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Dubbel Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tbrown4 on 04-05-2011)
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5/5  rDev +33%

Rusty18, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

DarrBrow, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

juneaudog, Oct 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

craig220, Apr 14, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clipper City/Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon is a delicious Belgian IPA. I love the Loose Cannon IPA and this is a great variation. Good work Clipper City/Heavy Seas (they should really choose one name or the other imho).

A: Orange/brown colour and a 5 mm head that fades to excellent lacing. 4.5

S: Wow, it smells exactly like you'd expect: a 50/50 combination of that tropical-fruit Loose Cannon smell along with Belgian yeast. Lovely. 5

T: The taste follows the smells. A good mix of fruity hops with ever-present Belgian yeast undertones. Their is a great balance between the Belgian and the IPA characteristics. 4.5

M: Well carbonated and foamy. 4.5

O: An excellent Belgian IPA: one of my favourites. 4.5

vandemonian, May 01, 2011
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4.51/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I am pretty sure that this came to me from local, in-person trader, tone77. Many thanks!

From the bottle: "A variation of our 'Loose Cannon' IPA, fermented with a Belgian Dubbel yeast culture - tangy hops with a spicy aroma."; "Another fine mess ...".

I liked the way that this poured, creating two fingers of dense, light-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep copper with NE-quality clarity, reminiscent of a shiny, newly minted penny. Nose was big with minty hops; musty, peppery yeast and a bit of alcohol heat. Mouthfeel was surprisingly soft, albeit with a good bit of heat and the flavor was very spicy, as though the hops simply teamed up with the yeast to really bring a bite to my tongue. Finish was extremely dry and moderately hot. Phew! This was quite good for one, but I would not want more than a couple at a time.

woodychandler, May 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

rwill2001, Feb 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Mikecap, Oct 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Nichols33, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

beertardis, Mar 20, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice cross between a belgian abbey dubbel and an IPA. Well balanced, with sweet malt notes countered by citrusy and piney/floral hop flavors. An exceptional seasonal and great additional to the loose cannon repertoire. While I find some of Hugh's beers to be too hoppy and out of balance, this finds a beautiful marriage of classic Belgian and new-age american.

kmellen17, Apr 25, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours an amber orange color with good head retention and decent lacing. The nose is quite attractive, showcasing banana, considerable spice, a hint of brown sugar and some impressive dry citrus. The flavor profile replicates the nose very closely in this well crafted beer. Also, while the beer is moderately sweet with an attractive dubbel flavor profile, there is a goodly amount of hoppy bitterness in this beer as well. It dries out the sweetness very nicely, leading to a long, spicey, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and there's no doubting this beer delivers plenty of flavor.

Wow! It's been a while since I was this impressed by a Clipper City/Heavy Seas beer. Will definitely be ordering this one again.

John_M, Apr 22, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A deep nutty copper color with a decent off-white head that settles to a thin full cover with lots of even lacing. The aroma is an interesting yeasty cinnamon knockwurst with just a hint of sweet clove and a citrusy overtone. Very unusual and likable. The flavor is a delicious blend of light licorice over malty sweet toffee. Really tasty and highly drinkable for the style. It’s medium plus bodied with a pleasant but full carbpnation that lends a luscious and refreshing feel. The hop factor is somewhat understated but a very nice earthy green leaf that mixes so well with the sweet malty licorice ideas. This is a fabulous Belgian choice, something a bit atypical but that will appeal to most any beer/IPA lover. Nice job.

Durge, Aug 18, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip. Six pack pulled fresh off of truck.

A: poured a nice ruby red color with light fluffy white head like a Belgian tripel.

S: got a nice mixture of spice and hops immediately off the nose along with the common Belgian yeast smell.

T: this was the beers strong point. The use of the Belgian yeast really added a new layer of complexity to their hop3 ipa. Had a very nice tropical fruit taste mixed with that slight bubble gum taste you can find with Belgian beers. Drank really nicely.

M: not to thin not to thick with a little resin feel. Coronation was a little high but nothing that would turn anyone off from trying.

O: I have enjoyed almost all Belgian ipas that I have tried over the years. When I saw this in the store I had to try it. I will say heavy seas is putting out some stellar beers and am very happy with this newest addition to the fleet.

brobeerbot, May 04, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber red with dark creamy head that clings to the glass and retains across top.

Smells of flowery funk upfront with sweet caramel malts and earthy hops. Some pine sap and dry fruit.

Tastes of butter scotch notes with some bitter hops, dry fruit with grapefruit finish. Long and complex finish with apples, spice and a hint of flower funk.

Overall a good everyday Belgian IPA, approachable and pleasing , will attract a wide audience to good Belgian IPA.

Willytee3, Sep 13, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Semi hazy caramel color with a thin white head. Lots of banana and tropical fruit. Smells like an island buffet.

Big full mouth feel and exceptionally smooth. Well blended flavors, smooth caramel around the edges, lots of banana mango and pineapple. Nice crisp clean finish with a hint of detectable alcohol. Awesome Belgian ipa, right up there with stone cali belgique.

jtierney89, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mdtnelson, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

jsapping, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Remdog, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Maseitz, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Theorganizer81, Jul 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served at ~48 F.

Monster white head with good retention. Has a rich amber color, great clarity. A pretty beer as is typical for the brewery.

Grapefruit citrus hops, slightly peppery, but overall somewhat sweet.

Slightly biscuity malt flavor up front, gently sweet. Citrusy hop flavor blends in seamlessly, and finishes with a biscuit tinged slight bitterness. Belgian influence, particularly from the yeast, is quite muted, but the biscuity malt flavors add an extra dimension.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency, minimal (if any) alcoholic warming.

A reinterpretation of one my favorite beers, Loose Cannon. It doesn't wander incredibly far from the original, but is a distinct beer that probably is more complex. A good beer to sip and drink slowly, as there is a lot going on here.

mpyle, Apr 16, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

orangedive, Jan 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

greyghost86, May 08, 2012
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Dubbel Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.