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:
1,888
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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390
Gots:
226
For Trade:
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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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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 dleigh
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great juicy hop taste and plenty of bitterness on the back end to reinforce it--not too sweet like a lot of midwestern DIPAs with this great of a hop profile (IMHO). Great hop showcase. Beautiful honey color. Nice juicy, grassy aroma. The best fresh hop beer I've had recently. Would buy again despite ridiculous bomber pricing.

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Photo of crytion
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is amazingly complex with layer upon layer of that delicious hoppy taste and It seems to cling on forever. It seems to swirl between that citrus taste to almost mint and even at times it tastes so fresh that it tastes nearly soapy in a sense. all at the same time it doesn't get too dry or give you that extra syrup taste in your mouth.

smells very hoppy

mouth feel is light

appears mid-orange

one of the best beers that ive had in a while!

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Photo of tykees88
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- looks great. orange color with that translucent yellow underlying. Giving way to a nice 2 finger head with fantastic lacing as the beverage goes down the glass.

S- smells pretty. flowers and pine. Lending a hand is a fruity grapefruit.

T- tastes like a hop explosion at first. A pine dryness. A fruity malt backbone.

M- nice carbonation and medium body ipa.

O-easy drinker. i would love to drink this many times over. too bad its in a bomber.

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Photo of hippityhophead24
4.77/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: orange copper color. thick off white head that leaves lacing all over. I can't wait to dig in.

S: Dank pine with juicy grapefruit smack me in the face.

T: Slight bitter grapefruit hits me first. Kind of lingers in the middle and finishes sweet.

M: Nice carbonation. Medium body.

O: First FFF brew I've ever had. It's very tasty, and I can only imagine what their other brews taste like!

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Photo of chicagoabbot
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Hard to fault this incredible beer. I think there must be some wheat mash in this, because the malt is crisp but with some zing. The hop profile is excellent, plenty of fruity citrus up front and a sharp malt backbone. Mouthfeel is perfect. Recommended.

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

Deep yellow to amber in color, mostly clear. Ample off white head with very good retention. A pleasant but not overpowering aroma. Floral, grassy, spicy, faint tropical fruit notes. Nice malt character as well. Taste follows exactly, floral, grassy, spicy. Floral notes linger, along with some moderate bitterness. Medium-light body, moderate carbonation. Very nice fresh hop IPA from FFF.

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Photo of dukedevil0
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Binny's in Des Plaines, IL. The cases were just recently put out so I'm hoping this is nice and fresh. Fingers crossed!

A: Pours a nice very slightly hazy golden yellow color with a couple fingers of white head that settles down to a rim and film of white bubbles and laces the glass.

S: Mostly citrusy, grapefruit, sweet hop, candi sugar type scents...not a super intense smell, but what is there smells great

T: Tastes similar to the smell - again not very intense - but very pleasant and sessionable...citrus, grapefruit, sweep hops, candi and pale malts, and some pine flavors with a moderate amount of bitterness

M: Really full bodied and nicely carbonated...not much bite with the carbonation but really smooth

D: Highly drinkable as the flavor isn't super intense, but still really tasty...this is a great sessionable harvest ale! low alcohol helps too!

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Photo of schwemjw
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Big white bubbled head on a hazy dark orange.

S: Perfume. very aromatic. Mango, sourdough bread with a huge kick of citrus. Oranges with a large amount of fresh pine. Very floral.

T: Floral white honey suckle. Orange, sweet honey and toast. Reminds me of orange marmalade. Bitter pine and even more mouth puckering lemon zest. Mouthwatering. Caramel in the end with mandarin orange.

M: Medium bodied, very drinkable with a dry finish.

O: This drinks very easy, almost sessionable. Bursting with flavor. Pretty balanced though between the hops and malt. Just bitter enough on the finish. /94

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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 Homebrew35
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From memory while on our beercation.
Served in a pint glass with two fingers worth of thick and creamy white head, slightly hazy golden body. Good retention and lacing.

Smells amazing, citrus and floral hops with some piney notes mixed in. Carmel sweetness shows through as it warms up.

Tastes like orange juice mixed with piney hops. Wow! Very oily and dank. Some sweet malts are present but not enough to keep it balanced, it is an IPA after all made by FFF, yum.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. A very sticky, oily, piney resinous finish.

Overall I enjoyed this one quite. Very complex and flavorful.
$5 or 6 can't remember.

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

poured into a tulip glass.

A.

a nice dark gold color. a large amount of fluffy head.

S.

i get a whiff of piney and citrusy hops..a little orange, a little grapefruit.. i agree with another reviewer that its like a hopped up Gumballhead.
T.

delicious. up front is the bitter fruity hops, but then a very smooth malt taste at the end. a very clean tasting beer. Gumballhead's big brother IMO

M.

medium bodied. perfect carbonation.

D.

very high. I split this bomber with my gf but wish I had it to myself. Will definitely get another one. Not too high in alcohol and very refreshing.

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Photo of regspeir
3.95/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Smallish one-finger head. Thin lacing with good retention. Poured a very hazy, dark orange or copper. Bitter in the nose and a lot of citrus, floral, but especially pine. Good carbonation. Taste is bitter at the start and at the end. There is some sweet bready malt taste as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, sticky and somewhat metallic. This beer definitely improves with warming. Very sessionable at 7%. Overwhelming charactieristic is the finish, so bitter and dry. I wish I had some idea of how fresh this is and will look forward to trying it again.

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

The beer pours a beautiful copper/orange color into my pint glass. Not a great deal of he but It does leave a nice swirl of lacing that stayed for most of the beer and left ample lacing on my glass. The aromatics on this beer are top notch. You can easily pick up the citrus hop resin scent on this as you are pouring it. The nose is just really nice to smell for a bit. I can pick up a bit of bready malt also coming through. The taste matches the nose very well. Pine, citrus, and grapefruit flavors are the first things that hit my taste buds, but the heavy malted backbone brings flavors of biscuits coming in. The caramel character comes to life as the beer warms. Good complex flavors going on with this beer and it is still well balanced the entire time. There isn't much carbination on this beer and the beer finishes almost creamy, but still somehow finishes a little oily as well. The drinkability is solid on this beer and would go well on about any occasion.

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Photo of wedgie9
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from a bomber bottle. Pours a bright orange with a nice white head that lasts for a while. Nose is hoppy and malty with an orange sweetness that also reminds me of maple, and also slightly dusty. The hops are very earthy, reminding me of some Burgundies I have had. There is orange on the mid-palate with that earthiness lasting throughout and tying the bitterness and orange together on the finish which is long lasting and bitter. This beer is fairly heavy in body for only having 5.5% alcohol, and is slightly oily with very lively carbonation. Overall, this is a great IPA with an earthy characteristic that I have not experienced before, but I love it.

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

Bomber poured into a tulip glass

Color is amber, pretty clear with a good white head.

Smell is strong hops, citrus pineapple notes.

Taste is very hoppy with an unusual finish. Almost grapefruit like in the finish with a hint of the piney hops.

A very good IPA, very unique to my taste experience. Three Floyds does not disappoint with this seasonal.

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Photo of stvanderwoude
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo is all about the dank hops. A punch of spicy, herbal, oily hops from the nose to the finish. One of the most pungent IPAs I've ever tasted. If you love the upfront, earthy qualities of wet hop ales, then this is your beer. I really enjoyed it for what it is: an unadulterated expression of raw hop goodness.

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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 NoYouDidnt
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark gold with orange tints. Aroma, pop of citrus hops. Some orange and mango. A bit of pine. Taste- has a bit of mint on the front. Also kind of a little clover you'd pick from the yard and eat as a kid. Little more of those citrus flavors. Some bitterness in the end here. Doesn't linger. Finishes a bit sweet. Overall, fresh, and you can almost taste the whole cone. It has a warming quality to it. showed the harvest off well. (Born Yesterday was better though NYD)

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

Big thanks to deliriumfest for this one. My first three floyds beer. Poured from a 650 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy burnt orange. One finger of white head that just sat there. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Almost a weird bubblegum sweet smell behind the bitter hops. Interesting.

Taste: It's bitter and smooth at the same time, which is weird, but very good. There's an initial hop bite, but its not as harsh as a lot of IPAs. In fact, I'd say this tastes more like a double, with how much is packed into this. There is definitely a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste, that lingers for a long time. I haven't gotten any real citrus notes like some have mentioned, but there's also no date on the bottle, so I have no idea if this is an older bottle, or if I'm just tasting different things. Either way, not a bad beer. A little bit watery on the finish, however.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and good thickness to support the flavors.

Drinkability: For a regular IPA, phenomenal. Would have definitely thought this was a DIPA by the taste. It's not my favorite style of IPA, however, as I generally prefer more citrus flavors - maybe if I have the chance to go where FFF distributes, I'll try to pick up some another time. I enjoyed this though.

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Photo of westweasel
4.67/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap today in an imperial pint glass.

The beer is a fairly clear, dark orange/amber color with a fairly thin white head.
The smell is fantastic! Strong pine and grapefruit/orange citrus with definite caramel aromas mixed in .

The beer taste has caramel and biscuits as its backbone and strong hop flavors and bitterness. The hop flavors are grapefruits, orange rind, and pine. This bitterness is very strong, but not obnoxious in any way.

The mouthfeel is medium. This is a very drinkable beer - in fact the most drinkable 100 IBU beer I've ever had. It's also easily the best and most interesting harvest ale I've ever tasted.

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Photo of SuperNova777
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 10/14/10

A:Pours a semi-transparent orange color with a fingers worth of head that fall slowly, Very good lacing left down the glass

S:Really nice aroma coming off the top of this. Citrus, grapefruit, and pineapple
hops inviting you in to get another whiff of the goodness

T:Just as smell detects pure awesomeness. Up front it taste like some honey malt makes way for the radical wave of hops that hits next, the citrus and tropical hops come thru with a coating of flavor on the palate. Bite on the backend is subtle and very refreshing, quality malt balances out the brew with out taking away from the hops.

M:Nice body and carbonation, palate is left moist and wanting more

D:Just as good as I remember last years being, the fresh hops really make this one
fantastic to drink. Super good nose on it along with the taste coming thru on the hop side but being balanced out by the malts without taking away from the hop flavor. If available to you I suggest coughing up the $10 to try out a bottle.

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Photo of SammyDavisJrJrJr
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Just came in today at work. Needed to try it as soon as I could. So into the shaker...

A - Light amber colored body, with very little head that only lives a thin lace.

S - Very nice, complex hop aromatics. Citrus-like and sweet.

T - Starts out mild, straw-like and malty with a bit of spice. Pretty standard so far. Hops again seemed to be sweet, citrus and interesting. Finsh is very dry, with some vanilla. Another enjoyable wet hop ale.

M - A little light, but still nice and crisp.

D - Wish it was available year around.

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

Pours a murky copper with a spritzy head. Decent retention and just a touch of lace. Smells floral and citrusy with a nice sweet caramel undercurrant. Flavour is all green, citrus hops with a nice bready mildly sweet malt profile. Bitterness is firm but pleasing. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. I really like wet hopped beers and this one is the best Ive ever had.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,888 ratings.
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