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Ruggoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 75
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 08-06-2010)
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into The Bruery tulip.

Pours a murky, dull brownish-gold, with a spectacular 3-finger, ultra-dense, rocky, creamy off-white head. Excellent retention, with ridiculous amounts of lacing. Everything but the color is literally perfect.

Nose is beautifully balanced. Big, floral citrus is bright, almost delicate, over a beautiful balance of caramel and deeply bready malt notes, with that rustic quality that is so inherent in rye beers.

Taste is surprisingly mellow. Bready malts and caramel as expected, with, with massive amounts of ripe golden fruit and citrus (grapefruit up front, oranges underneath), blending all together in a way that, unfortunately, seems to drag the whole thing down into a bit of a bland place. Certainly a rich beer underneath, there isn't much in the way of malt complexity or hop brightness to cut through it - just a slightly earthy, deeply bready body with just a bit of caramel, and the ghosts of hop additions past adding some citrus, and just a tiny bit of bite on the floral back-end, but never anything in the way of bitterness. I'm assuming a lot of the initial brightness and intensity seems to have faded at this point, and while the beer is certainly enjoyable enough, it doesn't pack nearly the complexity you'd expect out of an abv of this magnitude.

Mouthfeel is slick, very full-bodied, with a carbonation that is very reserved. A bit of lingering bitterness builds as the glass empties, but it's very much an afterthought.

Overall, a nice beer indeed, and while I can understand the point of the whole -goop line, I wonder if their talents wouldn't be better spent elsewhere. Interested in what the next could be though - Triticalegoop?

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 02:24:48 | More by JohnQVegas
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Smell - Grapefruit hops. A little bit of hops. Caramel. Some slight rye. Decent, but a little one dimensional.

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A-- Poured a hazy, darker orange amber color. Nice visible carbonation and for it's age a nice 2 finger off white head that left nice soapy lacing. Not what I expected for a barleywine or compared to the first two in the series.

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A - Pors a clear red-tinged burnt orange with two fingers of tan head. head has very nice retention and leaves a ton of lacing.

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big thanks to BlessedBeBeer for hitting yet another want of mine! Gary, you rule! enjoyed out of an urthel oversized tulip.

a - poured a murky yellow that settled in the glass as a stunning orange. massive off-white creamy belgian style head that hung out for a while. as it faded, it left chunky creamy lacing all over the glass.

s - very nice caramel malt. smells a lot like a year old bigfoot. toffee is HUGE. the rye seems to have held up and are mixed perfectly.

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Ruggoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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