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Three Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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330 Ratings
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.32%
Wants: 75
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-06-2012)
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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of sweat yet a wine taste. A big bubbly head and lots of lace. Gino’s bottle from 3 Floyds visit. A wild yeast strain, with bravo hops I think. Sweet and hoppy. A big mouthfeel, tangerine and grapefruit flavours. Not super drinkable.bee-aye 6600.

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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!

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a dark blonde color ale with a medium size foamy head with limited retention and some light lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes with quite bit of sweetness. Taste is also dominated by grainy cereal notes with some dry notes with quite a bit of residual sugar. Body is about average with medium carbonation and light warming alcohol. Interesting experience but just too sweet for me at the end of the day.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.85/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a stemless snifter.

Thanks to Florida9 for sharing this bottle!

Re-visiting this brew out of the bottle after a hazy experience with it from the tap. It pours a lightly hazy gold topped by a short finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises vague apricot, funky wheat, and Sorachi-style lemon zest. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a sense of fruity plastic and what may or may not actually be the flavor of wild rice. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this stuff just ain't my cup o' meat. What I assume to be the wold rice influence just comes across plastic-y, ruining most possibilities of enjoyment on my end.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of MasterSki
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery. Thanks to Sean for the pick-up. Served in a tulip at Stella's taco night.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and splotchy lace. Mildly hazy dark peach body.

S - Reminds me of a wheatwine quite a bit. Fruity esters, a bit of burnt sugar, and cotton candy, and a mix of citrus, spicy, and earthy hops. A little rough and a tad cloying as it warms up.

T - I like the taste a fair bit more, as it loses some of the more earthy and saccharine qualities. A nice mix of lightly burnt sugars, fruity yeast, orange citrus, tropical fruits, and surprisingly little alcohol. I don't get a ton of rice, more of a crystal malt vibe than anything.

M - Dry, and perhaps even lightly toasty texture, pleasant moderate carbonation, medium-full body, and no much alcohol warmth.

D - I haven't been a huge fan of the Goop series but this is probably my favorite one. Fairly easy to drink but not something I'd actively seek out with so many superior 3 Floyds offerings available.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey-amber pour, slightly hazy, a small off-white head settled to a thick collar, leaving splotchy lacing on the glass. Fruity esters on the nose, caramel candy, slight earthy hop notes. More caramel candy in the taste, sweet overripe fruits, citrus zest, earthy hops, somewhat of a caramelized rice cake or caramel corn sensation, but that could just have been my brain processing the fact that this is a ricewine...or it could've been authentic. Medium body, medium carbonation, slightly oily, with a slightly drying finish thanks to the mild yet lingering hop presence. Alcohol was pretty well hidden, making this a pretty drinkable brew overall.

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of superspak
4.33/5  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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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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Three Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
93 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.