Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Zraly:
3.6/5 rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep, dark brown with tan head; it's borderline black and opaque. Hints of light sneak in now and then.
The flavor borders on the "stout" identity line, although there is no strong, roasted barley flavor coming through as a main flavor. (This is sometimes where I must admit that some of the new beer styles confuse me a bit.) A nice, pine hop note is upfront and a balanced mouthfeel and profile carries throughout. Nice, bitter, slight oily finish. It's actually pairs nicely with a veggie pizza topped with kalamata olives and feta cheese; the kalamata olives bring out the bitter hop oils and the feta adds a nice tang to mix.
Possible marriage of Peg Leg and Loose Cannon? Not a bad idea but I don't know how necessary it is in terms of Clipper City's development. I don't know if this is developing a new style or a new marketing strategy. Either way, I guess, I'm still drinking it and don't feel ripped off. But it does beg a few questions that are broader than the scope of a single beer review.
A solid, good beer but not the best of the Heavy Seas line. If you haven't tried the predecessor, Loose Cannon, do so -- it is a great interpretation of an American IPA. At the same time, for comparison, this is much more focused and flavorful than "Back in Black" by 21st Amendment.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2011 23:04:29 | More by Zraly
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4.14/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Black, foamy tan head that never died, nice lacing that held on throughout the drink.
Smell: Heavy peppery hop smell with a slight hint of fruit at the rear of the nose.
Taste: Not at all what I expect from an IPA. Smooth and almost sweet at the front with a quick hit of bitter hops and a slight but not lingering hop aftertaste. Mixed in the middle is a fig/fruit sweetness that comes as quickly as it leaves.
Mouthfeel: Very light for an IPA.
Overall: Quite good for a dark IPA. I'm glad I found this on cask. I'm thinking the cask toned it down. Overall a good drink.
Serving type: cask
03-10-2014 05:27:39 | More by coasterfreak75
Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.