Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 38
Gots: 183 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

A delightful Buckwheat Wine-style ale brewed by Three Floyds and Mikkeller at De Proefbrouwerij in Belgium. Enjoy the fourth collaboration between our two breweries!

80 IBU

Should be listed under Mikkeller.

(Beer added by: Treebs on 11-14-2011)
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Reviews by Pahn:
Photo of Pahn
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Thanks to BA morningthief for getting me this bottle for my birthday a few months ago.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a 2+ inch fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and rockily, leaving thick islands of lacing. Pours a hazy brownish red. Leaves sweeping lacing.

Smell: From the bottle: "Wow, they hopped the shit out of this beer, huh?"

In the glass, powerful west coast C-hops, I think Cascade or Centennial. Mostly piny, with some (orange-y) citrus and underlying dankness. Sugary malt way in the background. Really direct hop aroma; pine and citrus, no additional aspects really besides the pungency.

With time, the aroma opens up in every way. It starts as a slight mango note, with melon and berry-like hop aromas building up around the primary pine and citrus. There's a definite vodka-like booziness, but it works here as in better higher ABV imperial IPAs, where the flowery, sharp alcohol aromas accentuate the hop aromas.

Taste: First sip: predictably hoppy (that direct, C-hop pine and citrus), with a bit of a malty base--then some wow moments with the aftertaste. The flavor goes on and on, with emerging malty notes of maple and caramel. Awesome.

Up front it's resinous, piny, (and to a lesser degree) citrusy hops, with oily hop flavor (accentuated by the slightly slick wheat mouthfeel) through the middle, leading to a consistently long, prickly / semi-dry malty aftertaste. Hops eventually round out as with the nose; hard to tell if there's more hop varietals (Summit? Citra?) than at first seemed to be present, or if the alcohol and esters are influencing the hop flavor perception. Either way, it tastes good.

Classic American barleywine-style beer (though it's a "buckwheat wine"). The hop fix is intense and well delivered by the lightish bodied, oily feel, which makes you want to hit the beer hard, while the long, deep, malty aftertaste makes you want to go slow. The candy sweetness that emerges through the finish isn't quite balanced by the low-ish bitterness, but I don't think that's the point. While I'd like a bit more balance, a bit less sweetness, and for the malt to go even further, this beer succeeds at what it's trying to be: a treat--big hop fix, big sweet malt fix.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth, a little slick. Moderate carbonation that's just prickly enough. Slightly dry finish. Building but not abrasive alcohol heat.

Overall: Well-thought out, well-executed beer. It hints at complex malty greatness that it doesn't achieve, but it provides tons of no frills, hoppy and sweet-malty pleasure. If you're on board with the idea (wheat wine feel, DIPA hoppiness, candy shop malt), you'll love this beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a murky deep orange with a large blooming off white head that left multiple broken rings of glob as it settled into a frothy mass.Deep resiny hops in the nose along with brown sugar notes,some sweet alcohol really comes in as the beer warms.Warming alochol,honey-like sweetness, and powerful resiny hops on the palate,it's on the sweeter side but the hops bring great balance in the finish.This is a sipper the alcohol is very prevelent but wheatwines are made to be sippers,a great beer.

Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tectactoe
3.15/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike for bringing this one - always willing to try something from Three Floyds. Boogoop comes out of the bottle looking slightly copper with a swampy, brown-ish hue to it. Translucent, topped with a half-inch head that's off-white in color and pretty quick to recede. No real lacing left behind, though that's not too shocking for a 10%+ ABV wheatwine.

Aroma is VERY buckwheat heavy. I haven't had much buckwheat in my life, aside from in pancakes and such, but its aroma is very noticeable and very easy to recognize - very dry and grainy. Booze is apparent but isn't too hot or off-putting. A nice bouquet joins the aromatics about halfway through; perfume, roses, flowers, leaves - smells more like a forest or a handful of grass rather than actual hops.

And not so far from the aroma, the flavor is so, so heavy on the buckwheat. Extremely dry, grainy, and borderline abrasive. The floral hops are noticeable from the start - flowery and grassy in all their glory - but unfortunately they get buried by the robustness of the buckwheat. The booze starts off mild, but starts to open up with time and by the end, you're definitely getting a little bit of heat.

Caramel malts and some sugary sweetness from the malt help to balance the beer, but sadly there isn't much hope. The buckwheat and the booze are too heavy to be balanced properly, which is a shame, because some of the flavors from the malts would probably be quite nice. Pretty thick body with a sticky, almost syrup-like mouth feel, low carbonation.

Well, I'm glad to say I got to try this one, but it fell awfully flat for me. If you're a dedicated lover of buckwheat, then you'll surely love this beer. But it was quite overpowering and heavy, and the dryness from it was a bit too intense to be consistently enjoyable. Not awful or undrinkable, but not something I'd care to try again. Either way, big thanks to Mike for cracking it open.

Photo of StevenT562
5/5  rDev +25%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange/caramel with more than three fingers of light brown head. Head has excellent retention and leaves rings of lacing down the glass.

S - Very hoppy aroma, mostly grapefruit, but some pine. Lots of toasted grain, with some caramel, toffee and quite a bit of booze.

T - Similar to smell though the taste has even more grain than the aroma. Again, lots of grapefruit hops with some pine. Caramel malt takes a back seat to the hops and grain. Leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste and is reminiscent of a DIPA.

M, Medium-full mouthfeel finishes dry and bitter some numbing alcohol.

T - I don't normally like really hoppy barleywines/wheatwines, but I think the hops are necessary here to counter the heavy tosted grain character. Because of that, I'm not sure how this one will age. It is pretty tasty, and I'm glad I had it, but I doubt I'll think about this again.

Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Common Table after the Jester King/Mikkeller beer dinner.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as a lot of orange citrus notes from the hops and some sugary notes.

The flavor is a nice mix of caramel malt and honey, as well some some orange citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is also the same sugary sweetness that I got in the aroma. There is also some alcohol present but the beer is still easy to drink. Overall, I think the beer tastes like a bigger version of Alpha King, with the same hop profile that I get in a lot of the Three Floyds beers.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Glad I got to try this one, which I found to be very good.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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1/5  rDev -75%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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