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

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88
very good

2,779 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,779
Reviews: 1,149
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 84
Gots: 266 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Included as a generous extra by inlimbo77 and poured into a tulip. Best by date of February 2012.

Dark tangerine, completely clouded over. One finger of frothy, cream-colored head slowly dissipates to become a moderately sized blanket. Thick walls of lace grip the glass as I drink.

The aroma reminds of creamsicles — orange peel plus vanilla. More floral hops dance in the back, but the combo of oranges and cream leads the way. Malts are in the form of crackers.

The flavors are well-blended and hard to separate. The creamsicle notes so prevalent in the aroma are way subdued here, though still noticeable. Some floral notes also emerge, along with sticky alcohol and a blend of caramel and honey. Hints of cantaloupe and biscuits later emerge.

Carbonation is moderate and prickly, breaking the brew into just a bit of silky fizz. Velvety, thick medium body; soft bitterness.

Loose Cannon exists somewhere between IPA and DIPA, and showcases impressive balance for its strength. Good stuff.

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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
88 out of 100 based on 2,779 ratings.