Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 51 | FT: 5
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Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Flight317 on 06-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

When the Vikings reached the New World centuries before Columbus, they countered maize. This double IPA by Mikkeller and Three Floyds recreates these voyages in liquid form, bold and explorative.
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Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml bottle. I'm starting to believe that 'goop' is Danish slang for sugary high-test beer, and now, 'majs' (maize) is the headwaters source, as such. Appropriate, then, that this is a collaboration with Three Floyds, they of the Corn Belt home state locale.

This beer pours a cloudy, dark tarnished apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and yet bubbly off-white head, which leaves sudsy Simpsons' era blob monster lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of rather sweet orange and grapefruit juice, weirdly caramelized malt, Corn Pops, slightly metallic alcohol, pine resin, and further earthy, leafy, and perfumed floral hops. The taste is more of the same - blended juicy citrus flesh, gritty corn sugar, mildly bready caramel malt, masked savoury spices, herbal, weedy, and leafy hops, and an increasingly floral booziness.

The bubbles are pretty sedate in their understated and pithy frothiness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, the hops turning to the fruity side of the Force, and aiding, instead of messing around here. It finishes well off-dry, the corn-led malt sweetness tempered just enough by the lingering citrus and forest floor hop notes to make a real run at cautionable drinkability.

A tasty enough American-style version of the style, though 'corn wine' seems pretty distasteful at best, doesn't it? Anyways, the maize does have a certain effect, which is to lighten things a bit, though without direct comparison, the point is moot. So - hops, then? Yup, in veritable spades.

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Auburn/maroon/light bole body with a crisp snow head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, quince, and very 'earthy' hops with a balanced malty backbone.

Taste: Grapefruit, quince (an overall citrus-like character, but those fruits in particular stood out to me), wild spices, earth, grass, and crisp hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, yet somewhat bitter towards the end with a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I could not believe this was a Barleywine; I was convinced by the aroma and taste that this was a Double IPA. As a fan of both 3F and Mikkeller, I knew this was going to turn out well (my first beer from the '-goop' collection, by the way), but my hat goes off to both breweries, simply for making a Barelywine taste and feel like a Double IPA.

5/5  rDev +23.5%

Bottled on date 10/09/14.
Poured a hazy amber that leans towards the more brown side. Mild carbonation, finer bubbles.

This is great. I get a lot of hints of hoppy resin and to me a grapefruit/mango fruit hint. Incredibly balanced and sweet for a 10% abv ipa. I'm in love and wish that this came in 30 racks.

Photo of spacecake9
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours honey colored into an IPA glass. Tall head that never completely goes away.
S - Aroma is hops and honey, makes you think you are about to taste an awesome IPA.
T - Flavor is different, sweet, chamomile tea, some bitter IPA with honey added. A little alcohol on the back end.
M - Sticky chewy mouth feel, medium carbonation.
O - Not sure what to make of this. Unique flavor for sure. Interesting but i would not seek it out again.

Photo of e_dawg
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a cloudy pale orange color that does not shift when held up to the light. Light head which dissipates to a stubborn 1cm lacing. Moderate lacing on the glass from the high 10% abv. Grapefruit and citrus scents with tons of hops. Taste is full and rich; more grapefruit, light citrus, earthy tones, and some bread. This is a big beer that drinks like a DIPA. It's enjoyable but not worth the $23 price.

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Disgusting. Very weird. Overpriced. Wtf did I just drink? Lol

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass

A - 4 - Poured a very dark, slightly hazy burnt caramel and copper color. Formed a decent finger of khaki colored head. Decent head retention, spotty lacing.
S - 4- Lots of pine here, more subtle sweet notes like peach and mango exist, but are mostly dominated by the more savory sides of fruit and citrus like hops, grapefruit rinds and pine.
T - Strange.Unique. This beer is kind of complex in a strange way. As you may have seen on the label it is supposedly a corn beer or at the very least has corn used in its production, this seems to show for me. Theres sweet hops and orange upfront, but this fades into what I thought at first to be a malty bitter sweetness, yet the more I sipped, this seemed almost like an earthy, whole kernal corn's natural sweetness. Lots of alcohol in this.
F - 4.75 - Quite creamy to me. Perhaps the corn played a role in this like oatmeal does for stouts?
O - 3.75 - A unique and one-of-a-kind experience for a seasoned and adventurous IPA drinker looking for something different. Could not drink this every day, let alone very often at all, but was glad to have the experience.

Photo of barczar
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrusy aroma, floral, with a lightly toasted malt backbone.

Very sweet, with moderate citrus, pine, and boozy alcohol finish.

Photo of dcmchew
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

Pours really cloudy deep orange, tiny white head quick to some sticky froth.
Divinely sweet smell, really hoppy, with peach and orange jam, persimmon, quince mash, faint mango, sweet floral notes (rose petal jam), sweet cereal, honey, but also pine and hop oils.
Taste starts really fruity, tons of apricot, peach, quince, orange, bit of grapefruit, faint white raisin, papaya, mango, pineapple juice, yellow cherries. Not as sweet as expected, countered with big bitter hops from the start. Sure, corn malt tries to stick, with lots of caramel and honey, but the leafy hops respond in kind. Pine resin, thick hop oils, a really bitter finish more than worthy of an Imperial IPA.
Medium to heavy body, oily texture, sticky, and kinda flat. Aftertaste full of hoppy goodness, with an extra sweet edge from the malts.
This whole beer is a "battle". Sweet malt vs rough hops, refreshing vs heavy, barleywine vs imperial ipa. Everything aside, this is a monster, simply put.

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle says double IPA not a barleywine as listed. Bottle is correct, definitely an IPA.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip. A cloudy orange-brown hue with four fingers of puffy, creamy beige head leaving some intricate lacing on the glass. Aroma of dank pineapple, toffee, yellow flowers (chamomile), grapefruit, tangerine, passion fruit, faint pine needles. Complex (fruity, floral, and herbal/resinous) and assertive but not overbearing. Palate is a sweeter than expected malt backbone, light caramel and pancake/corn syrup, with prominent tropical mango and lime notes. Less potently resinous than expected although the finish does deliver some green banana, bitter citrus rind, pine, and autumn leaf notes that serve to cut the initial sweetness. Notably herbal tea/chamomile and mango flavor throughout. This includes corn and I can see how this addition has thinned out the body vis a vis many other DIPAs, contributing to a smooth drinkibility but without completely compromising the semi-viscous mouthfeel. Getting some light toasty notes late. Finish is a strong suit. I rarely remark on the price tag of a craft brew but I will say this one bleed the bi-weekly beer fund a little bit. I suspect most IPA afficionados with still find this a worthy investment.

Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Solid double IPA but a weird aftertaste. A bit grassy and harsh. Not the best. Getting worse as it warms

Photo of aleigator
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a glowing orange color, with a decent, froth, bubbly head.

Tropical aromas of grapefruit, orange and peach, with just the tiniest hint of lemon and grass.

Has a well developed toffee maltiness, adding a lovely sweetness to the beer, with a sunny, honeyed peak. Ripe orange goes all the way in this, perfectly put into the spotlight by sweeter, buttery malts with toffee and biscuit, without becoming too present at any point. Hops act as a source of fruity refreshment, also providing a slick, enjoyable bitterness, which soon gets swallowed by the strong malt backbone. Hops still shine through in a slightly pungent way, reminding me of fresh kiwis. The maltbase becomes a lot sweeter during the finish, to be able to withstand the uprising hop bitterness. Ends very well balanced, smooth, with both flavors still being detectable in a harmonious way. It has a grainy, somehow corny touch to it, but it only inherits the smallest space on the palate, while adding an interesting note to the malts.

Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop from Mikkeller ApS
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