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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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4/5
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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:
#3,649
Reviews:
1,261
Ratings:
3,571
pDev:
11.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle from six at CM. Best by 11 /26/12..Normally it would outlast the turkeys. My sixes don't last more than week or a few days if they are tasty when they hit the fridge.

A- Golden, clear, two finger head that quickly dissipates and melds into a thin lace.

S - Grass, pine, hops... and something my nostrils are unable to coalesce into words

T - Hop head delight. Very dry, with some bread and biscuit notes.

M - Carbonation and mouthfeel are on (trending towards sharp on the finish in the nostril cavity), but there is a slight watery emptiness in the balance.

O -Still getting familiar with the Heavy Seas ( a dark beer I had on tap a few weeks ago was absolutely fantastic), this one is worth trying, especially if you like a grassy floral hop taste.

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5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Giving Loose Cannon an overall 5 is not an overstatement. Rare, indeed, when an American IPA goes down smooth, just the right combination of hops and spice, yet at 7.25% this is one outstanding, drinkable beer. By far this is my favorite American IPA. Heavy Seas nailed this one.. Cheers!

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4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A pale hazy straw yellow which looks slightly empty. Covered by a nice pale head with excellent lacing.

S - Hops and some subtle grapefruit and fine. I also get a bit of caramel malt holding it together. Nothing extreme here, yet it certainly is not absent.

T - Lots of hops up front followed by some nice citrus and floral notes. Concludes with a nice crisp sweet caramel malts. This is balanced very well and is not overpowering in any sense.

M - Medium body which is slightly syrupy and simultaneously light. Unique, something that could be a bit more robust but alongside ample carbonation, leaves little to desire.

O - This is a fantastic IPA that I enjoy multiple times a year when I am mixing it up. I would give a thumbs up to anyone looking for a recommendation.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler pint glass.

A: Pours a golden copper color with only moderate clarity. The head is a nicely thick, three finger light cream color that recedes moderately fast, leaving streaks of lacing as it goes away.

S: Malty. The most distinct smell are of caramel and toffee, with only a light herbal note hiding beneath the maltiness.

T: There are the hops! Well, sort of - this is a textbook 'balanced' IPA. Light evergreen and herbal flavors ride - and never overpower - a faintly sweet caramel/toffee backbone. Granted, I'd like a little more in the way of (citric) hops, but this is balanced nicely.

M: Creamy, but the finish is a bit astringent. It's a little heavy with lower carbonation, which might have hurt drinkability, but the balance keeps it relatively easy to down.

O: Quite solid, but it may be too balanced for its own good. On the other hand, Heavy Seas pulled off the malt profile of this quite deftly enough to satisfy those who may not be IPA fans. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,571 ratings
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