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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper penny with sunny overtones, a finger off offwhite head...
Smells of citrus fruits, grapefruit, and blood orange. Large fruity presence in the front and back. Sweet pomagranite and orange juice on the front and hop bitterness in the middle, soft grapefruit skin in the back. I like it. Medium bodied, a hint sticky and medium carbonation round out the mouthfeel.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Into a pint glass:

A: honey colored body, nice spotty lacing left rings, small white head

S: sweet and floral, balanced between malts and hops, light pine and faint grapefruit in the background

T: sweet and floral through previously mentioned flavors

M: medium, decent amount of harshness on the tongue, sessionable, sweet floral aftertaste, sticky finish

O: good for the style and good for me

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This IPA poured a cloudy, peach hue, what little head showed did not last very long. For me the best part about this brew was the scent. It consisted of a fruity mix of grapefruit and ripe melon. Hops was present in the scent but not a big player. Taste was not bad, just not to par with the strength of the scent. Mouthfeel was bitter. but drinkable. Overall, a passable IPA, drinkable and enjoyable, just not top tier, no knocks, very few are.

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Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,539 ratings.
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