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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

192 Reviews
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Reviews: 192
Hads: 608
Avg: 4
pDev: 22.5%
Wants: 38
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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Reviews: 192 | Hads: 608
Photo of Durge
3.8/5  rDev -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.

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

750mL champagne style bomber poured into snifter

A hazy mahogany body with a large amount of tan foam. Might have agitated the bottle a little. Head settles slowly. Big chunks of foam all over the glass.

Complex aroma. Orange citrus, figs, honey, burnt sugar, bready malt, and sweet sticky caramel. This is more on the sweet side, balanced by a bit of earthiness and some booze.

Citrus fruit up front before burnt sugar, caramel, figs, honey, and fruit carry through the middle. The finish is more earthy, with just a touch of residual sweetness. I like how this beer runs the spectrim of hoppy goodness, sticky sweet, and then some mellow earthiness to balance everything out.

Sticky, medium body with low carbonation. Smooth with a touch of booze.

A tasty, complex beer with tons of flavors. I am glad I bought a couple of these. These will age nicely.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy dark amber with a large, fading head.
Lots of malt in the aroma, with caramel, toffee and golden syrup all showing alongside some spicy, bready malt. In the way of hops there's resinous, spicy characters. Tempting.
The malty aroma is perfectly mirror in the flavours. What's different is the booze and hops. There's a stronger piny, spicy hop presence including an aggressive bitterness in the finish, while the alcohol presents itself noticeably but remains clean.
Body is perfectly syrupy.

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Photo of mltobin
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at The Ginger Man in NYC.

Appearance is yellow-orange with a thin head. It has a nose with flora, bread, light hops. Boogoop tastes fairly low-key, caramel, sweet, fruit, but all subdued. Mouthfeel is medium, a smooth finish. The ABV is well hidden, so remember to sip. A pretty good wheatwine, however I was expecting a higher level of quality from this particular collaboration.

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Photo of Bung
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml. Picked up at the Charleston Beer xchange. Bright amber pour, layer of off white head. Laces a little.

Aroma, the standard piney 3F character. Some herbal graininess. Toffee.

Taste, a bit harsh. Hops, they're all there, piney, herbal, lighter citrus. There's a grainy spice, with the hope and higher carb cause the harshness for me. There is a nice bready/fruitcake malt body. Finishes with toasted malt and pretty bitter pine/anise. If you've killed your buds maybe this isn't that bitter, for me not quite doing it.

Body right of mid. Carbonation makes the drinkabity higher, but makes it much less enjoyable also. A one and done for me, but maybe worth trying. Price though, is not low.

This did improve all around as it warmed.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to egrace for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot!

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: glowing orange witha slighly hazy body. Almost 3 fingers of an offwhite colored head. Crazy thick lacing sticking to everything it touches. Head drops to a nice thick cap.

Smell: Citrusy hops(grapefruit and orange zest), pine, pineapple, and tropical fruits. A hint of wheat malts.

Taste: No surprise here 3 Floyds brewed a hoppy beer. Lots of citrusy hops grapefruits, oranges, pine. I am getting a hint of honey sweetness and wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: on the high end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer has got a little booze heat to it, but its not overstated in the beer and does not become distracting.

Overall: Its gotta be one of the better wheatwines that I have drank besides Founders 09 Nemesis. Really great collaboration with the gypsy brewers & 3 Floyds! I really want to try Rugoop now!

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a St. Bernardus goblet.

A: A surprising amount of tight, dense head tops an almost-cloudy red-dark amber beer. Solid lacing.

S: Sharp citrus (lemon) and astringent hops. Personally, I like it, but I could see someone thinking it smells a little bit like cleaning fluid.

T/M: Incredibly interesting and very, very(?) good. I don't even know where to start. It's full-bodied, smooth, and grainy-sweet with loads of...fruit? The hops (I wish I knew which varieties) offer a strange, but much-needed, counterbalance to what might otherwise amount to a very strong, very sweet Eurolager. There is, however, fruit -- almost tropical -- such that I suspect Nelson Sauvin as being one of the hops used. I like this beer, I really do, though it took me quite a while to come to that decision. It might have been the hints of agave (I detest tequila) that put me off a bit. The endtaste is more bitter than not, but hardly dry.

O: An interesting, potent brew from some of the masters in the field. Recommended, but probably not worth the hefty pricetag. Once was enough for me.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.27/5  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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

consumed on 7/19, while I was "on Hiatus." picked up locally. shared with my wife, enjoyed from a mikkeller wine glass and a FFF teku.

a - brew poured a deep murky orange brown with a finger plus of foamy, almost IPA looking head. lacing was chunky and left lines on the glass.

s - big toffee with some nice hop presence. smells like a nice american barleywine.

t - boozy toffee caramel with some nice hopping...again, very american barleywine. wheaty.

m - tingly. lots of carbonation...prickly.

o - overall, this is a really nice beer. my wife dug it too. very impressed, wish it was still on shelves, would love to nab another bottle.


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Photo of warnerry
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy orange/caramel with more than three fingers of light brown head. Head has excellent retention and leaves rings of lacing down the glass.

S - Very hoppy aroma, mostly grapefruit, but some pine. Lots of toasted grain, with some caramel, toffee and quite a bit of booze.

T - Similar to smell though the taste has even more grain than the aroma. Again, lots of grapefruit hops with some pine. Caramel malt takes a back seat to the hops and grain. Leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste and is reminiscent of a DIPA.

M, Medium-full mouthfeel finishes dry and bitter some numbing alcohol.

T - I don't normally like really hoppy barleywines/wheatwines, but I think the hops are necessary here to counter the heavy tosted grain character. Because of that, I'm not sure how this one will age. It is pretty tasty, and I'm glad I had it, but I doubt I'll think about this again.

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Photo of Rutager
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to DaftCaskBC for hauling this one back from Palm Springs for me!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep orange-amber with a great 2 finger, thick pale yellow head.

Smell. Citrus fruits, floral hops, some toasty light grains

Taste. Citrus fruits and rinds, some cherry and berries, toasted wheat, piney hops, and a little bubble gum.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full bodied with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic wheatwine. Love the hops in this one.

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Photo of gford217
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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

A: Pours a hazy dark honey color with amber hues throughout. The head is a full two fingers high, and takes forever to settle. The khaki colored foam stays rocky on the top of the beer.

S: The nose starts off surprisingly hoppy. I get lemons and bright citrus out of it. In the background I'm also begin to smell some dirty earth and allspice. The alcohol is there, but it's pretty well hidden.

T: It starts out and sweet but transitions to it's spicy and citrus flavors. It's kind of hard to explain this beer. Sweet to starts, hoppy, spicy in the end, and a bit of booze in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. The sweetness coats but doesn't linger. The finish has a touch of booze.

O: A really nice wheatwine. The hop characteristics are larger than I expected but I'm a fan.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Gmann
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden color, almost amber. The head is dense that left sticky webby lacing on the glass.

The aroma is hoppy with citrus notes. A good mix of grapefruit and orange notes. There is some estery notes from the yeast, a tad musty.

The hop profile is a mix of grapefruit, grass, and pine notes. Some floral honey notes in the malt. Again, there is a little something from the yeast. The wheat malt adds some body but not much flavor.

Moderate body, nice balance between sweet malt and grassy hop bitterness. It does finish slightly bitter.

A nice hoppy beer nothing fantastic

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

Bomber into a medium-sized Duvel tulip. Big thanks to Alex for sharing this one.

A: Slightly hazy red body under a lovely finger of creamy eggshell head. Great retention and lace. Lovely.

S: Hops are huge, with grapefruit, spruce, and mint. As it warms, some malt comes through (buckwheat, I suppose, although that's hardly an aroma/flavor with which I'm familiar) with just a hint of roastiness. Pretty great.

T: Follows the nose: piquant, fruity hops up front, with rich, complex maltiness following close behind. The maltiness is unique, with some almost grassy, dry graininess following some fruity sweetness. Big bitterness and moderate alcohol on the finish. Nice.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Solid.

O: Be warned: right now this is much more hoppy than malty, with DIPA-level hop aroma. I really enjoyed this aspect of the beer, but if you're looking for a more traditional Barleywine feel then you may want to sit on it for a few months. I'm really curious what it would taste like with some age, as the buckwheat component was intriguing - but largely secondary to the dominant hops. Still, those hops were fascinating in their own right, and I'd gladly drink it fresh again, too. Good stuff.


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

A: pouring lightly at 55*F or so gives a huge head, 1 inch or so, that stays and becomes soft and foamy for the full drink. Red-orange color with an off-white head.

S: smell is big on both bitter and floral hop, with some citrus presence. Makes it kind of earthy and bitter and sweet with the malts coming through.

T: tastes like a big, hoppy barleywine. Hops hit up front with the bitterness and citrus, then some earthiness, and finally a huge malt flavor that sticks. Eventually I taste the bitter hops again in the aftertaste.

M: medium carbonation and medium-heavy body. This feels quite smooth.

O: great beer, but I let this beer down by not drinking it sooner. The hops were probably incredible just a month ago. Still very delicious and pretty drinkable.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Ruddy medium amber color. Two fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is very good for the ABV and lots of lacing is left.

4.5 S: Quite a hop bomb. Citrus and floral hops dominate. Mango, papaya, pineapple, and orange are the big players. Pine and grapefruit underneath. Caramel maltiness with a strong hit of bready yeastiness.

4.0 T: Surprisingly the malt is a big part of the taste. Lots of caramel, lots of peach and candied apple fruitiness. Again, lots of tropical fruits. Mango and papaya are strongest followed by pineapple and orange followed by pine and grapefruit. Mild to moderate yeastiness. The only thing that prevents me from enjoying this more is the bitterness. Bitterness is quite aggressive and lingers well into the aftertaste. The supposed 80 IBUs tastes more like double that. On a lighter note, the alcohol is well hidden.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. There's a bit too much chewiness from the yeast for me. It reduces the creaminess.

3.5 D: I'm going to have a hell of a time finishing this bottle with all this bitterness. Still, it's a tasty beer and I wish I stumbled upon more than one bottle. Great nose and a solid taste. There's not a whole lot of wheat flavor in this, but that's to be expected considering the massive hoppiness.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up locally and was excited since I love Three Floyds and I don’t often get to try their brews, I enjoy wheat wines and finally I always fin Mikkeller to be interesting. The three together should prove intriguing.

The moment the cap is popped you know you are dealing with a Mikkeller influenced product. There is a sense to the aroma that is so them. MUCH MORE hoppy than I ever imagined.

Sudsy pale head that is classic Mikkeller. Looks like a Mikkeller beer. Enough said.

Drinks like a double IPA Really interesting. I don’t get a lot of wheat here. Realize it’s Buckwheat and I’m frankly not sure if there is a difference in taste between the two. Seems a bit sweeter than most wheat wines. Lovely pine hop bitterness.

Almost thick body... But quite nice. Almost a honey like quality.

I actually really like this beer.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnt rust sort of color, with a BIG off-yellow fluffy head. Left a sh*t ton of lacing. Aroma was BIG with citrus, floral and piney hops. Some sweetness comes through, wheat, caramel and nutty malts. Unfamiliar with buckwheat, but a nice aroma either way. The taste is much more balanced. Still hoppy, with pine and floral notes and a nice bitter finish, nice wheat and caramel sweetness play a bigger part. It's nutty, with a slightly chocolaty note. Smooth, full bodied and creamy textured. Great drinkability for it's bigness. Wheatwine is the obvious categorization, but not as easily distinguishable. Doesn't make it any less tasty!

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

A very nice hoppy wheatwine… Memories of a slightly softer variation from other Mikkeller collabs..

Presentation: 750 mm brown caped De Proef bottle. Label with a funky-pop image of a skull and matching flags as an emblem for the collab. Minimal notes point to ingredients and style. Expected smudged bottling date on cap. Shows 10.4% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Softly hazy deep amber pour. Rich frothy head with good retention, nice surface memory, and lacing. This is probably a top notch looker but I can help but remember that Mikkel and Menno looked even better…

S - Nice hoppy nose with rich ranges of hops and caramel… citric, grass, sugar…

T - Taste nicely expanding beyond the nose with a long lingering hoppy range, grassy, lemon.. lemongrass in fact with caramel, malt, that sugar…

M - Medium to medium-full body with soft but permeating medium carbonation. Nice smooth creamy flow with a prickly punctuation in the finish.

O - Coming together very nicely… Unusual but very, very pleasing…

Notes: Nice collab, but sorry, I´m biased… Feels like a toned down tweak from the collab with De Molen, which I though was outstanding… This is close, sure, and it is not the only bottle I´ll be lucky to have but… I miss Mikkel and Menno.

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

Looking forwards to this after trying the other collaborations and it pours an impresssive burnt orange very hazy hue with a creamy two finger head that stays and leaves heaps of lacing everywhere the smell is sweet caramel candy,piney resinous hops and marzipan,the mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy which leaves your lips sticky with tastes of toffee,marzipan,piney hops,a touch of candied wheat,creme brulee and finished with a twist of bitter piney hops and sweet caramel but i find the sweetness really overpowers the hops at the end even though the piney hops are encountered throughout,and overall its definately a hoppy/sweet wheatwine thats memorable and i would buy again definately something that you could age.

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Photo of Dope
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A very murky, rusty red/brown pour. Huge fluffy and dense tan head that lasts forever - amazing retention. Leaves a wall of lacing as it fades.

S: A lot of grapefruit and citrus. Nice grainy malt in there too. Smells a lot like a huge DIPA really.

T: Grapefruit and orange bitterness up front with a bit of an herbal aspect. Turns into sweet bread, toffee and caramel. Pine bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. This is similar to a big hoppy barleywine I would say, I don't really notice typical wheatwine flavors. There might be just a hint of wheat that lingers in the residual aftertaste. No noticeable booze. As it warms I can taste the wheat throughout, adds a nice level of complexity.

M: Very smooth and drinkable, making the 10.4% very surprising. Body isn't even that heavy given the ABV. A bit drying.

O: This is a really tasty beer. It sort of falls between styles. I would call it an american barleywine more than anything. The buckwheat seems to smooth it out a bit and gives it a tiny bit of wheaty flavor but otherwise it's just a big barleywine with tons of hops.

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