Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

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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
Ratings:
3,547
Reviews:
1,256
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
824
For Trade:
1
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Photo of marker2525
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Green Turtle poured a beautiful light Amber with thick frothy head. Smell is fruity and pleasant. Taste is not as strong. Not that hoppy. Decent beer but not my favorite of this type.

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Photo of Ob512316
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: amber/copper with a medium white head
Smell: floral, pine, citrus.
Taste: floral, pine, citrus. Sweet at first then the hops hit
Feel: medium, not too thin, not too thick
Overall: Good beer, going to try it's sister the tropi-cannon

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

Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a Brew Gentlemen tulip glass:

Look: Pours a golden to amber/copper color with about an inch of head. Lacing is present with good retention.

Smell: Piney, floral, citrus, and some sweetness from the malt backbone coming thru.

Taste: Nice notes of citrus and pine! Some sweetness comes in from the malts. Also a bit of lingering bitterness.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA from Heavy Seas! Best beer I have had from them to date. I would revisit this one again!

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbauer
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alawhorne
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid feel, grapefruit taste. Color is beautiful.

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Photo of bigbellysailor
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a frosty beer mug. The appearance is a pretty copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is nice with fruit, malt and hops. The taste is malt, fruit and some hops. This is a very smooth tasting beer with a very subtle kick. At 7.25% ABV....drink two of these and you will be feeling niiice.

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Photo of HarryPotHead
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whitesheep
2.41/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Full disclosure to being biased to West Coast IPA's if not AZ IPA's. However, when in Maryland, try the local beer right? OK, not bad, but does this really have enough hops to be a third power? I don't see how unless they just reuse them from the prior batch. Easy to find a better IPA for less $. I'll drink the whole 6 pack over the few days I am here because I am cheap and it is OK, but a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale would be a better choice for less $.

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Photo of msp88
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slhuggy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic pint glass.

Poured a clear and bubbly amber with one plus finger of soft foamy nearly white head that lessened to the one quarter finger that remained for the duration of the pint. A moderate aroma of pine, floral and to a lesser extent, citrus hops. Crisp and bitter from front to back with tasty pine and citrus hoppy flavors coming in the middle, with a good balance of malted sweetness. Finishes slightly bitter and piney. Light in body but fuller than you would expect with medium to high carbonation. Dry and clean with a little bite from the carbonation.

To me this is a good representative IPA that I drink more than any other in part because it is very easy for me to get fresh. It is refreshing and goes down easy. The 7.25 ABV will sneak up on you.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattXT
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of horshamguy
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.
L--Clear, golden amber. Nice, thick, white head that lasted a while and left good lacing.
S--Sweet, hoppy, citrus scents.
T--Mmmmm....nice. A combination of tropical and citrus fruits.
F--Creamy. Heavier than I would have expected.
O--Very nice effort by those pirates at Heavy Seas. I'll definitely look for this one again.

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Photo of whattheshelley
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,547 ratings.
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