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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%
 
 
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389
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225
For Trade:
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Reviews: 479 | Ratings: 1,883
Photo of beerwolf77
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been eyeing this guy everytime I open the fridge. I finally couldn't wait any longer. Poured into my pint glass the beer is a bright orange gold hue. The off white head blasts a full three fingers high. It's so thick and dense you could cut it with a knife. The retention is otherworldy. I swear I waited a full five minutes for it to fade. After settling I'm left with huge webs of lace that look like horror movie cob webs.

The aroma is absolutely fantastic. Super fruity pineapple, oranges, grapefruit and apricots. The hops are piney but not super over the top piney. I'm not sure how it's possible to be so sweet and fruity and sour at the same time. Three Floyds does some amazing things with hops. Some light malt sneaks in after warming just to let you know it's still present.

The flavor is just as fruity as the nose. Insane juicy fruit sweetness is battled by sour piney hops. The malt is slighlty more of a presence in the taste. It's a very nice mix of the two oposing forces. Although the mighty hop wins out in the end.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall FFF has hit another grand slam in my opinion. This beer is superb in all facets. If it's not normal then I don't want to ever be normal. I could drink a parade of bombers of this golden nectar.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Acquired from pochman, courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2009 so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts with strong burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in next to temper the hops bite a little bit. The malt character is on the thin side but it works very well for this beer and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is an excellent hop bomb to drink for a whole evening.

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Photo of billab914
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a cloudy bright orange color wit ha one finger white head. Good lacing on the glass as I drank it.

Aroma is hoppy and citrusy with grapefruit and pineapple. Taste has some of the citrus as well but pine and bitterness dominate the flavor. Taste reminds me a lot of Ruination.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's very bitter and piney which effects drinkability for me. Could have used a little more citrus flavor to smooth it out.

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Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to infextation for this one, doom on me for not drinking it fresher...

Pours an effervescent bronze with 2+ fingers of cream colored head. Hazes up a bit as this is drained, some floaties, good head retention& above average lacing

S: Piney & citrussy hops, plus some floral hops once warm

T: Piney hops, a touch of orange peel, biscuitty malt & flinty dryness up front. I get a touch of caramel as this warms, some leafy hops & a slight touch of astringency, dryness & apricot fruittyness. Finishes with earthy hops, apricot, grapefruit & tangerine, plus dryness

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly noticeable carbonation, slight grainyness, good balance

Drinks easy enough, would love to get some fresh, otherwise, give Dreadnaught or Alpha-King

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Photo of ckeegan04
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber on my way to St Louis at Liquor Locker in Evansville, IN. Been wanting to try this one for a while now.

A - Clear, golden-orange. Two finger dirty white head quickly fades to a thin foam cap. Thick sheets of lace left behind on the glass.

S - Strong hop aroma with lots of tropical fruit notes and just a touch of pine sap. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple dominate the nose. Light, bready malt backing is there but is not very strong.

T - Very strong bitterness with lots of citrus hop flavor. Grapefruit is the dominant taste. Just a hint of pine, especially as the beer warms. Light sweet bread taste provides ample backbone but the hops certianly dominate.

M/D - Medium bodied with a bit of resinous hoppiness in the mouth. Very easy drinking.

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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 biggred1
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy copper with a thick creamy eggshell head that lasts and leaves tons of sticky lace on the glass. The nose is fresh, dank and sticky hop goodness with plenty of caramel malt. The flavors are spicy and rich hops, pine sap and tropical fruit with a dollop of melted caramel. Medium bodied with bright carbonation. Wet hop "harvest" ales are something I always look forward to and this one is near the top of the heap.

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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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Photo of aglose45
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to tifosichris for bringing this one back from Indy!

A: Poured a beautiful, light golden-brown color, with a pleasantly frothy, off-white head.

S: The nose is full of tropical fruits from the hops, more specifically tart apricots and peaches, with maybe some passionfruit? .. or atleast what I think passionfruit should smell like!

T: The taste follows the nose, and is super tart, I love it. Great hop flavor gives way to a nice maltyness, caramel, before finishing with a nice dry, bitter, pine hop flavor.

M: Light to medium with an average amount of hop resin left in the mouth.

D: I assume I am having this beer at least 4-6 weeks after it was bottled, and it is still freakin' delicious! What I think sets it apart from other IPA's is that the hop flavor is more tropical, and not just your typical grapefruit, orange and pine. Fantastic beer from the midwest!

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

Pours a clear golden orange with about a quarter inch of foamy white head.

Smells hoppy!

Has a nice hoppyness to it with a bitter citrus aftertaste.

Very drinkable. Not overly bitter, but still has a lot of hop character to the taste. The taste lingers in your mouth nicely, enticing you to drink more.

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

I got this brew from pochman, Thanks Ed!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Lightly hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around for a bit and left a sticky coat of lacing behind.
A pleasant citrus hop aroma is jumping out of the glass.
Very nice tasting beer, citrus hop hits the tongue right away with some malt sweetness to balance it out before finishing slightly bitter and dry.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing.
An easy drinking brew, that's very well done.

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Photo of JamesS
4.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a nice mid-copper color with great initial head and some decent lacing. Very strong hoppy scent, extremely bitter in the nose, but with a nice malt backing to keep it from being hop water; aroma like it's been extra hopped during fermentation; mostly citrus aroma with a slight pine undertone. Nice deep malty flavor, very citrusy with some nice floral hints, and with more pine tastes as it warms up; a good deep malt to go with it, slight hints of caramal. Goes down fine, with just a bit of roughness from all the hops. Great pale ale, a bomber isn't too much for one person with this brew.

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

It may be a bit late in the season to catch all the hop goodness intended with this beer. The beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer is a hazy peach coloration. The head is a thick biege coloration. Nice head retention is noted. The lacing on the beer is among the best I have seen nice concentric circles map the beers passage.

Smell: A wave of grapefruit and pine resin hits my nose. Wow!... I really wish I had gotten this a month ago. Smells like a hop soup with a caramel garnish.

Taste: I am gob smacked with bitter pine. The pine is very resinous and long lasting in my mouth. The grapefruit flavor is an after note. Almost no reprieve from the bitter hops. I got to say I like it.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light. It never goes thin and the carbonation works well. The bitterness of the hops is long lasting through and through. This is a very nice hoppy treat. I wish FFF still came to Cincinnati and that the price point was a little better. FFF beers remain an occasional treat.

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

Bright golden colored body, slightly hazy, and tons of frothy white head. The lacing is some of the best I've seen and webs the glass down to the last drop.

This has a nice bright citrus and floral hop smell. Malts are sweet. There's some pine lurking in there , too.

Very juicy and sweet. The hops are citrus and sticky resinous pine.

Mouthfeel is fresh and good carbonation. Very clean.

Lower abv and a flat out delicious brew give this bonus points in drinkability.

Well done in typical FFF fashion.

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Photo of auroracrisis
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This year I have been really liking the harvest ales. The Founders one just blew me away so I decided to give this one a try, even though it is probably going to be a shadow of what it once was, I couldn't pass it up. Poured from the bomber into my GI pint glass.

Pour reveals a copper orange colored murky body with a two finger stone white head. Less than aggressive lacing as the beer is drank but still remains apparent.

Smells excellent! I am surprised since this brew is atleast a couple months old and was sitting on the shelves warm. Lots of light grapefruity citrus like hops in the nose of it that have a bit of sweetness to them.

Taste is pretty good. Everything that is in the smell is there with a little bit of caramel malts. Glad this one had some shelf life to it!

Mouthfeel is almost spot on for what the style should be like. Medium bodied with moderately light carbonation. Drinkability is definitely this beers strong suit since it has a lot of flavor and a low ABV. I could pound this all night.

Another excellent beer form Three Floyds. Never knew why I second guessed getting this, it's excellent even when not so fresh!

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

Poured into a pint glass
A: Moderate pour yields 1/4 finger white head with poor retention - more please. Chill hazy amber liquid.
S: Hops (cascade), some estery alcohol, some garlic, pine, whiff of bread.
T: Bitterness is tangoing with the sweet but dry malt. Mostly piney hop. Slightly perfumey alcohol. The harshest hopped wet hop ale I've had. White fir needle, with kind of a soapy bitterness closing.
M: Interesting dryness, prickly, bracing hops.
D: Great for the hophead in me. Bracing, but keeps drawing me back.

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Photo of OttoBomb
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a 16 oz. tulip pint glass (November 23, 2009).

Eyes: Pours a thick orange, very little light passes through the glass. A large frothy head is created and stands nicely.

Nose: Wow! A strong fresh citrus hop aroma wafts up. Fruity and piney.

Tongue: I'm overwhelmed by the by the wholesome, fresh hoppy flavor (cut grass, piney citrus), but that's all there is. The straight bitterness is undeniable and pushes everything else aside.

Mouth: Medium bodied, crisp and metallic.

Libation: I understand what the style & goal of this brew is, but I'm underwhelmed with the product. The great hop aroma and flavor is dominated by the fierce bitterness. Not as complex as I'd have hoped. It's one and done for this brew in my opinion.

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

Got this interesting gem in a trade with heliosphann. 3F beers are all awesome and really crazy, like Gumballhead, etc. Can't wait to try a beer that has a pimped out troll on the label!

A: Nice frothy 2 finger head rises up and slowly bides back down. A hazy ominous crazy looking pale orange amber color. It almost seems radioactive.

N: Hops are pouring out of this like rainbows shooting out of a bottle that someone on an acid trip might see. Bright fresh hop aromas, spicy, floral, slightly piney, citrus, hop oils, etc. You name it the hop aroma is pouring out of this like sweat from the pours of a middle-aged basketball player at the Y. Some light toasty earthy malt aromas tend to mingle behind. More citrus and some grapefruit follows up more after you get used to the initial hops. Wow, what an awesome nose.

T: And the taste isss... Hmmm, not quite the same. Perhaps not as fresh as I hoped. Some grainy malty earthy toasted malt flavors hit first. Almost bready but not quite. Then some nice grapefruit and citrus hops follow closely behind. It has some nice crystal malt sweetness. Then more bitter piney hops start to blanket your tongue in waves, like waves of an ocean. Pretty chewy hops that I want to eat in a bowl for breakfast. The earthy bitterness and grapefruit like flavors the rise at the end reminisce of Gumballhead. Love both of these beers.

M: Semi thick, a little sticky feeling, decent carbonation, spicy hops.

F: It gets pretty, no, really bitter on the finish and pretty dry. The two seem to compliment each other. Spicy citrus hops seem to sting the mouth, almost like alcohol or acidity, but its the hops! Crazy. A slight syrupy lingering in the back of the tongue holds some citrus like drinking some sweet orange juice and letting it dwell for a bit. Towards the end of the taste and as the finish is coming on, some really juicy hops flow through, like opening up a faucet on the tongue, and then suddenly it hits with a nice bitter and dry bite. It really is like a bite after the juicy hops. Also the bitterness grows and grows.

Final thoughts: I don't think this is as fresh as I had hoped, but its still pretty fresh. It seems to have lost a little of the upfront citrus and grapefruit from what I guessed they were going for, but many of those fresh hop harvest beers have a musty flavor from the fresh hop oils I'm not too particular on, and this has lost it. Great flavors mingle together too, lots of hops and a decent malt center. I wish we could get this around here. Another winner for 3F.

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Photo of bound4er
3.39/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice looking - big, pillowy off white head on top of a faint orange colored, slightly turbid beer. Leaves a ton a lacing. I was expecting more on the nose - a bit of green hops and some faint bread aromas. The taste was also a let down - no malt flavors or much from the hops other than plenty of finishing bitterness. Maybe I am imagining things but I also detect some alcohol - I didn't think this is possible on a 5.5% ABV beer. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Drinkability is fine - finishing a bomber was not a problem. I guess comparisons are inevitable to Founder's Harvest Ale. This beer isn't even in the same league as Harvest Ale.

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Photo of manahansf
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazy but glowing orange/copper color. The brew is topped with a thin but creamy white head which dissipated quickly. Out of the glass flows a fruity and citrusy hop aroma. The flavor starts with a nice sweet undertone of malt and then a juicy citrus hop bitterness takes over. Slightly tart but overall a well balanced beer. The body is smooth and mild accented with moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet and juicy and fades into a tart end. Leaves behind a thick cake of sediment.

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Photo of jhoban19
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: cloudy, orange/peach color. Almost looks like a lighter version of apply cider. Solid 2 finger foam that settles into a light ring with full surface coverage. Strong lacing retains its shape on the glass.

S: big whiff of citrus and piney hops smacked me in the face right off the bat and mellows into a smooth hop aroma with hints of orange and honey. As it warms, I get a nice malt backbone, though I can't quite put my finger on the exact malt. My initial thought was that of sourdough bread, but that's not quite it. Definitely a sweetness in the malt aroma, but not quite caramel.

T: citrus hops, honey, lemon, and orange, with just a hint of pine. Some sweet malt mixes in with the bitterness of the hops- very well balanced. The hop bitterness really lingers throughout.

M: medium bodied and very smooth. Oily hops coat the tongue with a subtle acidity akin to OJ. Perfect carbonation adds just the right amount of fizzy tingle on the front of the tongue and roof of the mouth.

D: Another outstanding brew from Three Floyds. Hoppy, well-balanced, well carbonated, overall just a great beer. I wish I had a few more bottles, I'd crack open another without hesitation.

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Photo of mystikyle71
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aromatics on this beer are unbelievable. Perfumy flowers, citrus, and slightly sweet hops. Not that it's necessary after such a first impression, this beer comes through again with a citrusy bitter taste. Ranks at the top of the fresh hop spectrum with Founders Harvest Ale. I'd give the overall edge, for me, to Founders' effort, but the nose on this beer is unmatched.

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Photo of bheilman
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and very good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and dry caramel malt with nice overtones of floral hops. Taste is also dominated by earthy hops with floral undertones and some dry caramel malt backbone which is well balanced in support of all the hops. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well done and not a full hops assault as this brewery seems to do very well but a more balanced approach which is very efficient.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden yellowish/orange hue , nice 1 inch head

S: Mostly citrusy, sweet hop scent

T: wet hops, citrus, slight bitter aftertaste

M: smooth, medium body, slight carbonation.

D: Great sessions harvest ale, big flavor, but won't fill you up.

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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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