drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
thanks kan! pours hazy orangey red, with white head. nose has pinnapple, peach, tropical fruit. flavor has grapefruit, pine, cotton candy, spicy rye, brown sugar finish. nice fresh clean finish and alcohol well hidden. fun brew. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Bottle huge thanks to Deyholla! Pours a nice robust glowing red orange with a white fizzy head. Aroma is just what I like, seems more piney and less juicy than the other two versions, I’m going to guess it isn’t the same hops, seems more simcoe or centennial forward, also smells much dryer, juicy grapefruit and other citrus. Flavor follows, seems like centennial, bit of juicy fruit too, but more piney which is wonderful, definitely seems dryer and hides the 10% unbelievably well, I remember the day Mikel and Thomas went off to brew this, wish I went with them! Just a bit of sweet citric like tartness that is a bit out of place for me, other than that I love the hop combo. Medium bodied, much dryer than the other two, easy drinking. Very nice. Also just had the Angels Share Grand Cru, I don’t know if two BW could be farther apart but both so good! kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazed blood orange color with a slightly off white head that collars around the glass. Strong citurs type aroma with grapefruit and clementine orange notes. Some spice int he nose as well but that might be the rye. Medium mouthfeel. Citrus type sweetness followed by citrus rind and pine hop flavors. Some alcohol notes as it warms. Overall a pretty tasty beer but if you would have told me it was a DIPA I would have believed you. dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
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 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
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 (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
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
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 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2010
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
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 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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?