TropiCannon Citrus IPA
Heavy Seas Beer

TropiCannon Citrus IPATropiCannon Citrus IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #5,501
ABV:
7.25%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,225
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 15.61%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
473
From:
Heavy Seas Beer
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  121
SCORE
85
Very Good
TropiCannon Citrus IPATropiCannon Citrus IPA
Notes: Our brand new citrus IPA is exploding with bright citrus aroma and flavor. Creating an exciting new variation on our flagship Loose Cannon, TropiCannon clocks in at the same 7.25%ABV as its cousin, but packs a full blast of blood orange, grapefruit, mango and lemon flavor. We've downplayed some of Loose Cannon's piney-ness and amped up the citrus by swapping Centennial and Palisade hops for Amarillo and even more Simcoe. We've introduced dried grapefruit, orange and lemon peel in the brewing process and added mango, blood orange and more grapefruit post-fermentation.
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Newtobeet345 from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great orange citrus scent on the nose and same with the taste. Nice balance of bitterness. Overall a great beer for the summer and easy drinking. I would suggest it

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dcotom from Iowa

3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from 12-ounce can into a straight-sided glass mug. Hazy, yellowish-orange body beneath a thick white head. Good retention and lacing. The aroma bowls you over as soon as the beer hits the glass. Huge aromas of orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple greet the nose. These are present on the palate as well, along with lots of citrus-zest bitterness. The finish is on the sweet side, with a tart and bitter note of citrus zest lingering on the palate. Overall, this is a quite tasty and fruity IPA and an excellent breakfast beer to boot.

May 04, 2021
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150lRoast from Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The pour was a very transparent orange and gold color. The smell is something to behold if you like tangerines. Other than actual juice, I have never had aroma like that hit upon pour. The feel was medium/thin with tiny carbonation. The taste is bitter orange and grapefruit. albeit a bit harsh

Overall, this beer isn't for everyone, but if you want to try something that has aroma like no other, you should try this one. I think the aroma and taste are very different, so you are expecting something completely different than what you get. I would buy it again, but this is drink one and only one beer. It is also one that I would not hand out to friends unless I really knew they like it.

Apr 15, 2021
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Nazz300 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured clear golden color. Aroma hits you immediately. Strong citrus, an almost candy Aroma. Thankfully more bitter than expected as it smells sweet. Creamy head dissipates rather quickly, nice lacing. Got this with beer of the month club, definitely more of a summer beer. Very good though.

Jan 31, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber haze appearance with a tight white head. Citrus, not tropical fruit, explode in the nose: orange, grapefruit, lemon, and I guess some mango too, hops are very mild. Taste is much the same, some lime zest is in there now, maybe pineapple, no nuance, hops are so light and not bitter on the finish, herbal even. Feel is medium bodied, bright, smooth, and juicy, but a little watery. Standard fruited ipa but without hops to elevate beyond average

Jan 08, 2021
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KeithMorin from Massachusetts

1.44/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Absolutely undrinkable! I have never reviewed a beer on this site and I was so disgusted by this IPA that I logged in to hopefully save someone from spending money on this garbage.
The fake, candy orange flavor ruins what would have been a mediocre IPA. The flavor reminds me of tang, or orange tootsie pops (without the chocolate).

Nov 22, 2020
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Danzifer from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into snifter. 1 finger head, quickly dissipates. The smell hit me immediately. Intense mango, and I mean INTENSE! Rather delightful. It's hazy gold in appearance. Upon taste, I find the lime just slightly too prevalent. I think maybe just a hint of lime would be better but overall it's pretty good. Semi bitter suite, goes down smooth.

*edit The taste really lingers

Sep 18, 2020
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance has a clear golden orange color and a white head that dissipates rather quickly. Lacing is decent.

Aroma is very citrusy and also smells like candy. Notes of oranges, blood oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit, and "Fruity Pebbles". Also citrus rinds.

Taste is more bitter than the aroma could suggest to someone. I mainly taste strong citrus zest, along with some notes of lemon rind and lemon juice. The beer is partly sweet, tasting fruity notes of the aforementioned cereal and sweeter citrus. Body is medium-light.

Sep 12, 2020
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breakakeg from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs around. Full of flavor and easy to drink. Glad I grabbed a six at the store and look forward to many more in the future. Keep up the great brewing!

Jul 30, 2020
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Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can. Very orange in color with a frothy head and lacing. Orange, blood orange, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit in the smell. Very strong fruit smell. Grapefruit is in the forefront on flavor, with the other fruit flavors in the background.

Jun 29, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber appearance with a small, off white head and little lacing. Aroma is totally dominated by fruit, from orange, pineapple and peach to grapefruit and lemon. Taste is a virtual mirror of the aroma with a bit more emphasis on the orange (although I cannot distinguish, tastewise, between a blood orange and a navel orange).

Jun 03, 2020
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Clear, golden orange color. White head faded quickly to a cap and leftok lacing.

S---Strong citrus as advertised. Orange is dominant, backed up by grapefruit and lemon.

T---Follows the nose. There was some additional tropical taste, perhaps mango or papaya.

F---Light to medium feel. Well carbonated. It's one that you could chug to quench a deep thirst.

O---A good beer from a good brewer. I'll keep an eye out for this one as summer gets warmer.

May 29, 2020
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97mrnsgt

4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent citrus IPA. Being new to the IPA beer industry, I find this beer to be packed with a fruity taste, similar to Hawaiian Punch taste. So far this is the best summertime ipa beer I've had with "citrus fruitiness" being the desired taste. Unfortunately they don't sell this in my state and I have to travel to get it.

May 06, 2020
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Walt1965 from Virginia

4.87/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly hazy copper color with a nice head and lace. Strong but not overwhelming citrus scent. Taste is not overly hoppy, but is light and crisp. Great summertime boat beer.

Apr 30, 2020
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MoMaMe from Maryland

3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, deep gold, with a small head but nice lacing

Smell: oranges with a slightly sweet, candy sent

Taste: it tastes like they added a bunch of orange rinds/peels to the fermenter. The orange bitter is overwhelming and barely any beer flavor came through. I wouldn't have been able to tell if this was an IPA or another type of beer because all I could taste was orange peel. If someone had told me this was an orange flavored hard soda, I might have believed them. Sorry for the harsh comment, but I was really dissapointed on this one.

Citrus IPAs typically get their citrus flavor from the hops, and sometimes an additional flavor is added, but this is just too much.

Do not recommend for someone looking for a true ipa.

Mar 28, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Fairly clear and coppery with two inches of white head that is more fizzy than sudsy and leaves little to no lace. Nose is fairly strong and candy like featuring pear and grapefruit like aromas. Taste is much the same with a nice medium hop bitterness. Flavor is more blood orange but in an artificial plastic like flavor. Feel is medium in body and carbonation, nothing remarkable, finishing with a touch of astringency.
After having a few these over the last 5 or so years I can honestly say this one really isn’t bad but not my thing. Maybe a good first beer at the pool or tiki bar. I would also be curious to see how it pairs with a tropical themed burger or chicken sandwich.

Mar 22, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drinking this at my local tap house, Tapped in Greenville NC.
Poured from a Tap into a pint glass.
Appears hazy yellow orange, with a nice head that dropped quickly.
Smells citrusy orange sweet.
Taste follows the nose, very orange juice forward.
Mouth feel is medium light for the style.
Overall a very citrus nice IPA that I would definitely order again.

Mar 14, 2020
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mschenk from Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a somewhat cloudy amber with a not long lasting head

Smell is superb, citrusy just like it should with the aroma of oranges

Taste is where this beer falls apart for me. The bitterness of the hops comes through but the strong taste of orange peel comes through. Wish it was the orange fruit itself, not the peel

Feel is okay but after the taste issue it doesn't really matter

Mar 09, 2020
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PathofChaos from Maryland

3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance:
Pours a translucent, yellowed amber. Like a glass full of orange topaz turned liquid. Sprouts a slender slice of white foam that retains reasonably and---surprisingly---laces on and on, no matter how deeply you drink.

Bouquet:
Bitter orange rind, tart mandarins, and ruby-red grapefruit steal the headline while a transient, sweet scent (reminiscent of Fruity Pebbles) makes will-o-wisp appearances.

Feel:
A barrage of baby bubbles crash across the tongue like waves upon a rock. As they dissipate, a juicy, light bodied ale splashes down while that flock of micro bubbles rise to the roof of the palate. Finishes clean and crisp.

Taste:
Fresh-squeezed blood orange rimmed with puckering lemon zest, ripe mango, and lashings of pungent pine resin. Bright, citrus hops billow and snap like fresh linens in a sunny summer breeze.

Overall:
Unfortunately, half the time you'll open one that's poorly balanced and all those citrus flavors are violently acidic while the sweet ones teeter at the eye-watering edge of artificial. Any more intense and it'd taste like a Glade plugin. Due to this upsetting inconsistency, the taste scores poorly.

Mar 04, 2020
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear copper color with a nice fluffy white head. Great retention and lacing.

The aroma of fresh citrus fruit hit me as soon as I cracked the can. Upon sticking my nose to the glass, the scent of fresh grapefruit juice and zest and orange is overwhelming.

The taste is dominated by the blood orange and grapefruit juice, sweet and sour at the same time. Very zesty and bright. You get hints of the mango, pineapple, and a bit of biscuit malt. Finishes juicy but with a surprising smack of hop bitterness, citrusy and a touch piney but more pronounced than from the fruit rind. Clean and crisp.

A really good citrus IPA! Super refreshing.

Jan 16, 2020
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TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice citrus notes, huge in fact, worked well with the bitterness of the hops! I would think this to be a perfect summer beer. Hope to find it in June/July instead of December!

Jan 05, 2020
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MrOH from Malta

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear gold with white head, excellent retention, rings of lace
Lots of citrus in the aroma: ruby-red grapefruit, blood orange, some pineapple and passion fruit, other assorted citrus
Flavor reflects aroma, slight caramel malt background. Citrus pith finish is a little too bitter when paired with the hops, but is refreshing.
Pretty light for the style, appropriate carbonation
Not my favorite by any means, but I can see why folks like it

Jan 04, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 12oz bottle (best by 3/1/20) into a pint glass. Pours a translucent orangish copper color with two fingers of off-white head. Moderate retention and lacing. Smell is dominated by grapefruit and oranges-very strong smelling. Taste is mostly grapefruit/orange but with noticeable alcohol. Citrus is too dominant IMHO. Feels thin in the mouth with a bitter alcohol aftertaste. I'll be the first to admit that this type of beer isn't my thing, but that being said this one also doesn't seem to be all that well put together.

Dec 17, 2019
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Suds from Missouri

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From an aluminum can, this brew pours a completely clear, medium-gold color with a thick white, foamy head. The aroma is intensely fruity. Wow...it smells like a fruit punch. I get grapefruit, mango, lemon, orange peel, and more. Intense. The taste follows suit. Grapefruit dominates the flavor, though. More fruit than beer flavor. Wow.

Nov 10, 2019
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Eticyclone

4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leans more traditional IPA than Hazy/NEIPA upon appearance. Smells like Fruity Pebbles strongly. The fruit punch mixture of mango, grapefruit, and guava/pineapple dominates with a very mild hop/IPA backend. If you like IPAs and want the fruit experience of a Hazy with a traditional mouthfeel this is a great hybrid.

Oct 23, 2019
TropiCannon Citrus IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 473 ratings