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

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Ratings: 2,574
Reviews: 1,142
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 72
Gots: 175 | 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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theWrkncacnter

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Says on the label that there's yeast at the bottom, but I didn't see any, looks pretty clear. Pours a slightly hazy light-copper color. Small-ish head that quickly fades to some decent lacing. Smell is amazing. This is probably the best beer I have ever smelled. Lots of hops with a lingering sweetness and a small hint of some type of fruit. Taste is outstanding. Hops hops hops (as the label claims) but still other complexities. There's a bit of that sweetness that's there in the smell. A sweet, dry finish with some hops in there for some good measure. I'm not the best at discribing all the tastes, but this is damn good. Mouthfeel is good and smooth. Drinkability is slightly less than good because of the strength of both the hops and the alcohol, but decent.

I'm really glad that it's not just a knock-your-socks-off hop beer, but something with lots of hop character that still manages to have a lot of other stuff going on. This will become one of my staples.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2007 22:37:20 | More by theWrkncacnter
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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
90 out of 100 based on 2,574 ratings.