Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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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Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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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 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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Photo of Keffa
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live review.

22oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a bright and clear copper orange, 3 finger whitish head lasts for a couple minutes settling into a full cap and leaves copious lacing. Really doesn't get much better for the style.

S: Well, I'm betting this is going to be hoppy... duh. All out hop aroma, with some bready, almost toasted like malt behind it all. Literally everything I could want in an aroma though: Floral, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some herbal pungency behind those. Fantastic, though not the best I've ever smelled.

T: And... not nearly as bitter as I expected, but FANTASTIC flavor. Starts off a bit fruity and a little bit pithy, then transitions into an extremely nice bitterness that lingers into that bready malt and back into those fruity hops. Alcohol is very well masked. I'm surprised that the bitterness isn't higher than it is.

M: Lighter side of medium, carbonation is spot on, oily, finishes decently long and dry. Bitterness sticks around.

O: Very, very little to knock here. Superb beer, one I will look for every year.

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Photo of Ghenna
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Received as part of a /r/beertrade BOTM.

Lots of hops, mostly pine with an undercurrent of tangerine, on the nose. The citrus comes out to prominance as the beer warms.

The taste is pretty much standard pale ale. Not malty, dry finish.

You can tell that the real work is done on dry hopping, which provides a magnificent nose. Taste, however, is pretty standard.

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Photo of drewba
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazed orange - it looks rich and viscous. Pours with a huge bubbly 2 finger head that craters and falls in a irregular fashion, but has very nice retention. The lacing sticks like glue on the sides of the glass.

S - Sweet lemon and mandarin orange, sweet/sticky resin & pine. This has some fresh-baked-bread malt action happening in the background. Finishes with fresh cut grass & and a semi-strange old grapefruit or something. Regardless of the strange grapefruit, the hops are coming out in full force on the nose.

T - This is one of those beers that packs all of its flavor right into the tip of your tongue, then other than a slight bitterness in the finish, has a relatively low aftertaste. Everything in the nose is apparent in the taste; lemon rind, mandarin orange, fresh grass, gobs of resin and more of that dingy grapefruit. There is some cracker-y and supersweet caramel malt action, but the hops have taken a resounding lead.

M - The mouthfeel is substantial; real thick body for an ipa with a lower tingling carbonation. It's bordering chewy; awesome.

O - This is a few months old and the hops are still alive. Broodoo has all the familiar characteristics of your standard ipa, but with some nice tweaks in mouthfeel and is without an overwhelming aftertaste. A solid fresh hopped light drinker.

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Photo of SerialHiker
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a deep golden apricot…fluffy, cloud-like off white head formed and a finger width remains…dense color, not overly transparent, though I can see tons of bubble action when I look close…good looking brew…(4/5)

Smell: Got earthy/piney hops aroma as I poured it, very hop forward…when I stick my nose in the glass, I get tons of (mouthwatering!) robust earthy/piney/musty/resinous hops mixed with strong caramel/toffee malt aromas…sweet and some mild citrus (orange, mandarin)…it’s nice, but I fear the hops have lost a bit of life over the past few months, leaving the sweet caramel/toffee malt to dominate…side note, I definitely get a little bubblegum, tropical fruitiness from the inside of the bottle…(3.75/5)

Taste: Much like the nose, wet hops abound…tons of robust/musty/earthy/piney/resinous hops flavor up front followed by sweet caramel malts…the flavor is somewhat robust but not overly exotic or dynamic…this brew certainly doesn’t have the same life that I normally find from FFF…it has their classic sweet/caramel malt flavor, but lacks in the zesty citrus flavors that I normally expect from them…I do get a touch of lemony citrus bitterness, but it’s faint and certainly could be more…rather straight forward and somewhat plain…(3.5/5)

Mouthfeel: Medium body…light to medium carbonation brings a hint of lemon/citrus bitterness…chewy, smooth, a touch dry in the finish…the feel is really the liveliest part of the brew and saves it from mediocrity…(4/5)

Overall: This is a good brew, but I’m sadly thinking it’s lost a step over the last 4 months as Broo Doo wss bottled in October...the hops flavor is not zesty, lively or fresh and barely hangs on to the sweet caramel malts that dominate the flavor at this point…it’s good and drinkable, but just leaves my palate wanting…I’ve had other IPA’s (Clown Shoes Supa Hero being one) that were a bit aged, caramel malt dominant, but where the citrus hops, or any hops for that matter, still were apparent and influential in the overall flavor…I’m a huge fan of Three Floyds and would put that brewery up there with the best and maybe only second to Bell’s (born and raised in MI), but this brew was a bit disappointing…I wouldn’t recommended rushing to the store in Michigan City, IN where I got this from, but I would try it again next fall when it was a lot fresher…(3.5/5)

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

poured into tulip a deep golden, wheat color and a bit hazy which is the first sign it's going to be good. Plenty of grapefruity, piney hops aroma that you expect from FFF. Not overly bitter, not sure if grassy is the apropos description, but it's not as overtly bitter and malty as some of the other hop-heavy beers, which makes this an excellent change of pace.

Wish it came in sixers, since this is very drinkable and would be a regular at better price point. If you're a fan of Alpha King, Two-hearted and the like, you will enjoy a Broodoo, and my kids love the label...so much that it became a Christmas ornament on the mantle, replete with a star on top.

Updated Nov 4 2011: very fresh with more pungent pine, more creamy and full-bodied than I recall. Love the fresh hops, one of my favorit beers

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

750ml bottle into pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light golden amber color with a 1.5 finger off-white head. Great, thick lacing.

Loads of pine resin and grapefruit on the nose. Slight hints of grass and a little bit of onion. Definitely dank.

Very clean and unassuming initial taste that is slightly creamy followed by a very well-balanced citrus, bubblegum, and tropical fruit taste. Malt backbone stands up to the hop explosion here, but it isn't grainy in the least. Slight resinous pine aftertaste with a lingering mint-infused alcohol flavor.

Overall an absolutely delicious beer. Hoppy enough to appeal to a hop head but well balanced and smooth enough to make it plenty drinkable. Will definitely seek this out in the future!

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

This bee pours a pale staw color with an slight hop haze and a thick white head.

the armoa is very clean without the musty hop aroma that comes with wet hops. I get pineapple and grapefruit the strongest I have ever smelt in a wet hop.

The flavor is piney with grapefruit and very clean without the musty flavor that you usually get from wet hop beers.

It has a sweetness that is mouth coating but but does not linger so much as you don't want another drink. Probably one of the cleanest wet hop beers I have ever had.

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

Solid 1 finger head. Body is light orange. Still a bit of a cold but see what I can do here. Smell is a sweet and sour mixture of citrusy hops. Not very bitter in the nose. Now that is a very smooth sweet grapefruit taste. Much different from a typical IPA. Not at all that bitter. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Drinkability thru the roof.

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Photo of OttoBomb
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a 16 oz. tulip pint glass (November 23, 2009).

Eyes: Pours a thick orange, very little light passes through the glass. A large frothy head is created and stands nicely.

Nose: Wow! A strong fresh citrus hop aroma wafts up. Fruity and piney.

Tongue: I'm overwhelmed by the by the wholesome, fresh hoppy flavor (cut grass, piney citrus), but that's all there is. The straight bitterness is undeniable and pushes everything else aside.

Mouth: Medium bodied, crisp and metallic.

Libation: I understand what the style & goal of this brew is, but I'm underwhelmed with the product. The great hop aroma and flavor is dominated by the fierce bitterness. Not as complex as I'd have hoped. It's one and done for this brew in my opinion.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.
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