Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States

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

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli into a nonic pint glass.

A: A medium to lighter amber orange color with a one finger white head. Nice full glass lacing lingers.

S: Loads of citrus in the nose with some slight pine notes. Some malt sweetness is picked up, but the hops steal the nose.

T: The citrus hops are very prominent in the flavor, with grapefruit, lemon and pineapple. Some slight pine notes, but the hops are not earthy per se. A slight floral note pokes through as the malt sweetness starts to take over. The finish is still hoppy, but the sweetness really builds to give almost a sugar quality on finish. Finish is sweet, but not real malty. This is a well balanced IPA., not overly hoppy nor overly sweet. Another reviewer compared it to DFH 60. This beer is sweeter for sure.

M: Medium mouthfeel, for the abv it should be stickier and more bitter IMO. Sweetness is where you pick up the abv. Nice carbonation, very drinkable.

O: A very good IPA that I would gladly drink any day, but not a top offering in the field. Let's be honest, when you put this up against the great ones, it falls short. Still, it is a solid IPA that everyone should try if they get a chance.

Like I said, solid but not spectacular. DFH 60 is far and away a better beer, as are a whole bunch of other IPAs. But as said too, it's a solid drinker and one I would drink any day.

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3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 3/20/11. Pours a transparent amber with a good slightly off-white head. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, floral hoppiness, honey and caramel. It’s not a terribly hoppy beer, but it’s relatively assertive and pleasant. The taste is on the sweet "East Coast" side of DIPAs. The caramel malt flavor is a bit strong for me, but it finishes with some citric bitterness. Medium carbonation, slightly slick finish. It’s easy to drink and refreshing, but there’s not really enough there to merit a higher score for me.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Subtle cream one-finger head, leaves a great lace on the glass. Amazing dark copper color, the way a beer should look.

S- Notes of grapefruit, citron, and woody pine.

T- The taste resembles the nose, followed by a strong hoppy flavor that lasts a few moments on the tongue.

M- Smooth but full. The 7.25% is not evident. Fine bubbles make this nice sipping brew.

O- Overall, a well made beer. A little too hoppy in the aftertaste for me, but I can definitely respect it. I'd order it on tap with a meal if I saw it.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,547 ratings.
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