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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: shiny/dirty yellow/tan/orange body, trace white body,
vibrant lacing

S: lemon peel, mild orange, pine/grassy

T: same as nose, mild caramel malt, mild bitter long finish

M: med body, light oily/sticky mouth

O: very nice brew. would get again + recommend.
Heavy Seas continues to impress me, give them
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a standard 16 oz. US pint glass.

Appearance: Goldish copper color with a very thin head that disappears quickly. Nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, citrus fruits, and pine. Can definitely sense some sweetness as well.

Taste: More fruity than hoppy for sure, and the citrus fruit notes are at the forefront. A little more bitterness comes in at the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and a very, very easy drinking IPA. There's some creaminess in there and this is refreshing and fairly light.

Overall: This is one of my favorite single IPAs that I can get fairly easily. It drinks easily and is not too heavy that you can't have two or three. Very well done interpretation of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - transparent straw golden yellow. One finger head that dissipates quickly. Moderate head retention and moderate lacing.

S - A strong floral hop presence. Notes of citrus and a fresh bread quality.

T - A bold but not overwhelming hop flavor. Much as it smells, and finishes a bit dry but very clean. Hints of grapefruit with a slight malt backbone. Small amount of alcohol astringency.

M - A lighter bodied IPA. Very drinkable. Moderate to light carbonation.

O - Nothing too out there, just a solid drinkable IPA. Not bad out of the bottle but shines on tap and on cask. My go to from Heavy Seas.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
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