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

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Ratings: 2,877
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 88
Gots: 301 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of buzzedup
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A .this beer pours a orange color closer to mango looking than oranges. Head does not last long but does have good lacing throughout.

S. very tropical. smells more like a girley drink then a IPA but still very pleasant

T. this is a very done well rounded IPA not to high on the IBU but enough that there is no question this is a IPA. The tropical flavors come out but again not overpowering . very very smooth this one can be dangerous

M. medium mouth feel. would prefer a bit more oily mouth feel .

O. this is a solid IPA and I would recommend it to a beginning hop head all the way to a full blown IPA only drinker.

Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours clear orange with a thin, long lasting white head. Aroma is of bready malt, piney, citrusy hops and caramel. Light-medium, slightly tangy body. Biscuit and caramel malt balance large amount of hops on the palate before hops and alcohol take over. Long finish is dry from hops and alcohol. I would prefer less alcohol and more body and malt flavor in this brew.

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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  rDev -0.5%

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

12oz Bottle - thanks to frenchy for this

Appearance – Hazy amber/orange colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is a great amount of lacing draping all over the sides of the glass. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, grapefruit, oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some oranges, grapefruits, and a pineapple flavour. The beer finishes with a caramel sweet tropical fruit aftertaste with only a bit of hop bitterness.

Overall – A very good IPA. It has some of the flavours found in some of the DIPA's I've had. Its very sweet and sugary, but still drinkable. At times the flavour reminds me of a creamsicle.. Worth a try for sure.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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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  rDev -25.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, brought back from visit to FL in Oct. Should have had it then, as it has passed its freshness date of late Oct. '11. I've enjoyed this previously on tap and in bottle and recall it being quite hop forward, with a bitter, dry finish.

A: Cloudy gold/amber, with a few bubbles of effervescence. 1" off-white head dissipates pretty quickly and leaves thin and consistent lacing.

S: Muted caramel and floral.

T: Sweet caramel; very little, but some bitterness.

M: Medium body and light/medium carbonation; wet finish.

O: I missed this one, as past experience tells me this is a solid I.P.A. with up-front hops. It is still very enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose: Citrusy and sconey. Strong hop and yeast presence. A little spicy, but well balanced.

Appearance: Nice gold-orange. Not a think head, but clingy. Just a little bit of haze.

Taste: Complex and balanced. Citrus and sweet malt flavors play well against dank hops and bready yeast. A good cross between English and American IPAs.

Overall: Really solid. I've had this one a few times and enjoyed it every single time. I've just now gotten around to reviewing it.

Photo of Brenden
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes off the tap a dark polished gold color with a creamy head just over a finger tall that retains itself well and leaves patchy evidence of itself in good quantity. This is a pretty beer, just a bit opaque but very bright at the same time.
The aroms is fresh and citrusy bitter with an accompanying gentle sweetness to it. There's a lot of tropical fruit in here, and the sweetness is both a sort of juicy one as well as a bit "sugary" (though natural) for lack of a better descriptor. Malts make for a nice balance without taking much away. A bit of alcohol sneaks in underneath.
While the malts make for good balance in the aroma without taking much from the hops, in the flavor the balance is excellent and the hops shine even brighter. This is a great profile, lightly sweet, juicy and a little raw without being herbal, which I think wouldn't work as well in this one, though a bit of green rawness does work. This beer is plentifully bitter without being bracingly bitter.
The body is medium and carbonation is moderate. Crispness and smoothness both play a role here and mingle well.

Photo of perrymarcus
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
best buy: Jan notched.

pours a nice, translucent medium amber with a big frothy 2+" head; good retention and lacing. great looking IPA.

nose opens with floral / pine / citrus characters, secondary notes of malt... doesn't jump out of the glass the way my favorite IPAs do, but very nice nonetheless.

taste follows and exceeds the aroma. very nice balance between the hop notes and the malt backbone. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. very tasty.

overall an excellent IPA, tasty and enjoyable. highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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