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Broo Doo - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1281
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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

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JNewbs

Ohio

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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IrishHockey

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bomber into a Three Floyd's Teku glass

This is my second "wet hop" beer in two nights, and I love this style. Definitely has a juicy taste. I can taste some citrus hops and very smooth creamy feel to it. I like this beer. I will admit, I'm kind of a Three Floyd's homer, but this beer is fantastic. I'd buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 03:45:44 | More by IrishHockey
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Macky20

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great brew sent to me by gratefulbeerhead, thanks a ton Eric for sharing this amazing beer!

Beautiful beer, poured into pint glass revealing a thick great looking half finger head. Barely transparent golden in color, good retention. After the pour, the aromas just explode from this beer revealing hops, pine, pear, floral notes and grapefruit. First taste is a great fresh hop bite leaving a dry bitter finish. I guess by "fresh hop bite" I am saying that it's different than what I'm used to.. maybe more "natural" taste really. Taste also reveals very robust citrus character, well balanced by sweet malt. The beer feels perfect in the mouth, and the drinkability suffers slightly because of the dryness left on the tongue. Another amazing brew by FFF... why am I surprised? I would say if you have a bottle of this, drink it soon as it is a nearly perfect harvest IPA as it is right now.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 21:58:41 | More by Macky20
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received from by buddy Scott out in IL.
A-Pours a slightly hazy orange w/ a nice finger or so of head; excellent lacing and carbonation.
S-Extremely fresh, hoppy aroma w/ strong notes of sweet pineapple and underlying pine, hint of malts and floral.
T-Flavor has grapefruit, light hops and sweet crystal malts, moderate bitterness, and dry pine on the backside.
M-Medium bodied, ending slightly dry and remarkably clean.
O-Very nice! It stuck to my mouth and left a very nice aftertaste. It did finish a bit bitter then expected; a very nice IPA by the Floyds!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 19:56:44 | More by mtbdonn
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Beerdregs

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 22oz bomber. Light orange color with ample 1 to 1.5 finger head

S: copious amounts of apple-like hop aroma.

T: medium sweetness with hops all across the tastebuds that taste pretty consistent through the swallow.

M: medium bodied with an oily resinous mouthfeel. Plenty of carbonation.

O: excellent harvest ale. One of the best harvest ales on the market IMO. Will def. seek this out again the next time I'm in Indiana (probably never).

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:54:12 | More by Beerdregs
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ChrisSimpson1968

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice translucent copper into the glass, with generous soapy lacing. The floral nose has hints of citrus and malt. Nice sweet malt, grapefruit, some peel and zest notes, and a nice, nice bitter back to finish the pull. The mouthfeel is smooth and easy, providing a nice quaff to the complexities at work. Superb IPA!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 20:42:40 | More by ChrisSimpson1968
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 23:20:16 | More by hippityhophead24
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rangel2

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured bomber into ~12 oz. Gouden Carolus goblet, which is a very thin glass. And despite the fact, this troll (the label is a troll) held its head well -- nearly a finger! Looks coppery, slight golden.

Aroma is dandelion, honeydew, melony, pretty piney, perfumey.

Broo Doo hits you with a strong bitter, dandelion front. As bitter hops chug along, signs of manageable spiced alcohol make their way to the party. Very floral, some apple to it. Greetings, pears.

Let this one warm up a little, though, before you make your final decision, because the malt starts to come out when you do. And a balance becomes more noticeable, giving imbibers the "best malt money can buy," as advertised on the label, more credibility.

Mouthfeel is OK. A little thicker than I'd like it to be but does eventually thin out. Pretty strong carbonation, I'd say -- prickly well into the second ~8oz. pour from the 22 oz. bomber into the ~12oz. goblet.

Overall, this beer is worthy. Not as delightful as Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer, despite the "wet" hop, but very worthy for the hopheads, nevertheless. Whatever a harvest ale is supposed to be, I'd rally behind the idea of this being one of the standards.

Take your time on it; don't feel the need for it to be sessionable. And remember, nothing beats the neon colored, troll in a sailors uniform -- or pajamas with a loose neck tie -- label.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 04:08:39 | More by rangel2
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djhowell

Wisconsin

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

A: Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Two fingers of fluffy white head that settles to one. The body is a darker amber color. Quite a bit of lacing as this one goes down.
S: Pine and lots of citrus in the nose: grapefruit, orange, maybe a bit of lime. A little malt, sweet and bisquit-y.
T: Very similar to the smell, maybe a little more pine in the flavor than the nose which adds some nice complexity. The malts keep things balanced without being overly sweet which keeps the finish nice and dry.
M: Good carbonation, smooth, creamy, with a nice dry finish. Leaves your mouth watering.
O: I think I may have to stop back and see if I can grab another bottle or two of this, despite the $9 price tag. Delicious, and a nice clean finish; this is one great harvest ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 23:01:10 | More by djhowell
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Buddha22

Vermont

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to Bells tulip

Great caramel/honey color when poured good size head, it dissipates quickly, but a thin layer resides throughout. Smell is surprisingly malty a good bready scent, and the hops are very present in the nose. Taste is for sure hoppy, but nice and smooth with a yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Drinkability is above average, but have had higher abv beers that are more drinkable. Overall good pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 01:29:46 | More by Buddha22
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langm12

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Amber in color with nice carbonation bubbles. Nice fat bubbly head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass

S - Lots of Pineapple/Mango, hops, pine.

T - pine and citrus hops. Bitterness mellows out on the backend as mild malts come through.

M - Light to medium with good carbonation.

Another solid brew from FFF.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:32:14 | More by langm12
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willseph

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber (3 months after bottling), cloudy apricot color with visible ribbons of yeast. One finger head with lots of lacing all the way until the beer was gone. Very floral nose with that distinctive FFF hops smell. The scent became more prominent as the beer warmed. The taste on the front end was piney hops and sour citrus giving way to malty sweetness on the back. As it warmed, the citrus was more prevalent. Felt medium-bodied but seemed to go down a bit smoother, more oily. If I had another bottle, I'd let it warm a bit before serving, but certainly no significant complaints with this broo.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 14:27:42 | More by willseph
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kruthar

Indiana

3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up at my local craft beer store, first time i had ever seen it and got really interested.

A - Rich golden color almost like an apple juice pour. Light creamy colored head that dissipates quickly.

S - Smells of a pretty traditional IPA crisp sweet strong hop smell, beautiful.

T - now here is the rub. really the only taste im getting is straight bitter. watery entry, very bitter taste, none of the sweet taste that i had hoped for in the smell.

M - smooth beginning that has a carbonated bite finish.

D - The bitter ness is a great thing if that is your style, but for those that don't thoroughly enjoy the bitterness this could be a sipper.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 01:22:04 | More by kruthar
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Jho3325

Indiana

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into pint glass.

Pours a hazy dark golden color with a luscious two fingers of head that produces great lacing. Smells of hops and grass, but it is a bit muted. This is a great example of a wet hopped beer. It is a bit citrusy which is nice. This has a nice mouthfeel with a smooth after taste with just a hint of bitterness.

Overall this is a really nice beer. It does not quite measure up to Founder's Harvest Ale, but a delightful wet hopped ale absolutely worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 01:59:16 | More by Jho3325
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LikaThaHops

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into snifter.

A- Poured golden into snifter, see through and very bubbly.

S- Smells strong of grapefruit and some fresh pine. A nice floral backside.

T- Intense hops up front. Flowery, bitter aftertaste.

M- Creamy bubbly, light, crisp.

D- Decent. for the price vs the product and other products they have put out, it's ok for a seasonal for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 05:49:38 | More by LikaThaHops
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blammasterj

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed and reviewed: 12/10/10

Pours a hazy orange with one finger of dense sticky head.

Smell is of really juicy hops: grapefruit, mango, orange, orange juice, lemon rind, tropical, and really zesty.

The taste is much more balanced, but loses the complexity of the nose: I still get all of the citrus, but the juicy tropical fruits have faded. But, there is also a nice sweetness from the malts and a bit of honey in the middle.

The finish is long and bitter and oily and really sits on your taste buds. The finish is really nice, and with the thicker body, really ties this thing together. One of the better harvest ales that I've had and definitely the most balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 17:27:14 | More by blammasterj
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JoshRadTxist

Wisconsin

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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mystikyle71

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aromatics on this beer are unbelievable. Perfumy flowers, citrus, and slightly sweet hops. Not that it's necessary after such a first impression, this beer comes through again with a citrusy bitter taste. Ranks at the top of the fresh hop spectrum with Founders Harvest Ale. I'd give the overall edge, for me, to Founders' effort, but the nose on this beer is unmatched.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 04:06:41 | More by mystikyle71
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Betmore

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*poured from a bomber into a 16 oz pint glass*

This beer poured a hazy, light amber color with a fluffy, two-finger, off-white head that took a couple of minutes to dwindle down to a thin foam that decided to stick around. Thick lacing covered the walls of the glass.

The aroma is killing me (in an AWESOME way). I smelled this beer as soon as I cracked it open. Rich citrus hops, mostly grapefruit with some orange, followed by a dash of pine, sweet peach, and just a dab of malts are making my mouth water.

My second quaff confirms my first impression. This beer tastes just like Alpha King only bigger. Its like they took the Alpha King recipe and doubled or, even, tripled it. This stuff is GOOD. I'm getting piles of bitter grapefruit, pine, orange rind and, finally, some biscuity malts. The malts are there. I just had to search for them. Another similarity to Alpha King: To me, the aroma was more complex than the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is very good. The carbonation is soft which, in a way, balances the bitterness of the hops. The body is probably a 5 on a meter where 1 is water and 10 is 5W-30 motor oil. Its viscous enough to leave a 5 minute reminder of what I just swallowed on my palate but nothing like the big Imperial IPAs or Russian Imperial Stouts out there.

While I like this brew tons, I don't feel like I could keep up with it all day. It'd be amazing with Buffalo wings or BBQ, though. The sheer level of hops and ABV of this beer make it a touch less than sessionable for me.

Overall, this beer rocks. If you like hops and are one of the fortunate people out there with access to Three Floyds beers, pick one up. You'll be glad you did.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 06:38:28 | More by Betmore
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carmike813

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Broo Doo was poured from a 22oz bomber into a pub glass. This is the epidome of the FFF taste profile. Excellence...

Appearance - Hazy copper that hold a terrific 1 1/2 inch head with solid lacing on the glass to the bottom.

Smell - Piney nose right up front with a soft bit of orange citus hoppy aroma. You know this is FFF right away.

Taste - soft bitter hops, citra up front with a very smooth slight malt bill, its a crisp break from start to finish with no aftertaste - so drinkable its almost a perfect summer beer

Mouthfeel - oily ... feels heavy but the crisp finish sums up the beer

I could drink this beer consistently, the bomber went down easily with no problem - cant wait to drink again

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 02:09:28 | More by carmike813
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Jagen

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter

A – hazy orange, pours with a 2 finger head,falls to about a 0.5-1 finger head retention. Minor amount of lacing on side of glass. After sitting for a bit, the head retention fades to a thin film.

S – Could smell the hops from a foot away while pouring it! Very floral and citrusy…reminds me of a less extreme Stone Enjoy By. Definitely get some orange citrus fruit smells coming off of it. I really like this smell…reminds me of a nice double IPA.

T – My first impression is that it is very tasty but a little disappointing. After recently finishing a case of zombie dust, the hops almost fall flat here. For any other brewery, this would be a really good drink. For a FFF bomber, I’m a tad disappointed. It tastes like a slightly cut back version of the aroma: piney and citrusy. It finishes off with a nice, sweet malt taste. Tastes almost spicy at first, then fades to the citrus-piney hops, then fades to the delicate amount of sweet malts (with the hops still lingering there in the background). There’s a decent amount of bitter aftertaste that lingers nicely. Every sip I've taken gets a little better. More sips yield a nice complexity that this beer possesses. The malt and hop profiles combine very nicely with this one.

M – It feels very smooth and almost slick. Perhaps it is oily from the portion of wet hops thrown in? Each sip invites you to take another one (and another one). A perfect amount of carbonation…any more I think would interfere with the flavors.

O – Would drink again…probably will buy another bottle if the store I buy from hasn't ran out of their case yet. FFF never disappoints. I would love to try this as fresh as possible...wish FFF gave out bottled-on dates.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:22:31 | More by Jagen
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goodspeed94

California

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

Big thanks to FTownThrowDown for hooking this one up.

Right off the bat, this thing is a masterpiece. Deep ruby amber pour, syrupy, nice little head. It literally dances around in the glass, leaving an incredible lacing as it explores its surroundings. Haven't seen this for a while, and it is awesome. Great look, up and down.

As soon as I pour, although a good 18 inches from my nose, I can smell the hop aroma. Definitely a wet one. Soaking wet. The citrus, oily, sweet, almost earthy-field-like smell. Enjoying this one late in the season, and in the stout season, its like a fresh wind.

Balance is great in this one. Sometimes I feel wet-hops can get a little over-the-top (which is still fine with me) but this one is really mellow. The hop flavors work extremely well with the particular malt profile, and it creates a great sessionable beer. Come home from a long day of work and just looking for a good relief, this one is just perfect speed.

As you can expect from above, it feels good. Real good. Not overly in your face, somewhat refreshing in a hot day beach kind of refreshing, but still thick, sweet, and flavorful enough to keep me warm on a cold rainy San Diego day.

Wish I had another. This could easily become a go-to IPA. I personally like the somewhat heavier malted IPA's, little darker and meatier than a Blind Pig but not really as saturating as a Hop-15. Gotta love hop season.

Thanks again for hooking this one up. Wish Three Floyds could make it out here more often, I find I enjoy every one of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 05:16:05 | More by goodspeed94
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z3niMAGiNE

Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The beer pours a transparent orange with a small head which dissipates fairly quickly leaving very little lacing.

The odor is mostly grapefruit and a little bit of pine and orange zest.

Extremely hoppy with pine dominant on the tongue and citrus coming through on the end. After taste is a sticky sappy pine with citrus rolling around.

I don't feel as much carbonation on my tongue as I'm seeing in the glass but the generous hops make this last in my mouth.

I'm really happy with this beer. Three Floyds does this type best all of their American IPAs I've tried have been exceptional. Compared to the others, this is probably the easiest to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 01:00:28 | More by z3niMAGiNE
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Puddintane

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by saying that in my opinion this is about as good as an IPA can get. Pours a beautiful golden amber with small white head. Pine needles immediately explode to the forefront in the aroma followed by tremendous amounts of floral notes. The taste can be summed up by just saying Hoptastic, pine and grapefruit...juicy hops. Not quite as good in a bottle but absolutely delicious nonetheless, If I could drink this fresh year round I would be a very happy man!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 18:49:39 | More by Puddintane
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hungarianwax


3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden brown and lightly toasted looking. 1in head initially dies to .25in light and foamy head with a slight green tint in light.

S: Faint wet hop scent, fresh smelling.

T: Fruity wep hop character. Hops are not overwhelming. Well balanced and easy to drink.

M: Light carbonation. Body is light but with a deceptive thickness that is masked by the beer's drinkability. Pleasant aftertaste.

Overall 4
In-style 4.5

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 14:54:24 | More by hungarianwax
Broo Doo from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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