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Three Floyds / Mikkeller Ruggoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 77
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.

Tredje gang er lykkens gang…. Denne gang har Mikkeller og Three Floyds brygget en Rye Wine, med masser af rug, malt, lækker humle og gær. Og lidt vand. Enjoy!

(Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 08-06-2010)
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Photo of Urbancaver
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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

Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Photo of Wadsey
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of CHILLINDYLAN
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Barley Wine poured out as a copper color without not much head. Ther was just a small amount of lacing. Hoppy aroma and malt on the nose. The taste is quite hoppy with some light lemon citrus flavors up front. Other fruits and some heavy barely in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium, the aftertaste is bitter and dry. Found this brew to be pretty good all around. I love both breweries in this calibration so I'm glad I found it to be good.

Photo of nrbw23
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of aasher
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was lucky enough to try this on tap the day after DLD at the brewpub. This beer arrived a pretty bright orange in color with a one finger white poofy head. It smells similar to a DIPA that you forgot about for awhile. It featured sweet malts and had quite the citrus characteristic. The hops were present only in a resinous form and there was a tad bit of alcohol on the backend. The flavors too were muted in my opinion. It was a blend of citrus and hop resin. The beer was pretty sticky and stuck to your mouth like peanut butter. I couldn't believe how far the hops had fallen in just eight months or so. I was a little disappointed but I still have hope for my bottle.

Photo of JohnQVegas
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?

Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber white a small head. The aroma is citric and fruity with notes of mango, apricot and grapefruit up front. Lots of resin, pine and green herbs as well. Bread, toast, spices and caramel from the grains. Soapy on the nose. The flavor is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter, quite boozy, and light acidic. Citric, piny and fruity hops alongside spicy/bready rye and perhaps some toasted caramel. The mouthfeel is round and soft with light carbonation. Good balance between the malt and hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied. Yet another interesting collaboration between Three Floyds and Mikkeller although not as good as the Oatgoop (another retired brew) I had a while ago.

Photo of maximum12
2.93/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to unclejedi for this hand-delivered bottle as part of a fine BIF this past fall. Popped open on, hopefully, the last bitterly cold Saturday evening of the winter here in Tromso. Split with my wife.

Pours a nice fire-warmed orange, with a smell like a slightly aged IPA, all warm citrus & sweet malt. Pungent rye. An odd combo.

Ruggoop's taste, just like the smell, just doesn't quite come together. The hops arrive first & they feel past their prime; the rye kicks a spicy element in behind, clashing with the hops like a Stalin/Streisand musical. These two components really dominate & anything else in the beer is lost in the mud; there's a bit of malt backbone, & a light nickel/copper mix.

Decent enough beer, but I'm not sure quite what the brewers were aiming for. DIPA? Barleywine? Wheatwine? SuperHefe? Whatever it was, it missed the mark. Odd.

Photo of Soonami
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Three Floyds and Mikeller collaboration should really be called a ryewine. This beer uses a substantial amount of rye that really showcases the spicy, grainy qualities of the rye that is sometimes hidden in other rye beers the are too hop-forward. There is a nice amount of citrusy hop bitterness and enough attenuation to leave a dry finish. I was glad to have tasted some but not really my favorite

Photo of Gobzilla
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden yellow in color with brown highlights when held up to the light that had a thin head and left some good lacing sticking to the glass. There was lots of sweetness from the malts but had faint hop, citrus and some bubblegum character. it did seem to have slight caramel as well. The taste also huge amounts of malts but the hoppy character was more apparent on the palate abd was not supre bitter which I don't dig. It had citrusy bubblegum accents and a touch of caramel. The brew was medium to full in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet malty, citrusy, mild hoppy, and slight boozy sticky finish. It was a pretty solid barleywine with a nice hop profile and was drinking really well. Now I'm gonna hunt down that last 2 goop brews

Photo of womencantsail
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This bottle came courtesy of Jeff. Thanks!

A: The pour is bright orange in color with a fair amount of haze and a white head.

S: There's a really big grapefruit aroma and quite a bit of tangerine and orange, too. There's a nice pine quality to it along with some bread and alcohol.

T: Like with the nose, a lot of grapefruit flavor is present here. The alcohol is obvious here as well, and there's some pine hops which provide a bitterness. Some sweet malt of toffee and bread, and maybe some brown sugar, too. Seems maybe a touch spicy. Rye?

M: The body is kind of thin for a barleywine and the carbonation is somewhat soft.

D: Like almost any other beer that Mikkeller is involved in, this was pretty mediocre. Definitely boozy and really not much malt for a barleywine.

Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got the next goop beer from one of my fav breweries thanks to sbricker.

A huge rising head hits 3 fingers high and starts to fade quickly at first but slows to a medium and slower pace with some sticky lacing. The beer is a slightly hazy slightly reddish orange peach colored.

Nose brings a bit of interesting rye out right in the front with a bit of spice, some fruit behind that with a bit of tropical fruits and hops, some grassy and slightly herbal hops as well, some sweet dark malts and a bit of syrups, a slight aged hop aroma, and some bready malts, and lots of smashed hop pellet like aromas.

Taste starts slightly sweet but not as much as I expected. Lots of rye with some rye spice and fruit flavor as well, which seems to go hand in hand with the herbal grassy hop kick, which gets fairly bitter but not overly, some light fruits a bit tropical, some earthy bitterness. SOme malts and sweet syrups, but those take a back seat to the hops and rye. NO real booze taste either as it is masked well by the other flavors. Finish lingers with more of the rye but lots of herbal grassy hops, somewhat dry, fairly spicy, and a slight bit of warming booze coming through finally. Late on the palate a bit of caramel and toffee come out, but it's hard to get through all the spicy rye and hops.

The mouth is medium bodied, with way too much carbonation. This style shouldn't have that much carbonation and it takes away from the flavor and feel a bit.

Drink is pretty good, drinks a lot less than 9.5%, with a decent dryness on the finish, but the spicy flavors from the rye hit a little too much, magnified by the spicy herbal hops.

Again from 3F a good barleywine, this one with a really nice addition of the rye and hops, but lacking a bit on the malts. It also has way too much carbonation. It also seems to play with the typical 3F barleywine, where fresh it's pretty good but aging this would probably go bad, luckily this is fresh. Thanks again Scott for giving me the chance to try this one.

Photo of oreo
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
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%.

Photo of beerpirates
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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 !!!

Photo of MasterSki
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this at the brewery back in September. Shared as part of the 'goop vertical/horizontal at Goose Island's January BA Meetup. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass.

A - Pours with a finger-plus of off-white head that settles to a persistent cap, leaving behind spotty lace. The body is a semi-transparent golden orange color.

S - This one is still pretty hoppy. Lots of lemon, grapefruit, and pine at the forefront. There's some rye flavor in the backbone, but the malt is very low in sweetness or complexity.

T - The taste is a little more smoothed out. Starts with bready malts, a kiss of rye zest, and then a lemon/citrus hop finish that has mild residual bitterness.

M - Smooth medium body, medium carbonation, dry finish, and a touch of alcohol warmth.

D - This was the definitely the best of the three, and I'd certainly give it another try. However, I think it will go down the same path as the other 'goops. These are too reliant on hop aroma to be cellaring beers - the malt backbones just aren't very interesting. Not sure why you'd bother to make high-ABV beers based on different grains that can't last 2-3 years in the cellar...

Photo of drewba
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - champagne colored with a white two finger head. Quickly turns into a few millimeter ring around the edge of the glass, light lacing.

S - Sweet sticky, citrusy hops. Lots of grapefruit and sweet sugar. Malt profile is peeking out a little, perhaps a hint of rye

T - Starts off with an assault of hops: handfuls of grapefruit, some mango and mandarin orange. The rye is somewhat missing; I am picking up a little spicyness, which I think may be the rye in this ryewine interpretation. However, the malt profile is great - beginning has a slight caramel sweetness, then notes of cracker, biscuit and hints of nut and bread. While the malt profile is nice, the hops are king here. The finish is bitter grapefruit which lingers for a bit. Can't say the rye is very pronounced at all - its just a hoppy barleywine.

M - medium to thick body, a touch on the syrupy side with crisp carbonation.

D - Very high. I thought this may be a sipper, but was exactly the opposite. Ended up polishing off the bomber with a friend in about 15 minutes. The alcohol is wonderfully hidden and the flavors are addicting.

In my opinion, this is drinking perfectly now. My second bottle within the past 2 weeks. I think its against my better judgment, but I may wait and open my last bottle in 6 or 12 months.

Photo of david131
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A deep, bright rube orange liquid with just the right amount of haze to it to give it a nice crystal ball effect. The bone white head is very creamy and settles to a craggy covering. Leaves great lacing as it works its way down the glass. Perfect.

S- Strong pine, grapefruit, and grass up front with some mango, pineapple, and caramel floating around in the background. Aromatic and a bit pine heavy.

T- Lots of pine and caramel with some citrus and a touch of pineapple and mango. Very bitter and pine heavy.

M- A great body but the lingering bitterness is a bit off-putting.

D- Bitter and tasty. A bit of a sipper. I see this aging for quite some time.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

Big thanks to dug for this bottle!

This seems like a nice brew to enjoy while brewing. It pours a hazed tawny-orange topped by over a finger of tan-ish cream foam. The nose comprises mandarin oranges, ruby red grapefruit, toffee, red apples, and red grapes. The taste holds notes of grapefruit, light pine, caramel, sourdough, and light black pepper. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a very nice barleywine, though I was hoping for more of a spicy rye quality, especially with a title like ryewine. Still, it was pretty tasty.

Photo of Vdubb86
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for sharing this on brew day

This beer pours a golden orange color with a frothy beige head on the surface. The aroma consists mainly of piny hops, but it is accented by the citrus sourdough smell of rye. The taste was quite enjoyable. It was fairly strong in favor of the hop notes. The back end flavors were mostly caramel malts and lemon zest. The rye which was on the nose seems oddly absent. There is a distinct hoppy bitterness with this beer not usually present in many barleywines, but this beer drinks more like a DIPA than anything else. The mouthfeel is a tad on the astringent side for my liking, but was rather good on the tongue. I must admit it was quite the tasty brew and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber color with a rocky head that leaves plenty of lace behind

Smell: Bready malt with spicy rye character; floral orange elements, as well

Taste: Sharp, bitter flavors from the outset, with the spicy rye character and citrusy fruit elements bold and in front; after the swallow, there is a hint of the sweet malt elements but this is much more about the hops than the malt

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not really like any other barleywine out there, I would put this more in the DIPA category

Photo of alpinebryant
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of phishisphunk
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle at 55 degrees into a sniffer.

A: pours a beautiful ruby tinged copper color. A vigorous pour presents a short tan head that dwindles to leave a rim of bubbles around the glass. Sticky lacing left around the glass.

S: bready malts with some caramel sweetness, almost a sugary lactose aroma, with predominantly piney hop smells.

T: the malt profile is a little more mild than what I would expect from a barley wine. The taste follows the nose; piney and floral hops with a dry lingering finish and dome hoppy resin. Drinks like a DIPA. Malt and hop profiles very well balanced. No noticeable rye flavoring detected.

M: sharp and bitter. Moderate carbonation. Par for FFF brews.

D: pretty high, abv well hidden, sneaks up in the end feel. My favorite thus far of the collaboration series, but also the freshest I've had of the three. Well crafted!

Photo of Duff27
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep murky orange-brown, one-fingered head that leaves a ring around the glass with some lacing present.

S- Very sweet malt and rye smell. Hops. Grapefruit,

T- Bad-ass barleywine bordering on a great DIPA comes to mind. Sweetness. Grapefruit, pine, other citrus flavors. Wow awesome!

M- Rich and creamy mouthfeel.

D/O- For the style this has a very high drinkability. The 9.5%abv is well hidden. Absolutely ecstatic I got to try this as most won't get the opportunity. Thanks to Dusti and his friend for hooking it up! Cheers to Three Floyds and Mikkeller as well!

Three Floyds / Mikkeller Ruggoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.