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Dubbel Cannon - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
85
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | 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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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-21-2012 06:34:38 | More by grahamboudreaux
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MTWood


4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2012 19:22:44 | More by MTWood
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Clear copper with two-finger, white, frothy head that lasted more than a few minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Caramel malt and light citrus aromas.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. More sweet and less hoppy than I was expecting.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

O: Interesting. This is the first Belgian IPA I've had. Not awesome, but I'll definitely try another.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 02:17:04 | More by SolipsismalCat
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-29-2012 20:37:47 | More by e30todamax
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mccleandr1

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2012 02:16:16 | More by mccleandr1
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Rushalt

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-19-2012 01:52:32 | More by Rushalt
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hef

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

11-17-2012 04:01:48 | More by hef
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

11-12-2012 03:31:58 | More by GiantMidget
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nh2032

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-11-2012 22:19:34 | More by nh2032
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metter98

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy dark amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with many particles visible floating in suspension. It poured with a thin beige head that has excellent retention properties and hardly died down and also left some lacing on the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tangerines and grapefruit in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has interesting aromas of citrusy hops along with notes of Belgian yeast and caramel malts. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied, tangy and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be an interesting IPA because the tangerine aromas and flavors make it unique among other types of citrusy hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 02:34:06 | More by metter98
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dwhitey517


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

11-06-2012 05:03:13 | More by dwhitey517
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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-01-2012 00:06:01 | More by raythealeman
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz beer was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Tangerine and other citrus aromas, and a little bit of caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Major citrus bomb. Tangerine, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. Some caramel and bready sweetness with a little bit of subtle bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, nice tingling bitterness, and easy to drink.

Overall: A very enjoyable BIPA and finding a love more and more every week for this style. I enjoyed every bit of this and would revisit this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 20:56:33 | More by Flounder57
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juneaudog

New York

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

10-21-2012 22:23:11 | More by juneaudog
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TheBeard89

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-09-2012 14:34:22 | More by TheBeard89
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PoolFishGolf

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-08-2012 01:25:54 | More by PoolFishGolf
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-07-2012 15:04:33 | More by Mikecap
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Bills453

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - a beautiful orange hazy liquid with a nice one and a half finger off-white head that lasts for quite awhile, and I assume will provide some fantastic lacing.

Smell - flowers, citrus, HOPS! Smells refreshing and delicious.

Taste - not as hoppy as I was expecting. A very nice blend of bitter, and almost a hint of floral sweetness aftertaste. I very much enjoy the flavor of this brew.

Mouthfeel - just right. Again refreshing.

Overall - great beer. Would recommend it to friends!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 00:33:28 | More by Bills453
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mdtnelson

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

09-29-2012 01:25:48 | More by mdtnelson
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flagmantho

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip. Best by October 2012, so I'm in just under the wire!

Appearance: dark, muddy orange hue with tons of haze and a thick cap of frothy tan foam. Not bad, but bit on the dark and murky side for the style.

Smell: there's not a lot going on here except a moderate phenolic aroma and a hint of toasty malts. It's not a bad aroma, but I feel like the phenolic character would have played great against something hoppy, something sweet, something fruity ... just *something* else in addition.

Taste: rich malty flavor with a fair bit of that phenolic character, but some actual light hoppiness and a light but tasty bitterness at the end. It's not like any other Belgian IPA I've ever had, but I can't say I don't like it. There are more flavors playing off each other here than in the aroma, which I appreciate.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of well-integrated carbonation and concomitant creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a pretty tasty and unusual beer, I would have this again if I were to come across it.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 16:41:08 | More by flagmantho
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Billolick

New York

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, has freshness info, but its with a twist..."Purchase before" info notched onto the label.

Pours darker almond amber, slightly hazed. Medium tan head, slowly fades to a thicker film, collar and leaves moderate spotty lacing.

I get mostly cloves, some yeast and malts in the nose.

This is called a "Belgian style IPA" on the label and here on BA, but I'm not convinced. Really seems more like a hoppy dubbel or another sort of mixed up hybrid.

More cloves, ripe fruit, bready sweet malts...more and more I'm getting a dubbel feel rather than an IPA....anyway, this one just seems to be sort of a question mark to me. Has a warming quality, that makes me think of this as a decent beer to go along with a winter meal, like thanksgiving dinner perhaps

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 23:15:40 | More by Billolick
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Willytee3

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 03:15:22 | More by Willytee3
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-26-2012 22:57:22 | More by Profchaos20
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

08-24-2012 19:53:19 | More by jaidenjb
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Bito401

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-20-2012 23:39:21 | More by Bito401
Dubbel Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.