Hoodoo Voodoo IPA

Tonight my neighbor Jonathan and I tasted a mirco from a brewery that neither of us have heard of before. Of course that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been around for a decent amount of time or that it isn’t a good brewery. We were out getting some domestics to sip on during MNF(Monday Night Football). I saw an IPA from a Sisters, Oregon brewery called Three Creeks Brewing. Sisters is located southeast of Portland about 3 hours in Central Oregon in the Cascade Mountain range surrounded by the beautiful Three Sisters volcanic peaks.

Alright enough with the geography lesson. The featured IPA: Hoodoo Voodoo IPA. Coming in at a 6 ABV and 82 IBU it ranges with averages as far as the ABV is concerned. It has a light head, typical IPA fruity smell, bold amber in color and goes down smooth. The aftertaste curiously lacks. However, there isn’t anything that stands out about it. Nothing spectacular to make me say “wow this some-bitch is effen good!” I have to say that I was looking forward to tasting it because it’s from a new Oregon brewery to me but I was a bit disappointed and my neighbor agreed. Although it is a good IPA there’s nothing special about it except maybe its name. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still a good micro. Gotta love it. Cheers.

About Juan J

Greetings from Portland, Oregon. My name is J. and I love to drink beer (I have the belly to prove it too!). I am the only West Coast blogger on this wonderful site. I am also by no means a pundit in the art of tasting and writing about good beer but just a regular dude who has grown to love craft and micro beer especially Oregon and West Coast beers and now I have the opportunity to blog about my likes and dislikes to anyone who wants to read my rants and raves. Portland is filled with good breweries and so is the rest of Oregon and the left coast. As I’ve grown older my taste preferences have also grown from boring and inexpensive domestics to tasty, calorie filled and 'spendy' micro adult beverages. I prefer India Pale Ales (IPAs) along with Amber Ales but any beer that makes my palate happy I'll bottoms up the son of a gun. Here’s one of my favorite quotes: “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” Cheers! 04/19/12

At the moment my favorite brews are/come from:

Hood River, Oregon's Full Sail Brewery (IPA)
Escondido, California's Stone Brewery (IPA)
Eugene, Oregon's Ninkasi Brewery (TG IPA)
Honorable mention:
Lahaina, Maui’s Maui Brewing Co. (Hi.P.Hay IPA)


  1. I do enjoy an IPA every now and then but my love is for winter ales and stouts. I do enjoy your reviews of of craft beers but could you do some reviews on craft stouts?

    • You know what this mad me realize, I had about 5 different stouts in the past 2 months and I only reviewed one … shame on me … I’ll help out Juan and get some stout reviews up too seeing that Juan doesn’t really fancy the stouts

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