Hoodoo Voodoo IPA - Three Creeks Brewing Co.

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Hoodoo Voodoo IPAHoodoo Voodoo IPA

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Three Creeks Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: chumba526 on 02-09-2011

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by Hoptometrist:
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from the bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- Poured a dark reddish brown color with big soapy off-white head that left cascading and dense lace.

S- Big spicy notes, oatmeal, malt sweetness, citric and piney hops. Does have a strong malt aroma but some nice hoppy notes. Reminds me more of an English style IPA than an American style IPA.

T- Big oatmeal, sweet caramel malt, some citric and piney hop notes, some spicy notes. Fairly high bitterness and some astringency on the finish.

M- Watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and lighter bodied.

O- The mouthfeel was a little watery and the malt profile a little too dominant to stand up to modern day American IPAs.

More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Sisters.

Deep medium-dark red-amber with a fairly durable head and a ample streaks of sticky lacing.

Aroma: Herbal and floral hops. Soe citrus too.

Flavor: Medium strong herbal hop punch with building bitterness partially reduced by the malts.

Feel: Medium body with appropriate crisp carbonation.

O: recommended as a subtlely spicy IPA.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 picked up in Northern California ... Pours with a nice off white head and good lacing... the brew is crystal clear amber... probably too dark for an IPA..

Nose shows toasty malts and piney hops that don't quite keep up.

Good bitterness up front but the hops die back quick when hit with the maltiness... sorta lingering tropical fruity hoppiness on the finish...

Decent brew for sure... A bit muddy... the brewer needs to separate the malt and hops to make it more enjoyable.


Photo of konkoba98
4.32/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

damn good ipa. don't ruin it by NOT pouring a big ass head or by serving it freezing cold. leave it at room temp and then give it <5min in fridge, then just dump it in a glass and smell it while the head reduces.... great beer. was an a or a+ when poured at home in a pint glass and a c or c- when poured for me in a stupid chilled glass with NO head at the brewpub place in sisters.

Photo of velosuds
3.29/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a clear pint glass. Other half of bottle went into my son's glass. No freshness data on bottle. Paid $4.99 at Capital Market. Went looking for a new IPA to try. Probably look again tomorrow.

A-Poured a clear amber hue. Much darker than most IPAs I have had, except for ones with rye. A vigorous pour produced a about a two finger head that receded quickly and left only modest lacing. Appearance seemed awry since not even close to photo on brewery's website. If it appeared like the photo I would rate it 4.5 for appearance. I prefer lighter colored IPAs.

S-Malt, or malts (6 were used according to website), dominate the aroma. Not okay for an IPA, especially from the NW. Hops should be featured, but there is not enough to get beyond the butterscotch and caramel malt notes. Too sweet smelling, again from the malt bill.

T-Better than expected after the appearance and smell apprehensions. Adequately hoppy and bitter with a slight after taste. Caramel malts feature strongly in the taste. Expected more of a hop bomb at 82 IBU's for a 6% ABV, but the bitterness is not too assertive. Just not enough flavor from the hops. Were they in the kettle too long? Dry hopped?

M-Smooth and well balanced. Nice carbonation level.

O-This went down easily enough, but it joins the ranks of the increasing plethora of unimpressive IPAs.

Photo of Reidrover
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle from Roths Sunnyside Store in S.Salem. $4.59 Nice darkish burnt orange/amber with an attractive coffee n cream coloured head..thats pretty thick ans staya around. Pretty strong malt driven aromas..but the piney hops show through. Heavy malty/nutty tastes then a burst of spruce tip..lingering bitterness..that is somehow mellow. Pretty Ok on the palate..thickish but still drinkable.. I liked this..then i do prefer thicker maltier IPAs

Photo of WertMaker
2.23/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer had the promise, but , for It is a mid style IPA. Served on tap at the brewery.

Great copper color, nice foamy head with a distinct hop aroma that says drink me, but the hop combination is far from northwest, IMO. There was very little in the way of pine a citrus as promised by the hop note in the nose, the malts were greatly subdued by the bitterness of the hop load.

Not much Hoodoo and no Voodoo...

Photo of womencantsail
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks again, Gil.

A: The pour is a dark orange/amber color with a finger of white head.

S: This thing is damn sweet. Toffee, caramel, and brown sugar are all prominent aromas. There's a bit of floral hops and perhaps some citrus peel. A little bit of bread as well.

T: The flavor isn't quite as sweet, thankfully. Citrus peel and pine hop flavors with a touch of bitterness. There is still a fair amount of toffee and caramel with some toasted bread.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Not sure what it is with all these PNW IPAs, but they've been just mediocre at best.

Photo of NorCalYeti
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

taste- powerful malt backbone with sharp pine resin hoppiness

color- deep amber

clarity- clear

smell- clean piney hops and sweet honey malts

body- hoppy finish: moderate pine and citrus rind bitterness

appearance- little carbonation and a slightly off-white head

beer spy- ashland or, june 2011, 22oz

glassware: pint

Photo of fvernon
2.59/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber of unknown date poured into a Brugge pint glass.

This beer has sort of a dirty orange with tinges of ruby color and a thick buttermilk head with a slightly brown edge that leaves a spiderweb of lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma is mostly malt with a hint of citrus and... pinesol? On second thought, more like lemon-scented floor cleaner.

The taste is muted on the front but with a nice bitter hop on the back, still the transition is rather abrupt and it isn't exactly what I would refer to as a 'floral' ipa - more like citrus pith. Not bad, but not my favorite. Sort of a middle-of-the-road ipa.

The mouthfeel feels like it's going to be thin at first, but comes back with a bit more body - and a sugary coating at the end that is actually making my throat a bit sore.

All in all, it's an ok ipa, but if I'm in the oregon area there are others I'd probably reach for on the shelves. Or maybe I was handed an old bottle.

Photo of harrymel
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at the brewery

Red amber with near brilliant clarity and just a little bit of fine, tiny bubbles. Smell fruity, reminds me of New Belgium's Hoppy Bock - nice sweet lemon, some mixed berry and bits of grapefruit and other malts. Flavor follows suit with some malt, but then plenty of fruity hops, lemons, grapefruits and cereal grain flavor. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. The standout so far at the brewery.

Photo of MADhombrewer
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada globe. No bottle date that I could find.

Appearance - Burnt orange with an off white head that ends in a film. Good lacing. 2.5/5

Smell- Orange and tropical aroma. Some malt aroma but a lot less than I would think given the dark color. 4/5

Taste- Grassy and tropical hop flavors with a big bitterness in the middle. The bitterness doesn't stay with you for very long. Small alcohol taste. There is a bit of a sting to it as well but I don't know where it is coming from. I am, again, surprised that the malt is not more of a dominate flavor. That is fine with me, though. Dry finish. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel- Good mouthfeel for the style. 4/5

Overall- When I poured this I anticipated it to be maltier, but it is not. Decent beer. Don't have much more to say about it, though. 3/5

Photo of gford217
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Greg for this bomber.

The pour is dark for an IPA, cloudy amber with a thin creamy head.

Aroma is sweeter than I was expecting, especially for a Pac NW IPA, lots of caramel malts and and even some sugary sweetness. The hops are mostly floral with some lemongrass though there is a light citrus note.

Taste is extremely sweet as well. There is a hit of citrus up front, lemon zest especially, before the caramel malts come through. The finish shows some evergreen notes with a lightly astringent bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation.

This is a very drinkable IPA that is certainly less hop-forward than most Oregon/West Coast versions of the style.

Photo of sam_bliss
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours plenty darker than the typical single IPA color. Solid head with a few long moments of retention. Smells of citrusy and coniferous hops with a solid grainy malt base. The taste introduces a wave of spicy hops not often highlighted by northwest IPAs. Lemony flavors pucker the cheeks while super-roasted malts bring more bitterness. The prominence of the malts is a great change-up for this IPA, but their blackness is somewhat off-putting; it does not mix well with the bold hops. Drip dark-roast coffee notes from the malts fall on overwhelmed taste buds. The spicy and woody hops seem to be this beer's signature, and should take center stage in my opinion. The mouthfeel is just right in the mouth, but the finish is not clean and some malty thickness remains on the palate.

I like this IPA, but it does not stand up to some of the others I've tried during my short visit to Bend, Oregon. If the malts stayed more in the biscuit, grain, and caramel categories I would more ably enjoy every bit of the spice-ridden flavor. Cinnamon, cumin, corainder and other tastes abound in this one, and should not be overshadowed by any more bitterness than the hops themselves naturally offer.

Photo of ccrida
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber (with a great, retro label representing the skiing at Mt. Hoodoo) poured into my large Duvel glass, Hoodoo Voodoo is a dark, burnt orange with a nice sized off-white head that leaves decent lace. The dull, dark color makes it look thick (which it isn't).

Smell is quite pungent, bright lemon citrus and dank resin as well as hint of peanut butter, and a really pleasant little bubblegum note developing as this warmed from fridge temp.

Taste is enjoyable, bright hops, big bitterness, firm maltiness, pretty classic PNW IPA, if not that distinctive outside of the region. Which is fine by me!

Mouthfeel is dry, but a touch on the watery side.

Drinkability is pretty good, a satisfying IPA for sure. I'd definitely rather be drinking one after a powder day at Hoodoo right now!

Photo of chumba526
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears light orange like red in color with a small off white head.

It smells of grapefruit and orange. There is a mild caramel smell. I also get a slight floral smell.

It tastes much like it smells there is a grassy and citrus like hop flavor. The hop flavor is nicely balanced with a nice bit of caramel flavor. The beer ends with a pronounced bitterness that is coupled with a bit of a sweet malt flavor. Not a complicated IPA but a good one.

It has a moderate carbonation and a somewhat smooth mouthfeel.

The drinkability is quite good I could have a glass or three of this. It goes down easy as well.

Overall a slightly better than average IPA. There is not much that makes it different then other IPAs out in the PNW but it is nicely executed.

Photo of dgilks
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark copper colour with a foamy light tan head. fair head retention and nice lacing.

Quite sweet on the nose with a good dose of grapefruit. Pretty run of the mill.

Sweet caramalts that dry out nicely but without the requisite hoppy punch of an IPA. THere is a bit of grapefruit here but none of the alleged 82 IBUs.

Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

For me this IPA is too malty and it lacks the punch of the good West Coast IPAs.

Hoodoo Voodoo IPA from Three Creeks Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.