Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
BA SCORE
81.7%
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4.01 w/ 3,553 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:
#3,288
Reviews:
1,257
Ratings:
3,553
Liked:
2,904
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
11.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
832
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,553 |  Reviews: 1,257
Photo of TheRougeBastard
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

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

Photo of haines710
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Green Turtle poured a beautiful light Amber with thick frothy head. Smell is fruity and pleasant. Taste is not as strong. Not that hoppy. Decent beer but not my favorite of this type.

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Photo of Ob512316
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: amber/copper with a medium white head
Smell: floral, pine, citrus.
Taste: floral, pine, citrus. Sweet at first then the hops hit
Feel: medium, not too thin, not too thick
Overall: Good beer, going to try it's sister the tropi-cannon

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

Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Brew Gentlemen tulip glass:

Look: Pours a golden to amber/copper color with about an inch of head. Lacing is present with good retention.

Smell: Piney, floral, citrus, and some sweetness from the malt backbone coming thru.

Taste: Nice notes of citrus and pine! Some sweetness comes in from the malts. Also a bit of lingering bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA from Heavy Seas! Best beer I have had from them to date. I would revisit this one again!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alawhorne
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid feel, grapefruit taste. Color is beautiful.

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Photo of bigbellysailor
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a frosty beer mug. The appearance is a pretty copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is nice with fruit, malt and hops. The taste is malt, fruit and some hops. This is a very smooth tasting beer with a very subtle kick. At 7.25% ABV....drink two of these and you will be feeling niiice.

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Photo of HarryPotHead
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whitesheep
2.41/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Full disclosure to being biased to West Coast IPA's if not AZ IPA's. However, when in Maryland, try the local beer right? OK, not bad, but does this really have enough hops to be a third power? I don't see how unless they just reuse them from the prior batch. Easy to find a better IPA for less $. I'll drink the whole 6 pack over the few days I am here because I am cheap and it is OK, but a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale would be a better choice for less $.

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Photo of msp88
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slhuggy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 81.7% out of 100 with 3,553 ratings
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