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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. best if bought before may 2013.

A: a slight amount of haze in an otherwise brilliant light copper body. head is bubbly and solid. slightly off-white. retention is good, and there is some spotted lacing.

S: nose has a lot of butterscotch/diacetyl aroma. otherwise there is some earthy/pine hop aroma. meh.

T: a citrus presence is notable in the middle of the drink. a bit oxidized, in addition to diacetyl, makes for an overall slightly moderate/unpleasant flavor. bitterness is there throughout and some hop flavor makes its way towards the finish. lemons and pine trees.

M: moderate carb on a medium body. doesn't drink as big as the abv says.

D: this thing definitely tastes like it has lost some quality due to time. however, I am surprised that this is still well before the best by date. wonder how long ago it was bottled....regardless I feel like I have been happy and sad about this brew quite a few times, that inconsistency alone is enough to pass. get your shit together Heavy Seas.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, golden yellow color with two fingers of head that fade slowly with a nice curtain of lace.

Aroma: A nice mix of caramel malt and citrus hop notes. Some faint hints of yeast and banana bread are in there too.

Taste: A sweet malt base that stays fairly prominent through-out with hop bitterness building towards the finish. The bitterness is a mix of earthy and more crisp, citrus rind notes. Finish is fairly fast, but a little lingering with some toasted, bready notes.

The Rest: Quite tasty. There's more malt presence in this compared to other IPA's I've been drinking lately and its a nice change-up. Great body, great balance, very good beer!

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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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