Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale | Three Heads Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
212 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
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
10.11%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated but just purchased 12 oz bottle.

This is first and foremost a hoppy red ale with no clear sign of oatmeal although it may contribute to the relatively smooth feel. Moderately bitter with plenty of tropical fruit notes and some spiciness from the hops. The hops seem more earthy and herbal and less fruity in the nose. Lingering, moderately bitter, hoppy aftertaste.

O: more like a mild red IPA than an normal red ale.

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Photo of paulytasker
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WVUbrew
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of esmyth15
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

These guys are up to some pretty neat stuff, this is one of their best I've had. It's a frothing dark amber beer, sweet from oats and caramel malt, full bodied and creamy, but hopped like a west coast IPA. Not enough red beer like this out there, it fills a void for me. A comfortable intense balance if gran and hops through the whole taste, minor tropical notes feel sweet with the malt, bigger pine resin and honey hop finish, a beautiful conclusion. It stays creamy even with the bitterness, thank the oats for that. It stays around just a few moments after the swallow, a really robustly flavored brew. Drinkable too though with nice carbonation and a unique enough hop complexion. This is really nice fall beer.

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Photo of PaleAleSean
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ViktorVaughnsBabyMom
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Kraty1
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of aakerman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lovethemhopps
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Caylea
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of FFreak
3.04/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into large tulip.

This is a dark amber beer that almost gushes out of the bottle. Hard to pour due to an excessive head. You have to pour a couple ounces of beer and the foam fills the rest of the glass, let it rest then pour a little more, etc

Aroma is of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, and slight resiny and piney hops.

Taste is a little confusing and there was some astringency. Sweet caramel and hoppy bitterness, but in a weird balance that I couldn't quite pin down. Not bad, but not great.

Mouthfeel is full and smooth but highly carbonated.

Overall, this was an OK beer, but hard to figure out what they were going for. Not sure I'll try it again.

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Brihon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of qchic
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale from Three Heads Brewing
3.76 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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