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Boogoop - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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very good

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Ratings: 597
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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Ratings: 597 | Reviews: 192
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My man Dino hooked this up in our recent trade, thanks man! Poured from undated bottle to NBB globe glass. The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice 1 finger white cap, good retention and lacing. The nose is that of citrus and piney hops up front with a base of wheat and pale malt character. Hints of dark fruits and caramel as well. Somewhat sweet on the nose. The hops are nice. The flavor builds from the nose: upfront hit of citrus and piney hops with a base of the wheat and pale malts. Caramel and toffee tones. Tastes like an IPA that has blended with a wheat. Hides the alcohol very well. Extremely easy to drink. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, I had no idea what a "buckwheat ale" was but this was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the hop character. It was complex and unique. I'd happily drink another if we had it in Colorado!

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

750ml bottle

Pours an amber color with a huge three finger fluffy head, fades at a slow rate, leaves a ton of sticky patchy lacing, leaves a cap on top once it's faded down.

Smell has a hop forward aroma, citrus shines through nicely, bit of other spiciness melds with the caramel malt backing.

Taste has a nice mix of caramel malt in the back with a citrus hoppy front, the hops aren't overly bitter but help from keeping this beer from becoming a malt bomb, carbonation is light but quite present and lends a creamy softness to this beer, the heat shines through a bit which isn't surprising considering it's still fairly fresh for a Wheatwine.

I'd be interested to see how well this will age. On one hand, it's a good strength Wheatwine which ages gracefully most of the time. This beer though has such a citrusy hop front, which is the best feature, and I'd be afraid of losing too much of that character.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter.

The pour brings forward a dark reddish-amber brew with a thin white head and a bit of collar. The nose carries a touch of rye plus some earthy and citrus hops. A bit of booze. The flavor has a good dose of rye backed up by a slight amount of flavorful hops. The mouthfeel is the winner for the beer, with a nice creaminess followed by some spice from the rye. Overall, the mouthfeel is by far the best part; the rest of it is fairly uninteresting.

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Hoptometrist
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.

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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%

Photo of pschul4
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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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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