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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,820
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
388
Gots:
212
For Trade:
9
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Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle picked up at West Lakeview liquors for $9 or so.

Pours a clear orange/amber, thin white head forms, nice chunky lacing, good retention, settles to a thin layer. Smell is 3F, caramel, pine/nice floral, oranges and tangerine, very fresh hop aroma, fruity, nice. Taste is sweet and malty, sugars, bread and caramel, nice pine and tangerine middle, sugar, balanced finished, nice fresh bitterness. Mouthfeel is is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, very drinkable. Nicely done beer, very fresh hops, goes down easy.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Regal copper body. Thick, dense cap of dirty white froth. Retention and lace qualities are outstanding. Good nose of fruity hop goodnesss....tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Aroma is actually pretty delicate and refined. Flavor brings more of the same. Nice fruity hop qualities, but also a definite grassiness, which adds a little extra dimension. Nice resinous tones also backed up by a nice toffeeish malt backbone. Lightly carbonated and medium-full bodied. Bitterness makes itself known in a nice way. This is enjoyable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a crisp gold color, moderate carbonation with very tight bubbles, and a one fingered creamy white head.

S - Light caramel malt with a big citrus rind, pine notes with some pineapple sweetness.

T - Spicey caramel malt hits the tongue prior to the pineapple sweetness followed with a big wave of grapefruit bitterness at the very end. The spicy character sort of reminds me of a garlic/onion, but just a huge and mildly present. Finishes semi-dry and leaves a viscous and resiny fruit citric coating in the mouth that lingers for a few minutes. The aftertaste is similar to chewing a sticl of JuicyFruit gum. It's like a big fruit basket!

M - Medium body.

D - Balance isn't really there but then again, it wasn't brewed for that.

Definitely worth trying.

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

Bottle thanks to mbierz.
22oz bottle poured into a Pint, but not my Three Floyds, duh.

A - Pours a dark, murky orange with a finger and a half yellow-cream colored foamy head. Great retention and lacing left on the glass.

S - Pine and very citrusy - Orange, pineapple, grapefruit.

T - The pineapple hits me first, then some sour green apple, and a pine finish. Nice.

D - Good carbonation, slightly sticky in the mouth, a touch bitter also.

O - A nice fresh harvest. I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber from the 2013 vintage. Poured into a FFF teku glass today, 10/27/2013.

Review #257.

Pours a beautiful clear-ish orange-copper body, with a very fluffy white head that fills up the last 2-3cm of the teku glass.. and retains a bit too well! Leaves tons of soapy lacing on the side of the glass.. and the head recedes eventually into a thick white film on top of the glass.

Smells outrageously hoppy.. not exactly intense, but just a lot of hoppiness is going on here without much hint of the malt backbone. Very dank, rather piney with a complementary amount of grapefruit and tangerine bite.

Also tastes hoppy as heck- begins with a nice pine flavour up front, with some tangerine supplementing the pine. There is a small bit of breadiness, biscuits even, all in the middle but not a ton.. just enough to make this have some semblance of balance. Near the end there is a nice, strong piney bitterness that isn't too overwhelming. This beer is entirely hop driven, which is no surprise with Three Floyds.

Medium bodied, not particularly resinous but not watery either. Smooth, good carbonation, piney bitterness leaves the palate quite dry. Refreshing.

Very hoppy as hell IPA, typical from Three Floyds. Its "wet", smells dank and tastes very hoppy. This is what I expected from a FFF wet hopped IPA, and it doesn't disappoint. They won't surprise you if you know this, and well that's quite alright by me.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I drank this from the bottle into a chalice.

This beer pours a murky orange with a light white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma has hints of orange and robust hops.

The taste is decent overall but has some flaws. The start is sweet with citrus but then there is a burst of bitterness that lasts until several secods after you swallow. I don't mind a good bitter beer but there is a metallic flavor to this that makes a little unpalatable.

Mouthfeel is very stron, but the metal brings down the drinkability.

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

Bottle from BuckeyeSox (thanks Dev). The beer is dark copper color and clear, wet looking tan froth. The beer smells just like a harvest ale should, really fresh green hops aroma. The taste is likewise fresh and hoppy, maybe amarillo hops (a little pine needle and spiciness). This is a great beer, probably best fresh, I'll buy more if I can find it next time I'm in IN or IL.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to crushedvol for this bottle.

A: Pours a nice golden amber with hues of brown. There is about 1/2 finger of head, consisting of tiny bubbles, that slowly dissipates as is settles. There is a little bit of lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells mainly of piney hops. There are some noticeable grapefruit notes in here and just a dash of sweet malt.

T: Starts off sweet, but that melds nicely with huge piney resin. The balance last as the beer remains on the palate. The finish is a big bite of super bitter citrus. And it seems to linger on the taste-buds for quite some time.

M: Medium bodied beer that starts off juicy, but it finishes really dry.

O: This is decent deer. I love the big pine nose and the beginning flavors of this beer, but it finishes too bitter for my taste. I'm really glad to have tried it, but I wouldn't seek it out in the future.

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

reviewed from notes:
special thanks goes out to a BA but can not find my notes on who sent this one my way. so here is my Thank You.

appearance: golden orange with a finger white head

smell: citrus, hops, grass

taste: grass, hops, bitter, dry finish

mouthfeel: mild carbontion, medium body, crisp

drinkability: this is a good representation of a grassy IPA. would like to see out some more seasonals from Three Floyds.

cheers,
the CPJ

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

22oz bottle, Riley's

I deleted my previous review, as I was somehow lucky enough to drink a 10 month old wet hopped IPA. Thanks to whatever shitty Chicago store sold me that.

ANYWAYS.

appearance: silly troll label, poured into a great dane nonic pint, bright orange body, lovely beige froth

smell: delicious - fresh FFF hop profile, tangerine, grapefruit zest, sugary orange citrus

taste: This is great stuff - wet hop IPA's are pretty hit or miss for me (Founders is a major hit, others not so much) - this tastes like liquid orange pez (in a good way) with lots of oily fresh citrus hops, evergreen, tangerine, grapefruit. Just wonderful really - 3 Floyds hops rule the day again.

mouthfeel: oily, light bitterness

drinkability: high

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Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big want! Cheers, Steasy66!!

Appearance. Pours amber-gold with a little haze and a finger of thick white head. Really great lacing. Pretty much everything I'd want an ipa to look like.

Smell. Nice citrus rinds (oranges especially) and some tropical fruits, sweet light malts.

Taste. Big citrus fruits again, pineapple, quite juicy. Some decent malty sweetness but nothing excessive. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, below medium carbonation, quite creamy. Pretty much bang on.

Overall. All that and a bag of rooby tonez. Seriously, great stuff. Thanks Ryan!!

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

22oz bottle poured into large tulip glass. thanks to crushedvol

Pours a clouded golden orange with a one finger high white head, retains with a thin film, leaving little spots of lacing on the glass.

Tons of citrus hops in the nose with light sweetness, zest, and malted breadiness.

A nice punch of hops right up front to get things going with grapefruit and oranges. Zesty flavors continue with a dash of honey sweetness. A decent malt backbone moves in with a slight earthiness to it. Another blast of citric hops crashes in towards the finish with a slight warmth.

Medium body, higher carbonation, dry and sticky feel. Really drinkable and flavorful throughout the entire bottle. The hops are holding up really well still, and the ABV is just right, as this is one of my favorite harvest ales this year.

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Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome bottle, nearly perfect AIPA pour. Perfect amber orange blend with a wonderful white head that sticks around for days.

Smells of a bold, west coast hop profile and an insanely strong malt. Both are capital-I Intense, and they balance each other out quite well--it's kind of surprising that this is only 5.5%. There's also some bigs nodes of ethanol and hoppy pine, as as it gets warmer.

Tastes an awful lot like it smells, intense and maybe jut a wee too bit acerbic for its own good. HUGE pine. These are pineiest pine hops that ever pined before. Alcohol, citrus hops, and syrup malt cut into the pine, but oh good god that pine is in charge.

Good, but a little offbalance.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl's dad pours a lightly hazed gold color with an ample off white head. Nice retention and lace.

Nose is tropical as fuck...juicy and grapefruit galore. Hops are just a melange of wet grass -> citrus -> tropical -> pine. Wet, juicy fruit deliciousness

Taste is bubblegum, tropical fruit, juicy fruit gum...wow, just an amazing mix of light malt and hop flavors. Wow...a truly revolutionary brew. Love it.

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Photo of FLima
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy Amber color with a thick head
Aroma with notes of pine, some caramels and orange; releases easily, but it is rather delicate (not faint).
Flavor is definitely hoppier, though far from aggressive, how an eighty IBU beer could’ve been. Notes of pine, lots of resin, flowers, fresh oranges, spices, honey, grapefruit, grass and lots of mango. Dry aftertaste with a present but amazingly smooth bitterness.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7% abv is well hidden.
Interesting and unique American IPA, a hop juice, literally with more hop flavors than bitterness. Very well balanced.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy bright orange, some carbonation with a one finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Hops. Earthy, pine, citrus and orange. Some floral. More Hops.

T-Lots of hop resins, earthy notes. Floral and citrus as well. Good bitterness as well.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, hop resins again.

O-Was expecting a little more from this beer. Still a good IPA but did not taste as good as I was expecting, when compared to other wet hopped IPAs I've had.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Rebekah. Thanks! Bomber poured deep clear orange with a finger and a half of just barely off white head, looking fluffy and creamy all at once. Glorious arms of grapefruit and pine, lots of floral notes coming off the top, and maybe a bit of tangerine. Flavor is a hit of bitter pine with light malts in the backdrop. Lingering grapefruit and tangerine. Light bodied and slightly dry, plenty of carbonation, and goes down easily. Three Floyd's did this one up nicely.

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Photo of Brenden
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

These notes are from a while back, but they're good.

The color is a bright, fairly thick orange with a bit of haziness along with the brightness. A nearly white head is just about a finger tall and shows some stick and substance, retaining itself well and dropping legs and patches of lacing on the glass.
Citrus is here, but pine takes the show at first. Big and resinous in the aroma, eventually some other tropical fruits and citrus are allowed to come out. As it sits, more of the fruits and a bit of caramel malt come out.
Resinous pine hits the tongue hard but doesn't kill the palate, as a creamy caramel malt brings up some sweetness before it reaches the breaking point. The bitterness is big for sure. A bit of the tropical fruits come out, but not as much as in the nose, which is slightly fresher and more complex than the flavor.
The body is medium and carbonation moderate-medium. There's crispness that never gives in, even as it slides aside to make room for a lush, smooth feel as it goes. This one flows very nicely.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

At the brewpub shared some brews with kevanb and his pop. Poured transparent orange. Nice sticky head and great lacing. Smell is fresh hop. Wet and dank. Super enjoyable. Great beer super tasty. Great freshness and great mouth feel...fresh hop is wonderful.

Edit 10/8/14 bottle: uber fresh but the thing that stands out is the drinkability. Upped that from a 4 to 4.5 and taste from 4.25 to 4.5. Really a great beer!

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thin, creamy white head.

S: On the nose, Broo Doo is exactly what one would expect from a beer that is brewed with wet hops. Huge aromas of orange, lemon, grapefruit, mint, sage, and pine are easily detectable.

T: Resinous on the palate with notes of pine, spruce, peppermint, sage, grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, caramel, cream, biscuits, and an earthy, onion-like bitterness. The finish is sticky and hoppy, with citrus and pine flavors galore.

M: Medium bodied and sticky, but still relatively smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering, but is still present. It has that resinous feel that one normally expects of American IPAs.

O: Don't expect restraint or subtlety here. Broo Doo is a big, hoppy beer and is clearly not trying to be anything else. It succeeds at what it's trying to do, but also brings nothing new to the table. If the resinous, citrusy, herbal flavors of the hops and the creamy, biscuity flavors of the malt were better integrated, it would be an excellent, if predictable, take on the style. As is, however, it is merely a very solid brew for the average American hophead.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to enelson for sending me this one as an extra in a past trade! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, caramel hop, and earth. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Had a really nice malt backbone going on here. This bottle was a little old if I am honest as I found it hiding away in my cellar after moving but was still quite tasty. This one had a very nice appearance to it per the style. The aroma was also very inviting and pleasant on the nose. A definite must try if you get the chance without a doubt.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.21/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Golden orange color with a three finger, eggshell white head that had decent retention.

S - Fruity, lot of wet hops, like it says on the bottle. Also a ton of alcohol on this one that I thought diminished the smell a lot.

T - Some resiny hops, very bitter. I didn't like the combination of bitter pine and sugar, just didn't work for me. Bad phenol aftertaste in there. There's some interesting tropical fruit in here, but doesn't do enough to save the beer.

M - Medium bodied with a fairly high dose of carbonation.

D - Normally I drink the whole bomber, but gave half of this one to my friend as I didn't like it enough to finish it.

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Photo of morimech
3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. The aroma is a bit timid with weak hints of citrus and sweet malt. Has a nice flavor but maybe the hops have faded a bit because there is not much flavor coming from them. Bitterness is detectable but the flavor is lacking. The malt gives a very sweet flavor that it slightly cloying. The body is medium with very good carbonation that is low and gives a nice soft texture. This is the first 3F beer that I have had that has a lower ABV so the alcohol does not get in the way of the flavor. I am not really impressed so far. Nice beer overall but I would of liked some more hop charactor.

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Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

An aggressive pour produces a bright, slightly hazy amber brew with a pillowy off-white head that leaves a cap and decent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by bright green hops, resulting in lots of lemon and orange aromas with hints of other light fruits such as apricot and peaches. There is also some sweet caramel malts underneath.

The taste is very citrusy from start to finish with lots of lemons and some grapefruit. The malts seem a little more biscuity than the aroma and the finish is slightly bitter with a little less sweetness overall than the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a slightly dry, bitter finish.

This is a very good harvest IPA and extremely drinkable. Another nice brew from Three Floyds.

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

Fresh-ish 22oz brown glass bomber. Glowing golden orange/amber with a nice tight, white, head of foam. Lacing and retention are decent if not mind blowing. Aromas of fresh piney citrusy hops as well as bread basket biscuity malts, with a nice candy hop sweetness as well. Taste is chewy pine resin hop and fresh baked bread malt with some other nice complexities in the mix as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light and refreshing which lends an excellent drinkability to this product. Awesome stuff. Probably even better fresh and on tap in the midwest.

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