TropiCannon Citrus IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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TropiCannon Citrus IPATropiCannon Citrus IPA
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3.72/5
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356 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:
#30,177
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
356
pDev:
15.59%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
96
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 99
Reviews by bluehende:
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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of DenverBigRed
2.01/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Drain pour for me. The fruit flavor is way over the top. Seems artificial. Reminded me of the strong fruity scent in some public bathrooms. Thought I was drinking a urinal cake or something. Not good.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Transparent amber copper with a fizzy, moderate head.

I'm getting some not so subtle whiffs of, let me see here, Sunkist, Orange-Crush/Fanta/Faygo, Hi-C, and SunnyD, followed by an ever so delicate anvil to the skull of PEZ candy.

Tastes like an intentionally bittered Tang--just weird as hell.

Tons of carbonation easily supporting the head throughout. Aside from some minor bitterness, it's quite tangy, sweet and tart, obviously.

TropiCannon seems absolutely, 100% artificial. Unless they were seriously trying to make SpaceDrink.2, this is just ridiculous. I seriously doubt there are any real world food ingredients used to create these flavor and aroma profiles. Craft beer should pride itself in using real food as flavoring components. This is a disturbing trend.

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Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Is it possible Heavy Seas pushed the tropical thing a little too far? It smells very similar to Hi C, and taste is likewise similar to a carbonated tropical fruit punch. I'm not getting much of the ipa qualities (hops) shining through, and it feels very much like drinking some kind of tropical wine cooler. I guess this could be refreshing on a hot day, but i'm not digging it too much. I almost bought a six pack, and i'm sure I could have finished it, but i'm glad I bought a single because one is probably enough for me.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smells like oranges, oranges, and a little bit of orange. A little bit of a fermented/tangy note too.

Guess what it tastes like? In addition to the orange, there is a bit of spicey mango and red grapefruit. There is a siginificant malt base. Overall it is too sweet. A little more bitterness would do wonders for this one.

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Photo of oberon
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Came in a standard pint a slight hazed tangerine-like color with a thinner white head atop.Orange pith really sticks out in the nose and when I mean sticks out that's about all I got.The orange pith/rind is big on the palate as well but there is some subdued tangerine and ever so slight bitterness in there as well.Pretty one dimensional here,the orange is just large and in charge.

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Photo of Herze
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Golfontap
4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A clear gold color with no head.
Sweet fruit aroma.
Mango and orange taste. A little bit of grapefruit at the end.
A little too sweet for me, but still a refreshing beer.

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Photo of TTripp725
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackVegas83
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiestep
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Bright pale amber hue, excellent lacing. Aromas of blood orange, mango, and grapefruit ... strength in that order. Some hoppiness and fruity esters in the nose as well. Hop bitterness is there, the IPA character is clearly here. More blood orange than grapefruit or mango though those are noticeable as well. While the fruit flavors is pretty intense it does and always stays an IPA.

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Photo of dankjohn
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tuowl74a
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For those of us who still love Hawaian punch

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +4%
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 sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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TropiCannon Citrus IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 356 ratings