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:
3,546
Reviews:
1,255
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
821
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Gawz
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dillinger
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GimmeASchlitz
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Date on bottle states to enjoy before June 3, 2017. Poured into pint glass.

Pours nice copper, amber color with minimal white head. Head goes away pretty quickly leaving a ring.

Nose picks up floral notes and citrus fruits. Not much of anything else. Slightly sweet.

The taste is pretty light. First sip gives me little bitterness upfront with cracker in-between with some oranges and tropical fruit and finishes with bitterness at the end and lingers. Bitterness taste is more from a grapefruit. Flavors are really light and not pronounced. As it warmed up it became sweeter and you could start tasting pineapple and clementines. More of the sweeter fruits and still finishes bitter.

Light bodies with a really good level of carbonation. Finishes dry. Great body for this beer.

This tastes very similar to a session IPA but with an ABV of 7.3% that is nowhere to be tasted. It refreshes and you forget you're drinking a heavy beer so it can creep up on you. I won't be picking this up as a daily drinker but ok for the beach.

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Photo of zahara15
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dukies222001
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer from Heavy Seas and I am impressed. Nothing special about the look, smell or feel. But this is certainly a tasty IPA. Think it is a mix of bitter and floral. Really good job

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Photo of Scottbosley
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer with a fruit taste in the background. Anyone just getting into IPA's of you start with this beer you won't want to switch.

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Photo of zshaft
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

pours nice Amber orange with creamy head. I get some light cracker malt with faint grapefruit in the nose. taste is up front light cracker with noticeable grapefruit and light stone fruit layered by floral nuances. finishes very clean with no lingering off flavors. mouthfeel is very complimentary and coats the mouth with minimal carb. ive been wanting review this for a while because this was one of my first gateway beers into the ipa realm. I used to drink this stuff by the sixer and couldn't get enough. although my palate has been blasted by all the top new england ipa's this is a better than average easy drinker. it is well worth the price and although not top tier is a very solid offering.

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

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

Photo of Categart
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benloho
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Purified
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffKowalek
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours slightly hazy deep amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like banana, pepper, clove-like spice, toasted malt, orange citrus, grapefruit, with earthy herbal grass and floral pine. Tastes like sweet toasted malt, tangerine, orange citrus, grapefruit, some peppery clove spice, banana, with bitter earthy herbal grass and floral pine. Feels medium-light bodied, slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall an interesting IPA.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tadpole556
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nemesis1735
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden amber color with a 3/4" creamy white foam head. some lacing
S - dank, peach, pineapple, citrus
T - nice hop flavor w/ citrus, pineapple, and peach coming through. a nice amount of malt backbone and bitterness throughout
F - light, refreshing, correct carbonation, dry
O - a very well balanced tasty IPA. I would definitely buy this on a regular basis

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Photo of Furley80
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear copper color. Nice off white head. The nose is not as hoppy as I thought , but very well balanced. The taste is thick with hops, but again well balanced. Nice citrus.

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

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
4.01 out of 5 based on 3,546 ratings.
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