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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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Reviews: 476 | Ratings: 1,851
Photo of larryarms847
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant apricot hued golden yellow with a plump head of froth that leaves heavy lacing all the way down.

Bright notes of bubblegum, pineapple, pine, and caramelized sugar. You can smell this from a distance.

Bursting tropical flavors of cantaloupe, pineapple, mango, lime, and orange, balanced with a buttery smooth malt backbone that gives a burnt sugar sweetness, add a dash of pine and there ya go.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky.

Overall one of my favorite harvest ales to note, definitely worth sampling a few times.

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Photo of Skater_Rich
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Awesome harvest ale, love the citrus forward flavors and that FFF dankness. Is it just me, or does FFF throw anise in the brew? Either way this is amazing.

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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 SteveB24
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Beer pours a clear, bright amber with a huge, white head that retains well. lots of bubbles visible within the beer itself.
aroma is wonderful, with a sweet, cake-like malt smell as well as lots of pine, citrus, and a hint of fruitiness.
Taste lacks the complexity of the aroma , but it is still delicious. very clean, with nice amounts of pine and citrus and just the faintest bit of malt that takes the edge off of the hops.
Body is light/ medium, quite crisp, and reasonably carbonated.
overall this is a very tasty IPA that will satisfy without quite filling you up. One of the best fall releases i've tried thus far.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9-25-14

A - Clean amber body with bright white ~2" head, head lingers for a long time.

S - Loaded with citrus, pine, and sweet malt.

M/T - Very clean hop flavors with nice balance and good finish.

O - A very good and easy drinking Harvest Ale. I would like to taste this side by side with Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale. Not sure who would come out on top. Should be no surprise that 3 Floyds makes a good wet hopped pale ale. Prost!

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

Bomber from 9.25.14, enjoyed out of a teku

A: Slightly hazy shade of brassy orange

S: Light melon musk; resin and pine; candied or carmelized citrus peel

T: Slightly syrupy pine, orange peel, and resin. There's a nice spicy bite on the finish. Aftertaste is pretty bitter.

M: Sticky, syrupy, dry, and lightly vinous.

O: An enjoyable beer that didn't really stand out for me. I liked it a lot last year, but now I think it can't compete with Founders Harvest Ale.

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

This is a solid three floyds brew. Honestly, we just had lagunitas brown sugar substitute for the first time so this one seemed like a let down after that. Overall, I think this is a great beer to try for any hop lover.. But there really wasn't anything that stood out about this one. It has the typical resin and pine characteristics with a little citrus. It's a good brew that I would reccomend trying, but its not one of the crazier unique three floyds brews that I've had

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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 Qbdoo
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer that (you've heard it before) doesn't live up to the hype. It's a pale ale with a solid malt backbone and mildly hoppy counterpoint. Unlike most FFF beers, this one is kind of normal. Nicely balanced, middle of the road. I like it a good deal but it doesn't stand out among wet hop brews. I went to the store looking for Founders Harvest, which wasn't there, bought this, enjoyed it, but wished for the Founders. If this was $7.99/bomber, I'd buy it again, but at $12.99/bomber I won't.

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Photo of denver10
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Pours golden with a white head and great lacing to the sides of glass. Aroma is floral,nutty, a touch of citrus rind, and some toast. Flavor i s similar with the addition of some tropical fruits and pine. A crisp, light mouthfeel. Overall, solid wet hop beer. Wouldn't spend $10 for the bomber of it again though.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.6/5  rDev +9%

From notes on 1/11/14

Lite golden color. Very clear. Nice fresh hoppy smell. Some pine aroma too. Great refreshing taste. Nice taste of hops. Great bitterness. This beer is awesome.

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Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Citrus and very earthy aroma. With a nice malt and a hint of sugar/sweetness. A very tasty citrusy grapefruit and a hint of hop resin flavor. Along with something I can't put my finger on. I love the mouthfeel on this IPA. Has a nice dry finish. If you're looking for a big hoppy IPA, look elsewhere. Hops are very mild in this one. However, it does have a perfect balance. I highly recommend any beer from Three Floyds! They have'nt let me down once. ENJOY!

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber/light mahogany body with an ivory/light citrine head.

Aroma: Earth, pine, honeydew, pear - all with a somewhat sweet resolve.

Taste: Strong malt and hop profile. Hops are crisp and earthy, yet extremely smooth.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light and crisp with a smooth finish; piney aftertaste.

Overall: The first time I tried 'Broo Doo', I was not impressed; I found it dreadful and had to drain-pour it. That was a little over two years ago, when I was just introduced to craft beer. After having it two weeks ago with a greater understanding and appreciation for craft beer, along with a far more experienced palate, I can say that I was wrong to dismiss this one and relegate it to my 'shit list'. Try this and enjoy - you will not be disappointed.

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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 BrewUSA
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

ThreeFloyds Broodoo This 7% American #IPA pours an Apricot Amber Opaque Orange color~ Aroma is a piney citrus heaven with a touch of cotton candy, soap and tropical flavors on the tip, almost as if they brewed it for aroma alone~ moderate body, great carbonation, a touch sticky and fairly creamy~ Wow, I haven't got to taste yet.... Such a JUICY citrus dank wet hop burst! Refreshing and satisfying, taste is everything in the aroma plus... Lemon, Grapefruit, Earthiness, honey, banana and a bit of caramel/toffee~ Every sip I take is like a juicy citrus bomb! What a delight~ My only knock is an unfair one, Im biased against IPA's because I feel as though they are soapy, bitter and taste like cat pee smells~ That said, this is delicious and Juicy! Overall: 9.4

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Photo of magictacosinus
2.84/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks, Todd! This is apparently an October release, delivered to me 3 months later. Joy! Poured out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

This is not apricot in color - rather, it's golden amber, with a fluffy white head that rises decently to the top of the glass and dissipates after about 15 minutes later into a modest ring. Bubbles do show in a relatively effervescent manner, but they too die down. Slightly cloudy, with a good deal of sediment. Usually FFF delivers in terms of appearance - not so much here.

Smells extremely mild, which is especially strange given that this is a wet hop beer. Big notes of honey coated with lemon rinds, light grapefruit, and pine. Some pepper and indistinguishable floral notes. Yes, it's a bit old at this point, but this honestly should have held up better after about 90 days, especially for a wet hop beer. There's a brief green bell pepper vegetal notes underneath, as well as some earthiness and toffee, but otherwise honey is ridiculously predominant here. Could be better.

The flavor continues the trend set from the aroma, providing a bomb of honey, toffee, and faded citrus varieties. Grapefruit, pine, lemon rinds, and maybe some apricot, but otherwise this seems to be a shell of what it once was or could be. There's an acrid earthiness that melds with the honey to slightly disconcerting results, as well as a brief peppercorn/bell pepper finish that is slightly unique but fizzles out with the extra honey topping the entire process. Finishes with toffee as well as a slight buttery flavor, but miraculously crisp and clean at the finish. Not difficult to drink, and the alcohol and carbonation is just right, but it's really underwhelming overall.

Man, FFF is really hit or miss with their seasonal releases, it seems. I've had Dreadnaught 2-3 months old and it was drinking fine. This probably started to turn about 1-2 months in, and I KNOW that FFF is better of making a beer that holds up better than this. At the same time, something tells me that, just like most wet hop beers, this should have been a tap only release and the bottling was somewhat volatile in maintaining its freshness. Approach with caution, especially if you're aware of when it was bottled.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look - golden orangish color with good lacing and a good head that went away quick.
Smell - has a sweet slight fruity smell and a marijuana smell followed by a good malt smell.
Taste - tangy marijuana tropical fruit taste.
Feel - creamy medium body with a light carbonation
Overall - fantastic very different ipa

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Photo of Jho3325
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark golden color with a luscious two fingers of head that produces great lacing. Smells of hops and grass, but it is a bit muted. This is a great example of a wet hopped beer. It is a bit citrusy which is nice. This has a nice mouthfeel with a smooth after taste with just a hint of bitterness.

Overall this is a really nice beer. It does not quite measure up to Founder's Harvest Ale, but a delightful wet hopped ale absolutely worth picking up.

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Photo of AdamThomas
3.73/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Perfect amber color with little to no translucence through the rich amber color.

S: The smell is one of the high notes of the brew. It smells like a rich IPA. My nose does not pick up on the fruity notes the bottle states.

T: I was a little let down by the taste. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE 3F but I expected a bit more bite out of this brew or a little more sweet to the 1st taste. It's little on both. It has a strong hoppy presence - good for a Hop Head like myself but not much of any interesting "Not Normal" hop flavor complex that represents the 3F line.

M: Really good body to this beer.

O: A flavorful beer that captures the IPA characteristics.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Rebekah. Thanks! Bomber poured deep clear orange with a finger and a half of just barely off white head, looking fluffy and creamy all at once. Glorious arms of grapefruit and pine, lots of floral notes coming off the top, and maybe a bit of tangerine. Flavor is a hit of bitter pine with light malts in the backdrop. Lingering grapefruit and tangerine. Light bodied and slightly dry, plenty of carbonation, and goes down easily. Three Floyd's did this one up nicely.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before eventually becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Very sweet hop aroma that carries with it notes of Skittles (no kidding), lemon zest and orange citrus. Just great. Sugary but you can tell it's all the hops at work.

T- Doesn't taste as good as the aroma smells but what's there is a nicely balanced hop-to-malt ratio. Bitterness is mild and so is the malt backbone. Alcohol is very well masked.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Nothing too amazing here except for that beautiful aroma. I guess the dry hopping had a lot to do with that since the same character isn't seen in the flavor.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a very hazy coper orange with almost a hint of peach color. Finger of near white dense head. Lacing and especially retention are fantastic.

S - lots of sweet and citrus fruits, mango, grapefruit, peach and pear type aromas. 95% citrus sweetness, 5% caramel malt type aromas.

T - lots of sweet fruits which balance amazingly with the bitter hoppyness. More on the sweet side (with the aformentiomed fruits) but finish and aftertaste have a nice almost resinous bitterness.

M - ideal. Medium bodied with decent carbonation somewhat smooth and very very drinkable.

O - lots of sweet fruits, more on that side rather than bitter although a great combination of both qualities.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a nice burnt orange with a two-finger white head. Good amount of heavy lacing.

S - Smell is awesome. Lots of piney hops and tropical fruits.

T - Lots of sweet tropical fruits with a solid malt backbone. Nice bitterness from the hops in the finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Has a nice lingering bitterness.

O - Fantastic harvest ale. I could get used to drinking this every fall.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

650mL bottle:

The beer poured a clear bright golden color and produced a huge slightly off white, thick head that was very well retained and eventually settled into a half finger cap that lasted throughout the beer. The beer gave off a pretty pronounced pine hop aroma. For a harvest ale, I expected it to be a little more balanced, but overall still an enticing aroma. The taste of the beer was also too hoppy; at least initially...it did eventually give off a nice malt taste as well, but only after the beer warmed a nit. The beer was pretty easy to drink, given the elevated ABV, moderate feel, smooth and enjoyable.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,851 ratings.
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