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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 38
Gots: 180 | FT: 11
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of John_M
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a CCB snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep orange body with a nice off-white head. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops. Nice sweetness, but not overpowering. Fascinating smell, but I don't know what buckwheat smells like. I had some buckwheat pancakes once, but that's not enough for me to identify it readily.

Taste - Great citrus hop flavor. Expected from Three Floyds. Barely any sweetness, but it's different. Slightly spicy, but different from rye. Moderate bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy body. Not an IPA. Good slick feel with nice carbonation.

Overall - Really nice. Hoppy as hell. The malt flavor is interesting enough to keep me from getting bored with it. A nice change from a standard wheat/barleywine.

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a mini-vase, the beer pours a bright orange-copper coloring with auburn highlights in the depths. Sparse film covering on the surface, with a decent filmy cling along the glass. Slow, steady stream of carbonation bubbles. The nose is malty sweet, with lemon and orangezest and resiny hops. Flavors are amazingly blended. Resiny, green, wet hops abound, with a solid caramel malt backbone. Tangy and resiny throughout, with a citrus blend to clean the palate at the end. The aftertaste of slight pepper and green hops. The finish is tangy and sweet. Delicious beer!

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up tonight at Bier Thirty for a pretty damn respectable $14... although I did bite my lip a bit.. FFF and Mikkeller had better be worth it.

Poured into my little Cigar City goblet... 2 finger tannish/yellow head... the brew is very clear light amber and shows great retention and lacing.

Tons of piney hops with a great catcher of sweet orange zest... sorta earthy malt profile that adds sweetness and helps bring the hops up into the nose hairs.

Nice bitterness up front... good citrus hoppiness meshes quickly with a complex maltiness that I was not expecting... toasty .. earthy.. mildly tannic.. the flavor has something that I can only describe as bubblegummy phenols... think bazooka joe but only with a minor sweetness that helps draw it out.. finish is mildly malty sweet and a resinous oily hop presence that clings to my teeth more than my palate..

Medium/full body and creamy everpresent carbonation is accentuated by the oily hops....

Loving it fresh.... I am damned happy to have this one locally without having to trade... I want a few for a 6 month interval tasting.


Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle to Bruery tulip.

A - Medium to dark amber colour. Two fingers of thick, creamy off-white head formed and slowly receded to one finger width with good retention and moderate lacing.

S - A mix of sweet malt and bitter hop aromas up front. A fairly prominent hop profile provides grassy, herbal and lighter citrus aromas. The malt bill compliments those aromas with cereal/bready qualities and caramel.

T - Very generous hopping is noticed up front with big grassy, herbal and citrus flavours. The citrus is far more prominent than the nose suggested. There is some pine evident as well. The malt bill balance out the bold hop profile adding sweet caramel, candy, some spiciness and light toffee notes. More flavours seem to present themselves with every sip - including some pineapple and orange peel flavours which also accentuate the citrus flavours that were already present.

M - Medium body, creamy. Light to moderate carbonation.

O - It seems like almost everything that FFF touches appeals to me. This is no exception. A well made beer.

Photo of tobelerone
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deeply hazed dark orange beer with a huge, fluffy, cream-colored head. Retention and lace are both very good. After quite a few months the aroma is still aggressively hoppy; pineapple and citrus leap out of the glass, followed by a heavy, bready malt note and lots of brown sugar and caramel. As the beer opens up and warms a bit more details emerge, in particular a distinctive coconut aroma that was very attractive indeed.

The beer drinks like an enormous DIPA; you can tell Three Floyds had a hand in this one; the hops remain aggressive and bitter; pineapple, citrus, dank resins lash the tongue, a huge wave of chewy malt, molasses and caramel follows, and the beer ends up with a long and lingering bitter aftertaste. Finishes semi-dry with some residual sweetness hanging around.

Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation; this one is a monster to be sure. I came in from work at 11pm Saturday night thinking I’d have a few but after sharing this 750ml bottle I was done for the night.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle opened on 2-26-12.

A - Pours a bright, almost clear orange with a small white head. Good retention.

S - Sweet carmel and some orange.

T - Very sweet carmel, bready, wheat breat mostly.

D - Good carbonation and medium body.

O - Not bad, pretty sweet. Good have aged a bit longer.

Photo of Duff27
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inch tall light beige fluffy head. Body is a murky dark orange color. Wonderful head retention and resinious, splotchy lacing. Beautiful looking beer.

Oranges, slight lemon zest.

Sweet citrus at first then heads into a more wheaty taste. Grapefruity/orange-tinged hops play a big part in BooGoop. Relatively clean finish for a wheatwine.

Full mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

One of the lesser boozy wheatwines I've had, which has always been my beef with them. This one excels in that regard.

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of vfgccp
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 2011 bottle, opened Jan 2015

A - Awesome looking beer. Beautiful milk chocolate khaki head pours three fingers high with great retention and nice lace. Deep, opaque ice tea body.

S - Really nice, net sweet nose. Caramel, raisin, vanilla, touch of cinnamon, pumpernickel raisin bread, soft bourbon booze, light honeydew, leather.

T - Booze-forward. Oak, brown sugar, molasses, bitter wood, plant stems, vanilla extract, warm booze, caramel.

M - Soft, medium body. Well balanced carbonation. Smooth finish.

O - Not overtly complex or deep, but still a delicious example of the style.

Photo of wordemupg
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into tulip 19/7/13

A murky dark brownish amber with enough clarity to see a few slow tiny bubbles feeding a very well sustained massive beige foam that leaves 6 distinct rings before falling to a pencil top eraser island, looks fantastic

S caramel and butterscotch, candied pineapple, honey, Proef yeast, herbal notes, cereal, little booze, and some citrus rind

T more citrus rind and slightly less caramel and more candied pineapple, a little spice I can't place and there's booze but its well hidden, not sure the age but shes still pretty hoppy, tastes solid but the nose has a slight edge

M full and little syrupy, enough carbonation to give it a slightly creamy feel, just a little heat on the way down ans a sweet rind finish

O great beer and a solid example of the style, not sure of the age and I don't know if I'd want to age it further or not, a nice balance of sweet malt and hops, very easy to drink for a strong heavy beer

worth looking for and when you consider who came together to brew it I shouldn't be surprised. Yet another one of those beers where I want to try it on its bottling date and again well sown the road, I'll be buying a couple to age out of curiosity

Photo of aasher
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This was sampled at the FFF 15th Anniversary party. This was a must try, a buckwheat wine.

This arrived a pumpkin orange in color with a one finger white head. The nose is overpowering malts with some slight fresh hop aromas. It is extremely sweet on the nose. The flavors too are pure malts, very heavy on the caramel malts, with some light and fresh hop character. The malt dominates so heavily that you don't get any hop bitterness. You surprisingly don't get any of the 10.4% in either the nose or flavors. The sugar however prohibits this beer from showing much complexity. It drinks like an American barleywine and thankfully isn't like the other wheatwines that I've had (although this is a buckwheat wine). It's just hard for me to get past all the sugar. It drank exceptionally smooth on draft but this, like the other 'Goops is an acquired taste.

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured an orangish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots going on in the aroma but I managed to detect plenty of caramel, burnt sugars, toffee with maybe a little molasses, hints of orangy citrus, maple syrup quality, dark fruits and berry undertones/

T: The taste was just as complex as the nose consisting of lots of caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, molasses, maple syrup, hints of chocolate, plenty of heat from the booze, signs of nuttiness, a touch of orane citrus peel flavor, mild hoppy accents, and dark fruits.

M: the brew was full in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly fruity, boozy, dark fruity, nutty, and sticky finish.

O: very nicely done complex wheatwine that was a little to hot on the booze for my liking but was very delicious.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours an orange/copper color with about an inch light tan head that stays around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like pine hops, caramel malt, citrusy hops (tropical fruit, orange peel), toffee and some candied fruit. The taste is mostly like the aroma, but there's also some spicy hop flavors noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. There's also a bit of alcohol heat, but not enough to hurt the beer. I think this is a good brew overall, it's definitely worth trying.

Photo of claspada
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark ruby/copper color with a large fluffy khaki head that slowly recedes leaving sticky thick lacing and bubbly hop-foam along the glass.

Aromas begin with huge pine and lemon rind hops with lesser amounts of caramel, toasted cracker breadiness and an emerging mild alcohol. Smells much more like a DIPA than a barleywine

The tastes follow the nose but with a slight twist. First you get toasty cracker maltiness with lesser amounts of with honey and caramel. Supplementary dried apricot, candied lemon peel and resinous piney hops with a moderate increasingly strong bitterness. Mid palate you get this odd, rustic sourness which I can only attribute to the buckwheat grain which perks up amidst the bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation to help balance the intense bitterness otherwise the hops would wreck your palate.

Overall this is a fairly nice beer but the hops and alcohol heft are a bit green at this point. The buckwheat really doesn't add anything more than oats or wheat would to a beer of this nature; only increasing the mouthfeel. I imagine I would enjoy this more in a about 6 or so more months when the ABV and hop bitterness have mellowed out. Definitely not as good as Ruggoop but has potential to develop into a nice barley wine, but right now is just a slightly boozy DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.