Boogoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
02-15-2012 07:01:27 | More by WillCarrera
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
4/5 rDev -0.2%
A: Pours a cloudy light brown with half a finger of off white head with excellent retention.
S: I'm getting a lot of citrusy hops in the nose and not much else, maybe a whiff of alcohol and a whisper of some sweetness
T: Citrus hops at the forefront with some toasted malt flavor. The Hops and malt base battle back and forth on the tongue to dominate the drink. A little bit of alcohol makes an appearance and on the swallow the mouth is full of citrusy and piney hops and some residual sweetness that slowly fades
M: Prickly carbonation keeps things lively on the tongue and keeps this beer from being chewy and overly viscous on the palate
O: A bit heavy handed on the hops but still tasty. I need to see if I can track down a second bottle to age a bit longer. Very much like a young barley wine at this stage. This is an 80 IBU beer that tastes like it.
02-15-2012 03:47:13 | More by SHODriver
3.58/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip glass. Pours dark hazy copper in color with a big foamy khaki head that slowly fades to a sticky foamy film and noticeable lacing. Aroma is big caramel and hops that come off like pine or spruce. Taste is big bready caramel and bitter hops that are again pine resinous spruce with some yeast along with some spice and pepper and signs of alcohol that are well balanced. Palate is full and sticky with a chalky dry finish. I was hoping it would be as good as the other 3F 'goop' beers, but that wasn't the case. I will try another bottle that I have again in 6-12 months.
02-14-2012 20:51:43 | More by CuriousMonk
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
this beer pours with a pretty big head that sticks with heavy lacing on the glass. Dull brown, but that sounds about right for a buckwheat wine.
Sweet syrup and alcohol, light floral notes.
The taste- lots of malt. M-m-m-malty. Big hop snap as well, bright and citrusy. Grains are a bit spicy too. Large warming alcohol presence... but I enjoy it. Comes across as a slightly spicy strong ale- pretty sufficiently hopped. It's a gingerbread beer.
Overall this is a pretty unique and enjoyable beer. Very good for a cold winter night. Overall bumped to 4.5 because this beer was fun to drink.
02-14-2012 01:45:31 | More by ShogoKawada
4.05/5 rDev +1%
served on tap at Mad Fox Brewing Co. for their 2nd Annual Barleywine Festival. Sunday, 2/12. review from notes.
A: a hazy orange body. head is unimpressive w/ decent retention and lacing.
S: very floral, very hoppy. initial aroma reminds me more of a DIPA than a wheatwine. i think the wheat lends something to the fruity nose.
T: spicy, sharp wheat starts off the palate. big citrus american hops are right behind the wheat and stay with the palate throughout. finish lingers with bitterness.
M: fizzy carbonation. full bodied.
D: refreshing flavors. very hoppy wheatwine, but the wheat is there and does add another dimension of flavor. havent had any wheatwine's like this and i like it. festival ranking: #2 of the 4 tried.
02-13-2012 13:09:34 | More by Jimmys
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
750ml bottle served in a tulip. Poured a dark reddish gold with a massive off white head. Lots of carbonation in this one. Bottle conditioned. Huge citrus-pine hop aroma. Some caramel sweetness up front, but this is all about hops. More pine and citrus with an aggressive bitterness. Long drying finish from the hops. Medium bodied, the alcohol is not apparent. Fairly one dimensional, but in a good way!
02-12-2012 15:29:48 | More by homebrewhawk
3.35/5 rDev -16.5%
I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a red amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves some mild lacing.
Smell: Sweet and slightly fruity. Smells a bit like honey with some warming alcohol.
Taste: Bitter and strong with alcohol and hops. Not very sweet or fruity. The finish is bitter from the hops.
Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium and a bit syrupy. The carbonation is fluffy with a slick finish.
Overall: This is a really bitter beer and there isn't a whole lot going on with the taste. A bit more depth would have been alright with me.
02-12-2012 15:21:06 | More by oline73
3.93/5 rDev -2%
Big two finger head, hangs around, a bit marangue like, sheeting its got in spades, deep reddish amber and its plenty hazy. I assume the haze is a result of the buckwheat. Pine, sap, hops, carmelly burnt brown sugar. More of the same on my tongue. Lots of hops, lots of bitterness, big caramel and toffee, sugary. Big on mouthfeel, thick, fluffy, big, nice.
Overall a little to hoppy for me, but a nice beer to be sure.
02-12-2012 01:50:39 | More by pmlondrigan
4.47/5 rDev +11.5%
You know, sometimes a brew collabo just seems like it will hit every single checkmark on your list. Two agressive, forward thinking breweries.
Looks pretty. Light gold body, slightly hazy, and a fluffy--huge fluffy off-white head rises above.
The aroma is fantastically hoppy. A citrusy hop profile dominates, but just underneath all that is a wheaty, grainy aroma.
Flavor comes in sweet as hell, but starts bashing you with a spicy hopped taste. Behind all of that awesomeness is a smashing malty flavor, dominated by the buckwheat.
Great mouthfeel. Thick, frothy, heavy, full body.
Awesome beer. Tasty, aggressive, full. Whoa.
02-12-2012 01:27:31 | More by cnally
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
02-11-2012 23:09:55 | More by bluejacket74
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
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured a ruby red brown with a solid head and lace down snifter. I get a not medicinal but still very boozy aroma - that ABV is noticeable from the start - as well as some strong caramel malt, spicy citric notes and a touch of wheat. The beer is medium-bodied, with a fuller mouthfeel effect from the yeast/wheat twang. A good chunk of caramel and bready malt for sweet dryness, as well as a touch of peppery clove spice and some citric hops that give off a crisp finish. Good balance, and I liked this beer, but some of my sips were very "hot" from the alcohol and a somewhat too strong boozy finish at times. My one glass on draft settled nicely; I think a big boy bottle would put me down.
02-11-2012 21:20:51 | More by clayrock81
Boogoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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