tongue from the brisk carbonation. A little bit of hop oil residue stays on the tongue and adds a slight astringency to the feel, but a light creamy smoothness is there as well. Medium bodied.

Drinkability: The wet hopped nature of this beer really shines through nicely, although overall the beer ends up a little bit one dimensional for my taste. Three Floyd's has put out so many hoppy beers with complex character that this one just seems simple. Not to say this is a bad beer; it is tough to describe, but the wet hops are noticeable in the fuller spectrum of hop flavor compared to a normal IPA made with pellets.

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Photo of alpinebryant
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear golden yellow with white lacing on the edges.
Strong Amarillo hop aromas coming out of the pour, grapefruit, citrus and lemon along with pale malt aromas.

Taste of amarillo, some earthy grass bitterness with grapefruit , citrus and orange rind. I also get a slight hint of peach in here which is nice. The one flavor I am not big on in this is the aftertaste which is very similar to earth. I guess with a harvest ale this is acceptable, I just think it could be a little more rounded out. Either way, I am definitely reminded of Alpha King and Gumballhead under a different label. Every time I blink I feel Three floyds comes out with another beer although somewhat similar to many of their other beers. Either way, cannot complain as most are very good. This one almost fits into that category, just something keeping it within arms reach of very good... maybe a little too dry on the finish.

Light mouthfeel and a medium carbonation, very drinkable, never would have guessed it weighs in at 7.0.

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Photo of drewba
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange - it looks rich and viscous. Pours with a huge bubbly 2 finger head that craters and falls in a irregular fashion, but has very nice retention. The lacing sticks like glue on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet lemon and mandarin orange, sweet/sticky resin & pine. This has some fresh-baked-bread malt action happening in the background. Finishes with fresh cut grass & and a semi-strange old grapefruit or something. Regardless of the strange grapefruit, the hops are coming out in full force on the nose.

T - This is one of those beers that packs all of its flavor right into the tip of your tongue, then other than a slight bitterness in the finish, has a relatively low aftertaste. Everything in the nose is apparent in the taste; lemon rind, mandarin orange, fresh grass, gobs of resin and more of that dingy grapefruit. There is some cracker-y and supersweet caramel malt action, but the hops have taken a resounding lead.

M - The mouthfeel is substantial; real thick body for an ipa with a lower tingling carbonation. It's bordering chewy; awesome.

O - This is a few months old and the hops are still alive. Broodoo has all the familiar characteristics of your standard ipa, but with some nice tweaks in mouthfeel and is without an overwhelming aftertaste. A solid fresh hopped light drinker.

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Photo of WKyle
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was a little dissapointed by this one, but expectations were high based on its BA rating. I could not find a "drink by" date, but since it is a wet hop ale I assume it is old, the label was peeling in the liquor store. Pours a bit light for an ipa, straw and light orange colored. Head is about three fingers with good retention. The smell is hops, citrus and honey. Taste is Hops, bread, yeast slight citrus and honey. Relatively low bitterness for an IPA (Is this really 80 IBU's?!) but the hops are well balanced. The mouthfeel is lacking in my opinion, despite a decent head the carbonation is actually pretty flat in my opinion. Overall it really is a good beer and I will definitely give it another try this fall during the harvest.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a hazy yellow-brown color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus and pine with a tad bit of malt. There is no doubt this beer is an American IPA. The flavor is resiny, piney and orange citrus hops with some bready malt. I also get some earthy hops. The citrus characteristics taste like orange juice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Beige, lacy head. Pours a hazy copper. Melon citrus nose with a wild berry taste and pine citrus finish. Right amount of bitterness with a nice body! $13 bomber? Not sure.

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

Thanks to THECPJ for the share! From notes on 12/5.

A: Pours a hazy amber/orange with a nice white, fluffy head. Good head retention and lacing.

S: Mostly floral hops, slightly grassy. Get some grapefruit and a slight hint of pine at the end.

T: Lots of grapefruit and citrus on this one. Again, a grassy flavor comes out. I also get some orange as well. Nice light malts to sort of balance it out. Has a dry, bitter finish.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A very good IPA here, overly hopped and if you like that it in an IPA this one is for you.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Broo Doo keeps a very fruity nose with profound orange and citrus scents. The flavor keeps a fruity tone as the grapefruit, orange and tangerine mixes with a leafy, cannabis, pine, resin and floral tone. The malt backbone seems absent and doesn't provide enough heft to support the more hop-centric flavor. Overall, this is notable for its tasty hop character but misses a bit in its weaker malt structure.

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

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something

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

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Fairly clear light amber color and a thin layer of foam that has some nice retention. The nose is quite punchy and citrus-like with notes of lemon, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple.

Medium body with a nice, velvety smooth, yet firm, feel. The flavor is crisp and refreshing with loads of dry hoppy goodness! Big flavors of orange zest, lemon, and grapefruit predominate. I don't detect too much maltiness, yet somehow the flavors seem very balanced and the beer is not at all overly bitter. It is seriously good. Upon warming a bit, the maltiness becomes a bit more evident.

The bottle says that they hops in this beer go ``from the vine to brewhouse in one day''. I can believe it. Another terrific beer from 3F.

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

22oz bomber from the brewery via twig86 - thanks, Derek!

Pours lightly hazy golden color with a good deal of suspended sediment. The ivory head is two fingers high and has good retention and lacing. Piney, earthy and green hops dominate the nose with very light notes of crystal and biscuit malts. The taste similarly and fittingly showcases the fresh hops. Bracingly bitter up front with intense piney hops leading. The midpalate has some mild caramel malt underlying the piney hops, but the piney bitterness still dominates the midpalate and finish with hints of floral and earthy hop flavors as well. The finish is quite bitter and dry with a little boozy heat. Medium-bodied with slightly higher carbonation and a dry, lightly hot finish. As expected, very fresh and crisp tasting, but the intense bitterness wears on the palette a bit, limiting drinkability. Really great fresh hop beer that certainly succeeds in showcasing the hops, but a little too one-note for my tastes. I would really like to see some more citrus hop profile to complement the pine.

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

Big thanks to deliriumfest for this one. My first three floyds beer. Poured from a 650 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy burnt orange. One finger of white head that just sat there. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Almost a weird bubblegum sweet smell behind the bitter hops. Interesting.

Taste: It's bitter and smooth at the same time, which is weird, but very good. There's an initial hop bite, but its not as harsh as a lot of IPAs. In fact, I'd say this tastes more like a double, with how much is packed into this. There is definitely a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste, that lingers for a long time. I haven't gotten any real citrus notes like some have mentioned, but there's also no date on the bottle, so I have no idea if this is an older bottle, or if I'm just tasting different things. Either way, not a bad beer. A little bit watery on the finish, however.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and good thickness to support the flavors.

Drinkability: For a regular IPA, phenomenal. Would have definitely thought this was a DIPA by the taste. It's not my favorite style of IPA, however, as I generally prefer more citrus flavors - maybe if I have the chance to go where FFF distributes, I'll try to pick up some another time. I enjoyed this though.

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

On tap at FFF.

Served in imperial nonic pint.

An apricot orange color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing clings hard in dots and chunks.
Smells slightly sweet with citrus, floral, and spicy hop notes.
The spicy notes tend to dominate the flavor profile, but this is still pretty good. Little caramel and toffee notes up front with a spicy hop finish. Strong bitterness, but it is well integrated.
Body is medium, little oily, with some mild bitterness.
Overall, this is nice. I'll be honest here and admit that I prefer Founders Harvest,
This is nice, but not world class in my opinion.

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

Thanks to funkyaudio for this great brew! Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Aroma of fresh hops, pine, citrus, caramel malt, slight grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but nice lacing lasted throughout. Cloudy appearance. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. This reminds me of the Ruggoop and maybe a little bit of the Oatgoop (minus the oaty flavors) too. Tastes of hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Tingly, dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Hoppy, medium bitter, lightly sweet, pine and tropical fruit finish. Would really like to try this fresh come Fall when it releases their new batch.

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

Bomber poured into a tulip
2012

A- Pours hazy golden yellow. A moderate one finger white head with decent retention.

S- This beer is bursting with citrus and pine and sweet bitter hop glory. A slightly sweet and dry malt backbone.

T- A moderate to high bitterness up front and through the entire mouth. This beer has a crisp tingling feel and crisp taste. The hops provide a variety of citrus flavors as well as pine and some herbal spice. Malts are not to present but are crisp and clean allowing the hops to do work.

M- Light body and very easy to drink. Bitter and crisp. Quite dry.

O- This is a good IPA but a bit of a let down if i'm to be honest. A Fresh hop ale from a brewery known for their hoppy beers should have a more bold hop profile. Its still a good and easy going beer.

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

This beer poured a clear amber color and formed a huge off white foamy head that left latticed lace as it subsided. A small amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of malt, hops, pine and citrus. The flavor was of malt, hops, butter, and pepper with hint of candy. The body was medium light and the finish slightly sweet with a hint of astringency.

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Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a golden clear colored body; nice two finger+ head formed; well-carbonated; not much lacing formed on the glass though; head held very, very well; cool label

S - Rye; citrus pine notes; hop rinse blast to the nose; caramel malt; toasted pine nuts; hop smell is well-balanced and not overpowering, making the beer quite herbal; chamomile; floral; orange; grapefruit sourness

T - Caramel and roasted malt; strong pine taste; deep bitter hop blast; ginger flavor burn on the tongue; light floral and herbal flavors present themselves at the beginning of the sip, but turn to hop bitterness quickly

M - Dry taste; heavy hop-caramel malt aftertaste; way, way bitter; medium body; extremely bitter; kind of tart; also leaves behind a toasted bread taste

D - Did I mention that this is bitter? well, 3F did it again, made sure we weren't disappointed; might be hard to down for most newcomers to the beer community; if you're a hop kind of guy, this is right up your alley and something you can't miss; hop bomb

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

I got this bomber as one of many beers from Gcurlow in the Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Grant.

Broodoo has a hazy, golden-orange body with a soapy off-white head that doesn't have the greatest retention, but leaves some pretty good sheets of lacing.

The nose has a distinctive, juicy hop aroma with grapefruit and pineapple coming out, with a good biscuit aroma from the malt in the background.

A little bit of biscuit flavored malt comes through, but that is followed by a ton of hops. There is a bit of bitterness, but not too much. A bunch of grapefruit and a bit of pineapple. The slight biscuit flavor pops up again toward the finish. Overall, this is a pretty good American IPA.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly creamy, with just a touch of an oily feel toward the back end.

Broodoo has some pretty solid drinkability; a pretty good IPA for sure.

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

Live tasting bomber courtesy of rmcnealy (THANKS!!) into Duvel tulip.

Appearance; pours a hazy orange/pale amber color with two fingers of bubbly straw colored head. Retention is ok, with the head falling over the course of several minutes. Lacing is good with a sticky foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell; Broodoo opens with mellow pine, hints of honey and notes of citrus. Slight notes of caramel and toffee a well.

Taste; follows the aroma to a t, with a lingering pine bitterness that is quite subtle and not exceptionally bitter. A very well rounded brew, with mellow flavored all around.

Mouthfeel; Broodoo is medium bodied with crisp carbonation that really accents the finish and let's the subte bitterness hang around without being overwhelming.

Overall; a damn fine beer that I think may have been a bit more lively closer to its release, still it has held up quite well, and is much better than some fresh offerings I've had!!

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,888 ratings.
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