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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

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Ratings: 593
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 38
Gots: 181 | 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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5/5  rDev +25%

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

Served from the bottle into an Urthel tulip glass

A- Poured a a rust orange/brown color with a three finger fluffy off-white head. Leaves lots of clingy lace

S- Big pungent/astringent hop aroma. Big grapefruit pine, and floral aroma. Caramel and spicy notes.

T- Malt up front despite the aroma. Caramel, spicy character, belgian yeast, and nutty flavors. Huge hop presence hits on the finish, big grapefruit, citrus, and piney hop flavor lingers. Hop flavors are present without the bitterness. Alcohol comes through in the taste some.

M- Pretty soft and smooth mouthfeel. Nicely carbonated with a little bit of a syrupy quality. Big warming effect from alcohol.

O- This is a big beer with a really unique flavor profile. Big beer with a great hop aroma/hop flavors and malt bill.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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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5/5  rDev +25%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Florida9
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap on at Firkin. Slightly hazy ice-tea colored served with asmall but very creamy whitish colored head. Aroma is nearly nonexistent, just a little orangey citrus and a little alcohol. Taste though is slightly sweet, very smooth, with notes of citrus, orange, and mildly stewed tea. Very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice, very smooth barley wine.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of iadler
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Sheffield's.

A- Pours a dark murky amber with a two finger head that leaves some nice webs of lacing behind.

S- Lot's of citrus and tropical fruits upfront with grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon and mango. Caramel, toffee wheat and piney hops follow after.

T- Caramel, toffee and grainy wheat are more upfront and prominent in the taste with the peppery spice, citrus zest, pineapple, mango, and pine providing some balance.

M- Medium carbonation with a slightly chewy mouthfeel. ABV is hidden well.

O- I enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Fairly complex and the hop presence provides a nice balance. It did get slightly cloying, but still pretty drinkable.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 on 2/14/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a nice orangish amber color. There is about a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind on the glass. The nose is of toasted malt, citrus, and a piney hop presence. There are also some nice aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and toffee. The taste follows the nose pretty well. There is some caramel and toasted malt flavors. There is also a honey-like flavor and some dark fruits. A nice piney hop presence is here as well. Also I am getting some flavors of grain, spices and some toffee. The finish leaves some lingering dark fruit, grain, hop bitterness, and some hop bitterness behind on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice smooth feel to it. There is a nice amount of sweetness here, and then there is a slowly building hop bitterness. There is some spice presence, and some boozy warmth on the back end as well. This has good drinkability. It is bit of a sipper because of the high alcohol content, but I wouldn't sipping on a few all night. Overall, It is a really nice beer. The flavor is very nice and the abc is present but not overdone at all. I recommend trying this out. It is my first FFF beer and I look forward to trying some more whenever I can. I would buy this one again.

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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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle shared with areich6

A- Pours a light brown with 2 inches of tan head. Lots of head in my compadres glass as it overflowed

S- Interesting. Smells almost exactly like Alpha King. Tons of hop scents coming from this one. Being a hophead this is awesome.

T- Wheatwine? This is a DIPA if I ever tasted one. Tons of hop presence and piney/citrusy hop flacor

M- Thick like a wheatwine. This is where it meets expectations of the style. Thick and coating, very unlike a DIPA

O- I like this beer a lot. Not sure what style it is but still delicious

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

750 ml bottle, can't find a date unless its on the cap, in which case I can't read it anyway, poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a hazy amber/garnet color, capped with a huge creamy inch-thick white head, eventually settles down to a thin layer but leaves crusty, thick lacing all over the glass, looks awesome.

S- The aroma is super powerful, very hoppy and citric, but what really stands out to me is the buckwheat aroma, it smells delicious and unlike any other beer I've ever smelled, some sweet booze in the back as well.

T- Big citric, piney hops and booze up front. Huge malts as well, very spicy and thick with some caramel and toffee sweetness that sticks to your teeth. Booze is very complex and not overly sweet, for 10.4% ABV I'm pretty surprised at how drinkable it is. Finish has a long hop bitterness that wrestles with lingering sweetness. All of the flavors are big and aggressive but work very well together.

M- Full-bodied, super thick, chewy feel, good carbonation.

O- A fabulous beer, really top notch, it's cool to see a wheatwine done with buckwheat, it really does provide an interesting extra dimension to an already massive beer. I'm glad I still have a bottle left, but I already know it's not going to be enough.

Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 593 ratings.