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

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Ratings: 2,871
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 88
Gots: 299 | 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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12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a deep straw gold with orange highlights and two fingers of fluffy white head. Quickly recedes to a thin collar with patchy lacing. Aroma is a pleasant blend of sharp citrus, mild pine, and soft floral notes.

The taste opens with bright juicy citrus. It's certainly bitter, but no hop bomb. Well balanced, as the sharp citrus is accompanied by sweeter tropical notes of mango and pineapple. Finally, a slightly astringent pine takes over and rides a dry grainy malt backbone to the finish line. There is a bit of alcohol warmth, but for the most part it's extremely smooth. The hop-malt balance works perfectly with the medium carbonation and ever-so-slightly-viscous body.

Overall, this easily surpassed expectations. Not sure how well it holds up, but my recent 6-pack was magnificent at less than 3 weeks old. If you can find it fresh, buy it. Great value as well. For what it's worth I'd choose this over a Two Hearted, which seems like a fair brew for comparison within the style.

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Heavy Seas Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
90 out of 100 based on 2,871 ratings.