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Broo Doo | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is brewed during the hop harvest with a portion of unkilned or “wet” hops fresh off the vine. Apricot in color, Broo Doo’s nose has dominant orange, pine sap and floral notes, balanced by a glazed nut and toffee malt body. This celebration of the hop harvest has intense tropical fruit, citrus and spicy accents that showcase the complexity of the hops we all love.

80 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2006

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Photo of dukedevil0
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber from Binny's in Des Plaines, IL. The cases were just recently put out so I'm hoping this is nice and fresh. Fingers crossed!

A: Pours a nice very slightly hazy golden yellow color with a couple fingers of white head that settles down to a rim and film of white bubbles and laces the glass.

S: Mostly citrusy, grapefruit, sweet hop, candi sugar type scents...not a super intense smell, but what is there smells great

T: Tastes similar to the smell - again not very intense - but very pleasant and sessionable...citrus, grapefruit, sweep hops, candi and pale malts, and some pine flavors with a moderate amount of bitterness

M: Really full bodied and nicely carbonated...not much bite with the carbonation but really smooth

D: Highly drinkable as the flavor isn't super intense, but still really tasty...this is a great sessionable harvest ale! low alcohol helps too!

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

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a semi-hazy amber orange color. 1 1/2 finger yellowish head that dies down leaving some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass. Nothing to over the top but good.

S- Big citrus and grapefruit notes to this in the forefront of the nose. There is a nice balance going on with the piney hops mixing with a sweet caramel malt backbone on this. I pick up some biscuty notes in this as well. Just...well...a good smelling beer.

T- This is a fantastic harvest beer! The citrus hops come through in a big way in the forefront of this beer...a semi-sweet middle from the malts mix well with a citrus hops undertone bring up the end with a slight bitterness that doesn't take it too extreme. Just right in my opinion.

M- Medium mouthfeel with this one. Carbonation is just about right leaving the beer to prance across the palate. Big hop resin left everywhere in the mouth....on the teeth, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Very pleasant light bitter aftertaste in this one.

D- This is a highly drinkable beer that hides the ABV well. I would recommend this to a hop head and let them enjoy the fruits of FFF's labor!

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

22oz. brown bomber poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Pale grapefruit pour. Decent head with some retention and some lacing.

S: Smells like a juiced up Pride and Joy. Good citrus hops, loads of resin.

T/M: bitterness is decent with nice citrus notes. Malts are very sweet and cut the bitterness nicely. Body is medium or so and carbonation is nice and cleansing.

D: Very drinkable and low ABV.

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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 MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of jdskinns
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tons of sediment in the bottom of a bomber. Split this one with a friend. Sweet bubblegum smell when poured in a glass. Started off mostly bitter with a slightly citrus, slightly sweet taste. Gets better as it warms, citrus taste really comes out and the unappealing bitterness fades. Not a bad beer overall, but there was a heavy spicyness that felt like I was drinking a shot of pepper with my beer. Very offputting.

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Photo of corby112
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy dark golden orange color with golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy off-white yellowish head that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.

Floral earthy hop aroma with a very strong citrus presence as well as some earthy pine notes and a caramel malt backbone with some biscuit/graham cracker notes. Dank resinous hop oils are prominent with citrus lemon and orange peel and a large pine character. The smell of this beer makes me salivate. One of the better smelling harvest ales I've encountered.

Floral earthy hops up front with a strong citrus presence. hints of grapefruit as well as orange and lemon peel. This beer is incredibly fresh and the dank oily hops provide the perfect dry yet sweet mouthfeel with a nice balance of floral notes and earthy dry pine. The mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium body but has a slight creaminess that increases the drinkability dramatically. Subtle caramel malt backbone with hints of biscuit and graham cracker provide a nice balance but do not interfere with the hoppy goodness in the least bit. Very slight alcohol warmth is the finish but other wise the ABV is very well masked. As mentioned above this beer should be consumed fresh when it's bursting with amazing sweet, dry bitter hoppy flavor. Dangerously drinkable and probably the best harvest ale I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of brow1901
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A- Bright glowing orange color with a thin white head. Slight chill haze. Not muc retnetion but decent lacing. The way the beer glows makes it look outstanding though.

S- Fruity citrus smell, not grapefruit or pine just fruit. Mostly grapes and green apples in my opinion, maybe some lemon. So stron it burns the nostrils like ammonia some times. Smells fantastic, you would guess it's hoppy from the smell though.

T- Taste is great. Not as good as it smell though. Real strong hop bite, followed by more spicy earthy hop flavor. All wrapped up in a nice smooth toasted carmel malt backbone.

M- Great mouthfeel, nice light carbonation. Leaves the mouth slick. I like my ipa's to have some thickness and this delivers.

D- Very easy to drink the entire bottle in no time. Overall a great beer, close to my favorite wet hop ever.

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

Pours a light copper that's slightly murky. 1.5 finger white head that recedes quickly. Decent lacing.

The smell screams fresh hops. Grassy and piney. Lots of citrus...lemons grapefruit and orange. Malt sweetness in the background.

With all of the hops in the aroma, I was expecting a pretty big bitter punch, but instead, the taste is initially sweet and finishes bitter. Other than that, the taste goes along with the smell. The citrus in the taste comes off as more orangey and the malt backbone provides a hint of caramel.

As I'm drinking it, I'm starting to like the sweetness and the unobtrusive bitterness.

I'd like to do a tasting of fresh hop vs. not beers and see what exactly is the difference.

The mouthfeel is nicely balanced, medium carbonation. Leaves a nice resiny stain in the mouth.

This is a very flavorful beer. Even though the ABV is pretty low, I don't know if I could drink it all night. It may be a tad too sweet.

Overall a very excellent beer even if it wasn't exactly what I expected for the style at 5.5%.

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Photo of gory4d
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange with a tall, dense white head, lots of lacing. The smell is apricot, clover, pine, some alcoholic stringency. The taste is sweet summer fruit, grain, a long bitter finish. It's highly carbonated, medium in body. Drinks easy enough. A nice beer.

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Photo of emerge077
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

#1 Drink fresh hop beers fresh. Oct/Nov/Dec is the window for this one. Don't bother in July, Sept, etc. PSA: Please don't trade or review old beer. Your tastebuds will thank you.

10-13-2009
Trying this as fresh as can be, figured it deserved a re-review... An extra psychedelic label this year.

Puffy two finger head that stands above the rim of the glass. 2nd pour renders the hazy orange beer murky with yeast and hop particulates. The foam is creamy and retention is good. A crown of uneven lacing decorates the inside of the glass.

First whiff is tropical, with some dank resiny herbals seizing the nostrils. Fresh grass & weed clippings, very pungent and fresh.

Orange peel, pine sap, herbal woody resins. Max IBU bitterness levels, as FFF is known for. A very dry finish, just shy of aspirin like bitterness, leaving a sticky and bone dry feel. Pretty full bodied but easy to put back. Somehow seems stronger than 5.5%. I stand corrected from my previous review, don't know how fresh it was then, but it was the 1st appearance of this wet hop FFF brew.

Original review:11-25-2007
B+ / 3.85
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5
rDev: -9.9%

Way overpriced for what it is...a session ale akin to the likes of Alpha King.

Amber tone with plenty of webby lacing. Aroma is fresh floral and citrus, appealing, but not over the top in any way.

Grapefruit rind, pale malt, a little grainy but full bodied. Clean feeling overall, long hoppy finish. Not much else to say about this one, except that it bears the trademark 3F stamp of serious hoppage.

My Little Pony style label, it's great, definitely one of the most offbeat labels i've ever seen. I'm guessing it has something to do with the magical, transitive properties of fresh hops, once they get inside your head.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an amber color with a tan head and some nice lacing as it goes down.

S: Plenty of citus and floral hops atop a nice caramel malt backbone.

T: Citrus and tropical hops with some orange and pineapple. In the background is a bready, biscuity malt.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

D: Very, very drinkable. A very nice IPA.

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

Lightly hazy coppery orange with hints of russet when backlit with morning sunshine. The upper third of the glass is filled with a wonderful looking chunk of sandstone colored foam that has loads of character. It's also sticky and is more than generous when it comes to lace deposition.

The shelves of two beer stores in the Chicago area were packed with dozens of bombers of Broodoo yesterday. Since I couldn't recall the release date, I took a chance that it was fresh. According to the hop-deficient aroma, it isn't anywhere close. Toasted bready malt and a ghost of Simcoe hoppiness are all that remain. New Zealand Pacific Gem hops are used as well.

Broodoo Harvest Ale is still pretty good beer in a general sense, but wet-hopped ales are meant to be consumed as fresh as possible to get maximum mileage out of the hop oils. In the almost one year since this one was bottled, it has taken a significant hit (as expected). That said, it's one of the more enjoyable 'aged' IPAs that I've ever had.

The malt tastes like caramel-drizzed toast and the hops have retained a surprising amount of their tropical fruity flavor (orange and mango mostly). The beer even has a gentle push of bitterness on the back end, which is increasing as the ounces continue to disappear.

The mouthfeel has also held up surprisingly well. It's medium for the style and is even a little chubby for the ABV. That tells me that malt content was on the high side to begin with... and that Three Floyds knows what the hell they're doing.

If this bottle of Broodoo tasted old or bad in any way, I wasn't going to enter a review. Even though it isn't anywhere near as hoppy as intended due to advanced age, I consider $8.99 for the bomber to be money well-spent. Crystal ball says: a fresh bottle would most likely be worth straight 4.5s.

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Photo of kegger22
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange with a two finger head that lasted throughout. The aroma was citrus, more lemony than grapefruit I think. The taste was a nice blend of malty sweet and hops bitter, grapefruit came out more too. The feel was medium bodied with sufficient carbonation. Drinkability was very good. A very enjoyable beer. Don't be turned off by the label.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received as a part of the awesome BIF Race 2009 box from alleykatking, Broodoo poured clear orange, like seveal other Three Floyds offerings that I remember. The head was two finger thick, and foamy, and the carbonation in the underlying body appeared subdued. The aroma was leafy and herbal hops, and caramel malt. The taste was spicy herbal, followed by a some toasted grain, and finishing bittersweet. The feel was a bit oily and slightly metallic. This was easy to drink, but lacked the super fresh feel I expect from a harvest ale.

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

This beer pours a burnt cloudy orange with a one finger of off white head. Head recedes quickly but leaves nice wispy streaks of lacing. Nose is of major floral hops, some hints of grains and caramel malts underline the nose. Taste is of grassy hops up front, though somewhat muted, burnt malts fill the middle with a major floral hop burst in the finish. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice crisp feel with a slightly sticky finish. This is a great sessionable beer.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber with ruby highlights, a thin white head and decent lacing.

S-Caramel malts with an undertone of citrus and earthy hops.

T-Medium caramel malt with a light citrus hop finish.

M-Medium bodied and dry.

D-Nicely drinkable. This probably has lost some hop character but it's still a fine beer.

HV

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

Reviewed from notes. I had this beer about two weeks ago with some friends. I realize that the hops aren't as strong (harvest was two seasons ago?), so I'm reviewing with time in mind.

Good looking amber beer. Aromas and flavors are pretty identical, with bitter hops and grapefruit in there, lending to a more pronounced hop presence than I expected. There is a good deal of bready malt to balance out. Good medium bodied mouthfeel and residuals coating the mouth with lingering bitterness. I imagine this IPA is tremendously flavorful when fresh!

Thanks for this opportunity, Mason!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy amber/orange color with a half-inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit, pineapple) and pine hops along with some caramel malt. The taste is the same as the aroma, citrus and pine hops and caramel malt. It's a little more hoppy than malty, but for the most part there's good balance in this brew. There's also has a good bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium and it has good carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it's smooth and easy to drink. I think this is a pretty good IPA, I'll definitely have to buy more of this in the future. I'm sure it'll be even better fresh.

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Photo of bgreg3
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A dark orange color is given off by the brew with a foam head that sticks around for a while and leaves a nice ring minutes after the initial pour. A strong hop presence comes to the nostril and with some malt and barely hinting around in the back.

This beer will give a hop lover his fix, that is pretty much what it is the entire time , I taste some spice in the middle , but hops are all throughout the taste experience. This isn't exactly my style IPA I like a little more flavor in them then just hops, I'm more of a dreadnaught fan than this one.It is a little heavy on the palate and has just the right amount of carbonation. Good mouthfeel overall.

This is a decent drinker for IPA but I still prefer more citrus to keep the hop build up from overload.

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

Big thanks to deliriumfest for this one. My first three floyds beer. Poured from a 650 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy burnt orange. One finger of white head that just sat there. Tons of lacing.

Smell: Almost a weird bubblegum sweet smell behind the bitter hops. Interesting.

Taste: It's bitter and smooth at the same time, which is weird, but very good. There's an initial hop bite, but its not as harsh as a lot of IPAs. In fact, I'd say this tastes more like a double, with how much is packed into this. There is definitely a nice, hoppy, bitter aftertaste, that lingers for a long time. I haven't gotten any real citrus notes like some have mentioned, but there's also no date on the bottle, so I have no idea if this is an older bottle, or if I'm just tasting different things. Either way, not a bad beer. A little bit watery on the finish, however.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, and good thickness to support the flavors.

Drinkability: For a regular IPA, phenomenal. Would have definitely thought this was a DIPA by the taste. It's not my favorite style of IPA, however, as I generally prefer more citrus flavors - maybe if I have the chance to go where FFF distributes, I'll try to pick up some another time. I enjoyed this though.

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Photo of blakesell
4.54/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

3 Floyds Harvest Ale

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a Belgian goblet. Relatively fresh, was bought in March this year.

Appearance- Beer pours cloudy and amber golden with a finger of creamy white head, and ample lacing on the sides of the glass. Beer appears to be a bit red when held to the light, the cloudiness is something of a surprise as there is likely no wheat to be found. It may be unfiltered I guess.

Smell- Oh Bobby. This sweet hop nectar comes leaping from the glass straight into my nose. Grapefruit and pear upfront. So rich, the comments on the bottle call it the finest American malts which I pawned off as a catch phrase, but it actually smells like they are using fine quality malt here, maybe not 2 row, maybe maris otter for this one. The grapefruit here smells fresh and I think this beer would be fine for breakfast.

Taste- Now here is our cream filled crumpet. The citrus is upfront quickly followed by a pine and grapefruit chaser with a wonderful smoothness that coats the tongue and mouth instantly. Malt is very even and balanced, slightly buttery. The finish is smooth and slightly sweet with an excellent hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Spicy, creamy, medium high in carbonation (it tried to gush but we were quick on the pour), medium full bodied, very tasty.

Drinkability- Very smooth and drinkable, the hop bitterness is amazingly balanced and 3 floyds is living up to their great expectations that everyone knows that they deliver with.

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Photo of mjl21
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade...thanks Josh! 22 ounce bottle poured into the new SA glass. No abv info or bottling info is present.

A-Pours a hazy amber that is extremely orange in the light. Has a one finger off white head that slowly recedes. Leaves a lot of sticky lace.

S-Lots of grpefruit hops that have kept up remarkably well. The caramel malts are more pronounced, as expected, due to some age.

T-The grapefruit taste is upfront and dominates. The sweet malt hits in the middle, but is a lot more restrained than it is on the nose. The finish is just full on grapefruit bitterness. It has an aftertaste that reminds me in a lot of ways of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

M-Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

D-Went down quite easily. Lower abv means this is sessionable.

I was quite impressed with how good this beer considering it has a little age on it. I look forward to acquiring a fresh bottle in a few months and will rereview it.

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Broo Doo from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,882 ratings.
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