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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale - Three Heads Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

161 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24%

12-08-2013 01:35:42 | More by aengleman
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Gate House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark red, slightly clear in spots. Tons of visible carbonation. 1 inch head settles quickly. Rings of lacing all the way down the glass.

Smells very piney, with some tropical fruits (grapefruit mostly) pushing through. Some caramel malt is also present on the nose.

The taste is a explosion of flavor, and a pleasure to experience. Resinous, piney hop bite, with strong grapefruit. Tastes like I'm drinking liquid pine needles. The malt bill is interesting and plays nicely alongside the hops. Toasty, caramel malt backs up the hops and makes this a very full beer. Slightly spicy, almost pepper-like flavor on the back end, along with a highly enjoyable hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is incredible. Making this an oatmeal red ale was a genius move- so smooth, and velvety on the tongue as you drink this one down. Beyond that, this is a very dry hoppy beer. Very drinkable.

3HB's best beer, IMO. I wish them the best, and hope more people get to experience their awesomeness.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 20:11:43 | More by GreesyFizeek
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-28-2013 20:09:04 | More by hkyplyr73
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

08-06-2012 15:16:17 | More by dtx00
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chefduff2

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

02-16-2012 13:25:12 | More by chefduff2
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Gkimbo

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-26-2013 17:39:09 | More by Gkimbo
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Caskaway

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-21-2014 00:45:45 | More by Caskaway
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BadJustin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-11-2013 00:52:42 | More by BadJustin
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-11-2014 17:25:17 | More by MarkJBurch
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-10-2013 01:08:29 | More by IdrinkGas
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jpd026

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-03-2014 02:31:51 | More by jpd026
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jmtpi

France

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-15-2013 03:08:28 | More by jmtpi
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VitoFerrante

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-26-2013 01:01:38 | More by VitoFerrante
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-26-2013 02:04:42 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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MikieV

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-01-2013 18:06:49 | More by MikieV
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Googs

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

06-19-2012 01:13:13 | More by Googs
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

05-06-2012 13:56:31 | More by hilgart1
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brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-15-2012 15:46:46 | More by brentblack1
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Necronomad

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-01-2014 02:14:18 | More by Necronomad
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-08-2014 03:32:31 | More by BrandonOakes
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-21-2013 01:00:41 | More by petermethot
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

04-07-2013 01:55:00 | More by wvsabbath
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pkalix

California

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

dark gold, dark honey color with minimal off-white head. lacing is left down the insode of the bottle!
tropical smell of hops prevalent, kind of sweet. almost honey-like. caramel malt, biscuit.
taste is like a typical red ale, but smooth and grainy. dry bitterness at the end. very bitter.
overall, decent, standard, different, but very drinkable and interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 00:13:33 | More by pkalix
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Hopsticles


4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a strange beer. But it is also a great one if you give it a chance. I’ve tried it three times, once as a draft at a beer festival (admittedly a few beers in) and twice at home in a pint glass (poured from a bomber). Don’t expect a red ale. Don’t expect an IPA. But somewhere between them, this smooth, dry, and hoppy beer from Honeoye Falls brewer Three Heads managed to lift my spirits all three times I had it.

In appearance, it is, as the name suggests, dark amber, somewhat murky. There’s a two-finger head, but the lacing is not great (could be a function of my glasses).

Malty toasted scent. Hints of fruit sing a soft blues.

Taste: citrus notes (grapefruit, orange), good mouth feel; thick, full; just a bit thinner than a cask ale. This is a very smooth beer, thanks to the oats.

Long finish with the sweet oats but a longer flavor of fruit – the fruit prevails.

Like an IPA made love to oatmeal stout. Its child is full of strangeness but also a Lynchian beauty. Agent Dale Cooper would call it a “damn fine red ale.”

A suggestion of bitterness comes with the carbonization.

Bomber not the best vehicle for beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 18:06:57 | More by Hopsticles
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken on Christmas Eve during lunch at the Spinnerstown Hotel.

13 oz "pint" pours a beautiful, hazy and dark amber with limited head but spectacular lacing down the sides of the glass. A smooth mouthfeel to which the oats add some really nice body. Aroma is an impressive blend of roasted malts and tropical fruit. The flavour spans the whole hop spectrum, with mango and other tropical fruits predominating, but grapefruit also present. A burst of initial caramelized sweetness transitions into a decent bitterness, that lingers...

Both robust and complex, yet a well-balanced beer for hop fans. Would highly recommend and would love to find it again...

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 22:11:08 | More by hopsolutely
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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
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