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Ruggoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Photo of mynie
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
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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Photo of rarbring
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A clouded orange brew with an off-white small head leaving liittle lacing but good curtains.

Sweet smells, tropical fruits with a hint of spiciness.

Tasting sweet, apricot jam and tropical fruit soup.

Little carbonation, soft and oily, a light dry finish.

i miss the expected raw, sour and spicy ryeness, more a vinous fruit soup.

rarbring, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of claspada
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Adding another sampling of this, split it with mrand01, still amazing flavor, nice underlying citrus and rye, not too heavy, really a super super beer.

Bottle courtesy of codewarrior from our in-person trade today.

Pours a very hazy dark orange, borderline amber in color with a huge fluffy amount of eggshell white head that leaves some nice soapy lacing. A surprisingly large amount of head and carbonation for a XXX-wine style beer.

Aromas begin with a ton of spicy rye malt and equal amounts of thick bready and caramel maltiness as well; smells like a thick dense, doughy, undercooked loaf of rye bread fresh out of the oven. As I dig back in I get some light orange and lemon hops with a subtle amount of grapefruit as well; quite citrusy for the hop bill. Smells quite balanced overall at this point.

The tastes begin with a generous amount of rye malt but there is an decent amount of fruitiness as well. Not initially citrusy as the nose was; I get a more juicy fruit flavor here with plum and peach flavors. As it warms you get a bit more of the dark bready, caramelized brown sugar malty sweetness that was evident in the nose. Flavors borderline between sticky rye and caramel/toffee, but stay solidly on the thick bready/rye malty side. There is a nice solid citrus hop bitterness and flavor profile that stops this from being cloying or anywhere close to being too sweet, which is possible with aged barleywines.

The mouthfeel is full bodied with full carbonation but luckily is doesn't detract from the experience here. If the flavors were more toward the toffee/chocolate side I would prefer less carbonation, but because the malts are more bready, spicy and light caramel forward the higher carbonation works here with the lighter malt bill. Finish is full and drying thanks to the higher ABV and the spicy rye malt.

Overall, this was a real treat. I love Rye IPAs and Rye Pale Ales and have been wanting to try one of these highly acclaimed Rye Wines. Although I have nothing to compare this to as far as the "style" goes, I can tell this was well done and I imagine it was probably too harsh and DIPA forward when initially released but I feel the bottle conditioning has made this a bit too carbonated over time and so I recommend consuming any bottles you have now to avoid extreme over carbonation. Drinking great, highly recommended for Barley Wine, Rye beer fans, and fans of Three Floyds/Mikkeller's style of unique beer creation.

claspada, Sep 28, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: it had an orange, caramel, color with a pure white foam

S: The smell was the best part, it had a lot of peach, nectarine, citrus, apricot, and some candied ginger

T: As for the taste, it had some burnt toffee notes, citrus, tangerine, and some spicy rye notes

M: it was a bit over carbonated for me, but still tasted pretty delicious

O: Overall, it was still pretty tasty. But, honestly, the aroma was the best part along with the citrus and burnt toffee notes. It was over a pretty good beer.

PaulStoneAnchor, Aug 30, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into my Bruery Tulip.

A - Pours a dark orange with a small tan head that fades quickly. Lots of lacing left on the glass.

S - Sweet malts, floral - almost soapy scented.

T - Spices, bitter fruit, malts and rye.

D - Low carbonation, medium body.

O - Bitter barley - different flavors but I kept coming back to it.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 24, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at FFF. Pours orange-red with a foamy, but fleeting, head. Aroma is crazy citrusy with a strong caramel and rye background. Taste is grapefuit and orange, bready and spicy. Really great. Finish highlights the rye followed by a light burn. Thick and velvety mouthfeel. Yum.

sleestak4life, Jul 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a nice light brown color with a modest head of tan across the top that fades and leaves light lacing in its wake. Aroma is hot, loads of alcohol here with hints of caramel, lots of hops and a just a biting malt nose as well. Really a very odd profile from both sides. Very hot on the palate again with minimal balance to it, just seemed like it was terribly off balance. Flavors were all over the place with hints of everything but the kitchen sink and just an very hot, hoppy, dry finish that really did not work well for me at all.

Overall I was rather unimpressed

mikesgroove, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
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 04, 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
Photo of Wadsey
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
Ruggoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.