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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale | Three Heads Brewing

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Loopy Oatmeal Red AleLoopy Oatmeal Red Ale
BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
214 Ratings
Loopy Oatmeal Red AleLoopy Oatmeal Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Three Heads Brewing
New York, United States
threeheadsbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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.

Added by John on 01-10-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,412
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
214
pDev:
9.69%
Bros Score:
3.94
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a soft murky dark orange close to amber/red color with a sustaining finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Some stringy lace started but slid right on into the beer fairly nice.
The aroma had some floral and piney hops up front with some sweet oats, caramel malts and some milk chocolate coming in for a fairly nice balance.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the blend of the oats, caramel malts and milk chocolate qualities. Hops seem a bit more laid back here which I didn't mind. Nice smooth rolling malty aftertaste with a touch of those "laid back hops."
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt as projected. Nice smooth oaty to malty finish.
Overall, very nicely done "oatmeal amber ale." It's one that I'd come back to.

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Photo of generallee
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soccrgump
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reviewed 6/15/15
A: Small, but creamy head; copper color
S: Malty smell, caramel
T: Malty, tropical fruits, bitter finish; apricot as it warmed
M: Good carbonation, smooth
O: Not bad, but wouldn't seek it out again

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

-Spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Light ice tea coloring with an impressive light tan head of foamy consistency. Fine mist of effervesce while the vessel supports a healthy high rate of broken foam lace banding. A second pour yields a good deal of macro-turbid matter creating a thick and turbid haze, and of course, bonus points from me.

S: The nose was of chocolate oats, pine hops and some sweet caramel grains.

T: The flavor was sweet chocolate and oats, sweet and spicy hops add spark with some tropical notes. Nice malt base while some bright citrus hops break through with some piney fruit notes on the close. Slight warmth of alcohol from the 6.6% adds a complimentary addition.

M: Nice creaminess on the mouthful, of medium body, a soft rate of carbonation adds to the lush feel.

O: Nice drinkability factor, nice accent of tropical fruit with an ideal red malt base. Sweet, fruity, spicy, and ideal for multiples.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours - Deep copper color with a decent off white head very good lacing.

Smell - First thing I get is hops also getting some malts and a little bit of oats.

Taste - nice good hoppy flavor a little hard to distinguish any one thing kind of earthy flavor.

Feel - Medium body a little dry some after taste I am not sure I care for.

Overall - An ok beer I would probably not have again.

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4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of plowe70
3.32/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color with an impressive whipped cream head; excellent stickage and clumps of lace

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit, earthy, slight diacetyl

Taste: Caramel and stone fruit tones, on the front end, with earthy elements building; rather bitter, through the middle, with the sweet malts underpinning the hops; a bit of diacetyl in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; rather creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: Nothing particularly distinctive here, but that's the style, by and large

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Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep cloudy copper brown with a nice amount of creamy white head. The head has moderate retention and leaves some small sticky lacing. The aroma is good, with mostly tropical fruits balanced against darker fruits and a bit a bready-ness. The taste is about the same with the hops and malts balanced nicely. The body is smoother owing to the oat included but there is a bit on tingling in the tongue throughout.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of logicalparadox
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm sort of indifferent to this beer.

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Photo of Jeffrey-Pulver
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was expecting more from this beer in terms of flavor, not bad in any way but was a little on the plain side. Notes of citrus, light hops, and mint. Color was a brown/red. Fairly carbonated. Easy drinking, light on alcohol flavor. Worth a try you might just love it.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElijahRivera
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hozersr
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jaybags
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque amber producing 2.5 fingers of beige, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves a thin, soapy wash & webs of lace. Aromas of toast & biscuit, caramel, tangerine, grapefruit, orange & lemon zest, a hint of tropical & white fruit, faint pine & floral earthiness. Taste is toasted biscuit, caramel, oats, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, pear, pepper, hints of pine resin & floral earthiness. Finishes similar with more pine & floral earthiness which become dominant in the dry, bitter & lightly drawing aftertaste. Nicely balanced with a complexity of flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, finishing dry with a nice tongue coating oat creaminess, lightly prickly, sticky & astringent in the aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrBeige
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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