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

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 79
Gots: 66 | FT: 3
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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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Ratings: 335 | Reviews: 62
Photo of Chaney
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 2.4.13

A - Pours a clear, bright orange with a 3/4 inch off-white, tan head with decent retention.

S - Very hoppy, lots of pine and orange citrus. Some sweet malt also.

T - Hoppy pine and orange, alcohol is noticeable, then some sweet candy-rice.

D - Medium carbonation and a light, but sweet body.

O - Hopped up and sweet. Rice is there, I kinda liked it.

Photo of ChugginOil
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Goop

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

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I see Three Floyds is going after the elusive Asian beer-drinker dollar with a rice beer…classic marketing strategy. I am both offended and impressed.

A: Pale amber orange body with a ton of haze – looks like apple cider. An eggshell head of chunky foam climbs to about a half-inch; not much in itself, but it is impressive how long it stands. Thick lacing all around.

S: White rice scents provide an overarching earthy tone. Unfamiliar, but not unwelcome. I never imagined I’d pair a barleywine with a rice dinner, but thick caramel and molasses notes lay out as the other big hitters of the nose – lots of dark sugars at play here. Brighter aromas of citronella, vanilla, and pear balance these scents, along with a light pineapple and mango flourish from the hops.

T: A sweet palate that maintains an appropriate balance at all times. First tastes are laid thick with honey, lactose sugar, and vanilla, but with the drying snap of resinous hops and mildly astringent rice tastes. At first, the hops give off a floral, grassy character, but that soon turns into a taste that’s slightly oniony – “pungent” would be a good word to describe it. Sustained aftertaste of caramel with a touch of dry, lemony hoppiness.

M: This is a big, sticky beer, one you can feel all the way down – and that’s even with all the stinging hops. I’d drink this one quick as opposed to cellaring it; after a few years it would probably be too thick to stomach. A little alcohol heat, but not much.

O: I don’t like a ton of residual sugars in my beer, so I’m not digging on this one too much. Still, this is an original idea in hoppy Three Floyds + Mikkeller style, so I’d pick it up if you have no qualms about spending about $20 on a rice beer. For me, it’s one and done.

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
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

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.09/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Slight has on a dark gold body. Head is bright-white and drops to a small bubbly loose collar. Spots of lacing.

Smell: Loaded with orange and grapefruit. Bright fleshy fruit. Solid malt backbone. Sweet bready elements. Some peach and tangerine. Pale and sweet. Some pithy bitterness in the back. Sweet. Pine and grapefruit rind. A bit of snappy cracker. Vague herbal spiciness as well. Straight up booze.

Taste: Orange flesh. Pithy grapefruit. Loaded with pine. Malts are sweet and biscuit. Some thin clean pale maltiness. Leafy and herbal. A ton of hop aggression. Touches of mint. Pushes toward marmalade. Pale sweet malt. Crackers and biscuits. Floral, very floral. Spearmint and fruit preserves. So much orange. Undercooked dough. Cooked pale grains.
Sharp bit of alcohol on the back.

Mouthfeel: Juicy medium body. Moderate to light carbonation. Some astringency.

Overall: Uh, it's aggressive.

Better than Boogoop, but that's about it. Hoppy and sweet. Boozy.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this beer

Consumed 1/19/13

Appearance: Hazy orange - white head, fades to nice wisp of a cap that sticks around, leaves some nice lacing

Smell: A rice barleywine? Honestly, this smells more like an IPA (win) - citrusy - orange, grapefruit, and some tropical notes including a ton of mango - malts are interesting - bread and some white rice - some pine, too

Taste: Citrus, rice, and bread - oranges, tangerines, and mango - oily pine - bitterness is low despite the hoppiness - lightly bready with some serious rice - a lot of booze and grass in the finish - decent balance overall

Mouthfeel: Full body, smooth, lightly sticky, nicely carbonated

Overall: Mad goop, yo

This is a very strange beer. Very hoppy, with a strong undercurrent of rice. It's reminiscent of a bizarre Asian cuisine.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle courtesy of Stephanie, thanks for mule-ing this back! Pours a hazed, light gold color with a bubbly white head, a few wispy strands of lace.

Nose is uber-hoppy, and reminds me of Zombie Dust. Sharp and leafy, with a biscuity malt. Grainy without a doubt and has an aroma of the dust around the crusher at the homebrew shop.

Taste is light bodied grainy sweetness with a nice shot of wheatgrass-y hoppiness. I find it to be more wheatwine than barleywine, its got a wheat tanginess to it along with a strong alcohol and the body is most definitely lighter than any other barleywine I have had. It is smooth though and the ABV is really well integrated considering what it is hiding behind. Tasty treat here, me likey.

Photo of Durtdiggler
4.69/5  rDev +13%
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.

Photo of THANAT0PSIS
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Three Floyds & Mikkeller Risgoop

Appearance: This rice barleywine collaboration pours what looks like an IPA/IIPA. It is a slightly golden orange color with no evident carbonation. There is not much head, only a finger or so of white foam, and it is gone very quickly. The sediment is clearly there and creates a haziness, but it is not unappealing. There are no alcohol legs, and the lacing is nothing special, just like the rest of the appearance.

Aroma: There is lots of citrusy aroma here, with grapefruit and pink grapefruit dominating. Oranges are there, too. There is a faint, sweet toast/cracker malty smell, but the malt is mostly hidden. This basically smells like a Three Floyds beer, with nothing really standing out as unique. Still, the folks at Munster set a high bar so this is decent praise.

Taste: Three Floyds’ typical hop character comes through initially, which is immediately followed by a sweet, ricey, malty flavor, almost like horchata mixed with cajeta, the classic Spanish class drink. The rice is quite prominent, and it is actually welcome. The hops are rindy and bitter as well as grapefruity, lemony, and overall a citrus blast. Stop the presses, an intentionally adjunct beer that tastes good?! This definitely tastes nothing like a barleywine, however, so a half-point deduction needs to be asserted.

Mouthfeel: Not much to say here. The mouthfeel is medium, creamy, and the carbonation is perfect. The hops provide great astringency, and the finish is surprisingly dry. I would have liked some more syrupy feel, considering the style, but it is not unpleasant. The alcohol comes through in a very, very slight warmth at the tail end of the drink.

Overall: The rice adjunct really works well in capable hands. This beer is interesting tasting, but it really, really eschews style, even for the American persuasion of barleywine. Even Behemoth is not as ridiculously hopped as this beer. This is the first time I have been able to see what people are saying with Three Floyds overhopping their beers, and it really hurts the beer by throwing it more into the IIPA world and out of the barleywine world. Still, it tastes great for an IIPA, and that is really all that matters. 14.5/20

Photo of otrejo
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, poured into a snifter.

A - Orange/amber color, about an inch of head, settles quickly.

S - Citrusy hop smell, reminiscent of FFF's IPAS/IIPAS.

T - Taste is also citrusy, with slight maltiness. I can't taste the rice at all.

M - Sticky, hop flavor coats the tongue.

O - Not what I was expecting, much more of a Double IPA than a Barleywine, a solid beer, but not too different from FFF's other hop bombs.

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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 rhoadsrage
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
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 tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of NiceTaps
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pred from a bomber int o room temp pint glass.

A- Cloudy, hazy, light golden-orange color that pours to a 1-inch head that hangs in there, fading quite slowly and leaving behind some wide, sticky mega-rings of lace.

S- Orange and lemon citrus hop aromas dominate, a touch of alcohol comes through. A bit of dry malt backround.

T-Hopped up flavor of orange, lemon, with a touch of dry bready malt, keeping it in balance.

M- Tangy and sharp with a smooth finish, very smooth. Very nice body, feel, and balance; with a 10% abv, well done.

O- I like this hopped up version of American Barleywine, and at 10% abv without being 'boozey' is a big plus.

Photo of gkatsoris
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
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!!!

Photo of ChiPool
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a Duvel tuilp.

Risgoop pours a hazy yellow/orange color with an inch of off-white head. The color reminds me a bit of orange Tang. Come to think of it, smells a bit like orange Tang, too! Aroma is of sweeter citrus fruits: orange/tangerine. Tastes a bit like orange chewable baby aspirin. While that might not sound flattering, I do enjoy this. Mouthfeel is not as thick as anticipated. it's definitely on the thin side for a bw. The rice does offer a twist on the style, both in smell & taste. For 10%, the alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, tastes more like a DIPA. I guess that is to be expected from a FFF product.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours orange with a 2 finger white head. Good lacing and retention.

Smells like a typical FFF offerings. Citrusy hops with a little bit of pine. Cereal malt aroma, but mostly hop forward.

Hops are still present, but not nearly as strong as the nose. A little citrus up front before the cereal grain flavor takes over. Tastes a bit like those sugar biscuits you get at a Chinese buffet. Not bad, but not a ton of discernable flavor either.

Medium bodied. Candied pine sits on the tongue in the aftertaste. Alcohol is fairly well hidden, but a bit of it gets through which I don't like in my IPA's.

Perfectly acceptable beer, but nothing really stands out about it except the price which is much too high. Many equal or better options for a lower price. Even APW and DN are cheaper than this and better.

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy orange, nice carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last long.

S-Lots of citrus notes, some lemon, orange and grass. Hops are present but so is some alcohol heat.

T-Starts with a lot of citrus, like the nose lemons and orange. Mild bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation with a velvety feel.

O-Was expecting a little beer but still a solid beer. It does pack a punch though.

Photo of siradmiralnelson
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into Globe glass.

A. Pours 2 finger head. Smells hoppy pouring out of the bottle. Color is golden orange. Thick lacing. Good retention. Looks like a IPA.

S. Citrus hps are the predominant smell. Some piney hop aroma also comes out. Malt aroma is bready and biscuity. This really smells like an IPA in almost all aspects. Smells like a lot of 3F's other IPAs.

T. Really doesnt taste like anything. There is some faint hop traces lingering around, but not much. Really the only taste is a mouth coating sweetness. Really interesting in the fact that it might be the first 10% beer that has had the least amount of taste I have ever had. No alcohol trace. Very little bitterness.

M. Medium bodied. Lingering sweetness.

O. Not too impressed at this point. Bought 2 bottles, and really hoping something happens over time to turn the second one in to some sort of barleywine. Label says Rice Beer, which makes a little more sense why this is fairly tasteless. Will review 2nd bottle later.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.88/5  rDev -30.6%
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.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a clear, slightly pale golden color, produces a finger of creamy off-white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Big citrusy, piney and earthy hops, some pine and light medicinal bubblegum aroma.

T- Similar to the nose, lots of juicy citrus and tropical fruit, as well as yeast, sugary esters and alcohol. The booze is actually pretty well hidden.

M- Full-bodied, smooth feel with a dry finish, mild alcohol warmth.

O- An interesting beer and definitely worth trying, although I definitely liked Boogoop considerably more.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
3.29/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy orange in color, small, one-finger head.

S- Floral smell, a bit holly, with certainly a ricey backbone. It's a little acrid, not wholly disgusting, but not exactly pleasant.

T- Taste is again a little floral choppy and the taste of the rice permeates again, it's a tad offputting

M- Clean and crisp, full bodied.

Overall- I don't know, I wasn't thrilled with this.

3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.