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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 192
Hads: 607
Avg: 4
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 37
Gots: 180 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Treebs on 11-14-2011

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.
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Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  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.

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Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
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

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.42/5  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.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.81/5  rDev -29.8%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of oline73
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a red amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves some mild lacing.

Smell: Sweet and slightly fruity. Smells a bit like honey with some warming alcohol.

Taste: Bitter and strong with alcohol and hops. Not very sweet or fruity. The finish is bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is fluffy with a slick finish.

Overall: This is a really bitter beer and there isn't a whole lot going on with the taste. A bit more depth would have been alright with me.

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Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev -3%
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.


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Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, smudged bottle date, but probably bottled late 2011. Pours very hazy red orange color, with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention, that reduces to a thick cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, orange peel, grapefruit, honey, floral, pine, herbal, toasted biscuit, candy-like sweetness, wheat, brown sugar, and apple. Very nice aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of big caramel, orange peel, grapefruit, honey, toasted biscuit, pine, floral, apple, brown sugar, and herbal spiciness. Good sized pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, grapefruit, caramel, biscuit, orange peel, apple, honey, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Great flavor balance with a good amount of floral bitterness that balances out nicely with the malts. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and thick mouthfeel as expected. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming present on the finish at all. Very smooth and easy to sip on. Overall this is a delicious wheat wine! Great flavor balance and good complexity; and extremely smooth to drink given the alcohol level.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear dark copper in color with some light visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall beige head that reduces to an extremely thin layer over the entire surface with some much thicker patches and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: A fairly malty aroma (mostly of the bready variety) with some definite notes of citrus & pine hop notes.

T: There is a really enjoyable flavor to this beer with great hop presence. I get some bready malts, some sweetness, maybe a very subtle hint of buckwheat, and then huge hoppiness. I can taste a lot of citrus hops with some more subtle amounts of pine/resiny hops as well.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy.

O: My first wheatwine and style number 101 of 104 for me. I do not get much wheat in this beer so I'm not sure it is the best example of the style. That being said, it is a really enjoyable beer and one I like but has more IPA like properties than I expected. Definitely an easy to drink beer though I would not recommend it as a session beer since it has a fiarly high ABV.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +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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Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

A real nice colored head on this, picking up the dark amber orange body, off white head and orange, with lots of leopard lacing. Body color is slightly cloudy, a nice simple orange and brown amber, deep and dark.

Nose is very hoppy citrus backbone. Soft orange, hinting at wheat chewy, airy, slightly lemony with rind. Real nice.

Taste brings a very dense IPA hop feeling. Citrus backbone and aftertaste with earthy dry finish. Palate is a little tight with prickly carbonation, but settles nicely, all the feel and flavor comes out once it warms considerably, particularly a hint of sweetness that is lacking.

Overall real nice, nothing too hot or boozy, a slight chalky finish after sometime with a real aggressive hop angle.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.