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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 3,092
Reviews: 1,207
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 109
Gots: 486 | FT: 1
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Higravity on 09-09-2005

Burnished gold with a rich citrus hop aroma, it is wonderfully drinkable with a big hop flavor. We’ve knicknamed it Hop3 (hop cubed) ale to reflect the enormous amount of hops in this beer: over 3 pounds per barrel! It is hopped 3 ways: in the kettle, in the hop back, and dry hopped.
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Ratings: 3,092 | Reviews: 1,207
Photo of elvishfarmer
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an IPA done right! Ranks up there with Dogfish 60 Minute IPA. I love the nose on this one! Very piney, a little citrus, but you know you're diving into a vat of hops. She pulls no punches with taste! This one is a little strong in the mouth, but the finish is sublime! Balanced with dry, herbal notes on the palate. Perfect to compliment spicy food.

Photo of tconlon69
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow. Very impressed. First I was taken back that I had this pint at a TGIF of all places? The waitress was super cool and suggested based on my snobbish appeal to some type of local brew. This beer has many flower power elements which is probably why I loved it.

Photo of Afra109
4.88/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very good choice for the avid IPA person

Photo of BeerDocT
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a lovely golden color. Nice 1" head. Good lacing.

Smell 4.0: Great nose on this beer. Light, almost peppery hops along with a very pleasant malt.

Taste 4.25: Front is filled with floral hoppiness. Very nice, I am thinking probably Columbus hops. Middle is light, refreshing and features more of that great hop blend of alkaline and floral. Finish is smooth and somewhat dry with a subdued alkaline hoppiness that slowly fades into the Aftertaste, which is long and delicious with hints of grapefruit.

Feel 4.0: Very good balance of a full mouthfeel with a pleasant hoppy dryness.

Overall 4.0: Great beer. Excellent blend of hops and good balance of those hops with malt. Refreshing, delicious and all-around pleasing. Would be a great sessioner.

Photo of Jojosaute
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- a great looking beer. 2 finger head when poured. Creamy in taste mouth feel. Dissipated after a few minutes. Great color. A dark amber orange color. Slightly hazy. Nice lacing down glass, but not the most I've seen.
S- hops with peachy orange tones to smell.
T- slight Mellon tones come out on first sip. Then followed by non bitter slight piney hops, little citrus too. Followed up by sweet malty notes reminiscent of simple syrup taste.
M- slight tingle on front of tongue. But overall nice and smooth.
O- a nicely balanced ipa. Only positive flavors are strong. Nothing bad to say. Would drink again.

Photo of Mulzicus
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too much malt character not enough balance.

Photo of hoagzzz
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty avg stuff. Mostly malt but a hint of hops. Nothing unique going on here.

Photo of lordofthemark
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma - pleasantly herbal almost spicy. Taste - more piney, some citrus.

Photo of ZAP
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my kind of IPA...big hop aroma and flavor without the sharp hop bitterness.

Aroma is complex....floral notes...pine...citrus (sweet pink grapefruit, tangelos). Big time aroma

Taste is complex as well...more of a sweeter melon flavor, peaches, still the floral and pine notes....really outstanding..

Lower carbonation makes this real easy to drink.

Top notch IPA..one of the best I have had.

Photo of TopherBreski
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

I do not have a pallete for IPAs but this looked great and smelled great so if you do like them, you will probably love this.

Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bright light orange with a finger worth of white head. Smell is of lots of citrus and orange. Taste is similar with tropical fruit and citrus, hop bitterness, with a caramel malt finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Nice fruity and citrusy IPA.

Photo of Ravens1
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great Baltimore beer with the bite of the Chesapeake

Photo of tkolterman
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty IPA !!!!
Go for it.... Its really good

Photo of philbe311
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A finger and a half worth of tightly packed slightly off white colored whipped frothy goodness... Limited retention gives way to a richer creamier thick lacing... The color is an orangish amber with some pale golden straw undertones... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation rising throughout... A light bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... The nose is subtle but pleasant... Orange zest... Light tropical fruit... Biscuit... Tropical fruit goodness engulfs the palate... Mango... Oranges... Pineapple... Melon... This all sits atop a light malt backbone of cracker and biscuit... The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied... Sort of dense but quite smooth... Light carbonation... Juicy... Starts lush with a touch of dryness on the finish... A text book rock solid American IPA... I could enjoy one of these anytime... Simple, straight forward and quite effective... In in all its a bit more than the sum of its parts... A very nice job by Heavy Seas...

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid IPA nice balance of fruity and bitter would drink again

Photo of KathleenErnsting
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nicely balanced. So nice on the nise

Photo of Gavilan
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a one nice IPA. Everything I tried it tastes better!

Photo of 50marathons
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very solid. Not my favorite IPA but a good choice when it's available. Not a citrusy taste but plenty of bitter flavor.

Photo of mtvolkens
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was delicious. Honestly not over-the-top hoppy. Very refreshing. Will definitely be buying again.

Photo of nbkgman
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

For a flagship ale, I was hoping for a little bit more. I was able to get this on tap and definitely enjoyed it. But when you see on the brewers website the term flagship, I was expecting a high 4 type of beer.

I am going to purchase this in a bottle to see if there is much of a difference in taste. You never know.

I would have no issue ordering this again if it was the better/best on the menu.

Photo of 420Dude
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I love hops but seemed to be too bitter without enough balance not tasting much hoppy citrus notes which I love. Still a good IPA though but wouldn't buy again just because I find many other IPAs to be way better.

Photo of DomingoOrtiz
3.07/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

ok beer, wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of SeanMan1104
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA, highly recommended.

Photo of stanwerlin
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Liked it as much as Cigar City Jai Alai IPA and Trillium Congress St. IPA

Photo of mwilbur
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a fairly clear golden hue with a hint of orange tinge. Skim of white head quickly dissipates.
S: Strong citrus notes (orange and grapefruit). Fairly sweet with a moderately bitter hop note.
T: Follows aroma fairly closely with strong orange and grapefruit leading the way. Hint of dry cracker malt.
M: Light-medium feel. Drinks easier than ABV would suggest. Sweet with dry bitter notes emerging in the mid-palate and lasting through the finish.
D: Nicely refreshing and good drinkability. A nice offering, but not great (lacking complexity and a bit off on balance).

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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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