Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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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
Ratings:
3,546
Reviews:
1,255
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
821
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Trentt2
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerGray27
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HamdenHector
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 2 finger light tan head that receded slowly to a thin cap; nice lacing;

S: pine with citrus and earthiness behind it;

T: floral and pine; by the finish, it's mostly floral; mildly bitter at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not memorable;

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Photo of Kayakguy
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoochVa
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crp46
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.63/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of DMc8ride
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Katyytak
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bundy462
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

It poured a pale straw honey color and had some nice spotty lacing that left light rings that were barely noticed as the beer went down. The smell was sweet and floral balanced with the malts and hops. There is some pine in the smell but almost barely noticed. Some faint grapefruit presents itself as well. The taste was sweet and floral as well. The palate was mostly medium, but did seem slightly watery. Overall, I like this and would come back to it.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased 3 Jun 17, best by date of 29 Aug17, smells older(?)...tastes better though! Decent IPA, nothing outstanding, just a solid offering from Loose Seas!

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Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright hops mostly.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a solid malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit and pine. Malts add next with caramel sweetness and some toasted bread. Earthy hops come towards the end. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good IPA.

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Photo of smb71481
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of zander4dawin
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden crisp IPA, light bitterness followed by a fresh green and sticky hops after taste. An overall pretty sweet and floral IPA, did a good job with the dry hopping. Not much nose.

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Photo of krl2112
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Golfontap
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SFC21
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marker2525
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
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