dmac (5479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber shared during the 2010 jimmack invitational. Poured clear burnt orange with a smaller of white frothy head. Aroma is very hoppy with all the main players showing up citrus, pine and the bastard stepchild of the hop family cat piss. There is also honey and caramel in the mix. Great palate on this one with average carbonation inside a medium body and lingering aftertaste. Flavors of citrus and pine hops. dry grainy bread and alcohol. I did really enjoy this beer but by no means did it resemble a barley wine, DIPA all the way.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shawn, thanks: Orangy coppery hue with a small head and an oily appearance. The aroma starts with a vibrant citric and resiny ester followed by hints of clove and pepper. Some dank tones along with rye bread and caramel malt vapours. The taste has twangy fruit and rye bread character running throughout the palate profile. Lots of hop bitterness towards the finish along with some pungent alcohol soaked spices. The mouth feel is highly aggressive and biting, oily and a bit metallic. Not bad but seems to be missing that something special to take it over the edge, my least favorite of the "goop" series. Still it is worthy of another try.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a bright orange copper with a small offwhite head. reeally hoppy citrus, plumy citrus bite. fruity. big hop citrus pine bite. awesome beer. easy drinkin. super hoppy. dry. some light booze. guessing this is best as fresh as possible, as the wonderful pine and citrus hop character make this beer so good. tight beer.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foamy white head that disappears into a thin white ring. Dark orange in color. Clings to glass after every sip. Sweet nose of hops, citrus, apricot, and a little spice. Sweet, hoppy, and fruity flavors with a nice texture from the rye give this one a nice body.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great coppery red pour with substantial head. The aroma is slightly alcohol laden, spicy, and suggestive of sweet roasted malt. The flavor is likewise spicy and intense. Rye, roasted malt, dark fruit, raisins, with a pretty dry and spicy finish...hinting at the high alcohol content and substantial earthy hopping. Very well made. Thanks to FS Mugclubber Phil!
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Kan.Very cool dark gold copper color with a thin white head. Aroma is excellent with serious tropical fruit of pineapple, and orange /tangerine. Medium bodied. Flavors of sweet caramel, toffee maltiness. Spice like rye and solid bitter hops. Finish is long and fairly dry. Tasty beer for sure.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to pantanap. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a nice lasting off-white head and some good lacing. Spicy aroma of rye, sweet caramel, grapefruit, and pine. Rather enticing. The flavor has rye, caramel, toffee, and the same citrusy, piney, and herbal hop profile that I get in a lot of FFF’s hoppy beers. Lots of "rug" in there - rye for the uninformed. Medium-full body with a slight syrupiness and average carbonation level for the style. Overall, another solid beer in the "goop" series. Does "goop" mean wine?
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Hazed orange pour with a creamy head. Tons of fresh hops rising from the glass. Pine grapefruit with rich caramel malts. So fresh and delicious. Pine and grapefruit hop flavors pouncing on my tongue. The sweetness is balanced so well with that combination of hops. The fresh hoppyness with grapefruit and pine really reminds me of old fresh dreadnaught. There is a certain maltiness but I don’t notice the rye. Its basically a super fresh and tasty IIPA. Really good. 9/4/9/4/17
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dog Days of Summer Gathering, thanks Juiceisloose.
copper, tan head.
Good rye presence with plenty of piney hops adding some grapefruit and spices, quite different for the style.
For a barley wine, the overall profile keeps a nice bitter hop approach along with the more thick rye finish mixed in with some intense caramel malts.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bomber. The pour yields a clear, reddish-orange amber colored body with a small, foamy, off-white head. A thick wash follows each tilt of the glass, leaving fat, spotted lacing behind. In true Three Floyds fashion, the nose booms with huge citrus and pine resin hops, coming across with floral, aromatic bitterness and an unfortunate bit of soapiness. Underneath, caramel malt lends ample sweetness, while rye and caraway seed offer their signature, clean graininess. Flavors are strikingly bitter, loaded with pine resins and grapefruit at IIPA levels. Toasted bread and caramel show in the malt base, as clean rye once again proves to be an integral component. Big bodied, the palate is semi-dry, which is a surprise for a monster 10% beer. Carbonation is highly active, intensifying the bitterness of the hops and the boozy alcohol notes. Eh, it’s decent as hop-bomb booze monsters go, but it’s not something I would want a full pint of, by any means. Probably my least favorite of the "Goop" collaboration series to date.