Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA | Heavy Seas Beer

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
BA SCORE
4.01/5
3,557 Ratings
Loose Cannon Hop3 IPALoose Cannon Hop3 IPA
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
Ranking:
#3,313
Reviews:
1,257
Ratings:
3,557
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
835
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,557 |  Reviews: 1,257
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

Photo of arizcards
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead on 11-13-16 for $1.79. Bottled on 16214, best by 1-23-17. Brew stored in beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head.

Nose has hints of stone and citrus fruits, nice.

Taste is very well balanced between orange, grapefruit, and peach. Finish is mildly bitter.

Feel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a very easy drinker that was pleasurable to have. Not a wow beer but enjoyable nonetheless.

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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

Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 3,557 ratings
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