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Boogoop | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Treebs on 11-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 192 | Ratings: 612
Photo of eric5bellies
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a cloudy orabge copper colour with a two fingered off White head that retains well and laces.

S - Very grassy hop driven aromas with a little orange peel.

T - Up front some major hop flavours that give way to some nice wheat flavours. The booze is a little warming and lingers on the finish.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - A fantastic beer that i recommend. The flavours are bold, the aromas are full and the price is great value.

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Photo of MBrausen
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a CBS snifter.

A. Pours a foamy head, about 1mm in thickness, orange apple colored and very cloudy.

S. Lots of pine, citrus and strong orange peel.

T. Sourish and sweet, strong orange peel and tart grape fruit. Mild hop profile.

M. Medium thick, very dry and well carbonated.

O. A very good beer. I would say this is less like a Wheat Wine and more like a cross between a double IPA and a slight sour. Nice and well balanced. A very good overall beer I would gladly try again.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, sweet wheaty and caramel malts, buckwheat, and a bit of booze.

T - Sweet wheat and caramel malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, grassy, and pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, some buckwheat, and a bit of booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Nicely balanced wheatwine. Great hop profile and hop-malt balance throughout.

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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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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to egrace for sharing this beer! Thanks elliot!

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: glowing orange witha slighly hazy body. Almost 3 fingers of an offwhite colored head. Crazy thick lacing sticking to everything it touches. Head drops to a nice thick cap.

Smell: Citrusy hops(grapefruit and orange zest), pine, pineapple, and tropical fruits. A hint of wheat malts.

Taste: No surprise here 3 Floyds brewed a hoppy beer. Lots of citrusy hops grapefruits, oranges, pine. I am getting a hint of honey sweetness and wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: on the high end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The beer has got a little booze heat to it, but its not overstated in the beer and does not become distracting.

Overall: Its gotta be one of the better wheatwines that I have drank besides Founders 09 Nemesis. Really great collaboration with the gypsy brewers & 3 Floyds! I really want to try Rugoop now!

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Photo of wcintula
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a half liter pokal.

Given a vigorous pour, the beer had a three finger head with excellent lacing over an amber/maple body. The smell is like a DIPA, which leaves me wanting more, but smells good regardless. The taste is sweet, lots of bright fruity flavors with a hint of alcohol, this very full-bodied beer is dangerously drinkable at such a high ABV. If you're a fan of either of these two, grab it.

PS Ugly label.

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Photo of Rutager
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to DaftCaskBC for hauling this one back from Palm Springs for me!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep orange-amber with a great 2 finger, thick pale yellow head.

Smell. Citrus fruits, floral hops, some toasty light grains

Taste. Citrus fruits and rinds, some cherry and berries, toasted wheat, piney hops, and a little bubble gum.

Mouthfeel. Fairly full bodied with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic wheatwine. Love the hops in this one.

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Photo of EgadBananas
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnt rust sort of color, with a BIG off-yellow fluffy head. Left a sh*t ton of lacing. Aroma was BIG with citrus, floral and piney hops. Some sweetness comes through, wheat, caramel and nutty malts. Unfamiliar with buckwheat, but a nice aroma either way. The taste is much more balanced. Still hoppy, with pine and floral notes and a nice bitter finish, nice wheat and caramel sweetness play a bigger part. It's nutty, with a slightly chocolaty note. Smooth, full bodied and creamy textured. Great drinkability for it's bigness. Wheatwine is the obvious categorization, but not as easily distinguishable. Doesn't make it any less tasty!

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Photo of AgentZero
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber colored beer with a white head that left some nice sheets and lace down the side of my glass.

S - I don't usually like grapefruit in a beer, but this one has a great grapefruit quality that is quite pleasant. Slightly earthy with some nice hops that balances our the wheatwine sweetness.

T - Taste is great. Some caramel, honey, grapefruit, and nice hops. I really dig this one, possibly my favorite Wheatwine ever.

M - Nice carbonation, beer is really smooth, medium bodied.

O - Goes down easy, way too easy to drink given the ABV. This was a great beer, and for style, one of my favorites.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small orange rind citrus hop. In the taste, orange juice citrus, dry hops and a small alcohol in the end. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry orange citrus rind and alcohol in the aftertaste. Big hops and balanced, I would not have guessed this for a wheatwine though.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a cloudy deep orangish in color with crimson hues heavy internal carbonation, medium tan head that lasts, slightly hazy

S: Very aromatic, big citrus, orchard fruits, some buckwheat, sweet like sugar cookie and some light booze stings the nostrils

T: Reminiscent of the nose. Initial citrus, sweet syrupy and buckwheat which persists with some light heat and herbal notes come to fruition. The finish is a little sticky, a tad syrupy, sweetness

M: Very nice. Full bodied, well carbonated, sweet and sticky, loads of flavor sit on the palate.

O: A very good representatio of the style. I would def drink this again.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy gold with orange highlights and a creamy, clinging white mousse that leaves a thin trail of white lace down the sides of the glass.

S: Aromas of pine, grapefruit, mint, orange, and lemon are nicely balanced by a grainy tartness from the buckwheat. For such a strong ale, there is no alcohol on the nose. It smells quite inviting.

T: A resinous, bitter entry reveals notes of bitter orange, lemon, pine, grapefruit, sage, orange candies, and buckwheat. The finish is hoppy and plenty bitter with the expected interplay of tart citrus and grain flavors.

M: Medium-to-full in body, perhaps closer to the latter than to the former. Carbonation is present, but not particularly intrusive. This ale is rather sticky and resinous in the mouth, so it's not particularly drinkable. Treat this one as a sipper.

O: This is an endlessly fascinating ale that I would have no problem buying again if it were ever available. Despite the high alcohol content and ridiculous amount of hops used, there is nothing imposing or overwhelming about this beer. A really fascinating, innovative take on the wheatwine style, and a beer that I would have no reservations about recommending to anyone.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: poured an orangish brown in color with pale brown highlights and a thin head that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: lots going on in the aroma but I managed to detect plenty of caramel, burnt sugars, toffee with maybe a little molasses, hints of orangy citrus, maple syrup quality, dark fruits and berry undertones/

T: The taste was just as complex as the nose consisting of lots of caramel, toffee, burnt sugars, molasses, maple syrup, hints of chocolate, plenty of heat from the booze, signs of nuttiness, a touch of orane citrus peel flavor, mild hoppy accents, and dark fruits.

M: the brew was full in body with moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, slightly fruity, boozy, dark fruity, nutty, and sticky finish.

O: very nicely done complex wheatwine that was a little to hot on the booze for my liking but was very delicious.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark honey color with amber hues throughout. The head is a full two fingers high, and takes forever to settle. The khaki colored foam stays rocky on the top of the beer.

S: The nose starts off surprisingly hoppy. I get lemons and bright citrus out of it. In the background I'm also begin to smell some dirty earth and allspice. The alcohol is there, but it's pretty well hidden.

T: It starts out and sweet but transitions to it's spicy and citrus flavors. It's kind of hard to explain this beer. Sweet to starts, hoppy, spicy in the end, and a bit of booze in the finish.

M: Medium bodied beer. The sweetness coats but doesn't linger. The finish has a touch of booze.

O: A really nice wheatwine. The hop characteristics are larger than I expected but I'm a fan.

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Photo of flannelman808
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pond scum orange brown and very opaque. This one is topped with a fairly thick light tan pancake batter head which has pretty good retention and very good lacing.

S: Brown sugar, caramel, Forest floor, and the aroma of not barnyard but hayfield come to mind. The Buckwheat used provides a subtle but interesting quality. Somehow Im reminded of old wooden patio benches, or sawdust.

T: Refreshingly crisp (at least more so than I might have expected) yet showing big bold flavors. Pine and woody bitterness meet muddled biscuity sweet flavors. Bread crust qualities show up but carrying both bitter and sweet qualities in a nice way. I'm reminded of a wet stone like quality I usually save for wine descriptions as well. in a faint sort of way one can taste and smell buckwheat being crushed with a mortar and pestle.

M: Quite good in this area, this is sticky as all hell but carries enough carbonation and bitterness to pop.

O: This is good stuff. It reminds me of a bizzaro world version of bigfoot to some degree however. Im not sure if thats high praise or a neg. Either way I would drink it again. Maybe ageable for 1 or 2 years. The buckwheat might show up more with time which could be good.

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Photo of Pahn
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Thanks to BA morningthief for getting me this bottle for my birthday a few months ago.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a 2+ inch fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and rockily, leaving thick islands of lacing. Pours a hazy brownish red. Leaves sweeping lacing.

Smell: From the bottle: "Wow, they hopped the shit out of this beer, huh?"

In the glass, powerful west coast C-hops, I think Cascade or Centennial. Mostly piny, with some (orange-y) citrus and underlying dankness. Sugary malt way in the background. Really direct hop aroma; pine and citrus, no additional aspects really besides the pungency.

With time, the aroma opens up in every way. It starts as a slight mango note, with melon and berry-like hop aromas building up around the primary pine and citrus. There's a definite vodka-like booziness, but it works here as in better higher ABV imperial IPAs, where the flowery, sharp alcohol aromas accentuate the hop aromas.

Taste: First sip: predictably hoppy (that direct, C-hop pine and citrus), with a bit of a malty base--then some wow moments with the aftertaste. The flavor goes on and on, with emerging malty notes of maple and caramel. Awesome.

Up front it's resinous, piny, (and to a lesser degree) citrusy hops, with oily hop flavor (accentuated by the slightly slick wheat mouthfeel) through the middle, leading to a consistently long, prickly / semi-dry malty aftertaste. Hops eventually round out as with the nose; hard to tell if there's more hop varietals (Summit? Citra?) than at first seemed to be present, or if the alcohol and esters are influencing the hop flavor perception. Either way, it tastes good.

Classic American barleywine-style beer (though it's a "buckwheat wine"). The hop fix is intense and well delivered by the lightish bodied, oily feel, which makes you want to hit the beer hard, while the long, deep, malty aftertaste makes you want to go slow. The candy sweetness that emerges through the finish isn't quite balanced by the low-ish bitterness, but I don't think that's the point. While I'd like a bit more balance, a bit less sweetness, and for the malt to go even further, this beer succeeds at what it's trying to be: a treat--big hop fix, big sweet malt fix.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth, a little slick. Moderate carbonation that's just prickly enough. Slightly dry finish. Building but not abrasive alcohol heat.

Overall: Well-thought out, well-executed beer. It hints at complex malty greatness that it doesn't achieve, but it provides tons of no frills, hoppy and sweet-malty pleasure. If you're on board with the idea (wheat wine feel, DIPA hoppiness, candy shop malt), you'll love this beer.

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Photo of dbossman
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Tawny brown with a huge frothy head and great lacing

S: Lots of booze; grainy--lots of wheat characteristics; pretty hoppy too with lots of grassy, herbal, and citrus hop characteristics; this is boozy and grainy and grassy with just a touch of that cat-pee, dank aroma that comes out in some heavily hopped beers--but in a good way, I promise

T: Man, this is grainy and grassy and boozy; the alcohol is strong but it plays so well off the citrus flavors from the hops and the grainy, herbal, grassy malts

F: A touch thin but a medium finish and sticky, oily texture makes up for the somewhat thin beginning

O: This is a tasty, boozy beer; so grainy and malty and hoppy and boozy and mmm

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Photo of biga7346
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber to copper, rose closer to rust, turbid and a enormous off white almost pink-tinted head.

N - Strawberry, grapefruit skin, lemon zest, lactic sourness; strong touch of esters and phenols, plastic, granny smith apple, juiciness, vinous, fresh mint.

T/M - Candied fruits, toffee, viscous and syrupy mouthfeel but a crisp and drying-tannin like finish; some vinous suggestions, grape skin, vegetal, herbal, rose hips, lavendar; whole lotta shit going on here.

D - This was such a pleasant surprise as I have not been overly blown away by wheatwines in the past. More akin to a nice barleywine but toes the line of refreshing.

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Photo of Grinnerman
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a delightful brew! It has a great color and nice head. I didn't know what to expect from a buck-wheat ale but found it to be somewhat like a good IPA. It is very hoppy in both smell and flavor. Nothing wrong with that! I would without a doubt recommend this one! Enjoy!!!!

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a wonderful ruby/orange color with one finger of intensely foamy, light tan head which recedes to form a cap of foam with large bubbles. Heavy curtains of lacing.

S: The first smell I pick up is orange. Topical fruits heavy on citrus. Hops are also moderately piney. Mild alcohol and sweet warm malts heavy on caramel. Alcohol becomes much more apparent with warmth.

T: Fruity like the aroma, but less emphasis on citrus and more on the malty fruits, raisin, fig, molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Sounds heavy but is actually fairly light. Alcohol melds with pine and grass cutting to form a bitter backbone that lingers.

M: Possibly the best part. Soft, full, and creamy. Just delightful. Carbonation is "small" but effervescent which complements the rest of the mouthfeel.

O: Very good. One of my few forays into wheatwine. Fruity with an emphasis on citrus. Alcohol is well hidden at first. Mouthfeel is wonderful.

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Photo of TwelveOunces
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML poured into a snifter

A- This beer pours dark, dank amber brown. Its clear, but dark. It poured with a massive head off off white/tan bubbles, extremely dense and great retention. Nice lacing as well. An absolute beast of a beer.

S- I get a lot of hop bitterness and hop aromas. I have been sitting on this bottle for quite some time now so the hop aroma has faded and the hop character that is still around smells of age. There is pineapple, grapefruit, pine, overly ripened fruits. There is also a strong sweetness, a malty, sugary backbone that gives it a kick.

T- A huge bitterness up front, absolutely three floyd'ed. Hop flavors are extremely strong in here for the age. There is a ton of pineapple, and pine. There is some overly ripened grapefruit and apricot. Malt profile is sweet but still has some breaddyness to it as well as a nice feel which keeps it in check.

O- This is a beast of a beer but it's drinking easier then I had expected. The hop profile may have faded with age but the bitterness is in check, very much so. Carbonation is on par. Aftertaste is bitter, dry and hoppy.

M- An awesome beast of a beer. I wish I had tried it fresh because three floyds hops are out of this world. However, with the age I put on it, it drank quite easy. Look forward to the future of the "goop" family. Next time I will try to get one fresh and age another for about 2 years.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a nice amber in color with lots of off white head which dissipated slowly and gave off some excellent amounts of sticky lacing.. seems a little over carbonated. smells really sweet like a barley wine, a slight hint of oxidation, grassy hops. the taste is bitter up front from earthy/grassy hops, then the sweetness of the wheat kicks in. a very flavorful bready treat with a hint of oxidation. medium body with moderate amount of carbonation. this is my first beer of this style and i think i'm in love. a really malty beer with excellent lacing, color, and a nice overall bready smell/taste.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Common Table after the Jester King/Mikkeller beer dinner.

The beer pours an orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of biscuit malt, as well as a lot of orange citrus notes from the hops and some sugary notes.

The flavor is a nice mix of caramel malt and honey, as well some some orange citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is also the same sugary sweetness that I got in the aroma. There is also some alcohol present but the beer is still easy to drink. Overall, I think the beer tastes like a bigger version of Alpha King, with the same hop profile that I get in a lot of the Three Floyds beers.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Glad I got to try this one, which I found to be very good.

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

750 mL bottle poured into a CCB snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep orange body with a nice off-white head. Sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops. Nice sweetness, but not overpowering. Fascinating smell, but I don't know what buckwheat smells like. I had some buckwheat pancakes once, but that's not enough for me to identify it readily.

Taste - Great citrus hop flavor. Expected from Three Floyds. Barely any sweetness, but it's different. Slightly spicy, but different from rye. Moderate bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy body. Not an IPA. Good slick feel with nice carbonation.

Overall - Really nice. Hoppy as hell. The malt flavor is interesting enough to keep me from getting bored with it. A nice change from a standard wheat/barleywine.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
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.

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Boogoop from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.
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