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

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Ratings: 2,972
Reviews: 1,179
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 96
Gots: 391 | 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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4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in trade from Beefsteak, thanks man!

Poured from brown undated bottle to pint glass. The beer pours a translucent yellow gold color with a slight amber tone and a nice 2 finger white bubbly head. Good retention and lacing. Very nice fruity mix of pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, mango on the nose. Hints of piney resin and a mild crystal malt base. The flavor very much follows suit with the same fruity character found on the nose. Sweet but balanced with a medium bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a very good AIPA. I wish I had access to it more frequently. Recommended.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sniffer.

It pours a hazy yellow with orange hues and a thin off white head that fades to a thin lacing over the top of the beer. The aroma is very malty and bready with hints of caramel and subtle citrus notes. I was not expecting this at all. The flavor on the other hand was much fruitier then the aroma. There were citrus, peach, and pineapple flavors, mixed with the same bready notes from the aroma. The beer was medium body with medium carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.

I enjoyed it but I'm not sure if I would seek this beer out again, unless I could verify it was fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

12 oz. bottle, stamped as best by May 2012, poured into a pint glass. Clear amber body with a little more than a one-finger off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

Sweet, floral aroma. Light citrus, more orange than lemon, and a slight note of bready malt. Not overpowering, but a solid aroma.

The flavor follows suit with the aroma. Only a very light amount of bitterness from the citrus hop notes and a high level of malty sweetness. A floral and light herbal finish.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel that is very drinkable. A very "east coast" style with the high malt balance, but overall a good IPA.

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