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

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Ratings: 2,977
Reviews: 1,180
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 96
Gots: 393 | 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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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma here is pretty heavy on the tropical and citrus hops, with a small biscuit undercurrent. All in all though, it isn't all that pungeant or overbearing.

The taste has a definite taste of tropical and citric hops to it immediately from the get go. There isn't any question which direction this beer's hops lean. That said, it isn't very bitter at all, which surprised me a little bit. After the initial tropic and citrus hop hit, there is a note of spicy biscuit and a sweetness as well that shows through. A small bitterness hits at the end to round out the swallow, but it's very tame compared to most IPA's that one might think it'd be compared to.

Considering the beer saying it's hopped 3 times, I was a little surprised at the tameness of the beer's bitterness. That said, I do really enjoy its flavors and can really appreciate the tropical and grapefruit notes, and balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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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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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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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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