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
Ratings:
1,894
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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387
Gots:
229
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9
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Photo of italianstallion
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of JustinSparks
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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

A rocky liht tan two finger head develops with lots of active fat popping bubbles. Leaves only slight scattered lace. Body is a deep amber orange. Nose is a huge hoppy floral explosion with lots of fresh sweet citrus rind notes and some prickley coriander and rich pine. Creamy hop notes jump on the tongue with an array of nicely balanced bitter and sweetness. This tasty blend is a mix of minerals, pine notes, dandilions and citrus zest. Fresh hops are very juicy and refreshing. Mouthfeel is a soft bitter hue with a hint of sweetness. Ranks up there with the best of the style. Super drinkable.

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Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of juicebox
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gordavidson
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- An ever so slightly hazy copper liquid with a nice off white head. There is pretty good retention.

S- Some citrus, fruit including apricot, caramel, soap, and a huge load of flowers. Very aromatic and fragrant.

T- Very strange... for as potent as this smells, it is not nearly as flavorful as you would think. It is slightly bitter and very very clean. There is no depth to the flavor... not that it is a problem, just very strange.

M- Very smooth and clean. The cleanest beer I have ever had actually.

D- A surprisingly drinkable beer. It looks meaty, smells meaty, but drinks easy. Very strange and tasty. Worth a try for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Houser
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kbrown
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of zeledonia
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up on a recent trip to Wisconsin. Brewed in October, I believe, so it's probably past its prime, but I'm still excited to try it.

Pours a medium orangey amber, slightly hazy. One-finger of cream-colored head, decent retention, and really nice lacing. Some happy little bubble streams fighting to escape. Looks just how an IPA should.

Strong piney, resiny hop aromas come flooding out. Nose-tinglingly robust, and quite pleasant. A bit of lemon peel in the background suggests that it once had more citrus. After a few more smells, more fruit starts to creep in behind the dominant pine. Quite nice.

Once again, the pine presence is pronounced. At times I almost feel like I'm chewing on pine needles, or drinking gin, or something like that. Has a bit of the warmth that I expect from wet hop beers, but not much. Some good variety going on through the taste here, with different flavors waxing and waning. Bitter throughout, kicking up near the end, before gradually fading away.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, pleasantly sticky, and very persistent. Has that clingy feel I want. Carbonation is almost perfect - prickly up front, relaxing to a smooth low tickle for the rest of the taste.

A very tasty IPA, with a strong pine presence. Next year I will try hard to get a fresher bottle, as I can only imagine what it would be like closer to bottling. That said, I'm quite impressed with how well it's held up.

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Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of coz
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a hazy orange color and about a half finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving slight lacing.

Smell – A nice tropical citrus aroma, floral hops, and slight malts.

Taste – An interesting floral flavor up front mixed with pineapple and orange. Honestly, it tastes like ripe fruit – awesome. The hops are a bit spicy, not very bitter, and add a nice balance.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, surprisingly creamy, decent carbonation, finishes a hint dry.

Overall – This is a great beer. I am enjoying this thoroughly and honestly think this is one of my new favorites from Three Floyds.

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Photo of jegross2
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 91

2011 vintage bomber bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent orange copper color with two fingers of foamy cream-colored head that settles into a nice thin layer. Excellent lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Lots of fresh tropical fruit citrus aromas -- oranges, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and tangerines. Dank, earthy, piney hop resin too. A little floral. There's definitely some hints of sweet caramel-toffee too. There are also some very sweet malt aromas that remind me of Founders Devil Dancer in the nose. 4.5/5

Taste: Earthy, dank pine hoppiness hits first. Then a heavy malt backbone takes over. Pineapples noticeable on the mid-palate. As the beer layers, mango-lemon citrus flavors come through gradually. Toffee sweetness also comes through on the mid-palate. Lingering finish is dry and bitter and gets increasingly spicier as I get farther down the glass, which complements the beef jerky I am eating quite well. 4/5

Mouthfeel: A little oily, medium-light bodied with medium-high carbonation that makes the citrus-hops and spicy characteristics of the beer pop on the tongue. Finish is dry and bitter. 4/5

Overall: A delicious wet hop IPA that stands up to some of the best in its class, including Founders' Harvest Ale. Three Floyds found the ideal nexus of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with this beer, without overdoing either. Should be enjoyed fresh.

Recommendation: Beer geeks will probably love the powerful, fresh citrus aromas of this beer and savor its ample flavor. At the same time, the beer is not too hop-forward, so casual beer drinkers might find this to be a great starter IPA.

Pairings: Great Dane Scotch Ale Beef Jerky.

Cost: $9.49 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 9/23/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a solid one-finger head
S: Plenty of fresh hop notes - citrus, stone fruit, tropical fruit with malt underneath
T: Also quite fresh with citrus but more resin than the other fruits seen in the nose. Adds a bit of earth while keeping that malt backbone
M: Medium-bodied, bitter/a bit oily
O: Tasty, screams fall & fresh

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,894 ratings.
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