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:
#4,367
Reviews:
1,264
Ratings:
3,615
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
870
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,615 |  Reviews: 1,264
Photo of peterpunk15
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
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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Photo of rhgonzalez28
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of ajm5108
2.32/5  rDev -42%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Had on draft. Perhaps it was out-of-date or there were bad tap lines, but definitely had the buttery diacetyl flavor going on. Hop profile otherwise was fine if boring but obviously the off flavor ruined it for me

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Photo of Nitty703
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bcaputo99
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm not getting the aroma and taste from the hops here. This IPA is overly tilted toward the malt base. Not very complex or flavorful for my taste.

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Photo of Bark0707
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Paul_Apsley
4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of worldkrysis
3.22/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,615 ratings