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

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Ratings: 2,941
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 91
Gots: 357 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper penny with sunny overtones, a finger off offwhite head...
Smells of citrus fruits, grapefruit, and blood orange. Large fruity presence in the front and back. Sweet pomagranite and orange juice on the front and hop bitterness in the middle, soft grapefruit skin in the back. I like it. Medium bodied, a hint sticky and medium carbonation round out the mouthfeel.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: honey colored body, nice spotty lacing left rings, small white head

S: sweet and floral, balanced between malts and hops, light pine and faint grapefruit in the background

T: sweet and floral through previously mentioned flavors

M: medium, decent amount of harshness on the tongue, sessionable, sweet floral aftertaste, sticky finish

O: good for the style and good for me

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA poured a cloudy, peach hue, what little head showed did not last very long. For me the best part about this brew was the scent. It consisted of a fruity mix of grapefruit and ripe melon. Hops was present in the scent but not a big player. Taste was not bad, just not to par with the strength of the scent. Mouthfeel was bitter. but drinkable. Overall, a passable IPA, drinkable and enjoyable, just not top tier, no knocks, very few are.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap into a tumbler pint, the beer is a crystal clear, vibrant, honey-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbles and a half inch of frothy, foamy, big bubbled, off-white head that clings to the glass and retains very well. Aromas of rich, fresh, green and spicy hops. Slight caramel malt highlights with the spicy and green hops, along with a citrus highlight. Flavors are very well blended, with a subtle grapefruit blending along with the smooth crystal malt sweetness and the grassy, bitter hops that bring a cleanness to the palate. Amazingly balanced. The aftertaste is slightly bitter from the hops, with a smooth citrus sweetness. The finish is slightly astringent, which helps clean up the smooth body and prepare the palate for another drink. A little high in ABV to session, but amazingly easy to drink. Very solid representation of the American IPA.

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