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

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Ratings: 2,897
Reviews: 1,160
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 88
Gots: 313 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a pub glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow with a white1-½ finger head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Hoppy aroma dominates this brew. Hints of citrus in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma the flavor is dominated by the hops as it should be. More bitter than sweet with hints of zesty citrus.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was a solid IPA – just as good in the bottle as it was on tap.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.03/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Found the bottle at a Fresh Market mix a six offering.

Pours light to medium amber, grades light to dark bottom to top. Light layer of foam on top. Mild hop aroma, very light & subtle. Sweetness evolves into a mixed bitter. Floral notes with a kind of raisin-y mouthfeel.

Odd blend. Unspectacular.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into an Ommegang tulip glass about a month shy of the "brewery-fresh" punch date.

Look- Clear medium amber with a decent head that lingers for a few minutes. Not a ton of lacing, but it's there.

Smell- Sweetness right off the bat, citrus and some pine are there but butterscotch dominates.

Taste- Sweet with a subdued but flavorful hop presence. Mild alcohol on the back end.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, mild carbonation. Rich on the tongue with some lingering dryness. Very nice.

Drinkability- Goes down well, I could drink a few before the sweetness got to be too much.

Overall- Definitely less in-your-face with the hops than expected from the description, but surprisingly good, if on the sweet side. Probably a good intro APA for those that are hop-shy, and worth trying for sure.

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