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

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Ratings: 2,932
Reviews: 1,168
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 88
Gots: 352 | 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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Photo of IMFletcher
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnyschools3
4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Drifter1
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of howiebear
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IreRican
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of beertunes
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Shroud0f doom for this one from NBS BIF #1. Best by date of 5/17/15. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy yellow amber color, with about 1/4 inch of light khaki head that had low-moderate retention and left sheets of lacing.

The aroma was very hoppy, mostly pine and floral, with a bit of citrus in the background, and had a low malt presence. On the tongue the flavors were similar, but bolder. The citrus hop flavors dominated the finish.

The body was medium, pretty much what you expect for the style. Drinkability was good, the beer was gone smoothly and quickly. Overall, a very nice, solid IPA, one that anyone would be happy to have as a reliable, local go-to brew. Worth trying if you see it.

Photo of ivorycannon
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brownbass
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Much better in bottle. On tap, it tastes too watered down and thin

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dur921
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tybeerius
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good looking and good smelling, but not sure if it is the batch i got, it seems a lil too acidic.

Photo of jsmarshall
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelProcton
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Graceful is right. I'm not an IPA guy, but this is absolutely a beer I'd drink on a regular basis.

Photo of ricp215
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA
Nice Redish Color
Citrus Earth Aroma
Grapefruit and Pine Taste

Photo of GregStoner
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgupton412
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured into English pint glass

Clear orange gold, scant carbonation, pencil thin foam cap, some lacings

Grapefruit and Pine aroma notes

Grapefruit hops on the middle off the tongue. Gentle, not sharp bitterness .

Low sudsing , smooth taste, Slight bitter aftertaste . ,

Good beer

Photo of tony12hd
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this since 09. Loose cannon has definitely changed its recipe. It is smoother with less emohasis on grapefruit flavor that distinguished this from other ipas

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

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