Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
3,558 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BeerLover99
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
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
a try.


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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of matt062286
3.93/5  rDev -2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Label indicates a "Best by" date of August 2012.

A: A somewhat aggressive pour leads to a one-finger head of white foaminess that lingers pretty well. Small bubbles of active carbonation. Clear, amber to copper in color.

S: Hoppy aroma (grapefruit, pine) up front. Caramel malt aroma is there as well when I really work at it. Not a "punch-you-in-the-face" amount of aroma overall.

T: Bitter & citrus hops, followed by an understated malt. Near the standard hop-bitter finish, there is a slight acetone flavor that accompanies the alcohol presence that I can't quite identify. It quickly fades, but I don't think it's a good flavor. It distracts a bit from what otherwise seems a solid taste profile.

M: Medium mouthfeel for the style. More carbonation than average but it fits the beer well. Alcohol presence is a little forward for a beer of this ABV, but not so much as to be distracting.

O: Good, a quality offering to grab in a six pack. I don't think it exceeds its more quality competitors, however. That being said, I would be interested in trying an extremely fresh bottle to see how much it has changed with the little bit of age it has on it.

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4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber with a thin white head.

The smell dark fruits, raisins and plums.

The taste is much the same as the smell very well balanced. The hops are very tasty but not ridiculously bitter.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall a very good ipa,hides the abv well and is very well balanced. I think this ipa is comparable to 90 minute one of my fav ipas.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 3,558 ratings
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