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Ruggoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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91
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 76
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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5/5  rDev +22%

rfraga77, Jan 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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5/5  rDev +22%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Mages64
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at 3floyds brew pub in Munster IN. Served in 12oz snifter.

A-Poured a rich dark maroon color with a thick marshmallow foam-like head.

S-Nose of glorious hops. Just astounding fresh smell of pine, citrus, and subtle caramel in the background. Having been released only days before, it wasn't surprising the hops were so prevalent.

M-Smooth, mildly sticky on the lips, subtle hop-attack at the back if the throat that wasn't unpleasant.

T-had dreadnaught? Think of that with a solid but subtle malt backing! If you've never had dreadnaught then it tastes like a hop bouquet of higher alpha acid hops like a cascade or centennial. (could be wrong. Just my opinion.) the malt is lighter and more sugary and caramelly than coffee or chocolate.

F-finish is great malt and a little heat from the alcohol.

Honestly it tastes like a dark DIPA right now and must switch to a barleywine after a few years.

Mages64, Aug 11, 2010
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4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought two cases of these bombers and yet somehow, idiot that I am, never got around to reviewing it. Guess I kept figuring i'd get around to it, or that I'd already done it, and then when I looked and saw a little blue box next to this beer's name, both cases had been drunk up.

Thankfully, the good folks at Mikkeller had this on tap at the Floyds fest (only they misspelled it Boo-Goop on the sign, which was fucking adorable).

First off, it's a rye wine. They don't got a category for that, but it's a different thing.

Secondly, in spite of their aggressive hop profile, ryes don't age well. Their tangy ryeness fades with age, and so while that made for a smoother beer, it didn't quite come together in the same way it did when the beer was fresh. Earlier on, this stuff was like Miracle Whip, it possessed such a strong goddamn punch of savory zippiness.

So you got the zippiness of the pine and grapefruit hops along with tangy rye. That dominates the whole goddamn beer, only instead of being balanced out by sweet malt, it's balanced out by this savory malt. (Again, a Miracle Whip comparison is oddly apt). The whole thing comes together like a brilliant hop sandwich.

mynie, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Arenbeer
4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter glass! So excited to finally try this brew!

A- Pours a nice cloudy golden orange with a real thin white head that only really makes a nice ring around the glass and leaves decent sticky lacing.

S- Wow! Some seriously strong pine and floral hops like mostly all FFF brews. Great amount of fruitiness and citrus up front but when you really huff it and give it a swirl you get the nice caramel malts and barley in the background that reminds you that this is a barley wine and not a DIPA. Slight rye notes present but overall the aroma is real sweet and earthy with a ever so slight alcohol note in the background. Could smell this all day

T- Once again woah! Up front you get a some really nice barley malts and rye but as it goes down and the after taste hits your tongue and is blown away by some serious brutal bitter citrus hops and fruit. If you can think of a tropical fruit you will taste it in this brew. I would never believe this to be a barley wine/rye wine. The hop/fruit to malt ratio is so hop heavy i swear this was intended to be a DIPA! The alcohol is slight in the finish but is blended really well, not overpowering.

M- Medium to fuller body with moderate carbonation and a decently bitter finish that makes you want more!

Overall this beer to say the least unique. It comes from 2 of my favorite brews and once again they don't disappoint.

Arenbeer, Oct 10, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

jisak74, May 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another bonus blind beer sent to me by AleWatcher.

A- Moderately hazed copper to amber colored beer. Smallish head but whats there is crazy sticky and leaves copious lacing.

S- Well this smells delicious. Very very fruity. This is basically a menagerie of exotic fruits and melon. Im picking up lots of mango, tangerine, melon and a hint of pine. Malts arent totally hidden, they give a little crackery note. It is so juicy it has my girlfriend and I naming different candies and gums that it reminds us of. Things like Fruit Stripe Gum (in its first 30 seconds of being chewed before it turns to plastic), Tropical Blend Starbursts, Bubble Yum, Sour Patch Kids with the sour sucked off. Truly a delicious smelling beer.

T- A very hoppy beer but NOT a bitter one. How they got the hops to taste so juicy and fruity is beyond me. Perhaps alien intervention. Clementine, Tangelo, Nectarine, every kind of sweet orange hybrid, mango, melon, pineapple. The end is slightly spicy, piney and alcoholic. Im guessing some masterful take on a double IPA.

M- Not syrupy thick at all. Its your medium body and medium carbonated beer. It could use a little more carbonation. They finish is really nice. It leaves a lot of tropical fruit behind and a little bit of piney bitterness.

D- This stuff is great. Im dying to know what it is. If I had to hazard a guess, after looking through my wants, I would say Alpine Nelson. But I have NO clue.

4/5/5/4/4.5

MbpBugeye, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of cosmicevan
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

t - vanilla and toffee malts. there is no mistake that this is an american barleywine, but the hops have certainly faded. nice splash of tropical fruit with the malt. tastes really excellent. rye works well and tastes dialed back.

m - smooth and easy drinker. carbonation held up just fine...medium bodied which is suprisingly thin for the flavoring. i'd expect it to be syrupy with such a bold flavor.

o - overall, what an excellent surprise to get to try this beer. i'm a big fan of both three floyds and mikkeller...and rye beers!!! never had it fresh, but it is nice and subtle now.

cosmicevan, Jan 14, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served into a snifter out of a bomber. Thanks to Drewba for sharing this with me.

Listed as a barleywine, I thought it was a wheatwine.

Pours a light yellow orange with 2 fingers of white head.

Smells like a bouquet of citrus and hops. Wonderful. Not at all what I was expecting.

Tons of fruit and hops. Grapefruit lingers in the end with a pretty nice bitter. Reminds me of a malty IPA. If more barleywines were like this, I would like them a lot more!

Big thick malty mouthfeel.

Extremely drinkable, which is dangerous for such a high abv beer. Hard to believe this is 9.5%.

oreo, Jan 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on draft at the 3Floyds.

A- Deep crimson brown with a small white head.

S- There was a large amount of hops laced with citrus and caramel.

M-Super smooth with a relatively sticky viscosity which I loved.

T- This had less rye than I was expecting, however there was a bit of spice still noticeable. There was loads of caramel and citrus in this beer with a decent backing of alcohol and malt.

F- It finished out really smooth and left my throat/esophagus warm. Thankfully, I was inside escaping the 90 degree heat.

I was thrilled to get my hands on two bombers which I'll be opening up as soon as the summer heat fades away.

curly31989, Aug 17, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Gatordaddy, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jeffoatess, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to HOPSHUNTER for the share. It pours hazy copper with gold hues and decent enough looking off white head. The aroma is BIG and emits yum all around the room with spicy rye, crusty sticky malts, malt syrup, sludgy pine hops and a bit of floral too. The taste hits with spicy rye and grapefruit to tangelo like citrus hops. It then flows into thick maltiness infused with pine and a bit of floral hops too. Just pure yum. Loved it.

BigMcLargeHuge, May 23, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thx to hurfer for this awesome bottel ,

22 oz bottel poured into my cantillon tulipglass

A : Poured a medium golden orange/amber colour with à Nice 2 finger white head thats leave's some Nice lacing
S : nose was awesome, loads of hop aromas, tons of citrus, oranges and even a hint of lime
T : similar to the nose , very good, very hoppy , grapefruit , oranges , citrus , sweet malts , good spice and bite from the rye , perfect level of bitterness wow !!
M : nice and dry, smooth ,
D : could drink this all day long , à must have for the foplovers -:)
Great beer !!!

beerpirates, Jan 08, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is gorgeous: fluffy head slowly letting go its bubbles and structure as it fades to lace on the glass; amber to red-brown. The smell is all hops with deep, rich biscuit malt.

I'm tasting large grapefruit to mango hops cascading nicely and melding with the malts, ending quite bitter and fighting off the high alcohol with enough sweetness. It isn't sweet but there's plenty of body to finish strongly. I can't quite call it highly drinkable, but I'm happy to be coming home with a coupla bombers.

Ruggoop is listed as a barley wine, but I enjoyed it thinking of it as a big hop monster of a DIPA: it dials up the bitterness and grapefruit and mango on Dreadnaught ending with a big bold beer worthy of the collaboration with Mikkeller. Luckily it is available in bombers for as long as they last!

I'm going to be a little high on this review I see: from midwestern author Richard Powers' Echo Maker: "Nobody can discover you anymore. You've become a big target; more points for taking you down than for praising you" (171).

salvo, Sep 09, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pretty hazy cloudy orange with a solid white head. Smells incredible. Tons of spicy rye with some wonderful lemon and/or cities (can't quite place it). The nose is amazing. Tastes spicy and clean. The flavour profile is quiite wonderful. Solid mouthfeel. Overall an incredibly tasty brew

Urbancaver, Jun 05, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright copper with tangerine edges. A good finger of beige head. Oily film after it dissipated. Tight tiny bubbled lacing.

Grapefruit, Pine and dank. Sweet caramel and vanilla. A spicy toastiness.

Rush of bitter grapefruit and dank pine. Followed by a sweet burst of toasty carmelized spicy rye. Vanilla and sweet booze creep in. and concludes with a resinous bitter piney finish.

Thick and sticky. Big mouth feel, creamy. Slow deliberate carbonation. Great feel.

Very drinkable big rye wine. Complex and Tasty as fuck. Love this one.

Consumed Oct 4, 2010.

CHILLINDYLAN, May 16, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a bright hazy amberish orange color with a nice white head. Head has pretty good lacing and retention.

S- A ton of tropical fruits here everything from mango, tangerine, melon and juat a touch of pine. A bit of a bready malt back bone.

T- Taste is again tropical fruits. A bit of pine, and touch of alcohol.

M- Medium in both body and carbonation.

D- I've been wanting to try this one for a while, and I lucked into it at DLD weekend. Very solid and would drink this again.

nrbw23, May 02, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy brown with a small tan head around the edges. Decent lacing throughout.

Smell of roasted malts, caramel, pine and just a little bit of citrus fruit.

Taste of mostly caramel and roasted malts mixing with a decent caramelized sugar presence to create a slight cotton candy flavor. The hops are not overwhelmingly bittering in this barleywine which is welcome and slightly unexpected. Because it is not overly hopped, this American Barleywine is very nicely balanced. I would seek out more of these if I had them on the shelf around here. Light to medium carbonation and a medium body.

A nice collaboration between Mikkeller and Three Floyds. I would say this was a success.

alpinebryant, Nov 18, 2010
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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hard-poured into a New Belgium Tulip

A: Gigantic, white head rises and slowly falls, leaving behind cloudy (altocumulus) lacing. The head looks like it belongs on top of a belgian pale ale because it is a pillowy dollop that lasts to the bottom of the glass. The beer itself is amber and has some bubbles rising slowly to the head.

S: Rye bread, orange marmalade and grapefruit peels. Some lemon zest and general spiciness.

T: Some sweetness on front of palate, orange marmalade and rye bread follow. Surprisingly, a touch of vanilla. Spice and bitterness toward the end, but they are relatively soft and subside for citrus peels, which form Ruggoop's finish.

M: Fairly heavy body and moderate carbonation. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Some alcohol warming.

D: I have to keep reminding myself that this is a sipper because it goes down the hatch a little too easily.

Wadsey, May 19, 2011
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Ruggoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.