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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: 477 | Ratings: 1,855
Photo of guityler83
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A nice agressive pour into a 3F Teku produced a big 3 finger head. Mixed size bubbles in the head and as it slowly receeds it got the chunky honey comb look. Bright white and left behind a coat of lacing along the entire side of the glass. A golden yellow to soft orange color with a slight haze on the first pour.

S: Strong sustaining tropical fruit aroma on my first impression. Melons, oranges, pineapple and grapefruit hop aromas dominate the nose. A noticable fresh cut grass scent also. A touch of alcohol comes through. malt is is almost undetectable.

T: Oranges, pineapples and juicy grapefruit hop flavor on the first sip. the grassy character comes through in the taste but balances nicely with the round hop bitterness. Very flavorful and complicated. Malt is noticable in the way of biscuit and bread crust.

M: A stickey mouthfeel that i love. the body feels on the medium to moderate side but it might be the hop oils that gives the impression of bigger body. moderate carbonation makes the bitterness pop.

O: Im really enjoying this years harvest/wet hop beers. This one has the orangey, freshcut grass, round hops just like founders but with a bit more orange. Big fan.

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

Pours a nice yellow with minimal white head. The nose belies danker hops than the palate actually affords. The palate is more pine-dominated than the nose would lead one to believe. A nice med-light mouthfeel accompanies a decidedly solid nose and palate. Overall, a strong offering, if not quite on par with the other exceptional fresh-hop beers to be had out there (here's looking at you Founder's Harvest). Worth trying, an enjoyable drink, but not one that justifies bomber pricing.

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Photo of AaronHomoya
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the Tomlinson taproom. Orange and amber in color. Little head, but very clear in the glass. Aroma is hoppy, but not as powerful as I would have expected. Great flavor, though. Probably my favorite wet hop ale, in this respect. Just grassy enough, and very fresh tasting. Great mouthfeel. Full but with a dry finish. Overall a great beer again from Three Floyd's.

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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 HosP
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Popped one for my birthday the other night. I guess I went with the wet hop theme with this and a surly wet.

A - Poured a golden color and mostly clear. Nice white head to this that left tracks of lacing down the glass.

S - Good aromas of citrusy, floral, piney goodness in this. Very inviting nose!

T - Like the nose, big flavors of citrus, orange, grapefruit up front. Pine, floral taste comes through in the middle with some bitterness as well. Nice malt backbone helps keep the beer balanced at the end and give it good contrast.

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Oily hop mouth feel with some bitterness.

D - Very delicious beer. Both this and wet were good beers. Preferred them to regular IPA's, these seemed to have more flavor upfront from the hops. The broo doo I favored slightly more because the malts were more present and helped balance out the beer a little better. Still I could be happy drinking either any night!!

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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 Rizalini
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recieved in a trade from CWBlues. Thanks Cy!
Poured from a bomber into my Deschutes tulip.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, maybe a little orangish. 1 finger of foamy white head that clings to the glass.

S - I got a whiff of a crisp, freshness when I popped this one open. Almost like a fresh cut apple. But when you get into it, this one has all the right aromas. Apricot, grapefruit, piney pineapple. Great hop aroma.

T/M - The taste is not as hop forward as the smell leads on to. More smooth and malty than hoppy in my opinion. There's a hint of sweetness in the middle, followed by the hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, great carbonation.

O - Just another great beer from Three Floyds. Do they even make a bad beer? The beer looks good, smells good, and tastes even better. Big thanks to Cy for sending this one my way! Great beer, wish I could get it out here.

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

22 oz bottle poured into a Duck Rabbit Snifter

A- Pours a hazy orange with a fluffy three finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. No sign of lacing.

S- Very fresh aroma of ripe oranges, red ruby grapefruit, lemons, lime, floral hops, pine and a hint of mint.

T- Ripe citrus notes again take the front seat with grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime as well as melon. Some spices follow after with floral hops and pine. Like basically all FFF IPAs, there is some caramel malt, but it not very noticeable.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes a bit dry.

O- I had no problem finishing this bomber by myself. Well-balanced and easy to drink. A very good wet-hopped IPA, however, I prefer Founders Harvest.

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Photo of boralyl
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to GrittyMug345 for hooking me up with a bottle of this in the BA Secret Santa BIF.

A - Pours a big creamy off-white head that's got great retention and leaves plenty of lacing. The beer is a medium golden-orange with lots of visible carbonation.

S - Citrus, bubble gum, and cotton candy. This is one of the most unique aromas I've gotten from a harvest ale.

M - Medium in body with active carbonation that fits it well.

T - The malts certainly take a back seat in this beer. Some bitterness up front followed by light citrus, cotton candy and bubble gum, just like the nose. A grapefruit character rounds off the flavors along with some nice bitter notes.

Unique hop flavors and aromas make this a very delicious and interesting harvest ale. Don't let the cute label fool you, this is an excellent, bold beer!

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Photo of kbwalters
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look = 4.25 Pours a foggy golden apricot color with 3 fingers of crisp, white head with great retention and lace.
Aroma = 4.0 Hoppy citrus orange notes, light pine and floral notes too. A little sweetness comes through, but overall the aroma is a little weak.
Taste = 4.25 Hoppy citrus and light pine flavors lead the way but there is nice balance with a nice, sweet toffee and bready backbone.
Feel = 4.25 Light and crisp all around, medium bodied with medium carbonation, light syrup feel and a hint of resin character.
Drinkability = 4.25 Terrifically drinkable IPA.
Overall = 4.1875 Well balanced but hoppy harvest ale here. Solid all around.

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Photo of JLeege
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a FFF imperial pint glass.
There is also a typo on the label saying "Anerican" but I make a lot of typos as well so I digress. Onto the beer.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden color with a fluffy 2 finger white head. Leaves very sticky lace.

Smell- Hops fill the room upon opening the bottle, as they should being a harvest ale. Smelling a nice mix of both fruity citrus hops and a bit of pine.

Taste- This is good, fresh and fruity citrus hops right up front, with some piney resin in the middle. Not super bitter or dry, this has a nice little maltback bone which keeps this from getting to bitter for my taste.

Mouthfeel- medium to light body and carbonation

Overall- I am always up for a bottle or 2 of this every fall. This doesnt really 'wow' you in anyway, but it is good.

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

Pours a light copper that's slightly murky. 1.5 finger white head that recedes quickly. Decent lacing.

The smell screams fresh hops. Grassy and piney. Lots of citrus...lemons grapefruit and orange. Malt sweetness in the background.

With all of the hops in the aroma, I was expecting a pretty big bitter punch, but instead, the taste is initially sweet and finishes bitter. Other than that, the taste goes along with the smell. The citrus in the taste comes off as more orangey and the malt backbone provides a hint of caramel.

As I'm drinking it, I'm starting to like the sweetness and the unobtrusive bitterness.

I'd like to do a tasting of fresh hop vs. not beers and see what exactly is the difference.

The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, medium carbonation. Leaves a nice resiny stain in the mouth.

This is a very flavorful beer. Even though the ABV is pretty low, I don't know if I could drink it all night. It may be a tad too sweet.

Overall a very excellent beer even if it wasn't exactly what I expected for the style at 5.5%.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber from my good friend AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!

Broo Doo pours a beautiful orange/amber color capped with a finger of creamy looking white foam. The head recedes slowly leaving some nice lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is citrus fruit and pale malt, with the emphasis on the citrus. Taste is big on bitter grapefruit up front with notes of orange and pineapple following closely behind. The malt bill adds a bit of caramel and biscuit mid-palate. Nice hoppy bitterness rules the finish. Feel is medium with a medium level of carbonation. The hops really shine in this offering from FFF. Exquisite citrusy bitterness balanced by a nicely integrated malt backbone make for a very tasty and easy drinking brew. Highly recommended!

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Photo of KillerJigger
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Small white head with a great floral nose. Taste is floral yet just barely bitter w a clean to sweet finish. Damn perfect!! I highly recommend this beer!

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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 veinless
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a caramel orange with pure white head. Good lacing with a thin layer of head retained throughout.

Smells of sweet citrus, with soft grapefruit and mandarin orange coming out the most. Caramel malts balance the nose well. Weediness rounds it out.

Taste is a fantastic citrus explosion, with the slightest sweetness from the malts making it into an incredibly flavorful beer. Not unlike grapefruit with just a bit of sugar sprinkled on it, which I happen to like more than almost any other fruit combo.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly harsh due to the excess hops. Keeps the mouth slightly sticky but mostly clean and enhances the drinkability significantly. Overall an incredibly balanced and sensational IPA.

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

A: Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Two fingers of fluffy white head that settles to one. The body is a darker amber color. Quite a bit of lacing as this one goes down.
S: Pine and lots of citrus in the nose: grapefruit, orange, maybe a bit of lime. A little malt, sweet and bisquit-y.
T: Very similar to the smell, maybe a little more pine in the flavor than the nose which adds some nice complexity. The malts keep things balanced without being overly sweet which keeps the finish nice and dry.
M: Good carbonation, smooth, creamy, with a nice dry finish. Leaves your mouth watering.
O: I think I may have to stop back and see if I can grab another bottle or two of this, despite the $9 price tag. Delicious, and a nice clean finish; this is one great harvest ale.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A= Poured a Golden color with what looked to be some orange in in. It had a nice foamy head that stayed for some time and left behind some nice lacing.

S= The nose on this beer was very nice you get some citrus hops with some pine hops also seemed to have some carmel malt backbone in this one.

T= To me it tasted very good the citrus hops really come out and then you really taste some pine hops. I really liked it.

M= It had a medium body

D= I think this is one of the better harvest ales IMO. I would have no problem drinking a few of these fresh. Great Beer!

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Photo of hawks10
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle - No freshness date, but this one is definitely super fresh - Poured into my Three Floyds imperial pint glass...

Pours a glowing golden amber with just a touch of haze. Two fingers of meringue-like white head forms and slowly recedes, leaving some lacing behind...

Smells like Three Floyds. That is now a descriptor. Those of you who frequently drink their hoppy beers (Alpha King, Pride & Joy, Gumballhead and Dreadnaught specifically) know that all of them have a distinct, almost grape like hop aroma...This beer immediately hits you with tons of fresh juicy hops, sweet and fruity, like a tropical fruit salad. Simply fantastic, makes me really excited to taste this one...

Juicy fruity hops overwhelm the palette right off the bat. Fruity and juicy, juicy and fruity. Full of flavor with a lingering bitterness. A touch of alcohol on the lips. A bit of malt sweetness emerges but really doesn't do much to stop the hops. Finishes dry and bitter, like the skin of a grapefruit or orange...

Medium bodied with some lively carbonation. Juicy and somewhat resinous, dry bitter aftertaste lasts forever...

Simply phenomenal!!

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Photo of nkersten
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into imperial pint glass. Half inch of white head, great lacing, bright orange/golden in color. Smell is soft fruits, apricots and peaches. Very mild. This one is exploding with amarillo hops. Taste is an intense leafy apricot and peach, green figs, light malts in back ground. Not very sweet. The fresh hops are incredible - smells very fresh. No alcohol in taste. Moderate carbonation and medium light mouthfeel. Not overly dry, but not sweet either. With this kind of taste, how could it not be a 5 in drinkability? I have had this in the past and i dont know if this is a better batch or fresher. Either way i think this one needs to be drank as fresh as possible.

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Photo of MarcatGSB
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased from Woodman's Grocery in Madison WI for $9.99. Poured from bomber into Goose Island wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy burnt orange color. Thin half finger head, that lasts well enough, with some nice lacing.

Smell: Smell is quite muted. Not picking up a lot of anything, even after some warming. Small hint of hop florals, unstriking amount of citrus.

Taste: Bright, bitter hops overtake the back of my mouth. Real staying power. I like the character of this taste. Almost a centennial flavor, I could be wrong. Minimal malt backing, but it's enough to support. Leaves the hops nice and crisp. Earthy, tea like character.

Mouth: Satisfying. Carbonation is nice, bright, lively to the palate. Drying effect on my mouth.

Drink and Overall: A solid Harvest Ale. I prefer Founders Harvest Ale to Broo Doo. I'm a homer. Broo Doo was a good experience, and a nice FFF product.

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

I love the Broo Doo -- don't get me wrong -- but it is a one note; light malt specifically brewed to get out of the way of the fresh hops. So even off the tap, the head disappears leaving greasy hops residue down the glass with thick lace etched onto the glass. Smell is tropical fruit esters, strong pine and sharp cutting grapefruit. Grass and tea finish the aroma. Okay, I let the second pint sit a while before quaffing and the head took 20 minutes to collapse which is pretty damned amazing under the weight of all that hops oil.

Taste bites and then burns. Bright, shiny quick sweetness in the maple to biscuit range followed quickly--and all hint of sweetness obliterated--by a big hop whollop (apologies to victory here) that is just so wonderfully fresh-hopped and so my mountain wet hop adventure begun in Idaho in October merges into November in the midwest.

I drank two pints just to be sure I had the review down, so this is highly drinkable, almost but not quite sessionable at 7%.

Broodoo on tap was well worth the wait -- I was starting to think it was bait and switch at Black Sparrow. Thanks, Sparrows, for keeping the great, interesting beers rotating in and out.

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Photo of tmitch75
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orangy amber color. Thick, fluffy white head.

Bursting with resiny hop aroma with earthy spruce and grapefruit. The aroma is fresh and full. Fantastic.

Malty toffee flavor is quickly interrupted with powerful grassy spruce and grapefruit. It tastes like I imagine a huge hop flower would taste.

Mouthfeel is oily and thick - in a very good way.

The fresh hops really accentuate the wonderfully full and fresh hoppy taste. Enough malt for a sufficiently balanced hop explosion.

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Photo of eclipse54
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from JM03; thank you very much! Poured into a Deschutes tulip glass...

A vibrant, golden straw color that is hazy to the point of opaque. A vigorous pour yields two finger’s width of foamy, pillowy, pure white head that lingers for about a minute before complete dissolution. Generous strands of lacing remain to glass in a ring-like fashion, indicating the level of the beer at each prior sip.

The aroma is a bouquet of citrus, floral hops, pine, straw, wheat, various earthen grains, and a decent amount of caramel malt. While the malt may suggest this bottle has some age on it (the worn, illegible stamp on the bottom of the bottle is no help at all), the nose is still quite balanced and appealing.

It tastes very similar to how it presents in the nose, with grapefruit, lemon, and pine leading the way into some spicy (coriander) hops, replete with straw, wheat, and the earthen grains. A burst of caramel comes towards the very end, but a rush of pine and grass finish it off. Again, it tastes a bit aged, but I personally enjoy some malt with my hops. My score in this section is a combination of personal preference and rating to style (neither really won, I just kind of averaged the score I wanted to give in each method).

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter up front, tantalizing on the tongue, and goes down smooth. Strangely, there is a soapy, nay, oily finish/after-texture to it that is odd. Not necessarily offputting, but strange.

Overall, this is a great IPA. While my bottle may have had some age, it was still fantastically enjoyable. I had a hard time "reviewing to style" on this one because I did still find it delicious. Despite my petty gripes with it, this is the fastest I've finished a bomber solo in a long time (the GF wasn't up to helping out with this one), so take that for what you will. You may find some strange/interesting attributes in this one, but disappointment will not be amongst them.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,855 ratings.
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