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 Sean9689
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruby in color, perfect head, looks great. Huge hoppiness right away with some citrus notes. Hop/malt combo makes this one a great sessionable brew. Light-medium and very refreshing. Love this IPA...glad I know where to find some more or else I might be crying at the moment. Going to buy some more, that's for sure.

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Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle purchased for me by a friend at Keg Liquors in Indiana. Poured into my Sierra Nevada Hop Tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a with an off-white frothy head. It seems to stay around a quarter inch thick for quite a while. It leaves loads of lacing.

S: A nice citrus hop aroma. Pineapple and grapefruit seem to be the dominant smell.

T: This one is incredibly tasty. Just a bit of sweet caramel malt flavor is quickly washed away by a ton of citrus hop bitterness. The finish is very clean.

M: The feel is nice and thick for the style. The carbonation gives it a bit of creaminess. Very nice and smooth.

D: This one goes down super easy for the style. Part of that is due to the relatively low ABV, clean finish, and smooth feel.

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Photo of ShrLSU
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearence is a nice cloudy deep orange color. There is only a thin halo of head left around the rim with nice lacing.

The smell is of fresh hops, citrus hops, and a bit of caramel malt.

The taste isn't quite what I would expect from a harvest ale. This tastes basically like an ipa. Its sweet citrus then quickly over to bitter hops. The malt comes in a bit at the finish. Its medium bodies and low in carbonation.

The drinkability on this is quite high. I thought this was great and a different take on what I've had in usual harvest ales. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of ryrust5301
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Dark amber with a deep orange tint. Very supple white head pillows on top, before fading into a thick ring with substantial lacing.

Smell - Tropical fruits are very well represented. Bitter hops are backed by a sweet caramel aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel - Hops are present, but don't really jump out and grab a hold like they should. Instead a very smooth toasted caramel malt lays down a backbone, and gives it a breadiness. Does finish a little bitter, but not as biting as it should be. A little lite in the feel and somewhat watery. After awhile this one just gets a little bland.

Drinkability - Not as good as some of their year round releases, but worthy of the Three Floyds label. Decent, but a pretty average experience.

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy amber-orange with a healthy off-white head which quickly faded.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, orange, and floral hops, and a bit of earthiness.

Tastes of orange, grapefruit upfront, followed by pine, bread, and caramel. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.

This one was not as hoppy as expected. If anything, it leaned to the malty side. Still, a pretty nice IPA from FFF.

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

First of all, kudos to the sterling Sun Singer in Champaign for stocking its shelves with several Three Floyds wares. Broodoo is the fourth of five different new offerings they have I've tried, and it's incredible. Enjoyed with a sirloin pot roast with potatoes, carrot, and mushrooms.

A thin but durable finger of off-white head tops a cider-orange body with dark yellow highlights; dense lacing on the Duvel tulip only augments the positive impression Broodoo has begun. Lush, citrusy nose with grapefruit, orange, and lemon with some caramel malt--excellent. As is the taste. The citrus dominates, but the malt is a fine accompaniment.

Where Broodoo comes together is in the mouthfeel. It's gritty and resiny as I like with brawny IPAs, but also smooth from the malt. Broodoo strikes a great balance as an IPA, a testament to its genius from Three Floyds. Highly drinkable, Broodoo is a tremendous IPA, better than I expected and one of my top ten.


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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.51/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this in a recent trade with fogdog: my FFF dealer.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Opaque, auburn body with loose, soapy, off-white head. Dissipates to a thin, bubbly film after a short while. Pretty sticky looking - nice lacing. Looks pretty damn malty, but otherwise very good!

Smell: Extremely floral and perfume-like, with a bit of astringent alcohol. There's some caramel malt as well as some piney hops. Smells okay I suppose, but not at all like I anticipated (or hoped).

Taste: Pine throughout. Big and malty with a mildly bitter, oily hop finish. Caramel, pie crust, herbs, and spices as well. Not really diggin this.

Mouthfeel: Really malty; thick and creamy for the style. Carbonation is a bit low, but it fits the style well. Wish that this were a bit more balanced, but whatever.

Drinkabilty: This is my second FFF IPA, and I'm again left unimpressed. Both have felt and tasted over-malted and heavy. Too heavy and a bit bland.




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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz shared by azagthoth yesterday.

Pours a hazy light orange color (haziness is the only place the appearance lost points), 3/4" white head, good retention and good lacing. The foam was very thick and heavy, it slid down the sides of the glass like oil or something viscous.

Aroma is very resiny like it should be very bitter and sweet and malty. The hop smells were mostly piney with a touch of orange.

Flavor was alright only because the hops seem to be a bit subdued (possibly damaged in shipping or maybe the bottle is just a few months old). Good flavor regardless but not much bitterness left. Heavy on the pine, touch of citrus, very resiny.

Body is medium, possibly a bit on the heavy side for an IPA. Quite drinkable.

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Photo of akorsak
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 650 mL bomber courtesy of AnnieK at Christmas.

A: The IPA is a light orange color, especially brilliant due to its clarity. No sediment, no haze, no nothing obscures this beauty. A head of nearly 3 fingers bubbled up in my new AleSmith glass (thanks swnicholson) and is lacing nicely.

S: The hops citrusy, thick but restrained, still dripping with fresh oils. The citrus has a light mint scent that is a welcome addition.

T: The fresh hops mix nicely with the caramel malt body. The breadiness has just enough punch to really come through. The hops are, especially as the ale warms, quite bitter. They exude citrus and oily mint. The bitterness could be much bigger than it is, such is the wonder of a freshly-hopped ale. The finish leaves a pleasant, stinging bite.

M: The fresh hops really make a mark on the taste, bitter but smooth and subtle. They are also big enough, flavorful enough to really stand out as an IPA.

D: The ale has a low alcohol level that rarely ever appears, content to hide in the background behind the luxurious hops. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

poured from a 22oz into imp pint glass

poured hazy yellow with a hint of amber. smell was quite hoppy with tons of citrus notes, grapfruit comes to mind. The taste was very balanced with the wet hops dominating. slight biscuit flavor from the malts. slightly carbonated and left beautiful head retention. with the lower ABV, this is one sessionable ipa. I drank this way quicker than I wanted to so I had to get some more. I wish this was available year round.

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Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour produces a bright, slightly hazy amber brew with a pillowy off-white head that leaves a cap and decent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by bright green hops, resulting in lots of lemon and orange aromas with hints of other light fruits such as apricot and peaches. There is also some sweet caramel malts underneath.

The taste is very citrusy from start to finish with lots of lemons and some grapefruit. The malts seem a little more biscuity than the aroma and the finish is slightly bitter with a little less sweetness overall than the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry, bitter finish.

This is a very good harvest IPA and extremely drinkable. Another nice brew from Three Floyds.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the 22oz, Randy Mosher art adorned bottle into a pint glass a ruddy ornage ecru color. Small white head. Rather small with some lacing.

Aroma is certainly hoppy. Also some caramel sweetness and a slight bit of alcohol. Citrus and floral hops, almost like rosehips.

Really good flavor. Tons of hop flavor in the grassy and citrusy vein. Balanced quite well, maybe too well, by candy sweetness.

Fairly bitter in the finish and medium bodied. A nice drinker. I enjoyed this one and would certainly drink this beer again.

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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 beermanbrian
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to swiftymcbeer for this one.

Hazy copper color with a foamy head. Heavy lace is left in rings around the glass all the way down. First sniff is fresh floral hops and then the heavier grapefruit notes kick in. Taste leans more toward piney. Lots of biscuit malt in the background to balance this one out. Nice medium body with a just right carbonation level. If I could get my hands on more (hint, hint, swiftymcbeer) this is one I would drink all the time. Another steller offering from Three Floyds.

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Photo of Redwood21
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you again Scubarex for this fantastic brew in my SS BIF box

A: the head could last longer and that is the biggest negative, the color is great, almost a hazy sunset look to it. the head however dies to a slight lace very quickly

S: there is a very slight grapefruit to it but the hop aroma that sticks its head through. there is also a slight malty sweetness that helps balance the aroma. all in all though the aroma is not very strong and thus doesn't significantly impact the experience

T: there is an immediate sweet citrus sweetness that is immediately balanced out by a solid hop bitterness. the hops are a slight floral style hat keep a good balance ( as previously stated) the malt also helps to balance the beer out rather well

ok balance..a theme? maybe. this beer is absurdly consumable and very good. i wish i was more adept at description but this is very good and very solid

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Photo of seanpachefddfa
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

thanks lingtindarkness for this

appearance- poured a nice amber/orange with a thick fluffy 1" head

Smell- nice fresh hops with pine grapefruit and some caramel sweetness

taste- nice fresh hop taste with grapefruit and orange. also getting some tropical fruit as well. mabey pineapple.

mouthfeel- medium body with good carbonation

drinkability- one of the best american ipa's i have had. i will seek this one out again and again and again.

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Photo of Biggness
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer pours a rather clear amber with a 1 fingered head and some lacing. The majority of the nose is of malt. This IPA has one of the nicest malt bases I have ever tasted, a tad light on the hops, imo... which suprised me, generally FFF is known for super hopping things. By not over hopping this beer and the wonderful malt base this beer is extremely drinkable. The mouthfeel is decent, the carbonation level might be a tad low.

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Photo of badbeer
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darker yellow with an off-white head. Huge aromas of pineapple, pine, mango, and other citrus. Just beautiful. In the taste I got pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and peach; so much citrus and excellently balanced. Medium carbonation and a little less than medium bodied. Best wet hop beer I've had. Another great FFF's beer!

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

Awesome bottle, nearly perfect AIPA pour. Perfect amber orange blend with a wonderful white head that sticks around for days.

Smells of a bold, west coast hop profile and an insanely strong malt. Both are capital-I Intense, and they balance each other out quite well--it's kind of surprising that this is only 5.5%. There's also some bigs nodes of ethanol and hoppy pine, as as it gets warmer.

Tastes an awful lot like it smells, intense and maybe jut a wee too bit acerbic for its own good. HUGE pine. These are pineiest pine hops that ever pined before. Alcohol, citrus hops, and syrup malt cut into the pine, but oh good god that pine is in charge.

Good, but a little offbalance.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DIPA for the hookup on this fine beer!

A- Copperish amber in color. Very slight haze, otherwise good clarity. Formed a thin off-white head that is partially retained. Could use more head retention.

S- Herbal and grassy hop notes with subtle underlying spiciness. Some mango-like fruitiness found beneath. Malt is clean and somewhat biscuity with a touch of sweetness. Very light presence of alcohol.

T- Grassy hops taste most promintent with a strong supporting malt backbone. Malt is slightly sweet and cracker-like. Medium-high level of bitterness caught me off guard but is most welcome. Low level of fruity hop character. Pleasingly dry finish. Wishing there was more hop complexity here but still very tasty.

M- Medium bodied, smooth, medium level of carbonation. Non-astrignent.

D- Overall a fairly tasty harvest ale. Being on the west coast and having access to very fresh bottles of Sierra Nevada, I'd opt for one of those instead. Not sure when this guy was bottled. I could drink a second pint but would likely opt for another beer.

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

A: pours a slightly cloudy reddish orange color. nice off-white colored head. moderate head retention and a great amount of lacing.

S: wonderful aroma of hops, some hints of citrus with some earthy tones. Some nice sweet malts, notes of apples.

T: great wet/fresh hop flavors. tons of chlorophyll notes, green earthy vibes from the vine. Solid citrus and earthy notes, with a great balance from the malts. some nice caramel malt flavors.

M: great balance and wonderful palate. medium bodied and very clean and crisp.

D: very drinkable and glad I got it fresh. great flavors and the ABV makes it easy to put away.

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

Odd color almost pink. Nice head large in nature with sticky sticky lace that lasts forever.

Awesome hop character in the nose. Very floral with juicy citrus notes. Grapefruit, apple, starfruit, rose petal with a light malty affair.

Great flavor light in body yet full in flavor and mouthfeel. Very floral with other citrusy notes. Bready malts balance things nicely. Good carbonation keep things fresh and tingly on the tongue. A IPA I could drink for hours on end.

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

Pours clear copper with a very light haze, and a two inch head of off-white.
A slow retreat of foam allows for a partial skim-coat on the surface and some decent smearing of lacework.

Aromatics lead off with piney, pungent, floral hops, light malt, and bitter citrus oils. Grapefruit pith and pine bark. Mildy grassy and earthy. A smidge of the "wet hop" character.

Medium bodied. A crisp mouthfeel and tacky.

Piney, resiny hops, with citrus fruits and light malt start the palate. A solid, firm bitterness steps forward and drys out what malt there is nicely. A hint of warming alcohol pulls through as well as more grapefruit pith and crushed orange seeds.

Finishes with a lingering citric bitterness and pine bark shavings.

Tasty enough, but not overly hoppy or reaking of the classic herbal, grassy quality typically found in big harvest ales.

More props out to BA MacDomer for the opportunity.

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Photo of goodspeed94
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to FTownThrowDown for hooking this one up.

Right off the bat, this thing is a masterpiece. Deep ruby amber pour, syrupy, nice little head. It literally dances around in the glass, leaving an incredible lacing as it explores its surroundings. Haven't seen this for a while, and it is awesome. Great look, up and down.

As soon as I pour, although a good 18 inches from my nose, I can smell the hop aroma. Definitely a wet one. Soaking wet. The citrus, oily, sweet, almost earthy-field-like smell. Enjoying this one late in the season, and in the stout season, its like a fresh wind.

Balance is great in this one. Sometimes I feel wet-hops can get a little over-the-top (which is still fine with me) but this one is really mellow. The hop flavors work extremely well with the particular malt profile, and it creates a great sessionable beer. Come home from a long day of work and just looking for a good relief, this one is just perfect speed.

As you can expect from above, it feels good. Real good. Not overly in your face, somewhat refreshing in a hot day beach kind of refreshing, but still thick, sweet, and flavorful enough to keep me warm on a cold rainy San Diego day.

Wish I had another. This could easily become a go-to IPA. I personally like the somewhat heavier malted IPA's, little darker and meatier than a Blind Pig but not really as saturating as a Hop-15. Gotta love hop season.

Thanks again for hooking this one up. Wish Three Floyds could make it out here more often, I find I enjoy every one of their offerings.

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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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