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Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 40
Gots: 185 | FT: 10
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)

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-24-2013 14:51:11 | More by liamt07
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 05:43:08 | More by wordemupg
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4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 12:16:51 | More by tobelerone
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North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 04:19:54 | More by GarthDanielson
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3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 05:18:18 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 16:53:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 14:27:13 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-06-2013 03:45:58 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small orange rind citrus hop. In the taste, orange juice citrus, dry hops and a small alcohol in the end. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus rind and alcohol in the aftertaste. Big hops and balanced, I would not have guessed this for a wheatwine though.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 16:35:42 | More by OWSLEY069
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 23:09:55 | More by bluejacket74
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4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber colored beer with a white head that left some nice sheets and lace down the side of my glass.

S - I don't usually like grapefruit in a beer, but this one has a great grapefruit quality that is quite pleasant. Slightly earthy with some nice hops that balances our the wheatwine sweetness.

T - Taste is great. Some caramel, honey, grapefruit, and nice hops. I really dig this one, possibly my favorite Wheatwine ever.

M - Nice carbonation, beer is really smooth, medium bodied.

O - Goes down easy, way too easy to drink given the ABV. This was a great beer, and for style, one of my favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2011 23:50:06 | More by AgentZero
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

04-04-2013 02:32:47 | More by chippo33
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New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 23:55:46 | More by claspada
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Relatively clear mahogany colour with a smooth, light tan head. Great lacing but only fair head retention.

Alcoholic and malty aroma with a distinct fruitiness that appears to be from hops but could also be a yeast note. Sugary to an extent. Very interesting and slightly spicy.

Sweet malt with plenty of alcohol again with the same fruitiness and a moderate bitterness. Quite estery. Slightly nutty. I'm not quite sure what to make of this despite it being nice.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Pretty good.

This is a complex and interesting ale. The nuttiness of the buckwheat is intriguing against the sweet malt, alcohol, hops and fruit.

Serving type: growler

04-25-2012 07:27:23 | More by dgilks
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours a hazy brownish amber with a huge creamy head that's at least 3 inches tall and recedes slowly with tons of lacing.

Aroma is full of an interesting earthy hop character with some pine resin and lots of toasted bready malts. The alcohol is noticeable but not distracting. A little bit of honey as well.

The taste has a nice resinous kick up front with the grainy/spicy buckwheat presence coming out. The underlying bready malts are toasty with some caramel and the finish has the spicy hop character that lingers with the alcohol burning on the finish.

The mouthfeel is prickly with the hops and well carbonated with the aforementioned alcohol definitely making its presence felt.

This is a nice hop-forward wheat wine. In fact, the spiciness and hop bitterness are something I have never tasted in the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 04:37:50 | More by gford217
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-01-2012 04:34:09 | More by bsuedekum
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4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 00:31:18 | More by Duff27
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 03:54:22 | More by Gobzilla
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4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights and a creamy, clinging white mousse that leaves a thin trail of white lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of pine, grapefruit, mint, orange, and lemon are nicely balanced by a grainy tartness from the buckwheat. For such a strong ale, there is no alcohol on the nose. It smells quite inviting.

T: A resinous, bitter entry reveals notes of bitter orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit, sage, orange candies, and buckwheat. The finish is hoppy and plenty bitter with the expected interplay of tart citrus and grain flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, perhaps closer to the latter than to the former. Carbonation is present, but not particularly intrusive. This ale is rather sticky and resinous in the mouth, so it's not particularly drinkable. Treat this one as a sipper.

O: This is an endlessly fascinating ale that I would have no problem buying again if it were ever available. Despite the high alcohol content and ridiculous amount of hops used, there is nothing imposing or overwhelming about this beer. A really fascinating, innovative take on the wheatwine style, and a beer that I would have no reservations about recommending to anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 19:09:21 | More by mrfrancis
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Cloudy dark orange. One finger of really fluffy/creamy khaki head. OK carbonation. Wicked retention...thick and creamy head sticks around with a half finger, but when topped up seems like ice cream and just hangs out. Lace is like rings just spattered on the glass.

S - Candied/boozy pineapple. Orangey citrus you'd normally get from a Hefe or Wit. You can tell there's a hefty malt body there as well with some breadiness and toffy. I wouldn't describe it as 'wheaty' though.

T - Lot's of hops with a resinous, interesting character. Lot's of orange and pineapple. You can tell there is a graininess there also but the tropical fruit character is stronger. With some warmth the strong malty character comes out really nicely. Sweet sugary-ness is there with some spice. Almost like rye but different. A little alcoholic kick in the finish too. Seems like a really complex beer with candied, malty, hoppy, and boozy elements all blending quite nicely.

M - Good carbonation and a nice full body with a spicy/boozy finish.

O/D - My first of the style. My first (well half way anyway) from Three Floyds as well. One hell of a good beer. Lovely complexity and flavour elements working together. Solid stuff. A nice colab for sure. I would love to cellar this to see how it progresses and really hope to have a few more.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 07:22:59 | More by tbeckett
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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A relatively clear reddish copper color with a giant off-white head and
tons of chunky lace. The aroma brings a little malt caramel with astringent
mineral wheat. Kind of punchless, but okay. The flavor comes on with an odd
fruit medley and nutty malt with more sweet mineral ideas. Grassy bitterness and
some biscuit brightness and sweet celery. Very interesting with a lingering
minty quality. Medium-plus body with a pretty full but smooth feel. Not
something I would rush to buy again but definitely a good experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:56:35 | More by Durge
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

09-10-2013 18:32:57 | More by ROGUE16
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-23-2014 02:04:39 | More by KAF
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-23-2012 22:11:22 | More by whartontallboy
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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

(This is a very old review I'm only just entering, I haven't hung onto this beer for two years)

Pours a coppery red colour, thins out at the edge. Head is massively generous, ballooning up to the top of the glass, in what is really pleasant consistency. Leave gorgeous, jaundiced lace behind. Too much head, but seriously, looks a treat.

Smells pleasantly floral. Lots of hop on there, giving light, pleasant tropical aromas - pine-lime mostly, with some other citrus, cake battery malt. Some woody resin, rosewater maybe too? Yes, very light and pleasant.

Taste is oddly sweet, with a lot of light vanilla-coated malt throughout and hint of rye spice. Develops some floral notes on the mid-palate, a touch of resin and maybe some citrus - then the hops pretty much go away and we're left with sweetness. Slight lychee tanginess on the back adds some depth, but it's quite disappointingly sweet overall. Kind of tastes like an experiment in late hopping - no bittering hops, just the tangy aroma and early flavour hops. But I would also say it's evidence in favour of early hopping.

Full but fluid, with the right amount of drying. Very nice texture.

I wish I liked this more, but there's a real saccharine quality to it, and I just wish it would man up.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 11:04:34 | More by laituegonflable
Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.