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

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2,557 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,557
Reviews: 1,142
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 71
Gots: 169 | FT: 2
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Higravity on 09-09-2005)
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DeFaz

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3.36/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden color with active bubbles rising, head is one inch and slowly recedes

Smell: Tropical fruit, pine, and bread. Fairly subtle for an IPA.

Taste: While there certainly is some hoppiness, there's also malt flavors too, namely bread, and this makes this taste more like an APA for me. There's nothing wrong with some malt balance in an IPA, but the hops here don't bring anything special to the table.

Mouthfeel: The beer drinks as one that is heavy considering the fairly thin mouthfeel. This is also a bit too carbonated in my opinion.

Overall: While I concede that this is one of the better widely available beers out there (I purchased this at a gas station), there are far better IPAs if one looks a little harder. The mouthfeel is probably the weakest part of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 06:06:41 | More by DeFaz
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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
90 out of 100 based on 2,557 ratings.