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Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub


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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.72%

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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Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hits the style. A strong ale of piney citrus grapefruit hops with a large floating mass of grain. Very hoppy, which raised the interest. Good drinkability, above average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Cloudy light brown coloured body, with large retained head. Surprisingly fresh aromas.A good find in Maine last August.
Further sample at Bar Volo, fresh. Good hoppy wheatwine.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 04:29:11 | More by Sammy
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky caramel orange with a tan head that settles to a small cap. Streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sweet malt, citrus zest, and orange aromas. Taste is of sweet malt, oranges, and citrus zest. There is a medium bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good wheatwine with some nice citrus aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:25:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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2.8/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The pour is a murky, turbid orange color with a white head. Intense hop aroma of citrus (grapefruit peel) and pine. A decent breadiness and some toffee in there, too. Unfortunately, the nose is also overwhelmingly boozy and almost solvent-like. Like the aroma, heavy on the pine and citrus peel hop notes with a very pronounced bitterness. Notes of plastic with just as much booze as is present on the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 16:41:10 | More by womencantsail
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North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Whether it's the wheat or the Euro-brewing techniques, this beer has a huge head that lays atop the mahogany liquid, leaving copious amounts of lacing behind

Smell: Loads of piney pith, but the wheatbread elements are clearly discernable; brown sugar and caramel are present, as well

Taste: Caramel and brown sugar sweetness hit the front of the tongue, with the piney hops delivering a blow by mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors come together bringing the buckwheat along underneath; sweet and boozy in the finish, but well-balanced

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: This beer takes Gumballhead to a whole new level; well worth seeking out

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 22:59:39 | More by brentk56
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Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty medium brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized grain notes with some dry and somewhat grassy hops is quite unique. Taste is dominated by deep caramelized buckwheat malt with strong grainy notes which are somewhat unique offset by some dry and lightly grassy hops notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting too try a beer with so much buckwheat malt and a strange but enjoyable mix with hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 19:02:26 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On the path of New Holland's Pilgrim's Dole and Founders Nemesis '09; this new wave of buckwheat heavy ale comes alive with the remarkably intense citrusy hop character.

A rather viscous pour looks like creamy corn syrup but with a tint of burnt orange and garnet. An eventual froth separates from the beer underneath for a very sturdy and dense retainage of mild yellowish foam that clings confidently to the glass.

Strong and surprising hop notes of grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, and and mangoes spring to the forefront just ahead of a candied scent of straight up caramel, cotton candy, and marshmallows. Strong alcohols present a light booze note that hides just behind the hops and gives the beer a rosy floral overtone throughout.

Strength is also the name of the game in taste, but this time the malty richness of caramel, maple, honey, confectioner's sugar and fruit flavored candies gives a palate a sweet coat with robust wheat breads, grain, and spicy rye-ish buckwheat. The full appreciation of malt is short lived as the mid palate provides an onslaught of hops that change the tone of the beer toward American barleywine territory in a hurry. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors battle it out with ripe red grapefruit pulp, tangerine zest, pineapple, apricot, mango, and passion fruit notes that plummet into a deeply resinous bittering that finishes the beer briskly, semi-dry, and somewhat refreshing.

Full bodied for sure as the protein rich wheaty quality clings onto the unresolved sugars and deeply embedded carbonation for an expansive mouthfeel that extends very deep into the finish. Even as the hop dryness and alcohol thinning works to dry the beer, the malts release very late to allow the hops to provide final bitter impressions that linger well into the next sip.

A memory that reminds me of pineapple upside down cake, tropical fruit juices, and pine sap continues to develop beer flavor well after the glass is gone. This is a masterfully crafted ale that delivers the obscure flavors that intrigue beer drinkers but with an excellent balance and execution to find familiararity as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 18:10:05 | More by BEERchitect
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3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter.

The pour brings forward a dark reddish-amber brew with a thin white head and a bit of collar. The nose carries a touch of rye plus some earthy and citrus hops. A bit of booze. The flavor has a good dose of rye backed up by a slight amount of flavorful hops. The mouthfeel is the winner for the beer, with a nice creaminess followed by some spice from the rye. Overall, the mouthfeel is by far the best part; the rest of it is fairly uninteresting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 23:42:38 | More by Thorpe429
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear dark yellowish amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste has some flavors of citrus and pine resin hops along with notes of buckwheat. There is also a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a little chewiness from the buckwheat.
O: This beer definitely feels maltier compared to other wheatwines, making it more of a sipper. The hoppy presence also makes it share some similarities with an American IPA. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:11:01 | More by metter98
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clouded, amber-gold body with a two-inch-tall, lasting, off-white head.

Smell: Sweetish elements of caramel, amber-colored honey, toasted kasha, a pinch of ground nutmeg, mild alcohol (boogoopbooze), and chopped bitter lemon rinds.

Taste: Sugar-encrusted toast topped with additional helpings of honey, caramel. Yes, there's a fair amount of sweetness present. Supplementary dried fruits. Candied lemon peel, resinous hops with a moderate bitterness. Lightly spicy. Minor rustic buckwheat grain quality perking up amidst the bitterness and sweetness. Bitterish, flowing finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Boogoop is fairly good goop, not great goop.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 16:30:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 23:19:51 | More by oberon
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Alberta (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz glass at Underground Edmonton, a sneak preview of their Mikkeller (and friends, evidently) tap takeover starting this Thursday.

This beer appears a hazy, murky dark apricot brown colour, with one fat finger of bubbly, thickly foamy, and fairly creamy beige head, which leaves some nice pockmarked stoneface lace around the glass as slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sweet caramel and wheat malt, an indistinct graininess, a slightly musty yeastiness, muddled orchard and tropical fruit, floral, leafy hops, and a simmering booze warming. The taste is very barleywine-esque up front - big, bulging caramel/toffee malt, subtly aided here by some beefed-up wheat malt, one rather bereft of any usual edge or crispness, a musty, dusty, old cellar dankness, lingering brewer's yeast, and subdued leafy, floral, and somewhat citrusy hops. The big ABV does well to keep its distance.

The bubbles are actually active, but keep their head down while they go about their duty, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, and generally quite smooth, the only thing threatening ingress being the quivering alcohol. It finishes sweet, duh, the caramel and sugar wheat cereal pops fullness having little trouble with the latent fruity hops, while the booze still seems capable of minding it own manners.

Probably the tastiest wheatwine (sorry, Half Pints!) I've come across, and yes, it's mostly because of the barley wine proximity, but also due to the alcohol integration, and maybe the agreeable hop balance. Lots going on here, but at the same time, it really seems quite simple. Glad to have gotten a go at this one - thank you John from Soltice.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 00:54:11 | More by biboergosum
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3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in an imperial half pint glass.

A - A finger of creamy foam settles to a thin cap and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed Shirley Temple-esque body that's partly red and partly orange?

S - Extremely fruity, with red fruits and berry notes, honey and treacle malt sweetness, and perhaps a bit of toffee. This doesn't have the same aggressive dry hop aroma that the other 'goops had when fresh - I'm guessing that's because it was made in Belgium and shipped across the Atlantic. I'm not sure I actually perceive the buckwheat, although the combo of sweetness and grain is mildly evocative of pancakes.

T - The taste deliver the flavors hinted at in the aroma - caramel-soaked buckwheat, with some sweet marmalade topping in the periphery. There's a bit of zesty twang in the finish that's reminiscent of rye, and then a surprising hop bitterness(?) in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-full body, with moderate carbonation and well-hidden alcohol. There's a lightly burnt syrup/crystallized sugar kind of texture to it.

D - Very rich stuff - I appreciate the serving size, and not as much for the alcohol as for the sweetness. While I was disappointed that this lacked the hoppiness of the other 'goops, I have a feeling this may age more gracefully as the malt bill seems to have more complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2012 18:55:58 | More by MasterSki
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Map Room's 19th anniversary party.

Served in a tulip, bright saturated orange tone, with a compact layer of white foam on the surface. Drippy lave all around the glass. Lasting retention.

Unique hop aroma, slightly woody and earthy, reminds me of sorachi ace a little bit. Flavors of rich caramel and resiny crushed hop cones.. Smooth feel, sweet and sticky on the lips. Medium bodied with a long bitter aftertaste. Overall pretty hop forward, as much of FFF's output is. Better than past goops, at least those in recent memory.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 05:09:03 | More by emerge077
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4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 04:29:58 | More by Mora2000
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark amber color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of long-lasting foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of wheat and some strong alcohol notes. Some spicy aromas, too.

T - It tasted very spicy with a peppery bite. Some cracked wheat flavors with strong boozy flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a warm alcohol heat.

O - This is a nice wheatwine. Very potent.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 04:49:42 | More by zeff80
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge thick frothy 1.5 finger slightly beige colored head that sits for a while and doesn't seem to want to fade, nice lacing, semi hazy copper reddish orange colored beer. Great head retention for the abv.

Nose is nice, big malts and lots of wheat, caramel, toffee, reddish toasty malts, copper sweet malty aromas, hint of booze. Then hops bring a nice earthy slight spicy hop, hint of grassy and even slight touch of pine.

Taste starts rich with lots of malts, caramel and toffee galore, lots of wheat as well, fairly sweet with a bit of a booze kick. Toasty reddish copper malts fill out the malt profile. Then hops, plenty of spicy hops, earthy, little pine, and slight grassy, fairly bitter like biting on a hop pellet. Finish dries a bit but stil slightly sweet and a bit syrupy, bit of booze as well, but mostly the long bitter earthy spicy hoppy finish.

Mouth is fuller bodied, slightly syrupy, rich and smooth, good carb esp for the abv., bit of warming booze.

Overall really nice, reminds me of a lighter malt version of Behemoth, not too boozy, nice malts, lots of hops so I don't think this will age as well as it should.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:37:01 | More by jlindros
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3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a deep copper color with a cream colored head on top that had a very nice lacing on it. The retention was pretty good on this also. The smell of the beer was mostly all hops, Not sure if it's what I really wanted from a Wheatwine style. It gave me the impression that this was going to be more like an IPA. The taste of the beer was very hoppy too, Really just not was I was hoping for here. The mouthfeel was nicely carbonated and had a decent body to it. Overall I was a little disappointed in this one. It was just too hoppy I think for the style they were attempting.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 23:12:18 | More by Knapp85
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy deep orangish in color with crimson hues heavy internal carbonation, medium tan head that lasts, slightly hazy

S: Very aromatic, big citrus, orchard fruits, some buckwheat, sweet like sugar cookie and some light booze stings the nostrils

T: Reminiscent of the nose. Initial citrus, sweet syrupy and buckwheat which persists with some light heat and herbal notes come to fruition. The finish is a little sticky, a tad syrupy, sweetness

M: Very nice. Full bodied, well carbonated, sweet and sticky, loads of flavor sit on the palate.

O: A very good representatio of the style. I would def drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 16:36:35 | More by barleywinefiend
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New York

3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Have had this bottle since about January, bought at Rick's in Alexandria, VA for $14.99. Poured into my Duvel tulip from a 750ml bottle.

a - Pours a hazy orange-brown color with two fingers plus of fluffy light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Leaves a tons of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemon, buckwheat, citrus, toffee, and caramel malts. Nice mix of citrus and caramel.

t - Tasted of grapefruit, citrus hops, Belgian yeast, spice, bready malts, fruity malts, caramel malts, toffee, and citrus. More malts in the taste and less hops than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy. Very drinkable; alcohol is not present here.

o - Overall a very nice wheatwine. Lots of citrus and lemon hops in the nose and nice caramel malts throughout. Definitely did not feel like 10.4% ABV. Would have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 02:34:14 | More by mdfb79
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 9.4 fl oz (75 cl) brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into an EKU 28 snifter in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes taken during a review when beeradvocate was down for repairs.

Expections are extremely high given the two breweries involved, though I've had major disappointments with collaboration beers in the past (especially with Three Floyds). Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over time. Not paired with food.

A: Pours a two finger head of great cream, marvelous thickness, and fantastic retention - especially for the high ABV. A very impressive appealing head. Colour is a murky caramel copper-brown; a bit hard to describe. It's a bit dull, but is still appealing. Nontransparent.

Sm: Hops, floral notes, light citrus esters, and a bit of cream. A moderate strength aroma, and a pleasant one.

T: Hoppy, with lovely floral notes throughout and a fantastic climax combining hops, clean bright malts, a touch of candi sugar, and a bit of cream. Pleasant, well-balanced, and enjoyable to drink. The alcohol doesn't come through at all; if I had to guess I'd put this at 6.7% maximum. A well built beer. It could use layering and more complexity, but I do like it.

Mf: Smooth, creamy, and wet. Not too thick nor too thin. Complements the flavours nicely. Well done.

Dr/Ov: Extremely drinkable for the high ABV - which is extremely well concealed. It's a lovely little beer that I'd happily drink again, preferably aged for a couple years or on-draught. It might even be suitable for nitro. As my second beer (and my second collaboration beer) from Three Floyds, it encourages me to pursue finding other beers from the brewery.


Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:02:47 | More by kojevergas
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at O'Reilly's. Served in a snifter. Slatetank to the left of me, Ffejherb to the right, here I am…

A: The wheatwine is a big murky amber color, rusty but hazed over. An off-white head, more tan than not, is thin and doesn't linger.

S: That's a wheatwine. The nose is big and abrasive, excessive wheat to the point of thickness. The hops, citrusy, are equally powerful. As the ale warms, the hops strengthen. Caramel, wheat, and hops, all in more-than-ample proportions.

T: Fruits and hops, and plenty of breads. The wheatwine body is a wall of concentrated fruits, dark and sharp. The hops add citrus, a grapefruit dose that gets stronger as the ale gets warmer. The wheatwine strsses the wine side, boozy and hot; you can feel the strength after even 1/2 of a glass. The richness seems best for colder weather and the hops have lost a bit of the edge (as compared to a pour from a bottle last month). Formidable though, a filling beer.

M: Like most wheawines, strength and the wall of maltiness are hallmarks. The hops need a bit of time and don't have the same pow though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 19:02:09 | More by akorsak
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Served in a snifter, a ruddy, cherrywood color, nearly opaque, with a thin, wispy white head that would fully rejuvenate if given a light swirl. Bready aroma, infused with a generous amount of fresh fruit, woody. Taste was similarly bready, grainy, drying acidity, light caramel, grape and apple skins, bittering orange and grapefruit pith, and call me crazy, but I got a definite yet subtle hit of bakers' chocolate in the finish/aftertaste. Crisp and woody, medium mouthfeel, very nice beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 13:40:47 | More by Rifugium
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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ah, buckwheat, what an interesting and challenging grain. I've really not been a fan of the soba ales I've had, but let's see what unleashing insane breweries and criminal amounts of hops on it can do.

Pours a very pleasant burnished red-amber colour, with a phenomenal head of off-white, that leaves cracking and crackling fine intricate lacing. Body actually looks oddly thing, and doesn't support a great deal of fine carbonation (although the carbonation is fine). I love the colour, and the volume of the head. Pretty good, all up.

Nose is fresh with bright hops, giving a fragrant rubbed lemon character mingled with pleasant green organics. Some classic American-hop pine notes coming through as well. There's not a lot else, but the hops are really pleasantly integrated, and they enliven and excite the senses.

Taste is light on malt, and big on fragrant hop bitterness, coming across very much like a Double IPA. There's a really clear, clean character to the palate, which allows the hops to shine through, while still supporting them. Bitterness grows on the finish the more you drink, leaving a pleasant if challenging crufty aftertaste. Feel is smooth but still light, again providing weight, but allowing the hops to shine though.

Buckwheat? Well, there's not much to it from the malt side of things one way or the other, and certainly the subtle character of そば is lost. But it's a good beer even then. It just makes me wonder how this should stand out from the others in the series.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 06:15:23 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light dry citrus, a hint of pine/sandlewood and some light sweet malt. Fortunately, the flavor profile is much better, with the flavor profile showcasing considerable citrus, tropical fruit, light wood, and an underlying "wheatiness." The beer is fairly sweet, but there's enough alcohol and hoppy bitterness to balance that sweetness quite well, and the finish is actually on the dry side, though also a bit boozy. Mouthfeel is fairly full, though the heat I get from the alcohol on the finish detracts a bit from this beer's drinkability. Alcohol is pretty noticeable in this beer, and it definitely comes across as a fairly high alcohol beer.

Interesting stuff, but the high abv. would have me thinking twice about drinking a lot of this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 22:37:22 | More by johnmichaelsen
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at TJ's served in a snifter.

The color is dull copper with mild haze and thick cream cap made up of fine beads. The lace clings ok. The smell is good with lots of hop and mild stone fruit odors with slight woody essence, mainly a pine ester from the hop with spice in the nose. The feel is good, very dry with a light toasted tinge and spicy with nice hop acidity balancing the feel well. There is a hint of chalkiness which caused me to drop the score a bit.

The flavor of malt is lightly sweet and nutty with a rush of hops giving a slight floral hint and then moves into fruity spicey and piney territory. The alcohol is present in the flavor which gives a bit of an edge to the hops which balance the malt very well. The spiciness carries over into a warming alcohol finish w/ a lot of wheat flavor which is more in the toasted grain and light sweet realm. The drinkability is high for this wheatwine. The hops seem to do their part in giving the perception of less alcohol than it has, but it is apparent near the end of the glass and is a pretting filling beer too.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 17:26:19 | More by Slatetank
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Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.