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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1283
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.6%

Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006)
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New York

4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2013 01:25:34 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of Tucquan


4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-11-09 in Danville, KY

A - Pretty clear orange with a 2-finger off-white head that fades quickly and leaves just a little lacing.

S - Lovely. TONS of fragrant pine, very dank, very floral, and some citrus. A big, appealing aroma for sure.

T - Again, plenty of pine, which I quite like. Followed by some moderately sweet and lightly roasted malt, orange flesh then orange zest. The sweet flesh and increasingly bitter zest linger long into the finish, where a bit of alcohol makes an appearance. There's also a nice, spicy hop bud/vegetal flavor impregnating the whole experience.

M - Medium body and carbonation yield a substantial feel. It's resinous and fairly prickly. Definitely a feel I like in an IPA.

O - It knocks you over the head more than some wet hopped IPAs but sometimes I like out-of-balance, wake-up-your-taste-buds-in-a-big-way experience. Not as perfect as Zombie Dust but certainly equal to highly-ranked peers in the wet hop IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 22:58:12 | More by Tucquan
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, IN. Served in a 20 oz. nonic pint glass.

Golden with peach accents. Served with a two finger bright white head. A refreshing aroma of flora, fresh cut grass, and citrus on the nose. Opens with a blast of citrus-tinged fresh green tea, pine, & floral notes joined by mildly sweet nutty malt, and finishes with fresh citrus rind bitterness. Crisp and clean medium body with sticky, soapy, and resiny mouthfeel. A great wet hopped American Pale Ale that will satisfy anyone's hop craving.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 03:35:43 | More by chanokokoro
Photo of Brenden


4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 19:41:07 | More by Brenden
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the Tomlinson taproom. Orange and amber in color. Little head, but very clear in the glass. Aroma is hoppy, but not as powerful as I would have expected. Great flavor, though. Probably my favorite wet hop ale, in this respect. Just grassy enough, and very fresh tasting. Great mouthfeel. Full but with a dry finish. Overall a great beer again from Three Floyd's.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2011 23:33:20 | More by AaronHomoya
Photo of ChugginOil


4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in a bottle, now its time for a fresh draft from The House Pub.

Pours a hazy brown tinted orangd. An inch of fluffy white head sits with good retention.

The nose is full of ripe citrus fruit such as grapefruit, orange and and sweet berry juice. This is a great nose that welcomes me with grace. There is a bit of sweet malt in the mix. Kind of reminds me of Trix cereal for some reason. Lovely nose.

The taste is blasting my buds with extreme fruitiness. A bouquet of grapefruits, citrus fruit and sweet malt that brings a biscuit like flavor. This is definitely better tasting on draft.

The mouthfeel is crisp with ample carbonation, creamy texture, and dry finish.

Overall, it doesnt get much better than this. Full of exploding fruit flavor with a touch of sweet malt to finish it off. Great brew that makes me even more excited for the fall season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 06:50:39 | More by ChugginOil
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a big nose for this one with some robust walnut on top of the usual malty apple green pepper amarillo. Nice and dry balance. Pine and oil resin subtlities. Its funny saying something is standard but this sort of sets the standard for freshness and malt hinted density blended with hop oil.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2011 03:11:37 | More by rtepiak
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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured clear light amber into a tulip with one finger cream head that clings to the glass but fades to a light creamy layer on top.
The foam coats the glass and lingers as the beer disappears...

Strong pine resin aroma with light citrus background. Caramel malt carries the balance. Earthy hops become apparent as it warms.

Flavor is grapefruit and citrus pith throughout with biscuit malt and a cracker-like dryness. Resin resonates.

Somewhat light body, medium high carbonation with a touch of astringency at the finish. There's substantial alcohol warmth.

Overall a citrus dominant beer with nice bitter interplay and enough malt backbone to carry the flavor overload.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2011 17:01:36 | More by barczar
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2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Tap House Grille in St. Charles, IL.

A- Bright orange with one finger head that leaves a nice lacing

S- Unfortunately it is served very cold and leaves only faint piney hop scents as it warms

T- Very piney flavor and harsh alcohol backbone, would definitely like to have this about 10 degrees warmer but I ordered spicy food and was unable to stop myself from drinking it quickly :(

M- Kind of astringenty with tons of alcohol burn, not very pleasant

O- Really disappointed in this one may try again in a bottle where I have more control over serving temp.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2011 16:32:14 | More by pschul4
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3.93/5  rDev -8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 13:29:22 | More by JNewbs
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4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 04:13:06 | More by chicagoabbot
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4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 02:35:14 | More by Homebrew35
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4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had Broo Doo on tap at 3 Floyds on 9/29/2011

I was excited to see how a fresh hopped beer may taste, though I'm not particularly a 'hop head'. I was not disappointed.

The appearance was a clear medium amber with a microfoam head, I didn't get a clear color from the head, probably because I was too excited to try it!

Pineapple and Orange dominated the scent, oddly enough I got none of what I'd consider a 'hoppy' scent from this at all.

The taste! .. Exceptional... Lightly bitter, pineapple/orange citrus. Sweet sweet hops taste - no bitter that I could pick up until it had warmed a bit. Medium body, low carbonation.

Intensely drinkable even for those of us who aren't the biggest hop fans - The bitter peeks out as it warms and this continues to be delightful as it warms! I'm a fan of this and my husband and I will likely pick up a bomber locally to cellar (as oxymoronic as that sounds for a 'fresh hopped' beer, I s'pose!)

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 16:49:53 | More by ElizabethCraig
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3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at Floyds, 29 Sep 2011. Served in a nonic pint.

Small beige head. Minimal carbonation. Clear orangey brown in color. Aroma is grassy, some citrus, a little spicy. Starts a bit spicy, orangey sweet. A touch of papaya. Moderate resin in the middle. A bit of a spicy bite in the finish. Warming bitter finish. Medium body. Warming alcohol. Lingering spiciness in the aftertaste.

The first fresh hop IPA I've had on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2011 01:39:16 | More by htomsirveaux
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4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FFF.

Served in imperial nonic pint.

An apricot orange color with a frothy off-white head. Spotty lacing clings hard in dots and chunks.
Smells slightly sweet with citrus, floral, and spicy hop notes.
The spicy notes tend to dominate the flavor profile, but this is still pretty good. Little caramel and toffee notes up front with a spicy hop finish. Strong bitterness, but it is well integrated.
Body is medium, little oily, with some mild bitterness.
Overall, this is nice. I'll be honest here and admit that I prefer Founders Harvest,
This is nice, but not world class in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2011 20:02:33 | More by AleWatcher
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2011 17:07:33 | More by tykees88
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2010 07:58:48 | More by jzeilinger
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4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the Broo Doo -- don't get me wrong -- but it is a one note; light malt specifically brewed to get out of the way of the fresh hops. So even off the tap, the head disappears leaving greasy hops residue down the glass with thick lace etched onto the glass. Smell is tropical fruit esters, strong pine and sharp cutting grapefruit. Grass and tea finish the aroma. Okay, I let the second pint sit a while before quaffing and the head took 20 minutes to collapse which is pretty damned amazing under the weight of all that hops oil.

Taste bites and then burns. Bright, shiny quick sweetness in the maple to biscuit range followed quickly--and all hint of sweetness obliterated--by a big hop whollop (apologies to victory here) that is just so wonderfully fresh-hopped and so my mountain wet hop adventure begun in Idaho in October merges into November in the midwest.

I drank two pints just to be sure I had the review down, so this is highly drinkable, almost but not quite sessionable at 7%.

Broodoo on tap was well worth the wait -- I was starting to think it was bait and switch at Black Sparrow. Thanks, Sparrows, for keeping the great, interesting beers rotating in and out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 02:56:45 | More by salvo
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I guess that I know I'm spoiled when I taste an exceptional IPA from Three Floyds and somehow think it feels thin. How dare they make so many world class Double IPA's.

Broo Doo opens with a bright copper/orange-ish color with a bright glow, carrying a modest mystic glow. Soft and creamy white head formation retains well and laces equally as the beer falls.

Juicy and grassy-fresh aromas take the shape of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerines, pineapple, mangos, and papayas. Very characterful in the hoppy make up with a mild caramel malt buffer adding structure but never competing for attention.

Juicy hop flavors continue their dominance in taste. A mix of tropical and citrus fruits lead to a soft and zesty flavor with spicy-clean bitterness that finishes with fresh cut grass. Soft and well-attenuated malt character takes on a soft caramel and graham cracker taste- though supportive, never challenges the fresh hop flavor or attempting to balance the showcase of hops.

Expecting a large balanced flavor from all of the superb Double IPA's from Three Floyds, they show a softer, lighter side with this IPA that carries a moderate creamy texture as the beer enters the mouth. But the hop flavor ushers in the dry bitterness while the alcohols accent dryness. High attenuation leads to a very malty-dry finish-- all of which gives this beer a very, very drinkable sensation, making me drink much faster than I should. I can't help it, I'm eager to jump into the next sip.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2010 02:42:37 | More by BEERchitect
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

BTW I lied about serving type.. This is bottle too. Side-by-side old & new batches - see below..

A: Exactly the same as a Werther's Original with about 1/2" of foam. Opaque.

S: Malt dominates, bready. Hops are strangely not apparent now (I think this beer is 2 months post-release), but that is okay with me. Just wonderful though and in line with the top IPAs who are on the maltier side.

T: Malt dominates with a strong hop kick in the finish. Very square-IPA, no desire to stray into exotic flavors. Addicting. Some off-flavors minutes after the finish taste, which may be remnants of my previous review, maybe not..

M: It's got the viscosity of milk, fine-bubbled effervescence, finishes 90% clean with just a little slickness on the tongue after.

D: Fresh Broo Doo would hold its own with the top dinner IPAs, not to say they are sessionable but we could make them so. Darn nice.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 00:21:08 | More by JoshRadTxist
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4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Imbibed at the FFF Brewpub 10/12/2010.

Appearance -- Pours a burnt orange hue with golden highlights and two fingers of sudsy white head. Nice lacing. A little bit more head retention would've made this a 5. Still, phenomenal.

Smell -- Massive citrus hop aroma with fresh cut lemon, grapefruit, and tangerine. Tropical fruitiness is also in the mix, but citrus dominates. Reminiscent of a wet-nap, actually. Mild caramel sweetness also in the mix. Only quip - wish it was more aromatic, that there was more of this intoxicating hop aroma go imbibe. A pretty forgivable failing.

Taste -- Bright, juicy citrus hop flavor dominates all over the place - lemon/lime, grapefruit, tangerine; again, reminiscent of the smell of a wet-nap. Hop bitterness is pronounced, but not bracing. Caramel malt back lends brightness to the citrus notes and keeps the bitterness in balance - nowhere near malty. Long grapefruit pith finish. Excellent.

Mouthfeel -- A hair fuller than medium-bodied with an abundance of fine prickly carbonation.

Drinkability -- It probably helped that I had this harvest IPA within a week after bottling and straight from he source, but it's still heads and shoulders over every other IPA I've had to date. FFF never disappoints in the hops department, and this is certainly no exception.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2010 00:15:35 | More by yeahnatenelson
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was accidentally served this instead of Surly Wet - guess that makes it the ultimate blind test. Served in a pint glass.

A - Underwhelming look. Small amount of foam with some light haze and a thing ring. Hazy orange color. Nothing special here.

S - Served a little too cold, but with plenty of citrus and tropical fruit hops, some light pine and lemony bitterness, and well-balanced caramel malt.

T - Taste has lots of grapefruit and piney hops, with a good healthy doughy backbone. The residual bitterness is quite light. Well-hidden ABV. This is a beer where I'd totally give it a 4.25 if I could.

M - The texture is even better on-tap, with a great enamel-melting dry finish, some oiliness, medium viscosity, and moderate-low carbonation.

D - An easy-drinking, well-balanced East Coast style IPA. The bitterness is just right for my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2009 15:08:32 | More by MasterSki
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3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap today at the FFF brewpub in Munster, IN.

A= This ale poured a slightly hazy dark orange copper color with a 1/2" tan head that quickly dropped to a thin cap. Lots of lace down my glass.

S= Truly and incredible aromatic experience. This ale was truly bursting with aromas of fresh hops, grass, pine, and citrus. That green "freshness" is hard to describe, but this beer is swimming in it.

T= Compared to the smell, quite a disappointment. There was a decent malt base underneath some solid hop bitterness, but there were some unpleasant features as well. I detected a moderately strong bitter taste that was neither pleasant nor was it normal for an IPA. I just could not find the words to describe the flavor of this bitterness, other that it was bad as opposed to good hop head bitterness.

MF= Medium bodied with a nice crisp carbonation feel.

D= I absolutely loved the aromas of this beer, so much that they practically carried the beer for me. The taste was 90% good and 10% off for me. Couldn't put my finger on quite what was wrong though. Overall, the good outweighs the bad on this one, its just not where it ought to be.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 06:32:58 | More by spointon
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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2007 00:55:46 | More by westweasel
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4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don't think I'd consider this an IPA, don't think Three Floyds considers this an IPA either. I've had this one a bunch of times, but I felt it was high time that I finally reviewed it. Ok, here we go.
Pours into the big ol' pint glass with a dark red body, orange is in there, but also very rusty. There is a tan, rusty head sitting atop the beer, thin bubbling. Nose is of hops. Really, that's about it. Oily, piny, fruity hops, more of a piny hop than any kind of fruity hops, but there is still a little bit of fruit in there. Mouth is of hops. Slick, piny, oily, bitter, delicious hops, I even detect a little bit of grassy floral hops invited as well. Despite the fact you can smell this beer from a good two feet off the glass, it is quite drinkable, it isn't too strong in alcohol and the hops don't sting like some hop bombs I've had. I want more, but I think I killed their supply last time I went in.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2006 05:25:43 | More by HoboAGoGo
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Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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