Loose Cannon
Heavy Seas Beer

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From:
Heavy Seas Beer
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,147
ABV:
7.25%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,674
Avg:
4 | pDev: 11.5%
Ratings:
3,734
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 19, 2022
Added:
Sep 09, 2005
Wants:
  152
Gots:
  892
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: Formerly Loose Cannon - American Hop3 Ale

Burnished gold with a rich citrus hop aroma, it is wonderfully drinkable with a big hop flavor. We’ve knicknamed it Hop3 (hop cubed) ale to reflect the enormous amount of hops in this beer: over 3 pounds per barrel! It is hopped 3 ways: in the kettle, in the hop back, and dry hopped.
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3.35 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 05, 2022
 
3.75 by mpenske from California on Feb 20, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kjtree3535 from Maryland

Perfectly hopped, very smooth. My pick for best all-around IPA.

Feb 18, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by French_Brandon from Maine

Solid

Feb 09, 2022
 
4.75 by Archbrau from Florida on Dec 09, 2021
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3.31/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by brewerburgundy from Virginia

12oz can, tulip, best by 9/19/21.

Reddish copper with a creamy off-white head.

Watery citrus and caramel malt.

It’s all caramel malt and orange peel. Some orange liqueur as it warms.

Medium-light body with big bubbles that make it feel like a sparkling water.

Even being lenient for the past best by, this falls a bit flat.

Oct 25, 2021
 
4.04 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 15, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stooven from Illinois

Had on tap at Old Ebbitt in DC. Classic, East Coast IPA like I've been seeking since this NEIPA scourge hit the land.

Oct 11, 2021
 
3.5 by blackcloud from Alaska on Sep 16, 2021
 
3.88 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2021
 
 
3.94 by dazedman from Virginia on Aug 18, 2021
 
4.05 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

Loose Cannon has a thick, soapy, white head and a translucent, bubbly, orange appearance, with some glass lacing. The aroma is of faint, white bread crust and a touch of caramel. The flavor is of white bread crust, some caramel, and moderate bitterness. Loose Cannon has a medium body and a mostly-dry finish.

RJT

Jul 22, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by deleted_user_1160702 from Pennsylvania

A damn good IPA, full flavored, hoppy but not harsh or bitter, smooth-tasting, in fact, good mouth feel, nice lingering finish, attractive head and lacing. Highly drinkable.

Jul 06, 2021
 
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 20, 2021
 
3.93 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Feb 19, 2021
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Feb 07, 2021
 
3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 02, 2021
 
4.02 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jan 26, 2021
 
3.5 by aztraz from Sweden on Jan 18, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a clear amber with thick, fluffy head and lots of lacing.

Smell is fruity and piney with notes of grapefruit, lemon peel and hints of caramel and dank melon.

Taste is fruity and a bit dnk. Notes of pine, grapefuit, lemonade and peach with a solid bitterness. Hints of caramel and earthiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a really nice, balanced IPA.

Jan 16, 2021
 
4 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jan 10, 2021
 
4.42 by kraut6363 from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2020
 
4.25 by frank_the_tankMN from Minnesota on Dec 13, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DuaneL from Delaware

I first tasted this beer many years ago, at least five or six. I had it from the bottle and thought it was good for sure, so I don't know why I never rated it. And I've never particularly bought the beer, but now we just had a growler of it which we purchased at State Line Liquors, Elkton,Maryland. Well, ON TAP,this is an excellent straightahead IPA! Rich amber color, a fantastic head, and full hoppy flavor but with lots of malt to balance it out! Will have to go back and try the bottles again soon.

Dec 06, 2020
 
4.46 by cauchysequence from Maryland on Dec 02, 2020
 
4.34 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania on Nov 14, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
 
4 by Jut025 from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2020
 
4.2 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Jun 28, 2020
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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

Crystal clear copper with an off white head. Good retention, though no lacing.

Smells like pine sap, pine bark, grapefruit peel, crystal malt, alcohol warmth, pink peppercorn.

Tastes like pine cone, grapefruit peel, ruby red grapefruit flesh, caramel, toasted bread, and lemon zest. Intense pine, a kiss of sweetness, some sweet citrus, and then a biting bitter finish. Very bitter initially, but it does not linger too long.

Medium feel, moderate carbonation, some sticky hop resin sticks on the tongue with the bitterness momentarily, but it does not linger for too long.

Jun 20, 2020
 
4.05 by artiefufkin from New Jersey on Jun 19, 2020
 
3.75 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TeamHam

One of my go to IPAs. Great color, consistently good taste. Not the most adventurous IPA, but will never let you down.

May 20, 2020
 
4.16 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware on May 16, 2020
 
4.5 by smcneave from Maryland on May 15, 2020
 
3.94 by Cubatobaco from Virginia on May 12, 2020
Loose Cannon from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 3734 ratings