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

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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012)3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 08-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
341
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
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77
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69
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Ratings: 341 |  Reviews: 61
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 jimelee108
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

A - pours a slightly cloudy straw colored. Surprised at how light the SRMs are. A nice two and a half off white head that provides a good amount of lacing.

S - citrus hops with a piney sidekick dominate. Slightly boozy. Not sure I it's there or my mind is fooling me but there seems to be a bit of the rice note found in the rice beers. Onion.

T - hop dominated. Mainly citrus and pine but some grass notes are there too. Not much in the way of malts. A nice bitterness that is just slightly coarse lingers slightly.

M - medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A fair amount of carbonation as a head can be roused up from some swirling if the glass.

D - surprisingly easy to drink. The hops are nice and the alcohol is muted for being 10%+.

Overall another nice beer coming in from this collab. I don't think I enjoyed it as much as Boogoop but its good. Hoppy with a good mouthfeel for the abv makes this a solid beer. I wish there were some 4.25 ratings available as I'd have some here.

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jdhasse
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of StoutIrish
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of danp14
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of nrbw23
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden amber color with a nice whiteish colored head. Head has great retention and leaves quite a bit of layered lacing.

S- Quite a bit of hops and alcohol here in the nose. Hops are spicey and tropical.

T- A good amount of heat from the alcohol. A good amount of spices. A good amount of bitterness here too. Picking up quite a bit of lemon . A very light malt back bone here.

M- Sticky for sure. Medium in body and a bit higher than medium in carbonation.

O- A bit of different twist on this one for sure. As I drank the bottle this one grew on me quite a bit.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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 aasher
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a very light bodied, clear light polished gold in color with little to no head. The nose is light and surprisingly hoppy. I get a lot of simcoe and sorachi hops, alot, and also some onion. The flavors are mildly sweet with plenty of dry and bitter hop character. The simcoe and sorachi run wild. The onion is moderately present. It drinks like a light, overly hopped Double IPA with a light malt bill. That threw me for a loop since it isn't anything.g like the rest of the series. It drinks light yet sticky. There is a good amount of residual sugar. Overall this is a really different beer. It has that rice, sorachi aspect down, like a sweeter imperial version of Gold Leader without the grass.

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Photo of DCon
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Jerry
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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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3 Floyds / Mikkeller Risgoop (2012) from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 341 ratings.
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