Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Contagion:
3.28/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
It pours a transparent golden amber color. Images pass through the body easily. A quarter inch pure white head composed of tiny foamy bubbles. The head fades to a thick film on top of the beer and a lot of lacing on the glass. The head and lacing lasted until the beer was finished.
There is a strong, pungent scent consisting of floral hops that almost overpowers all other scents. A hint of citrus is noticeable that gives the beer a slight pineapple scent. As the beer warms to room temperature a slight cereal scent is noticeable. The first thing you notice on tasting is a strong bitter citrus taste. It's supported by a balanced combination of floral hops and a touch of orange peel. What malt flavors there are in the beer don't come out until it warms up to just below room temp.
This is a medium bodied beer. It's a little heavy in the carbonation for my tastes. It bites the tongue and leaves a tingly sensation even after you've swallowed.
For an IPA, especially one that is supposed to be triple hopped IPA, it doesn't have as strong of a flavor as one would expect. I don't think I would consider this even a double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2010 22:44:11 | More by Contagion
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had it and it was a bit over chilled. First sip is in your face Citra hops with an astringent aftertaste as one would expect with this much hops. Mouthfeel grew as I downed the hopped up elixir. Seemed a bit out of balance malt vs hops. A little more malt would balance this brew. Would order again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 20:29:32 | More by chrismorebeer
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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