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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

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

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Photo of MattyG85
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stone Tap in Hudson, Wisconsin. 12 oz. pour in a shaker glass.

Appearance: Color is a bright amber orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head which settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit and pine. Big citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple. Earthy and floral hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel and cracker along with yeast. A very good juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, tangerine, and passion fruit along with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with some yeast. A great juicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A great Fresh Hop IPA. Big citrus fruit and pine hop flavor.

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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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Photo of cokes
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy toasted gold with a dense rise of buttercream head which laces exceptionally well, and retains moderately.
Tropical fruit nose, especially passion fruit, papaya, and apricot, with a backing resinousness and orange rinds, and some traces of peppery herbals.
Malt brings a honeyed foundation into the mouth. A touch bready and sweet, but mostly it just stays out of the way. Hops bring a kaleidoscope of fruits much like the nose, but perhaps just dialed down a notch in intensity. Papaya, guava, mandarine orange, apricot. Bitterness is moderately low, considering, but some dried herbal and bitter flower notes hit late.
Carbonation is generally low, but steady as tiny bubbles feed a full mouthfeel that maintains a taut muscularity and doesn't feel bloated.
This is a thoroughly enjoyable juicy-fruit hop bomb, yet it not so mouth-rakingly hoppy as to impede drinkability. The nose promises a touch more than the flavor delivers, but it's close, and I'm not complaining. It's a great example of a wet-hopped ale.

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Photo of jsh420
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

drank and reviewed on 10/24/09 but it was deleted for whatever reason

pours clear amber orange with a 1+ finger head that left some lacing

smell is powerful citrus tropical fruit hops

taste - wow - i think this beer gives sculpin/hopstoopid a run for their money - big on the tropical fruits with a good malt backbone - has a nice bitter aftertaste

mouthfeel is great - has a little bite and life to it yet not harsh

drinkability - if this beer is truely 5.5%abv - this has the best drinkability of any beer i have ever had

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

22 oz. bottle, bottled on date 09/23/2015 smearing away at the bottleneck. "Harvest Ale" No abv listed on the bottle. Typical Three Floyds. 7.00% abv according to BeerAdvocate.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a golden honey orange body, semi-translucent with lots of tiny sedimentation visible in the glass. About a finger of frothy, quickly fading off-white head. Some good strands of lacing.

S - A pleasant aroma - floral, fruity, yet slightly subdued. Not terribly piney or resinous. What strikes me most is the sweetened honey malts.

T - A delicious fruity flavor. Sweet juicy apricots & peaches galore, with a deliciously sweet honeyed malt backbone. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was brewed with honey. Very fruity & juicy, but not bitter, dank, or resinous. Very delicious stuff.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, & clean. Floral & juicy. Lightly sticky finish. Medium-bodied with excellent carb. No detectable alcohol presence.

Overall, very crisp, fresh, fruity, balanced, & delicious. An excellent seasonal IPA from Three Floyds. Very recommended.

Three Floyds Broo Doo -----4/5.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice aggressive off white head forms atop this beer. Show some decent retention and slowly fades away. A bit of splotchy lacing remains. The beer is a hazy orange amber color with tiny dots of visible carbonation.

Aroma is fantastic, fresh and floral. Certainly some citrus/grapefruit notes. A bit of sweetness and a touch of malt....

Flavor is very nice and a good balance between the fresh hop flavor and a cracker malt flavor. I really like the malt profile. Cracker/ bread like... The hops certainly take over and start with a citrus bomb and some real perfume. Very fresh.

Mouth feel is a touch sticky and you can almost feel the hop oils/resin. Still kept you wanting for more. Very good drinkability.

I like this IPA.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.72/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a big FFF trade with thomashardy. Thanks heaps for the awesome trade!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium, off-white head with great retention. Perfectly clear with higher carbonation evident. Orange peel color when held to the light, but more burnt orange when not. Head slowly fades to a full film and clings to the sides. A good wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing down the glass. Pretty good looking.

SMELL: Big nose for sure. Pale malts, caramel, and lost of hops. Loads of citrus, lemon and orange, and lots of grapefruit. Big, bad, hoppy nose for sure. Impressive.

TASTE: Pale malts and some caramel notes up front, but they're soon brushed aside by lots of bitter, bitingly bitter hops. Grapefruit for sure, and more pine comes through here than I'd expected from the nose. Lots of bitterness. Aftertaste is big and very persistent with bitterly bitter bitterness and more bitterness. There is definitely some hop flavor there, but it's almost too bitter for its own good.

PALATE: Medium body but quite light on the palate. Still quite creamy and somewhat smooth, goes down fine and finishes slightly fry on the palate. Slightly lighter than I'd hoped, but fine otherwise.

OVERALL: This was one bitter bastard. Lots of hops all over the place, and plenty of hop flavor, but the overriding bitterness almost ruined a really good thing. A little less bitterness would allow some of the flavor to come out a little more, but if you're a fan of crazy bitter brews, you'll love this one. I enjoyed it and would gladly drink another, though I think I'd have to mentally prepare myself for another encounter.

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

a: bright, clean copper-amber color, light but fully retained head

s: fresh hops - very citrusy and tropical with a sugary sweet-tarts aroma, grapefruit, reasonably balanced with a supporting but out-of-the way pale malt base, gentle caramel sweetness, alcohol coming out after warming, like the tack of this ipa

m: carbonation light-moderate, carrying the flavors, body also light edging towards medium

t: sweet tart hops, big on the citrus, juicy tropical flavors, sugary middle, clean caramel back, strong pine bitterness in the finish, a bit flat in flavor depth - or maybe just clean and bright-flavored, but a quality ipa all told

delete and re-review, last bottle shared with mr. lou was old or something

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

650ml bottle
Served in a conical pint glass.

A - It's golden amber in color. I have about an inch of off white head.

S - I could smell this bottle across the kitchen when I tossed the cap in the trash. Resiny pine crept towards my nostrils. Once I poured it the mango and tropical fruits became apparent.

T - It starts with mango and ends with pine.

M - Moderate with adequate carbonation.

O - This beer reminds me of Sculpin. I is similar but has enough subtle differences to be enjoyable on a different level. Good stuff.

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

1619th Review on BA
Bottle to LA Teku

Thanks to Pmoney for this one

App- I liked this color. It was almost a pure orange and when you look at it, it was almost a clear peach like color in the center. A small 1/2" head that faded pretty quickly and only had a couple dots of cling on the side of the glass.

Smell- It was fairly sweet on the nose, with a bit of werthers original candy and then went into a good hoppy note with some cream and a bit of a paired earthy grass note. Overall, a nicer aromatic beer that didnt go overboard with a giant hop kick or a malt bomb.

Taste- Its a very nice IPA. Its one of the better wet hop beers that I have had. It took away some of that large caramel bite that some have and instead tamed down the earthiness and went with a more citrus, sweet and creamy hop flavor. A good amount of balance to it and fairly hidden 7% makes it quite enjoyable.

Mouth- A pretty solid medium body with a good medium creamy carbonation on the back. The finish is the creamy hops and a tinge of residual booze.

Drink- I thought it was good. As I said the flavors work well together but dont really compete all that much with eachother. The more I drank the creamier it became and then finsished it rather quickly. I would say as I did before. Best wet hop I've had.

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Photo of prototypic
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been waiting to try this one for a while. Despite this bottle being a few months old, Broodoo starts kicking ass right out the gate. It pours a very hazy amber color and has a strong orange tint to it. A creamy off-white head stands over two fingers tall. It receded slowly and left waves of sticky lace on the glass. Very impressive.

The nose is very nice, but falls just shy of excellence. I'm surprised at how hoppy it smells. I don't know when this is normally released, but this bottle is a few months old. Somehow the hops managed to retain a good deal of their citrusy, piney characteristics. There's plenty of grapefruit, pineapple, and mango to go around. Sugary sweetness is noted. Pale malts are present, but I'm not picking up any of the caramel variety at all. Gotta love that. Broodoo really does have an enticing smell. I'm really close to pulling the "4.5" trigger, but it's just not quite there. Maybe I need to seek out a super fresh bottle this fall.

The flavor profile is very consistent with the nose. It's sweet and sugary up front. Grapefruit, pineapple, and a little mango are noted. They're obviously attributed to citric hops. Again, the hops have held up well. They provide a nice bitter bite and have an excellent flavor. Pale malts are present, but there's no caramel here. It should come as no surprise that Broodoo falls on the hoppy side of the fence, even with a few months on it. I was anticipating this to be pretty well balanced, but that's not the case. It's not overly hoppy or bitter, but is definitely skewed in that direction. Alcohol is not noted in the least. It's masked very well. It has a sweet, bitter, and dry finish. Once again, it's a close call as far as score goes. At the end of the day, it comes up just a tad short.

The body is medium and has a very smooth feel. Carbonation is a little active, but isn't too distracting. Maybe just a little. Drinkability is very high. I really like the flavor here and it goes down too easy. I'm not certain that this bottle is 5.5% abv, but it doesn't seem too big. At that level...well...you do the math.

There's no doubt, Broodoo is very impressive beer. I was a little apprehensive of how it'd be at a few months old, but I'm very pleasantly surprised. It's held up well. I'm guessing a fresh bottle with amped up hops would trigger an amped up score. I've already decided to pursue such a bottle this fall and will perhaps revisit this review. I'm guessing the final score here is a little short of what it really should be. Nonetheless, it's very good. Highly recommended.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Broo Doo keeps a very fruity nose with profound orange and citrus scents. The flavor keeps a fruity tone as the grapefruit, orange and tangerine mixes with a leafy, cannabis, pine, resin and floral tone. The malt backbone seems absent and doesn't provide enough heft to support the more hop-centric flavor. Overall, this is notable for its tasty hop character but misses a bit in its weaker malt structure.

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Photo of pkalix
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bubble gum aromas on the nose.....?
super nice fruit and florals.... I see someone else else noted the bubble gum too? I thought that was weird. only got the distinct bubble gum off the great Belgians before....
what a great brew. special thanks to the guy who sent me this one... some great brews all around the country. too bad we have to dupe the shipping industry to get 'em there...

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Photo of tpd975
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My brother picked this one up along with numerous other midwest brews.

A: Pours a lovely golden yellow with a big bubbly head that dies down quickly. Sheet after sheet of lacing.

S: Yeah these are fresh green wet hops. Tons of fresh cut grass and floral scents. Sweet pine sap and hints of fresh squeezed Florida grapefruit.

T: I love the smell, this baby is all about hops. Fresh green grass and and grapefruit assaults the tongue. Typical of 3 Floyd's brews not much in the malt category.

M: Medium to full bodied brew with a dry characteristic.

D: So drinkable, nearly sessionable.

Overall: My favorite harvest ale to date, and this one has a few months age on it. I love 3 Floyd's for their aggressive hops and this one does not disappoint. Tons of flavor and so enjoyable. Man I wish I had a case of this one. My favorite IPA in quite awhile.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 3/13/2010. Bottle thanks to alexsdad06. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, citrus, grassy hops, caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt, grassy hops, light citrus. Pretty decent IPA but not a favorite of mine.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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

Poured from the bottle a hazy amber-orange with a healthy off-white head which quickly faded.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, orange, and floral hops, and a bit of earthiness.

Tastes of orange, grapefruit upfront, followed by pine, bread, and caramel. Light bitterness to the finish.

Medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.

This one was not as hoppy as expected. If anything, it leaned to the malty side. Still, a pretty nice IPA from FFF.

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Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very lively, fresh beer. Mouthfeel suggests fresh hop oil coating the toungue with a bit of prickle. Hopping is bold but not overbearing, wiht a slightly floral note atop herb flavors. Quite smooth and drinkable - in a word (two, actually) - well done.

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Photo of Florida9
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass, resulting in a huge fluffy white head sitting on top of a slightly hazy orange-tinted amber liquid. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Heavily aromatic, predominantly floral hops, with notes of grapefruit, pine, and a bit of tropical fruit.

T-: Very light malt profile letting the copious amount of hops to shine through. Grapefruit, citrus, and pine. Aggressive bitterness develops at the end. As the wife put it as she took her first sip: "ooo, this one is hoppy"

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

D: Another very good, hopped up brew from the 3F Klan. Easily drinkable for those who appreciate overly hopped beers without much of a malt profile to get in the way.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this brew from pochman, Thanks Ed!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Lightly hazed brassy color with a white head that hung around for a bit and left a sticky coat of lacing behind.
A pleasant citrus hop aroma is jumping out of the glass.
Very nice tasting beer, citrus hop hits the tongue right away with some malt sweetness to balance it out before finishing slightly bitter and dry.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, refreshing.
An easy drinking brew, that's very well done.

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 650ml bottle from Nov. 2012 drunk 10 months later.

The somewhat gentle pour brings forth the sound of soda, a fizzing head like Pepsi. The head is quite big, 2" at least in a standard pint glass with only a 3/4 of liquid. It recedes fairly quickly but leaves a series of chunky, off-tan lumps of foam behind and the remnants of lace. The beer itself is cloudy though light still gets through if only in reduced amounts. An orange color with medium brown throughout.
Smell is hoppy, malt, spices, dark brown sugar with all the molasses overtones, with whiffs of floral and citrus and a touch of nut. Good balance.
Taste is very similar. Hops, malt, dark brown sugar (sweet & molasses), floral, citrus and some spices, mostly pepper and ginger. Phenomenal balance.
Medium bodied, medium+ effervescence, warming late and slightly drying. This is some good beer. Like a grown up version of an IPA, matured and in its prime. I wonder if a year of sitting caused it or the folks in Munster had it like this right out the door? Who the hell cares, it's great.

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Photo of merlin48
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber pours a clear amber orange body with a healthy offwhite head that has some staying power. Lots of clingy patch lace left behind on the glass.

Aroma is fresh and leafy hops. Lots of pine and grassiness here with hints of citrus and toasted caramel.

Mouthfeel is light medium to medium in body with a pleasant carbonation that enlivens. There is an herbal feel on the palate.

Taste opens with citrusy orange hops, quickly seguing into grapefruit rind and pine cone hop bitterness. Caramel malt toastiness is present throughout but never intrudes.

Very endearing and highly drinkable. An excellent harvest ale whose drinkability is limited only by price and availability.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a deep amber golden color. A finger of light tan head drops to a cover, leaving a dotted netowrk of lace behind.

Aroma - good citrus presence, grapefruit and pine mostly, with some fading after the beer sets up.

Taste - biscuity grain mixes with an early bitterness, not much flavor until the swallow and exhale, when a pleasant orangey citrus shows up. The aftertaste allows the bitter to fade but it has a nice remnant to mix with the citrus. Finishes expectedly dry and bitter; A good IPA with tasty hoppy burps!

Mouthfeel - smooth, almost sparkly carbonation level. An ideal body for the style IMO.

Drinkability - a good call for just a glass or a session. Tasty and true, but what else would you expect from a beer that uses the best 'Anerican' hops that money can buy (per the label)? ;-)

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Photo of MacQ32
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a very hazy coper orange with almost a hint of peach color. Finger of near white dense head. Lacing and especially retention are fantastic.

S - lots of sweet and citrus fruits, mango, grapefruit, peach and pear type aromas. 95% citrus sweetness, 5% caramel malt type aromas.

T - lots of sweet fruits which balance amazingly with the bitter hoppyness. More on the sweet side (with the aformentiomed fruits) but finish and aftertaste have a nice almost resinous bitterness.

M - ideal. Medium bodied with decent carbonation somewhat smooth and very very drinkable.

O - lots of sweet fruits, more on that side rather than bitter although a great combination of both qualities.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ruby in color, perfect head, looks great. Huge hoppiness right away with some citrus notes. Hop/malt combo makes this one a great sessionable brew. Light-medium and very refreshing. Love this IPA...glad I know where to find some more or else I might be crying at the moment. Going to buy some more, that's for sure.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,855 ratings.
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