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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012) - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 336
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 28.71%
Wants: 77
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Behold! The fifth collaborative effort of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. This complex ale is just the beverage for canal boat trips in Copenhagen or the brutal Chicago winter. This year’s offering will be brewed in both Europe and in Chicago. Look for both editions and the subtle differences in each. Cheers and thanks for supporting craft beer.

22oz bottles and draft only.
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Photo of gkatsoris
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Murky and hazy!!! Yellowish with a slight golden tinge. No head, no lace. No bubbles. Looks very much like a wild ale.

S: If there was a score over a 5, I wouold do it! Simco hops? Crazy crazy hops. And hops. Hemp; if you know what I'm sayin.

T: WOW!!! Really tasty!!! Super ctazy hop, with no bitterness at all!!!!

M: Super super balanced. Nice and chewy. Nice coat on the tongue.

O: I wish FFF was distributed in Philly/PA!!!

thanks redliner8!!!

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Photo of buzzedup
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

I have been sitting on this one since 2012 . Finally decided to open this gem pool side.

A. looks like honey,cannot see at all threw it, very cloudy. about a 3 finger head. not sure if the color reflects it being 2 years old.
S. smells is very close to a East Coast IPA . kind of has that mango, pineapple IPA very sweet juciey smell.
T. very nice .. by no means if someone put this in front of me in a blind taste tast would i ever think this is a barleywine. i would swear this is a Imperial IPA. has some malt backbone and really gets more of a varnish tast as it warms. very drinkable.
M. very stickey close to honey in the mouth and keeps the throut coated as a RIS might. again might be because it has been aged for 2 years.
O. i really wish i had more of these . was a great treat and well worth the wait of cellering this one. this is something i would drink all the time if it was not such a rare beer .. i would reconmind this one . if you have a chance to sample and like IPA's this will be a treat..

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Photo of Durtdiggler
4.69/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from bomber bottle into tulip glass. A hazy, cloudy orange color with a massive white head lacing around glass.

Complex aroma of hops with pine resin, orange, mango and some pineapple. Very little malt presence. Big in your face hops where aroma feels like I can eat the hops. Reminds me of Dreadnaught.

Taste is all hops and very similar to their other Doubles. Big bitterness, complex hop flavor. Some subtle sweet caramel notes. The rice malt gives smooth but cleaner and dry finish. It's very subtle versus the other DIPAs they make. I can't even tell the malt is there, the hops dominate. Total Cascade.

Heavy bodied beer as you would expect but very easy drinking. Hides ABV too well.

I didn't touch this beer for a while and thought I might not like it because of the rice build but it's very hard to tell the difference. Very creative and awesome beer. I love FFF.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a teku)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy bright orange body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles. There is a sticky antique white head that last and last

S- The blast of beautiful hops almost sting the nose with aromas of pineapple weed and pale green hop flowers that smell just pick of the bine.

T- The mellow creamy note blends to fresh pineapple weed and dandelion flower hop flavors finish to a dry mellow but full pungency that has some nice bitterness as it opens up.

M- This beer has a medium-light crisp texture with all the alcohol hidden somewhere.

O- This beer is lovely with lots of exploding hop aroma/flavor and a good depth to it aswell. There is no real bitterness and alcohol but just enough pungency to offset the floral character of the hops. I don't know where those 22 oz. went.

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Photo of beersnob_kyle
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ok so i was lucky enough to find this in my hometown, and i wasn't sure if $20 would be worth it.. and i was right, i probably wouldn't buy this again at that price.

A: golden hue with a white fizzy head.

S: citrus, hops, dryness.

T: very smooth for the amount of hops you can smell. taste is excellent.

M: sort of dry, fizzy, hoppy.

O: this is a great brew, like i said the price would keep me away from it again. $20 is a bit steep for what you get but if you have the chance to sample it then go for it because it has a great flavor and smell.

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Photo of Casedogg43
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub (or crazy house as I like to call it! :) )
Brought a few bottles home like normal.

Shit is good! Damn, good.

Happy to stop in for a snack at lunch and see this Mikkeller collar on tap, well that and got the first bottle of Moloko as well!

A: looks delicious. golden clear pour with a 1/2" head to stick your nose into

S: Jumps out at you. Barleywine? No. Three Floyds Barleywine yes. I say that because I'm not a barley wine fan yet. This one is citrus, orange, grapefruit and hops. Consistent with FFF.

T: grapefruit citrus off the bat. The malty sweetness comes immediately after, then hops to finish it off. It seems to linger in your palate wanting you to take another sip. At 10.4, a sip is good at lunch time!

M: standard carbonation. Smooth and tastey. As expected

O: Wow, didn't think I'd be that head over heels for this one. BooGoop was good, but not even close to RisGoop. This is my style. Call is a Barleywine, call it a IPA, call it whatever you want. This shit is good! Didn't i already say that! :)

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This collaborative Mikkeller - Three Floyds beer was on tap at my local bottle shop. Poured from a growler into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a murky orange-apricot color with a nice one finger head (quick dissipation) and really nice Belgian lacing. I try to nose it and damn! There's that damn FFF smell! Big, ripe tropical fruits like peaches and oranges and a solid, sweet, malt behind it. If you've had FFF, you know what I'm talking about. This stuff smells like Dreadnaught, only just a tad lower on the nose-meter.

Big blend of flavors, full body, and a slick, creamy feel. Huge syrupy sweetness like butter and marmalade on the front of the palate. The hops come in, but don't overload the palate. They blend with the sweetness and bring on flavors of apricots and pineapples. The finish is fairly dry, but remarkably smooth and free of booze for such a high ABV beer.

Barleywine my arse. You could tell me this is an Imperial IPA and I'd tell you it's a damn nice one. I won't quibble. You can call it a barleywine if you want, just be sure to call ME if they ever make more of this. This stuff is like Dreadnaught with a bit more sweetness and higher ABV. In other words, darn good.

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Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - bright orange with a huge, white, frothy head that has good retention

S - citrusy, grapefruit, faintly spicy

T - bread, orange, grapefruit, spicy, earthy, faint sweetness

M - medium bodied, warm, smooth

This is intensely hopped Barleywine. This could fit in with almost any of the DIPAs I've had from FFF so far. I really enjoyed the intense hop character and the subtle malt sweetness. If getting FFF around here wasn't hard, I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of fortheloveofbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a-light gold little head retention but nice lacing
s-tropical, slightly maltly
t-hit up front with hops, slight matlyness, syrup comes through ends slightly dry, alchol diffently a creeper
m-bitter and citrusy up front, slightly syrupy, end a little dry dry and bitter but syrup lingers
o-great beer one of easier drinking barley wines i've had, almost consider a triple pale ale(imo), not overly bitter, very drinkable. wish i didnt live 60 miles away, would totally buy some more

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Photo of cfrances33
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a Three Floyds teku, enjoyed on 8/13/12.

Pour: Lighty hazy amber orange with a finger and a half eggshell head. Head diminishes to a nice film, and leaves excellent lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and pine. All the way. Maybe some honey. Maybe.

Taste: Amazing resinous pine that provides a crisp bitterness. Juicy grapefruit and orange come out mid-sip. A honey sweetness that finishes dry and bitter closes this amazing beer out.

Mouthfeel: Wow, this goes down so quick. I get no alcohol, The beer becomes heavier for sure as it warms, but unleashes some malt complexity in the process. Very dry.

Overall: I would say this is world class, and better than most, if not all West Coast DIPAs, whose style this beer matches well.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First there were barleywine, then came wheatwine. Now can we expect the stronger rice-ridden ales to be known as ricewine? Three Floyds cleverly names the beer RisGoop (same thing, right?), but even more cleverly disguises any use of the adjunct grain behind a strong front of hops that cause me to question, it is a ricewine or is it an imperial IPA?

Pouring a much lighter color than expected, the light honey-amber hue casts a mild haze that allows for artistic back lighting to occur. Once poured, a gentle swirl of the glass generates a creamy frothy head, just off of white to blanket the beer with superior confidence. Defiant retention and sticky lace adorns the glass like Christmas tinsel.

The hop-dominant nose projects dripping ripe fruit aromas of nectarines, ruby red grapefruit pulp, apricots, mangoes, pineapples, and generally all-thing citrus and tropical known to the fruit world. Passion fruit? sure, granny smiths? sure, kumquats and lemons? Why not. But the slight malt presence doesn't read as malt, rather it gives a slight sweet and starch scent to the beer making the fruit aromas seem riper, juicier, and sweeter than just dry acidic tones.

The hops register nearly as dominant in taste as it does in aromas, except that the malty sweetness and fruity hopness hit the front of the tongue at the same time and in nearly the same intensity. The balanced taste battles it out til the end, but giving a honey-dipped fruit impression at first and then juicy ripe acidity at middle palate that couples with caramel and light starch; before finishing with a dry malt memory and a clean citric bitterness that begs for the next sip.

Only medium bodied for a barleywine, but the beer would be med-full if considering imperial IPA status, but the malt body is thinly sweet and only coats the mouth during the early portion of the draw. But thereafter, the hops strip the malt sweetness with ease and usher in a fast fleeting resinous dryness with little detection of 10+ alcohol heat.

The beer takes me back to the days when Behemoth Barleywine was a "blonde" barleywine, with its lighter malt presence and tilted hop balance than most of the barleywines that were out then. Regardless, unlike the industrial beer makers who advertise on nascars and gas station windows; this Three Floyds/Mikkeller 5th collaboration uses rice to lighten the body of this tremendous ale in order to increase drinkability and to allow the hop presence to project and not the cheapen the product. Great job in this collaborative brew!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is bright golden with a small head of broken bubbles. The aroma offers fresh hops and citrus atop a malt base with subtle notes of alcohol. The flavor brings oranges with a mellow candy sweetness. Nice. Medium bodied, this beer coats the palate with resiny, sticky, hops. Resemblance to a DIPA. Overall, another very tasty offering from FFF.

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Photo of Chaney
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my great work friend Emily for picking this one up in the Elkhart region back a few months ago.

Served in a FFF shaped glass because they simply won't release those Goddam Teku glasses anymore.

A: Poured a slightly chill-hazed orange color, with a much bigger head than I was expecting. Beautiful beer, and very IPA-like for a Barleywine.

S: I smelled this bastard from the git-go. FFF hop profile upfront, citrus-orange, and with a DIPA disposition. Pretty self-explanatory.

T: Definitely more FFF than Mikkeller, freshly squeezed orange juice, candy-coated booze, and very streamlined grapefruit/bitter component on the finish. Remarkable.

M: The carbonation was perfect, some booze, but it was of the candy-like variety, and lotsa lacing that looked like suds in a bath tub.

O: Totally blown away by this. One of the best I've tried in 2013 so far.

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Photo of ONUMello
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a 3F pint glass
A: Golden color with a one-finger head that lingers for quite some time; noticeable carbonation
S: You can smell the pine hops from a mile away. As your nose gets closer there's also notes of citrus, grass and a multitude of florals
T: A strong hop bitterness up front, but there's a lot of malt underneath; lightly roasted with a bit of toffee. Also a distinct orange note as others have mentioned, particularly on the fairly lengthy finish
M: Pleasant carbonation that smooths out the bite from the hops; lingering finish
O: Another FFF winner, not much else needs to be said

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: single finger head on a clear golden with slight copper hue. Very nice lacing.

S: Very floral ad citrus. Excellent hop character and range of aromatous hops.

T: light on the malts with full array of hops included with floral and citrus dominating with subtler earthy and herbal flavors. Mild pine and sour citrus in the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Exactly what you would expect from these two breweries; a complex and flavorful brew. A must try.

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Photo of davey101
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into a FFF pint glass. This is the version bottled by FFF.

A - Dark yellow body. Very light and clear. Soapy bone-white head with sticky lacing.

S - Very FFF like. This reminds me of boogoop instantly. Incredibly sweet grapefruit and pine heavy hops. A clean malt background with a lingering honey sweetness.

T - Woah. Well this is different. I experienced a huge flavor change at least three times. Starts off with a huge hop profile of bitter grapefruit and pine. Then a soothing layer of floral spice with a certain ricey adjunct quality to it. Then its crackery with some honey. Finish is bitter for a second then vanishes. Very dry and crisp with a medium mouth feel.

O - Crazy complex. This is a very confusing beer. It looks like a lager, has the aroma of a fresh FFF DIPA, and it tastes like some odd hybrid of beers. One of the better beers I've had recently. I would not age this beer at all. It is just near perfect right now!

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Pours a hazed orange. 3 inches of fluffy white head. Tons of lacing.

The grassy hops accompany a slew of fruit stew. ABV is zorro.

Flavors are sweet as well as the suggested nose. The rice has offered a slight vanilla soy taste, similar to the soy milk poured in your cereal.

The mouthfeel here is the highlight. So creamy smooth with a light integration of carbonation. Creamy espresso.

Overall, I could do rice based brews for a while, as long as they stand up to this one

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a glowing orange with a nice nice, fluffy white cap with some staying power. Even after a few minutes and a few sips the lacing and head on this persists.

S: Big tropical fruits, you can smell the sweetness on this and booze lightly stings the nostrils

T: A moderate amount of initial hop bitterness followed by tropical fruits-mango, pineapple with some sweet, stickiness and sharp, pungent booze. Finish is hot, lingering bitterness and sweetness. A bit sticky.

M: Well carbonated, hefty body on this, electrifying booze and fruits crush the palate and coat the mouth

O: This beer was fantastic in almost all aspects. Big nose, great appearance, taste and mouthfeel are on target. I would love to have more of this. Consensus was best beer of the night which included some great beers

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Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, bauermj! Awesome trade...

A - Served in my CBS snifter. It's cloudy apricot in color with a small white head and thin lacing. Looks like Jinxproof...

S - Smells like a FFF DIPA for sure. Huge hops upfront, loud and clear, FFF.

T - Big hops without the hop aftershock. Big grapefruit and pine, but without the stringent bitterness lasting forever. It has a great finish... This may have been a very happy accident... the addition of rice really does some wonders here.

M - Medium body, clean and crisp finish. No alcohol presence to speak of; it's very smooth.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It was very hop-forward (yet complex), but it did not burn me out. This is a stand out brew, and I am sad to only have one bottle. Excellent brew...

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to FFF Teku.

A - Medium yellow; cloudy. Small layer of white head.

S - Fresh grapefruit and pine. A slight malt sweetness.

T - Pungent bitterness up front with lots of pine flavour that gives way to a bouquet of fresh grapefruit and orange peel. A very slight sweetness in the background. Comes across as more like a double IPA than a barleywine.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - I haven't had too many rice beers but this is certainly the best of the bunch so far.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a beer buddy from Chicago for this remarkable bottle. This beer is the fifth collaborative effort of Three Floyds and Mikkeller. Apparently this offering was brewed in both Europe and in Chicago and that both editions have subtle differences in each. I was only able to try the American version. Pours hazy dark orange with a one finger off-white head. The aromatic traits of florals, resin, and pineapple reminded me more of a double IPA rather than a barley wine. The flavors supported my initial claim – pleasant, floral, and sweet pine along with hints of pineapple, grape some lemon and mango. Medium mouthfeel with a touch of stickiness and moderate carbonation. The finish suggests a long aftertaste of some dry and resiny bitterness with a good and pleasant floral bite. Overall, one of my favorite collaborations.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1800th review! 22 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 8/2012. Pours moderately hazy bright orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, pine, honey, bread, candy sugar, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate pale malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, pine, lemon/orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, honey, candy sugar, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, orange/lemon zest, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, candy sugar, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity of hop flavors with moderate pale malt balance; with great crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic blonde barelywine! All around awesome complexity and balance of hop and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of ChadQuest
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The body is lighter in color from the rice, golden hue, thin cap and collar.
The aroma is really clean, it really smells like Zombie Dust in a way to me, with a light clean malt base it really lets the hops stay clean and crisp.
Flavors are hop forward like crisp citrus and fruit notes, light pineapple and hints of mango, yum. I really like what the rice did in here actually. one of my complaints with a lot of ABWs is they get really resinous and sticky, and this one is not that way.
Mouthfeel is light thanks to the rice. well done.

Color me impressed. Better then i expected, worth grabbing if you like the style.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured out as a clear yellowish gold color with a nice fluffy white head on top. The retention and lacing on this beer were great. The smell of this beer is loaded with hoppy aromas, totally not what I was expecting but I'm very pleased nevertheless. The taste of this beer is also loaded with hoppy citrus and pine notes with a really nice subtle malt base. The mouthfeel of this beer is on the lighter thin side which for the amount of flavor this beer has I'm surprised it's not a little thicker. Good carbonation and everything else is very good on this though. Overall very impressive, I didn't expect to enjoy this beer as much as I did. From start to finish this one really hit a high note with me. Would love to have this one again.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's a beautiful bright orange-gold color that's a great contrast to the stark white head.

It's hoppy as hell with loads of citrus hops in the nose. It has the unmistakable 3F hop profile. Light pine and a slight grainy malt bill.

It's currently listed on BA as a barleywine, but this screams DIPA all the way. Grapefruit and orange hops with a nice bitter mouth puckering effect. It's got a slight fusel spice to the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and I'd like for the carbonation to be dialed back just a little. Still a really good mouthfeel, though.

It's a really good offering that showcases hops, hops, and more hops.

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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.