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

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Ratings: 3,043
Reviews: 1,195
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 108
Gots: 451 | 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: 3,043 | Reviews: 1,195
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).

Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours somewhat of an orange gold color with white head. Citrus, pine, grass, on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a hop bite that is then balanced out with the malt.

Photo of ordybill
4.64/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice hop and citrus aroma.
Appearance- Pours a gold color with a medium sized white head.
Taste - A hop bomb, really good flavor.
Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall - An outstanding American IPA

Photo of Stevenloures0
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great brew... The bros should really check this one out

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - yellowish golden color with a good head and lacing.
Smell - piney citrus smell
Taste - very similar to the smell. Pretty bitter and lots of grapefruit citrus and some pine. Good malt backbone.
Feel - medium lite body and carbonation. Goes down smooth.
Overall - great beer but could use more carbonation and body.

Photo of DavidHuggett
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Off keg at Blue5 in Roanoke, VA. Very clear golden Amber with thin off white head which laces nicely. Slight citrus/piney aroma. Somewhat thick mouth feel. Nicely balanced bitterness with sweet undertones. Overall a very tasty ale. I'll have another soon!

Photo of SierraFlight
2.88/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Time Out. Pours coppery with little foam into tulip. Strong lacing. Delicate apricot aroma with little else. Creamy start with pine, hop, and orange rind. Clean hop bite with crisp carbonation. Decent if uncomplicated.

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with offwhite head and fair amount of lacing
Smells of citrus (grapefruit mostly - lemon zest), pine, very floral
Tastes strongly of citrus, hoppy floral notes without the bitterness, well balanced and with clean palate and mildly sweet finish
Medium body with fair amount of carbonation.
Overall - really solid east coast IPA, I prefer maltier beers but I have to admit this beer was so good that I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up in the future, and has piqued my curiosity about these beers

Photo of JamesNichols
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A favorite that never gets old.

Photo of KegJeff
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice citrus aroma, good hoppy taste, good out of the bottle and better out of the tap as it should be. One of my current favorites

Photo of Jasonkyeager
2.65/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Real piney. I like it though. Citrus. Hoppy. Orange. The longer I think about it the better it gets.

Photo of DMan80
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer; ranks right up w other East Coast IPAs such as Dogfish 90 and Cigar City Jai Alai

Photo of jonaspb
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice they made me put words

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

A little heavy, but it does hit the spot.

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