Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.95/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
11-18-2012 04:29:11 | More by Sammy
4.43/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
01-29-2012 23:25:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
02-26-2012 23:42:38 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
03-27-2012 01:11:01 | More by metter98
4.53/5 rDev +13%
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
02-11-2012 22:59:39 | More by brentk56
3.93/5 rDev -2%
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.
05-11-2012 19:02:26 | More by Phyl21ca
4.45/5 rDev +11%
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.
08-06-2012 18:10:05 | More by BEERchitect
2.8/5 rDev -30.2%
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.
06-13-2012 16:41:10 | More by womencantsail
3.6/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
03-15-2012 16:30:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.53/5 rDev -12%
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.
01-29-2012 23:12:18 | More by Knapp85
4.43/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
01-22-2012 23:19:51 | More by oberon
3.93/5 rDev -2%
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.
11-20-2011 05:09:03 | More by emerge077
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
02-15-2012 04:49:42 | More by zeff80
4.14/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
07-09-2013 00:54:11 | More by biboergosum
Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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