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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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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:
#3,618
Reviews:
1,261
Ratings:
3,569
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 3,569 |  Reviews: 1,261
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best by Jun 13 notched on the label.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a 2 finger fairly dense white head. Some small bubbles visible slowly rising to the surface. Head leaves some nice lacing as it dissipates.

S: A pleasant hop forward aroma. A blend of earthiness and pine with a hint of grapefruit. Fairly robust malt background provides some bready toasted notes.

T: As expected the taste is quite hoppy with a good bitterness. Seems to go more toward the herbal, earthy hop profile than the grapefruit, citrus. Malts show up for an appearance after swallowing but hops come back and linger in the aftertaste.

M: Light to medium body with decent carbonation. Leaves a bit of stickiness from all the hops. Provides a nectar like quality tho.

Overall its certainly a tasty brew. Pretty easy drinking yet still tasty. Any hophead should give this beer a shot.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap in Richmond, VA. My first review here! Loved this beer every time I have it. Looks and smells gorgeous. Excellent carbonation. Interestingly the hops, the malts and the grapefruit come up front and also stay on the palate too. Mouthfeel is classic bitter and bready. Had four of them last time and I'm not a big drinker, usually! Drinkable. This gotta rank higher than the current 91! Excellent brew, great job and thanks.

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice golden color with a faint amber tint, finger head, thick lacing
S - Earthy hops, big malt presence, caramel, banana, some grapefruit, sweet bread malt
T - Malted hop intensity, I get a big banana flavor off the malts here, not big time sweet, but just a good touch. The bitterness of the hopping processes is mild and balanced.
M - Medium feel, good carbonization, sticky sweet malt flavor and bitterness of the hops hangs on for a few.
O - Really different IPA. I like the Heavy Seas beers a lot, and this is a unique offering. There's definitely a lack of hop impact in this beer, expecially for calling it hop3, but there's enough there to meet the other flavors going on, I really like the odd banana flavor this has. Cool beer, worth trying.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,569 ratings
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