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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:
1,883
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
18.72%
 
 
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225
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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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Photo of sgoodship
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Creamy 2 finger head. Very hazy medium dark amber. Some spotty lacing. Head dissipates to a fine dusting.

S: Sweet candy, very bright and lively floral hops with citrus. This hop smell reminds me that hops and marijuana are close relatives.

T: I have to tell you that this is a trip for a porter/stout guy. It's a big hop taste that feels green, fresh and lively. I thought it would overwhelm me but it didn't. It has that IPA quality which is a sort of revitalizing and zingy. The floral and citrus bitter aftertaste is really intense.

M: Medium/light body. Clean and crisp.

D: Hop lovers should check this out. For such an aggressive brew, it is amazingly drinkable. I am not a huge fan of IPA's but I thoroughly enjoyed this drink and it gives me another reason to try the other 3F's offerings.

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

Had this at the beer festival at the Rotten Apple in Grafton.

Great color. A really deep orange, not amber. Nice head with some great lacing on the glass. Right away I could smell citrus and pine. Made my mouth water. The taste did lived up to the aroma. This was my favorite beer of the day and you have to love the graphics on the bottle.

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Photo of brian44556
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 22oz bottle into a New Castle pint glass. No dating on the bottle, but this one is fresh. You don't see seasonal FFF sit on the shelves long at all.

Pours a hazy orange with a 1 finger head. A thick lace is left on the sides of the glass. Smell is of fresh hops, caramel, malts, tropical fruits, and citrus. Hops are so fresh it smells like you are smelling an actual hop plant. With each sip you get a strong bitterness from the hops, but they are well balanced with the mild malt profile. Mouthful is superb with an excellent carbonation level and nice crisp finish. Overall a great fall offering. With all of the Oktoberfest beers coming out in the fall this is a great offering to mix things up a bit. This ranks 2nd overall for the FFF beers, slightly behind Gumballhead.

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

Appearance: Cloudy amber orange colored with an off white head.

Smell: Hops and caramel mix well with pine and grapefruit. There is an underlying spiciness also and another fruit I cant quite figure out. Mango?

Taste: Pine and hops up front with a definate caramel ending. The sweet malt flavor was very good but was not a bitter as I was expecting.

Mouthfeel/drinkability: Medium body and carbonation and a dry finish.

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

From bottle into pint glass. This is FFF's seasonal wet hop brew, falling somewhere between an American IPA and a DIPA. Pours a hazy amber with a thick rocky head that carries a bright grapefruit scent with a bit of caramel underneath. Rather than knocking you senseless with the strength of the hops, this beer is more about showcasing various hop flavors. At first the citrus comes to the front, nicely balanced by some subtle malt sweetness. Then the hops take over, going from grapefruit to a rich bitterness and finally a crisp hop smack to the back of your throat. Despite the prominent hop presence, this isn't as much of a hop assault as its DIPA cousin, Dreadnaught. That, plus the near absence of any taste of alcohol, makes this a very drinkable beer.

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pretty clear copper color with very foamy white head. Head fades quickly at first but lingers on the sides.

S - Bitter hop, malt, an almost caramel smell. Quite roasty as well, but could have used maybe a little more hop in the nose for me.

T - Little malt forward with that bitter hop coming mostly in the backend. This is a week old, so that hop is prevalent and very necessary I think for the taste of this beer. Hop is well melded with the malt to make a complete flavor. Nice grain lingering in there as well. As it warms, little citrus hop coming through making the flavor have a little sweetness.

M - Hop is bitter but restrained a little which makes this quite drinkable. But still medium bodied with the malt providing body.

O - Very nice fall beer, was perfect with the window open on a October in the Midwest. Hop and malts are done well making a nice beer from front to back.

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

A - Pours slightly hazy amber with a finger of foam atop. A pretty nice looking beer.

S - Lots of the hops here, much of the earthy scent that comes from wet hops (a bit skunky), but also many scents of sweet fruits like [a ton of] citrus and mango.

T - Hop candy like none other. Succulent, fruity and immensely complex. Also very bitter; this one is bordering on a harvest DIPA given that is actually does have a bit of a malt backbone.

M - Light to medium in MF and quite carbonated. Makes this brew refreshing.

O - Hands down the best harvest IPA I've had. The fresh tasting hops bang you over the head and make you come back for more.

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

Pale gold, two finger, rocky white head that lingers for a good long while, lacing, and a decent amount of carbonation.
Grapefruit and a resinous piney aroma are bursting out of the glass.
Grapefruit, caramel, and toasty breadiness
Light bodied, hops are strong upfront and backed by a slight malt presence, leaves a great citrusy aftertaste
Bitter, crisp, and well balanced for the style. It's a little expensive though, I paid 9.79 for a 650 ml bottle

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Photo of Sparty1224
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Serving: 22 oz. bomber poured into a Founder's Harvest Party glass. Bottled on 9/25/14, making it just under 6 weeks old.

A: Very clear, golden-yellow. 1/4-finger foamy white head lingers.

S: Curious to know what hops they use for this, but I'm getting a lot of Citra. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, some pine. Very nice.

T: Big tropical fruits. Pineapple, mango, apricot, some grapefruit. Barely a hint of malt sweetness on the finish.

M: Big and full-bodied for an IPA. Perfectly carbonated.

O: I have not had Surly Wet, but this, right now, is my favorite wet-hopped/harvest ale. This is fantastic. I'm getting a lot of Citra vibes, and this almost feels like Zombie Dust if it were an IPA instead of a Pale Ale. Founder's Harvest Ale is great, but sometimes a little too aggressive for me, and the hop profile is not my favorite. This one is a little more simple and straightforward, and nicely balanced.

Recommendation: A must-try for any hophead if you can find it. Drink it as fresh as possible! Would have loved to have this a little closer to its bottled on date.

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Photo of Csikic93
4.87/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found this gem at a local liquor store, pours a cloudy gold. Smells sweet and fruity. Accents of fruit on the palate and bitter but doesn't seem 80 Ibu bitter. Finishes smooth. I love this beer, plan on putting a bottle away for later.

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Photo of DavidEddie
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a worn copper penny in appearance. Big time fluffy head with lots of sticky lacing that took awhile to go away. Smells of tropical fruits, mainly pineapple, fresh citrus hops, pine, and sweet malt. Tastes as it smells but more intense and juicy. Very fresh like. Finishes sweet with some nice bitterness that lingers. Mouth feel is medium bodied, moderately carbonated and a bit oily. Drinkability is incredible. Definitely the best harvest ale I’ve ever had. If you love hops, then this one’s for you! Not sure about that label though…Cheers!

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Photo of 0110x011
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I <3 Younger35

Pours dark amber, bordering on red. One finger head quickly fades to a thin collar. Nose is a sweet hop bouquet. Orange, grapefruit, pine, grass, and mint. Caramel and sourdough toast in there too. Pine, grass and grapefruit on the palate, with some sweetness from the malt balancing things out. Medium body, dry finish.

One of the best IPAs from out of California that I've ever had. Delicious!

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Photo of a74gent
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with a sticky, foamy finger and a half of head that hung around nicely and then dissipated.

The smell is beautiful medium hops which matches the taste although the taste bolts on a nice balance of malt.

I'm not sure how a harvest ale should taste different than this. It is sublimely sticky and smooth.

The mouthfeel is great with a creaminess that makes you feel like you have a mouthful of hops in a good way just having been liquified.

The drinkability is good but in my book experiences the limits that most hop forward beers have.

This is a really nice harvest that matches the best I've had before which is Portsmouth Brewing Hop Harvest II '10.

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Photo of bheilman
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love three floyds. I have never had a bad beer from three floyds. This is a good beer, but does not live up to what I expect for a 3 floyds beer. It might be best fresh and this tastes a bit aged. It does have a nice light golden color with a decent head. The smell is pleasant with a fresh light citrus sweet scent. The taste is nice but a bit too earthy. Definitely has a hop accent and maybe it's just the type of hops that gives it the earthy flavor, but I yearn for the smooth hops flavor rather than the earthy/dirt taste. So the aftertaste follows with the same earthiness and this is a drinkable beer, but it's an expensive drinkable beer. I'd rather be drinking an Alpha King!

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Photo of JNewbs
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Lizardville in Bedford Hts, OH.

A - Great orange/amber coloring with a thick, fluffy white head. Light lacing.

S - Citrus and bitter hop notes, with an underlying sweetness.

T - The first flavor is a bitter citrus, and it's followed by a sweet maltiness that I found slightly surprising. I expected it to be bitter to the end, but I think I prefer it this way.

M - Full bodied and satisfying.

All told, good beer, great bar, good times.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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