Heavy Seas Black Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by fank2788:
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass
Pours a dark brown with red highlights. The head is thick and foamy to start then settles to a thin layer with lots of lace. The smell is of west coast hops and chocolate malt so like an imperial stout but without any bitter roasted character. The taste is of floral hop with a significant citrus note up front. Beyond the hops is just enough malt balance to keep this beer under control. It looks like a brown ale but is all IPA in taste. This beer is an almost unbalanced, IPA in disguise. The taste is clean with a finish of hop bitterness and a touch of malt sweetness but just a touch. Overall I'd say the drinkability is a bit less than good. This beer seems to be mostly chocolate malt with less of the caramel character of a classic IPA. The caramel character, in my opinion, makes a more drinkable beer as this seems to be lacking some of the sweetness required to balance the hops. This was my first Black IPA and I think it has made me interested in finding more of this style.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2011 04:25:40 | More by fank2788
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a chalice glass.
Appearance - Mine eyes be deceiving me! This looks like a porter/stout. If you were to tell me this was an IPA I would giggle at you profusely. I will be the first to admit that I do not have a lot of experience with Black IPAs, but this looks good. Very dark in color, tannish head.
Smell - a very earth smell, a mix of hops, grass, and a bit of a floral sweetness right at the beginning of the sniff.
Taste - a beautiful blend of hoppy bitterness and malty roastiness. I really enjoy this beer as so many IPAs focus on crushing your palate with hops at this point in time, this does not do that.
Mouthfeel - bueno
Overall - a really nice beer from Heavy Seas. I would drink it again, and probably recommend it as a try for friends.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 00:30:12 | More by Bills453
Heavy Seas Black Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.