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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale - Three Heads Brewing

Loopy Oatmeal Red AleLoopy Oatmeal Red Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

145 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 145
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.57%


Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We love hops! Their tantalizing aromas. Their diverse and succulent flavors of citrus and spice. All the amazing ways they can be used in brewing. 3HB dedicates the Loopy to our favorite plant, the Humulus Lupulus. Enjoy the waves of tropical fruit intertwined delightfully with a creamy, velvety malt blend. Come get Loopy with us! 64 IBUs.

(Beer added by: John on 01-10-2012)
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Stella tulip glass. I've never had an Oatmeal Red Ale before, so was too curious and had to give this bugger a try.

AP: Medium amber colour with soft red hues. Can see the shadows of my fingers on the other side of the glass, so it's not thick or hazy. 3/4" fluffy white head that dissipates down to 1/4" with solid lacing on the glass.
AR: Toasted bread and caramel up front with sweet citrusy hops right behind. Good opening aromas on this. Getting a little sticky toffee as well. The hops are orange mostly with pink grapefruit and lemon along with resiny pine. I'm digging the aroma on this.
T: The malt tastes match the aroma with toast and caramel, but I also get stone ground cracker as well. While the orange aroma was strongest, in the flavour the grapefruit is the main player, though the orange is right behind it. The pine also comes into play to mix with the citrus and malts. In between the initial malt flavours and hops I get a hint of oatmeal cookie, nothing sweet but I it reminds me of the taste of oatmeal cookie.
M: The oatmeal does add a little body to this, but not much as it's medium bodied at best. It does add a smoothness and creaminess though that's enjoyable. Moderately carbonated and a slightly dry finish.
OV: This is an interesting brew and worth a try. Nice aromas, solid flavours and a decent mouthfeel. I would have this again, it's quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 02:56:51 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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Three Heads Brewing Loopy
Poured this into a Sam Adams pint glass. The body has a deep rusty, almost burgundy cloudy hue, topped off with a beige creamy head that sinks down but never leaves.
The aroma is hard to nail down. I'm picking up a lot of malty sweetness along with a earthy floral down in the dirt rotting fruit under the tree wiff.
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LOOK: Deep red hue; clear, showy lacing

SMELL: Dank, hop resin, piney, spicy, caramel, roses, slightly sweet, chicory, citrus zest

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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.