Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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4/5
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3,601 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:
#4,058
Reviews:
1,263
Ratings:
3,601
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
856
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,601 |  Reviews: 1,263
Photo of hogbeater18
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 Perhaps it was out-of-date or there were bad tap lines, but definitely had the buttery diacetyl flavor going on.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

Photo of Haybeerman
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of beerqa
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As advertised very crisp full of hops flavor and aroma. Rich gold color. Used a tulip glass from chilled 12 oz bottle. One could almost wish for a hot summer day to tip a few of these back.

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Photo of SirGunther
2.82/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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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

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4.76/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mark_Frazier
2.37/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Honestly, for an IPA it is far too sweet.

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Photo of tjhuot
4.51/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,601 ratings