TropiCannon Citrus IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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TropiCannon Citrus IPATropiCannon Citrus IPA
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3.73/5
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375 Ratings
TropiCannon Citrus IPATropiCannon Citrus IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Myotus on 12-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,408
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
375
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
100
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 375 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly delicious, juicy, easy-to-drink citrus-heavy IPA. Slightly cloudy orange color with some foaming head and very minimal spotty lingering lacing. Smells of nice citrus zest hops. Tastes of nice citrus fruit - orange, grapefruit, lemon, a little mango and passionfruit - as well as some caramel, vanilla and malt. Perfect bitter note at the end, taste reminded me a little of Orange Crush but it wasn’t too sweet or cloying at all. Higher ABV was completely well-hidden. Smooth mild mouthfeel, great carbonation. Really enjoyed this one - very well-balanced, easy to enjoy, definitely sessionable.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on cask
Look - clear golden color with good head
Smell - smells like straight oranges
Taste - lots of citrus orange and some bitter hopness in there
Feel - medium body and no real carb since it’s cask
Overall - very yummy

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Photo of Nephilium
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is full of oranges, nearly overpoweringly so. The beer pours a clear amber, with a full white head. The orange is there in the flavor, but much more subdued then in the aroma. Bright citrus notes pair up with the citrus and pith from the hops, and there's a nice bitter finish. Overall a solid fruited IPA.

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Photo of crobtay
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave1999
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLema1
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: crystal clear, orange, white head, nice lacing
S: Sweet. Smells like Orang Crush
T: not as sweet as expected, decent flavor, the fruit tastes artificial
F: lots of carbonation, great upfront mouthfeel, has a soda-like quality
O: not sure what they were going for, reminds me of a hard seltzer

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Photo of jak
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclonece09
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deeper orange with a small white head. Smells of tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Tastes of passion fruit and citrus, nice balance. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WingBolt73
4.62/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spartacat300
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of harpus
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ricochet
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: Cloudy mid amber orange. Very lively with minimal head and lace at first, but sticky after a few sips.
S: Orange peel, fruit loops cereal, a little tangerine
M: (Feel) Center bitter with mild bitter after taste. Slight cream. Dry finish.
T: Tastes like a mildly bitter orange soda. Hint of baby aspirin. More orange peel. Grapefruit seems to be the base as advertised on the label. Peppery note.
O: I would say this would be a good Saturday afternoon beer but the ABV... I said it would be a better morning beer but that would louse up your whole day. I liked it better drawn from the bottle than on my review from a pint glass. It's very tasty but I'd prefer more flavor from the hops and less from added fruit.

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Photo of Pontzie
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So I might just be in the mood for this, but right now this turned out to be a surprisingly delicious addition to a good old fashioned burger and toss meal.

L: a reddish golden color, especially for an IPA. Minimal head that is lightly dispersing to the edge..

S: bright orangey citrus and lemon dominate the scent. A candy sweetness to the scent with only subtle hops under it.. actually comes across aseasing to me right now. Might be that I am just started and craving something sweet.

T: the mango provides a nice smoothness to round off the lemon and blood orange tart flavors. The hops are subtle but leave a fun sour funk on the aftertaste. Quite pleasing.

F: the fairly high alcohol content is held nicely by the citrus flavors. A fun sour back end valanaces against the sweet up front. I think this works surprisingly well.

O: as I said, maybe it was just the right moment for this beer but I was surprised and liked it enough to leave a note that it left a happy feel in combination with my meal.

I liked!

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Photo of rfgetz
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can with a December 2018 fill date stamp served in a pint glass in August 2018.
Pours amber with a tall, creamy, off-white head. Great lacing and good retention.
Markedly fruity aroma featuring citrus but too much seemingly artificial orange (think orange soda).
Very mild bitterness for style with plenty of tropical and generic citrus in the taste and aftertaste, especially orange. Some hints of artificial fruit flavors here, but much better than the aroma suggests.
Overall: hampered by the aroma, this is still a fine IPA that, at 7.5% ABV, is dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of cdathe2
5/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection.

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Photo of CobraDC23
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft

appears clear, golden in color, white head. huge tropical fruit aroma - big on the pineapple. a bit too much for me. taste is fairly sweet, odd for an IPA. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of mjw2808
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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TropiCannon Citrus IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 375 ratings