Hoodoo Voodoo IPA - Three Creeks Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sam_bliss:
3.5/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
03-31-2013 01:19:56 | More by sam_bliss
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3.55/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
07-15-2014 21:31:52 | More by chinchill
3.25/5 rDev -6.9%
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.
07-28-2012 05:38:44 | More by JohnGalt1
4.33/5 rDev +24.1%
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.
06-15-2011 13:38:05 | More by konkoba98
3.33/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
06-15-2013 01:54:22 | More by velosuds
3.68/5 rDev +5.4%
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
07-23-2011 04:06:45 | More by Reidrover
3.05/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
09-04-2011 01:30:55 | More by womencantsail
Hoodoo Voodoo IPA from Three Creeks Brewing Co.
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