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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale - Three Heads Brewing

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Loopy Oatmeal Red AleLoopy Oatmeal Red Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

165 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.11%
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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rkf1976

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-23-2013 04:20:32 | More by rkf1976
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-23-2013 00:44:38 | More by BeerForMuscle
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pkalix

California

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
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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aengleman

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-06-2013 03:23:34 | More by Stu_Grimson
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Cloudy amber with a finger of dense khaki head, patches of compact lacing.
S - Very interesting, lots goin on here, some big sweet malts, a little toasted oatmeal, orange, pineapple, grapefruit, pine, some mixed herbs.
T - Incredibly complex flavor, Lots of sweet caramel malt up front, some slight orange, papaya, then you get a big toasted oatmeal and bread flavor, some of that pineapple mid way, a touch of mint which is kinda surprising. Just lots of flavor packed into this.
M - As this has warmed up its gotten better, but its still incredibly soapy and bitter, a tad chewy.
O - Love the aroma and taste on this one, and from an unlikely brewery. I've had a few 3HB beers so far and havent been impressed, but I really like the complexity and bold brewing in this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 05:20:02 | More by Omnium
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-24-2013 23:09:42 | More by Chugs13
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-18-2013 04:00:18 | More by BodiesLexus
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2013 01:53:09 | More by DerrickW
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JohnNasso

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-11-2013 22:10:28 | More by JohnNasso
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-08-2013 21:28:49 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Evarigan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-01-2013 06:58:56 | More by Evarigan
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-27-2013 00:56:46 | More by GRBLUE12
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip glass.

Smell - A decent hop profile, nothing too overpowering. A slight spice smell with notes of some tropical fruits, but very subtle.

Apperance - Pours a very dark amber color, almost a brown hue. About a 1/2 inch of foamy head that quickly disappears.

Taste - A decent amount of hops on the first taste. The hops aren't too bitter and nothing too stand out in flavor. I am picking up slight hints of the tropical fruits and especially a little bit of spice. Being an IPA drinker, this is definitely a different hop profile, but good nonetheless. I am searching for the taste of oatmeal, but have a hard time finding it. I can actually taste it more in the aftertaste more than anything.

Mouthfeel - Good balanced carbonation. A good bitterness that sticks a little to the mouth.

Overall - A decent offering from 3HB. Decent flavors, but nothing that stands out to me. I definitely prefer MBC's Zoe and Lagunita's Monda Large Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 00:54:07 | More by Rheaume17
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.9%

10-23-2013 03:32:41 | More by akttr
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Paid $3.19 for the single from Halftime beverage.

A - Wow explosive carbonation on this one a solid 2+ inches of head slightly opaque in color. Beer is a slightly hazy brown bear color fed by a ton of carbonation bubbles.
S - Slightly hoppy malts more citrus in the bottle neck than in the glass. Has a distinct spicy malt smell which I assume is from the oatmeal. Not as spicy as rye but fairly strong.
T - Well at 64 IBU's it does have a fairly strong hop bite which is quickly taken over by some smooth malts which is pretty excellent it does a great job in cutting the hop bitterness edge. Finish has an almost minty hop profile I have not experienced much. Great experimental.
M - Bold drink has a solid medium body. Somewhat session able.

Overall I have never had such a minty hop tasting beverage before. Worth picking up and I may try their future stuff if they continue to bottle 12oz bottles of their 22oz offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 00:07:16 | More by DrDemento456
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Head is a weak manilla color. The body looks to be a burnt amber color. Light lacing.

Mmm, pine, citrus bouquet with flowers. Liking this one.

Juicy malt and citrus up front. A little spice kicks in for the segue, mixing with a little grainy rye flavor. Then it's off to the pine and citrus.

Medium bodied. Dry finish

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 22:36:33 | More by CFHMagnet
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-11-2013 01:25:34 | More by Kerrie
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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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BeenTired

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-05-2013 17:02:52 | More by BeenTired
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-26-2013 01:01:38 | More by VitoFerrante
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smb71481

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-21-2013 20:48:46 | More by smb71481
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-15-2013 18:52:48 | More by cdtoffers
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blackie

California

3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from the grocery into a nonic pint, the beer itself is a ruby brown in color with a nice off-white head. The nose opens with juicy citrus hops through a malty foundation of caramel and toasted, fruity red malt. Medium in body with a nice oaty creaminess, moderately carbonated. The palate, similarly, features a moderately sweet start and notes of red malt and caramel cleaning up nicely amongst citrus and pine hops, imparting a lingering, balancing bitterness to the finish. This one turned out better than expected, worth a buy but not really a repeat.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 19:31:07 | More by blackie
Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.