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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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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Avg:
4.22
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9.48%
 
 
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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 BradtheGreat7
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review taken from notes- exactly 3 weeks ago.

1 pint 6 oz brown bomber style bottle. FFF label consists of artwork with a crazy looking troll with hops for hair. A princess and unicorn set off a rainbow background that's nothing but FFF in style. Poured into a nonic style pint glass.

A - hazy golden orange in color. Excellent frothy head that's a shade of white. Leaves the glass with a thick sticky ring of lace throughout the experience.

S - fantastic wet hop resin. Mostly citrus with big hits of floral and pine. A fairly oily hop aroma with a good malt backbone. Whiffs of orange, grapefruit, mango, grassy pine, and light pineapple with hints of sweet caramel.

T - big fresh hop flavor that starts out with a light floral flavor. Big bursts of citrus and pine resin quickly follow. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, pine resin, orange peel, and a variety of tropical fruits. Some pale malt with a touch of caramel sweetness balance the flavor in a class manner. Finish has a crisp bitterness with hits of spice.

M - smooth medium body that's thickness allows for a creamy and easy mouthfeel.

O - one of the best harvest ales using the wet hop technique I've ever experienced. Scratch that.. It may just be the best I've experienced. It's really a top shelf ipa and has all the class to leave you thirsting for more. I dont think FFF can do hops wrong and im to the point of claiming they dont do anything wrong .It falls in very well with a great lineup of hoppy brews from a great brewery. It's something I'll enjoy every year around this time.

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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 warrenout330
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another big thanks to Pat for the bottle....

A- pours a hazy golden orange... huge froathy white head... dissolves leaving a symphony of white lace to the glass

S- big whiffs of tropical gum ball come to mind.. apricot, mango, pineapple slurry... grassy earthiness, sweet caramel as the back drop

T- light pine sap, sweet bitter tropical fruits.. sweet caramel, toasted toffee highlights

M- smoothy and creamy... prickly carbonation... dreaming creamy bitterness lingering...tropical fruits dancing on the tongue

O- its three Floyd's... turn up some metal... and drink... its an experience ....live it

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Photo of dcloeren
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy bright orange with bright white head. Left its mark down my glass.

Very inviting aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with some dank pine sap.

Juicy pineapple, grapefruit and orange peal dominate the taste with some dank hops. Keith Sweat... Wet!

Medium body with moderate carbonation. This bomber is disappearing REAL quick. Very easy drinking

Overall, a fantastic harvest ale. Wet, dank, juicy and very easy drinking. Fantastic

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Photo of vic21234
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a cloudy orange color with a half finger of a white colored head. The head dissipates slowly.

S- A real nice smelling IPA. Lots of citrus and floral notes on the aroma. Grapefruit, orange and mango are most notable in the smell.

T- Starts off bitter, with piney hops shining through in the taste more than any. Some citrus is there as well though. Finishes with some sweet malts.

M- Medium bodied, bitter and hoppy with a dry finish.

One of the better wet-hopped IPAs I've had this season.

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

1619th Review on BA
Bottle to LA Teku
22oz

Thanks to Pmoney for this one

App- I liked this color. It was almost a pure orange and when you look at it, it was almost a clear peach like color in the center. A small 1/2" head that faded pretty quickly and only had a couple dots of cling on the side of the glass.

Smell- It was fairly sweet on the nose, with a bit of werthers original candy and then went into a good hoppy note with some cream and a bit of a paired earthy grass note. Overall, a nicer aromatic beer that didnt go overboard with a giant hop kick or a malt bomb.

Taste- Its a very nice IPA. Its one of the better wet hop beers that I have had. It took away some of that large caramel bite that some have and instead tamed down the earthiness and went with a more citrus, sweet and creamy hop flavor. A good amount of balance to it and fairly hidden 7% makes it quite enjoyable.

Mouth- A pretty solid medium body with a good medium creamy carbonation on the back. The finish is the creamy hops and a tinge of residual booze.

Drink- I thought it was good. As I said the flavors work well together but dont really compete all that much with eachother. The more I drank the creamier it became and then finsished it rather quickly. I would say as I did before. Best wet hop I've had.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got a 22oz bottle of this from Woodman’s West in Madison, WI in November 2012 for $8.99.

This pours a clear, copper amber color with a fluffy off-white head. The scent is rather strong with the scent of hops indicating a bitter/crisp taste lies ahead. The taste is rich with hops! Initially you get waves of yeast, banana, and bread tones that eventually evolves into a bitter, crisp finish. Texture is great as is the complex taste as if I would expect anything less from FFF.

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Photo of Andrew61923
3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Duvel tulip out of fridge. Let stand for a few minutes before drinking.

A: Cloudy orange with a thin white head that lingers. Pretty classic appearance and am excited to get into this.

S: A lot of earthy hops with a decent malt backbone showing through as well. I have to imagine this smells a bit more hop-forward when fresher, but I'm still impressed.

T: The hops I smelled aren't coming out as much as I had hoped. I'm getting a good amount of bitterness, but the sweetness of the malt seems to be taking over a bit. Again, a fresher bottle would I'm sure warrant a different taste.

M: A well-done aspect of the beer. Drinks very smooth and the 7% ABV is well hidden.

O: I had high expectations for this one as I've loved most everything I've had from FFF. Not a bad beer by any means, but a far cry from Dreadnaught in the IPA category.

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

Had this on 2012-11-09 in Danville, KY

A - Pretty clear orange with a 2-finger off-white head that fades quickly and leaves just a little lacing.

S - Lovely. TONS of fragrant pine, very dank, very floral, and some citrus. A big, appealing aroma for sure.

T - Again, plenty of pine, which I quite like. Followed by some moderately sweet and lightly roasted malt, orange flesh then orange zest. The sweet flesh and increasingly bitter zest linger long into the finish, where a bit of alcohol makes an appearance. There's also a nice, spicy hop bud/vegetal flavor impregnating the whole experience.

M - Medium body and carbonation yield a substantial feel. It's resinous and fairly prickly. Definitely a feel I like in an IPA.

O - It knocks you over the head more than some wet hopped IPAs but sometimes I like out-of-balance, wake-up-your-taste-buds-in-a-big-way experience. Not as perfect as Zombie Dust but certainly equal to highly-ranked peers in the wet hop IPAs.

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Photo of divineaudio
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bomber poured into my FFF teku glass.

a - pours amber in color with a pinky or so of coarse, cream colored head. after calming i get a thin film and thick chunks of lacing in the glass.

s - strawberry, tangerine, raspberry, grass, toasted bread. smells like beer candy!

t - bready with a resinous, piney slap to the back of the tongue. has notes of grapefruit, herbs, and a subdued honey like sweetness, but sadly, none of the awesomeness found in the nose. finishes very dry.

m - medium in body with adequate carbonation. co2 profile is a little on the coarse side though.

o - a solid beer and quite enjoyable, but the nose got my hopes up just before the taste smacked them back down. gives other fresh hop ales a run for their money, but i think i prefer founder's harvest ale over this. worth seeking out though.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle thanks to thebigredone. Poured into FFF pint glass. Weird label for a beer, but I don't judge a beer by it's label.

A- Pours a nice slightly brown yellowish golden with about a finger's worth of frothy white head. Nice carbonation of consistently rising small bubbles.

S- Very fresh greeny hops dominate the aroma profile mixed with some pine, floral accents, and light caramel malts lurking in the background. A little bit above average aroma strength.

T- Again greeny hops that have a little bit of a pine taste balanced nicely with light caramel/toffee malts. Finishes with a light bitterness and even more greeny hops that linger as an aftertaste for awhile.

M- Very smooth and drinkable, nice carbonation, goes down very easily.

O- This was a fantastic wet hop and one of my favorite beers from Three Floyds. This is exactly what a wet hop should taste like. Very fresh green hops like they were just picked, very nice aroma, awesome taste, and very easy to drink. If you like very fresh greeny hops then I highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Thedaver4220
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber poured into a tulip

Three Floyds Broo Doo pours an deep orange color with about a finger of head. It smells of citrus, grassy hops, but not as intense as I thought it would be. The taste are mouthfeel are really good. A thicker body adds to the sweetness of the malt with nice bitterness to balance it all out. Overall another winner from FFF.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: part of a Nov. '12 bottle share.
Thanks to Ray (baybum) for bringing this one out!

Poured an amber-peach color, fairly effervescent, with a fizzy white head; just a bit of retention and lacing. Nice fresh hops in the nose, citrus and pineapple. Taste was dominated by fresh juicy hops, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, fresh-cut grass, and a solid bready malt base in the background for just the right amount of sweetness to take the edge off of the hop bitterness. Medium body, moderate carbonation. This was a well-done IPA indeed; not amazing, but just overall solid and drinkable. I'd definitely go back for it again.

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Photo of IrishHockey
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a Three Floyd's Teku glass

This is my second "wet hop" beer in two nights, and I love this style. Definitely has a juicy taste. I can taste some citrus hops and very smooth creamy feel to it. I like this beer. I will admit, I'm kind of a Three Floyd's homer, but this beer is fantastic. I'd buy this again.

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Photo of Ri0
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
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 boilermakerbrew
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color. Small to medium head; about 1.5 fingers. Retention and lacing are both very good, especially for my glass which is not completely clean.

S- Juicy and hoppy. My first wet hop experience doesn't disappoint in the scent category. Hops have more depth and are more floral than pine like in flavor. Actually reminds me of the scent of a flower garden just blooming in spring.

T- For as forward as the hops are in the scent, they are fairly balanced and not overpowering. Pretty good blend of malt and hops. Bitterness is present and strong, but not overpowering. Hop bitterness is more piney on the tongue than the nose. Drink ends with the bang on hops bitterness that leaves a slight aftertaste.

M- Thick creamy, but still with a fairly high level of carbonation. No alcohol heat detectable. A very sessionable beer that doesn't destroy your palate, but gives it something to think about.

Overall, a solid wet hop ale to start with. Not being a hop head, I think I prefer traditional dry-hopped IPA's. That being said, the wet-hopping provides a juiciness in the scent that I haven't encountered before.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that laces. The nose is potent and citrusy (as expected) and semi-sweet. The taste doesn't disappoint with big juicy hops, an equally big and rich body, and distinct freshness. The mouthfeel is fresh tasting and bitter with a bite from the alcohol and lingering sweetness. A little less of a presence from the alcohol would have made this beer perfect. Also, a little separation from FFF's other potent IPAs would have made this beer a definite highlight. However, it's a quality beer that's worth trying and should be consumed ASAP!

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Photo of headbucket
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am reviewing off of the last pour from the bottle and it is more opaque than the first pours i believe. Nice oily appearance with bubbles of foam around the glass and some lacing left.

Smell of sweet candied hops and some malt. Sweetness being predominant.

Sweet candied fruits and hop bitterness leading into some sweet maltss. There is a lingering bitterness that is different from the initial flavor that im not loving. There is a ton of hop flavor but it doesn't seem as distinctly "fresh-hopped" as others do.

Smooth and slick mouthfeel.

Overall, not as good as i was hoping. As i said above, this seems more like a regular ipa than a fresh hop beer. Also the aftertaste is a bit off putting. The beer starts off with nice fruity hop flavors but turns into an odd sweet/malty bitterness that overpowers the initial pleasant flavors. I would probably try again on-tap but will look elsewhere for my fresh hop fix in the future.

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

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a small mug.

Orange peel liquid with a rocky yet active crown of shock white foam. Dense funnel-webs of lacing coat the sides. Good retention.

Pure fresh hops in the nose - floral, fruity, herbaceous, and dank. A tiny bit of cotton candy or caramel malt adds contrast.

Starburst, Jolly Ranchers, bubble gum, and candied flowers in the palate entry suggest a wide melange of fruit and perfume. An almost sour citrus note suggest kumquat skins backed by a full bitterness from grapefruit pith. The flavor evolves into a grassy catty finish. Rosewater and faint pine in the aftertaste which continues to shape-shift for quite some time.

Medium-light bodied, well carbonated yet soft and vaguely oily.

A uniquely floral wet-hop ale, this is memorable, though I prefer some West Coast alternatives...

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Photo of Jules11788
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden honey color, very small head that fades fast, very light lacing

S: Strong notes of grapefruit, mango, pineapple, guava, and sweet rock candy. Just loads of sweet tropical fruit with a nice little hint of jasmine/rose in the back of the nose

T: Bitter grassy hops up front, slight tinge of citrus in the back, light bitterness that lingers

M: Medium viscosity, light carbonation, no booze

O: This was a very good fresh hop IPA, definitely something I would buy if it was available in my area

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

Bomber poured into a FFF tulip

A- Copper with golden hues. Slightly reflective but still clear enough to let you slightly see your hand on the other side. Poured a frothy white head that settled down to a thin layer of foam on the edges that leaves slight lacing

S - As I bring the beer to my nose, it is met with a strong, tropical hop nose with a slight pine edge to it. There is mango, pineapple, tangerine that give it a sweetness crossed with a slight pine and grassy edge. Great smelling beer.

T - At first, there is a slight pine and grapefruit hops which give it a slight bitterness. There is also a grassy, almost vegetal taste which reminds you of the freshness of the hops. This is not at all a hop bomb though as a solid malt backbone gives it a sweet pineapple and orange backbone. This helps keep it balanced and easy to drink

MF - Light with low carbonation. It is slightly astringent in the finish and leaves a slight hop resin that sits on the tongue

O - Another solid IPA by FFF that strikes a nice balance between hops and malt. It manages to be flavorful without being too heavy

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

Bomber poured into tulip glass.

A: Medium rusty orange color; inch of slightly off-white head

S: A bit of weediness; definitely hop dominated, but a small presence of grainy/bready malts. Orange peel...

T: Fresh, juicy hop burst. Honestly, just fantastic balance in this one. Despite the fresh wet hop presence, enough malt not to leave a puckering bitterness. The wet hop has an earthy taste to it, too.

M: Medium...just right.

O: Being in Chicago, I have easy access to most of the 3F offering. This might be my second favorite 3F beer (after ZD, of course!). It just works for me. Cheers...

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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 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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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.
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