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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4.94/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer. I had it on tap at my local pub, The Royal Peasant in Athens, GA, and I was taken aback. It pours a nice, slightly hop hazed, orange. The aroma is a great mix of floral and citrus. The taste follows the aroma, it has a strong yet amazingly balanced hop character that makes you want to keep taking another sip. Loose Cannon is not the most intensely hoppy IPA out there but it is one of the most flavorful! An overall great choice for an IPA.

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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

A hazy copper color. head is creamy in both color and in texture. Nice looking beer. Smells enticing with a notable piney-ness to go along with the standard punchy citrus American hops. My guess would be Centennial. Also a pleasant malty sweet smell mixed in as well. Strong bitterness, but a clean balanced mouthfeel. Wide range of hop flavors. Maltiness is just enough, slightly filling out the body. Alcohol is obvious but not offputting or hot/burning. Mouthfeel medium-thin, well suiting to the beer. Easy drinking considering how intense the ABV and flavor's are. Always respected and enjoyed this beer.

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

A: Orange-golden color poured into Imperial pint glass. Good sized head with moderate lacing and good retention.
S: Floral and citrus notes
T: Citrus, sweet malt and hoppy bitterness are all nicely balanced
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation
O: Very flavorful and enjoyable balanced beer that I would have again.

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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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