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

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Reviews: 61
Hads: 335
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 4.38%
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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Reviews: 61 | Hads: 335
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. (490 characters)

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... (752 characters)

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! (956 characters)

Photo of Cummins9110
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok, so I read all the reviews of this beer and you probably have too. So why repeat what they all say.
The only thing I want to add that im picking up that nobody has touched on is taste that I cant quite figure out. reminds me of a homecooked meal i think. Im sniffing the shit out of my glass and what im thinking it reminds me of fresh cooked green beans. Maybe its bitter brussel sprouts?
I dont know. maybe its just a combination of pine/spicy/citrus hops all together its odd, not bad at all, just different. I enjoy it. made me pick up a new taste receptor lol

Also I think im picking up a fresh honey taste too. I only saw one person mention that but I agree maybe clover honey?

This is a very unique beer.

Too bad this is a limited release and I probably wont be able to ask anyone else what they think of it. To see how they compare the taste to my "fresh cooked green been" taste (896 characters)

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. (635 characters)

Photo of Pete0714
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured hazy orange, with about a finger width head that dissipated to a light ring.

Citrus smell up front, almost matching the orang of the color, although mixed with almost a tropical fruit underneath.

Taste is hoppy but not somewhat mellowed. Not much in the way of maltiness. Fairly light and no real alcohol taste in it.

Mouthfeel is light but with a slighty stickiness to it. Smooth and easy to drink.

Overall, a very nice compilation, although it is fairly hard to pin it down in terms of style. Is it a barleywine, is it an IPA, is it rice beer. I guessI can say this: its FFF, its not normal, its good beer, enjoy it. (633 characters)

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! :) (1,040 characters)

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. (744 characters)

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. (483 characters)

Photo of chanokokoro
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed from the tap at the Three Floyds Brewpub and served in a snifter.

The brew is a clear, deep golden with a touch of amber adorned with a one finger bright white head. The head is present as long as some brew remains as well as abundant web-like lacing. The nose is filled with citrus and flora and certainly is reminiscent of other FFF brews. Orange blossoms, juicy grapefruit, and bitter citrus rind are dominant. Milder notes of fresh cut grass and a touch of pine fill out the aroma. Opens with grapefruit rind and a blast of juicy citrus hops however the bitterness is immediately met by a light sweetness and velvetly malt which heads off the bitter bite. Instead of overt bitterness the tastebuds are treated to a long lasting juicy tangyness that slowly relents in the finish which is silky smooth and ends fairly dry. The mouthfeel is very unique as a heavy malt backbone is present, yet the density seems lighter than it should be. Extremely creamy and absolutely no hint of the high 10.4% abv. Enjoyable, a very unique brew.

Note: Having had the bottled version as well, I would suggest trying both versions as there are some distinct differences which led to slightly different experiences. (1,210 characters)

Photo of AleWatcher
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the FFF brewpub.

From the menu;
Behold! The fifth collobarative effort of Three Floyd's 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. 10.4 % ABV. $9 snifter.

Well... That's a pretty useless menu blurb if you're looking for info about the flavor profile... But here we go.
Clear, honey-touched golden body with some orange hues. Ecru head of one fluffy finger. Great retention and nice lacing.

Not a lot of malt presence on the nose-- perhaps some crystal? I know this is brewed with rice, but I can't find it in the aroma. Smells hoppy though-- and some booziness coming across as well.

The flavor has a light sweetness up front, then dries out, shows off some big bitterness, and finishes dry and boozy. The hop flavors aren't nearly as prominent as the hop bitterness, but some floral and spice notes come through... Perhaps just a hint of citrus as well.

Feels pretty hefty-- ample carbonation though. Firm body with an oily lingering sensation.

Overall-- not the best from Munster... In fact, this is the worst of this collab series... Still, it isn't bad, it's just that perhaps my expectations were too high, or maybe I was hoping for a flavor wallop! This seems too boozy and bitter, and riceay have been a poor choice (to be fair, what else is left? They've done oat, wheat, rye, and rice?!) (1,565 characters)

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