Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
3,595 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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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden amber with a 1 finger head. Some lacing present.

Smells of citrus - tangerines, grapefruit, a little orange, along with some malt sweetness.

Taste matches the nose pretty well. Orange with tangerine, pretty strong malt sweetness with a little bitterness in the finish.

Nice medium mouthfell and well carbonated.

Overall this is a good, solid IPA. Nice flavor, glad I had it and I'll have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of nrs207
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass.

A - Really nice appearance. A lot of lacing, pretty dark for an IPA, but the room isn't very bright. Looks like a golden orange.

S - Not really getting a lot on the nose. A little citrus hops. Not too interesting.

T - Nice citrus hop taste with a decent bitterness at the end. No alcohol at all. It's a slightly above average IPA in the taste department.

M - Pretty smooth. No alcohol burn, pretty drinkable. On the thinner end of medium bodied.

O - Not bad. Slightly above average, but nothing fantastic. I wouldn't seek this out. Nothing wrong with it, just not too interesting.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of CPDalton
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark golden brown, no sediment at all. Poured too foamy, had to take my time with it. The head looks very sticky though.

Smell: Lots and lots of fruit smells. Cherry, grapefruit, and even banana. Smells delicious. I don't get any earthy tones from this.

Taste: A kick of the hops from the get go, followed by a rush of sweetness. The fruit from the nose are represented well here. A very sweet and sugary beer, was not expecting this.

Mouthfeel: Very mild carbonation, easy to drink. Goes down extremely well. The more I drink, the more I think it's a little too thin.

Overall: This is a crazy take on an IPA. One of the sweetest that I've ever had. It smells lovely, and tastes great. The sugary and sweet taste would get old after a few, but having just one is perfect.

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Photo of fatmusic14
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pours beautifully, a nice rich gold color with an army of bubbles flowing upward.

S - lots of citrus, sort of a sweet/sour hint (almost like a sweetart candy, but not exactly). Lemon, orange, very very slight hint of mint and earth

T - delicious. light, flavorful, refreshing - bursts with hops and lemon freshness. Very bubbly, very tasty. Sweet but not like honey. Lots of complex flavors. play well together though.

M - great carbonation level and refreshing level, but kind of brought down by a slight coating of the mouth which I'm not too fond of

O - bought in a "Make Your Own 6 Pack" - so I only have one. Worth a buy for a 6 at $8.99 or less. Singles probably the way to go.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Citrusy smell, sort of a toss-up between tangerines and orange cream soda.

Taste is hoppy, but not overtly bitter. I would personally have expected slightly more hop to the taste, since this is supposedly "triple-hopped", but this is still very drinkable for fans of IPAs.

Good mouthfeel, particularly with food.

This bottle was a one-off gift from a friend, but I will definitely seek this one out and purchase it in the future.

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5/5  rDev +25%

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 3,595 ratings