Cannons | LIC Beer Project

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LIC Beer Project
New York, United States
licbeerproject.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial IPA double dry-hopped with Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, and Amarillo.

Added by Britt on 01-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,139
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
58
pDev:
12.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Furley80:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of SenatorSpaceman
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orangish copper. Mostly opaque. I rarely admire a head, but the foam on this beer was gorgeous. Pillowy snow capped mountains. Lots of retention. The nose is sweet cantaloupe and orange sherbet. It smells like straight up dessert but the sweetness is far from overpowering.
The taste follows suit. The melon flavors really burst up front. I've never had a cantaloupe milkshake, but I have to imagine this is what it would taste like. It develops into what feels like an entire orange creamsicle in each sip. The finish is cake batter with a doughy malt presence. Mouthfeel is very big and very creamy.
I got a little heat with my first can a few days ago but this one doesn't taste anywhere close to 8.5%. LIC is hiding the booze as well as anyone these days in their DIPAs.
Cannons is very unique for the style. This isn't something I'd put in the top tier of NEIPAs, but it's very good and something worth trying out. With this beer and Full Monty, LIC has really gone all out with the super fruity, bitterness-free New England style. It's a nice compliment to their more balanced IPAs like Higher Burnin and Pile of Crowns, which are both outstanding in their own right. Overall, these guys are absolutely killing it.

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Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of avas
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.11/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of k47k
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler from the brewery in LIC, Queens, NYC.
Pours an almost clear dark gold with a half finger of head with good retention, smell is sticky piny dank mango/tropical fruits, hints of hop hard candy, strawberry seeds, and white grape flesh, taste follows the nose with sweet tropical fruit and white grapes up front, a quick flash of prickly dank pine, finishes with a hint of musty booze, pretty much no bitterness, this beer is medium bodied and chewy. A malt forward white grape treat.

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3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this beer in a trade. Big thanks to Leo for this one. Drank from a TEKU.

Look: Deep golden color with a rocky eggshell head and a full haze.

Aroma: Big fleshy orange on the nose along with lots of mango and just of hint of sweet onion.

Taste: Aroma translates to the palate. lots fleshy sweet orange with a medium minus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Awesome medium plus creamy mouthfeel.

Overall(style points): I've had a lot of LIC before but this is by far the best. Super fleshy with just enough sweetness to heighten the citrus and tropical fruit. 98.5 points!

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Photo of kdown
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jbavi360
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gabrielcolom
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlabs
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/14/17

It is a dull, hazy straw yellow with a massive, mustache producing frothy white head. Plenty of lacing.

Smells like musty apricot and BO, some orange, and a slightly dank green with a touch of berry.

It tastes like apricot/peach with some skin, passion fruit, some guava, pineapple, and pithy grapefruit, with some floarly/leafy green hops and a lingering bitterness that seems to build through the aftertaste. Malts are really light, especially for the abv, with just a touch of cracker like flavor.

Super easy to drink. It has a bit of bite to it carbonation wise, and is on the lighter side of a medium body, but amole fullness.

This beer may look more new school east coast, but it tastes more old school. And for that I thank you. Excellent beer. Reminds me of a Trillium brew.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
2.72/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dar482
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes on with a creamy and pillowy body with flavors of pithy grapefruit, pineapple, citrus creamsicle, with a pithy bitterness and mint and pine towards the finish.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dudd
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cath
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cosmicevan
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

love this one...love the new label too. deep hazy orange yellow brown w a frothy head. deep hops. thick and chewy but still has a juiciness. make no.mistake...definitely a double. rock n roll in the end.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cannons from LIC Beer Project
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 58 ratings