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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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4/5
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3,571 Ratings
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:
#3,649
Reviews:
1,261
Ratings:
3,571
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
840
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,571 |  Reviews: 1,261
Photo of JohnnyEd
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep Amber color with a slight cloudiness. Can barely sense the hops, because it is too sweet. Good beer, however.

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Photo of Bajdog
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ppvora
3.3/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
Light brown, hazy look, two fingers of head, took a while to dissipate.
Aromas of pineapple, mango, ripe fruit and hops.
Flavors of straight-ahead hops, some malt. Virtually no fruit in the flavor.
Some lingering bitterness not in a bad way.
Overall: will definitely get it again. The aromas were gorgeous, the taste good, but not outstanding.

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Photo of GHow
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first airport draft at Firkin Flyer Baltimore during a long layover. Also a first time taste of a Heavy Seas product and very impressed with the hoppy aroma, smooth feeling and a pleasent hop flavor. Left a nice lacing in the logo glass it was served in and made my lunch very enjoyable. Ordered another as I placed my lunch order. High Marks.

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Photo of generalraider
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Diura
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ct6359
4.59/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of feuematt
2.75/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Medium orange colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is hops and I am not a fan of over hopped brews.In my opinion this is anything but exceptional.

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Photo of Reef
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle dated 17258.
A vigorous pour results in a clear copper appearance with a finger’s creamy head. Tilting the glass shows curtain of lacing. Head subsides to a sheet on the surface and persistent ring.
Inviting floral aroma up front with malt and citrus notes following.
Taste is a balanced hop presence with pine, apricot, lemon, floral components well balanced by malts.
Medium feel, long lasting carbonation, slight bitter finish.
I like the flavor combinations very much. The balance and dry finish lead me to drink several bottles in a session. Good change from tropical IPA’s.

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

Photo of HGildemeister
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty IPA...drinks very smooth, slight orange and caramel notes. Pairs well with Crabcak Sandwich and Fries. As it should hailing from Baltimore.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gajo74
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light amber color with a moderate sudsy head that shows good retention and leaves lacing.
The aroma is fruity-citrus and some apricot- along with caramel malt. Not the most pungent nose for an IPA.
The taste was rather clean at first with a medium to light body and very soft carbonation. However, the body soon develops more depth as it warms along with flavors. Big malt flavor including caramel. Fruity and citrusy with a light pine finish. A bit on the sweeter side with mild hops bitterness.
A decent IPA that seems sessionable. However, I would not rate it as high as others here. Simple and uncomplicated.

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Photo of Curt3
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wmcgar01
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bixby1971
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Poljazz22
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nicely balanced IPA with lots of hoppy notes, a floral nose and enough malty sweetness to overcome any overboard bitterness. I'd buy it again if I had access to it in Montréal!

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,571 ratings
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