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

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2,527 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,527
Reviews: 1,142
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 65
Gots: 159 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-30-2014 04:30:26 | More by Tphelan9
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JDeming

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-30-2014 02:18:34 | More by JDeming
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Ardeer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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HOPPYKC

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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PTEdelman

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twonder23

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-26-2014 22:36:32 | More by twonder23
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smurphy493

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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macesq

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-26-2014 04:03:40 | More by macesq
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Lucular

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Georgia

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Colorado

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Virginia

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Pennsylvania

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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear, orange amber, with persistent head and lacing.

Aroma: Tropical and stone fruit aromas of peach and apricot are here, along with a slight hint of earthy spice, like nutmeg.

Taste & Mouthfeel: The fruity aromas appear first thing on the tongue, with a smooth mouthfeel and balanced carbonation. Finish flows from full, nutty malts, to plastery, oxidized flavor, to big, resiny hops. The hop bitterness is subdued by and sits in good balance with the malt character in the finish.

Final Word: Well balanced for such a heavily hopped American IPA, and the overall character is sweet and malty. Obviously, the plastery/oxidized flavor is not a good thing, but could also be the result of something outside of the brewery’s control. My guess is that this problem won’t exist if you snatch a glass around town, and even with the negative flavor, I still enjoyed the beer. Not the best IPA I’ve ever had, especially considering the oxidized flavor I encountered, but still well balanced and worth picking up if you need a change of pace or if there aren’t any top tier IPAs around.

Serving type: on-tap

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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
90 out of 100 based on 2,527 ratings.