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Ruggoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
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.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 08-06-2010)
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Photo of mothman
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into stone old guardian snifter

Pours 1/2 finger of off-white head. Color is a burnt orange with a bright ruby hue.

A: Grapefruit, oranges, and citrus. Very fruity. Light rye flavors. Floral hops. Pretty awesome. Very hoppy.

Taste: Floral hops with a ton of citrus. Grapefruit, mangoes, oranges, and lemons show. Light rye again. Has some spice flavors with a caramel malt backbone to balance it out slightly.

Mouthfeel: Dry, bubbly, and warming. Medium to full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky and fruit.

Overall, a pretty awesome beer. Tons of fruits and hops. Definitely Americanized bwine. Very impressed with this one and a nice drinkability as well.

mothman, Oct 02, 2010
Photo of MbpBugeye
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 kbutler1
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed blood orange color with a slightly off white head that collars around the glass. Strong citurs type aroma with grapefruit and clementine orange notes. Some spice int he nose as well but that might be the rye. Medium mouthfeel. Citrus type sweetness followed by citrus rind and pine hop flavors. Some alcohol notes as it warms. Overall a pretty tasty beer but if you would have told me it was a DIPA I would have believed you.

kbutler1, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of homebrew311
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a bright clear red, bone white head with a fair amount of lacing

S: mango and citrus are huge and aromatic up front, very fruity and juicy, the rye comes in and complements the aromatic hops quite nicely with a touch of spice. This smells amazing.

T: the front is sweet and features the fruity hops that I smelled, again the rye comes in and provide a spice to balance out the sweetness. There is a great balance in this brew and the finish is sweet and heavy on the hops.

M: medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky on the finish

D: this is a great beer. Tastes more like an imperial red/ripa than a barleywine, but either way, it is delicious.

homebrew311, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of russpowell
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from EchoCharlieEcho, cheers Elisabeth! Love the label; cheers to this collaboration & our Danish Brothers & Sisters in arms serving in Afghanistan as well!

Pours an effervescent caramel with 4 fingers of thick tan head. Nice viscosity to this, above average head retention & good lacing

S: Pineyness & grapefruit

T: Pineyness, cakeyness, slight grapefruit then marmalade & toffee up front. Herbal & woody hops come to the fore as this warms, plus much piney resin & a touch of praline sweetness, & just a touch of boozeyness, plus dryness. Finishes piney with nice citrus hops, apricot, honey & grapefruit

MF: Chewy, fairly sharp carbonation & good balance, nice warming sensation to this. Gets a bit more chewy once warm

Drinks easy for the style & ABV. not a great ABW, didn't quite pull together for me

russpowell, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewpub....

A- Pours a golden orange light amber mix. Half finger off white head that shows low retention. Spotty lacing on the snifter as I drink away.

S- This one kind of threw me off with the high citrus hops in the front of this that seem to be bursting. Light malty backbone comes through once the hops die down. Nice rye aroma in the backend of this. Nothing overly rye which is kind of what I was hoping for...oh well.

T- A light citrus hop bite in the front of this one. Toasted malts and rye flavors mask up the hops flavor in the later front of the beer. Middle is malt forward with a hint of nutty flavor. Citrus hops come from nowhere and attack the palate as one last flavor profile before your sip is done. Fantastic!!

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little lacking making this a little heavier but otherwise ok. Toasted malts with citrus hops left on the palate almost coating everything in hop resin. Some light alcohol and mostly citrus hops in the aftertaste with a hint of rye. Flavors were bold and well paired in the entire beer. Big time drying on the palate which is my only complaint in the mouthfeel.

D- If you like DIPA's then you will enjoy this one a lot. More American style "Barleywine" than anything else. A good job overall in what seems to be the next chapter of these two breweries.

alleykatking, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of salvo
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
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle split and poured into a New Belgium glass. 9.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks to mtunnell for another goop beer taste!

A - It pours mainly clear and amber golden with a low off-white head. No real "head" as it's just a small pile of foam. Spotty lace left over.

S - Very strong rye aroma with mango-like hops, toasted malts resembling some caramel and light nuttiness and that rye hint of onion-like B.O. Good but the B.O. thing always bothers me for obvious reasons.

T - Big rye in the flavor with toasted amber malts that balance the mango-rye hoppiness in the flavor.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth with a crisp carbonation finish.

D - Decent drinkability for both the percent of alcohol and the flavor profile going on.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of beerwolf77
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to mtunnell for sharing another goop for our tasting.

Poured from a bottle into my New Belgium globe glass.

A: amber red brown, small light beige head, tiny soapy lace ring

S: citrus hops, mostly oranges, sweet malt, solid dose of rye

T: similar to the nose, rye is much more present, hoppy citrus bitterness, dry finish

M: medium body with moderate carbontion

D: Overall my favorite of the goop series. No surprises there since I love rye beers.

beerwolf77, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub into a snifter...Pours a medium copper brown, but clearish. Light tope head, strong lacing...Aroma is light gives off light average bw smell, lots of sweet alcohol, rye, light caramel...Taste again is mostly sweet alcohol, light hops on the back, metallic aftertaste. Chalky feel, distracting. Decent to drink.

Overall, not bad, a little to light in aroma, and too alcoholic. maybe give it some time to age, but I want more assertiveness in a bw.

jrallen34, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of BMoney575
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 8-19-10

Pours a very cloudy bright orange color, with a thin but nice looking head that leaves a great ring of lacing. Appealing and interesting.

Smell is all pine and citrus hops, with the Three Floyd's sweetness I've come to expect. Hoppy and bitter, but at the same time light and delicate. Very well made.

Taste is all bitter hops, the malt adds an almost sour edge that contributes to the intensity. The finish is very earthy and tart, with even more bitterness in the aftertaste. A little one dimensional.

Mouthfeel is nicely thick, with good carbonation. It suits the flavors very well.

Drinkability is also good, the bitter mellows after awhile, leaving a very enjoyable smoothness.

Overall, less hops than a normal barleywine, which makes it interesting. I'm glad I have another bottle to age.

BMoney575, Aug 19, 2010
Photo of curly31989
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
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
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to a bomber knocked on it's crown, those of us at the bar got to do a side-by-side of the draft version versus what was in the bombers. There was more difference than expected...

Appearance -- Pretty much the same, possibly lighter, more golden.

Smell -- Versus the tap version, this is HOT! Also, much more hop presence. Picked up some pine resin along with the bright citrus and tropical fruits.

Taste -- The only key difference between the bottle and the tap is the alcohol presence and the extra *umph* in the hop profile. While the draft was much smoother in flavor.

Mouthfeel -- Full-bodied, viscous, medium-low carbonation, but noticeably hotter than the draft.

Drinkability -- It might not be a bad idea to sit on this one for a few months before popping your first bomber. Still very good, but very intense. Let the heat die down, let the hops settle in. Of course, your mileage may vary.

yeahnatenelson, Aug 06, 2010
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Ruggoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
91 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.