Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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4/5
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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Higravity on 09-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,559
Reviews:
1,266
Ratings:
3,625
pDev:
11.5%
 
 
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Gots:
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StrangerTides
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GXbacher
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear golden copper pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Nice ring of lacing.

S: Pine and citrus hops. Bready malts.

T/F: Toasted malts and mild caramel. Bitter hops. Pine and citrus rind. Light herbal character and slightly earthy. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue. The finish is bittersweet malts/hops.

O: A solid IPA... more west coast than east. A little too high ABV to call it easy drinking, but decent enough flavor. One I'd certainly have again.

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

Photo of Rubezahl
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spartacat300
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

old school but awesome, i had a few of these when i was real young before i could fully appreciate the style and remember being pretty turned off by it as a teenager, it has taken me until now to rediscover it sadly, but its delicious. its definitely cut from a different kind of cloth than when is hot in the style right now. a bigger, almost english, crystal and toasted malt base sets it up to be pretty big. it takes a lot of hops to get through all that, but they do in here. i get a curious hop mix, especially for its time, straight mixed berry to me in nose and the first part of the taste. later on i get grapefruit and pine sap, sweet rather than bitter or vegetal, really well balance overall and pretty enormous too, higher in alcohol than many of these were when it first came out, but hoppy and dry hoppy and juicy enough to be appealing now, its a bit of a time warm, but its killer beer. really i think one of the better beers i have ever had from these guys, a classic now, cant believe it has taken me this long to come around on it. the hop profile is amazing, i would love to know what all is in here. nice balance, freshness, and grain depth without being too heavy.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevotex
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Derekdeldeshkin
2/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

All I taste is the malty sweet grain and residual sweetness.

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Versyficator
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

VERY hoppy. I can't too many of these and expect to drive home. Thus I enjoy them at home, when in the states and looking for a dessert beer.

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Photo of Icka31
3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bb-magic
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2market
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad IPA from Maryland

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4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger22
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is a golden amber with a slightly frothy, quickly dissipating head. The smell is subtle cascade hops and citrus with a taste that follows suit.

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2/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I cant imagine how this is rated exceptional. Nowhere close, very average. Im guessing there are just a bunch of friends ranking this high.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
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