AmeriCannon Double Dry Hopped American Pale Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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3.67/5
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AmeriCannon Double Dry Hopped American Pale AleAmeriCannon Double Dry Hopped American Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
he newest addition to the Cannon Crew, AmeriCannon is a bold pale ale that's been double dry-hopped with Centennial hops and Simcoe lupulin hop powder. With an ABV that won't turn you into a Loose Cannon, it's a true celebration of American independence.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,841
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
66
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 66
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a nice clear amber with a large white head that lasts. Definite scent, pine and citrus, in the nose. The mouth gets a nice hoppy malt base, with tastes of grapefruit.

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Photo of HardCider
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a golden honey color with a large head that dissipated slowly. Moderate lacing. Very nice, and somewhat strong, hoppy aroma. A bitter, grapefruit taste and very hoppy; probably the result of double dry-hopping. Mouthfeel is smooth with adequate carbonation. This beer was included with my monthly beer club delivery. IMO, one of the better selections so far.

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Photo of KomodoDragon
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Apricot brew - crystal clear, limited head.

A bit of fruiteness, slight pine in the smell. Nothing robust, all subtle, but all pleasant.

Light body, but well balanced. Carmel, some cracker and a crisp long bitter finish with a touch of spice on the way down. Hops feel artificially induced not blended with the brew which makes it a bit off center. Still, what it may be missing in its punch it makes up for in its refreshing drinkability. Keeps you coming back.

This would be a good party brew for an afternoon throwing down a few. Good for a pale seeking a middle ground.

Well crafted -

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - clear light gold color with super sticky lacing
Smell - super strong dank citrus scents
Taste - dank fruity, like yellow grapefruit
Feel - medium full body with a medium carbonation
Overall - strong great pale

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got this beer off the single shelf from my local Giant Eagle. It poured a clear copper with thin white head and no lace. The scent had faint citrus peel presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with citrus flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft

clear in color, copper golden color, white head. decently strong hop aroma. pale malt and the hop flavor, medium bitterness. thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: for a double dry hopped APA, there's very little aroma; what's there is citrus, mostly lemon;

T: orange is predominant from start to finish, with lemon in the background; mildly bitter on the finish;

M: medium bodied; light to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: considering that this is DDH, my expectations for aroma and flavor were much higher than the reality;

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Photo of KTCamm
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2/17/18...clear bright see through gold. Fizzy white foam that drops down. Fresh hoppy bitter nose. Some citrus in there with an oily bitter residue. Quick resiny bitter that fades over the malty backbone. Latent sweetness held in check. Tasty.

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Photo of jkrich
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a freshness dated 12 oz. bottle: clear, deep golden to orange with a quickly receding white head.

Being "double dry-hopped" it should have a strong aroma - stout citrus dominates but unfortunately quickly dissipated after pouring into a glass.

For a pale ale (even an American interpretation) it is quite bitter on the palate with an almost grapefruit burn (in a good way) in the throat. There are subtle notes of mango and lemon with the malt taking a noticeable backseat.

Somewhat thin-bodied with a slick and clean mouthfeel, the ale leaves a lingering indistinct bitterness on the palate.

This is the first beer I have had from Heavy Seas in at least several years. This one is pretty good, though rather thin bodied and rather one-dimensional; drinks more like a middle of the road American IPA.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I don't know I guess an attempt with the double dry-hopped name, not the worst thing I've had from them it was fine I guess a lot better than the alpha effect

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Photo of superspak
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 5/20/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear deep golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, floral, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus peel/zest, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and fairly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 5.75%. Overall this is a delicious American pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Simcoe, Palisade, Cascade, and Centennial hops. Nicely juicy, vibrant, and lightly dank hop complexity; with a nice bready malt backbone. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example. Classic hop profile.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clipper City Brewing Co. "Heavy Seas AmeriCannon"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "17312 BEST BY MAY 192018" and sampled on 9 March 2018
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Typical appearance for a pale ale with fingerprint-through-the-glass clarity in its amber body and a fluffy head of white above. The aroma is hoppy, there's no failure there, with notes of soft pine, passionfruit, grapefruit, and berry. You might normally expect those characteristics to be present in the flavor as well but that's not really the case here. There are hints of berry and passionfruit, and the pine remains, and there's some additional grassiness to it, but whatever hops are there aren't nearly as strong as the aroma would suggest with the light caramel based malt dominating. It's lightly sweetish, and a touch biscuity and toasty as well. I get fruit in the nose, then the malt, a little bit more fruit across the tongue as a very firm bitterness rises, and then pine and more bitterness in the finish. It starts out American but its British roots show in the end, which is entirely fine by me except that it seems like it's dry hopped just to dry hop it because it'll help sell it. Still, it's interesting and full flavored. Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. Certainly quite drinkable. Nicely balanced.... overall a well done American pale ale that doesn't quite live up to it's aroma but comes through in the end.

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Photo of scotorum
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: Clear amber with a two inch white head which receded toeven surface foam and. dense lacing.

s: Slight bready malt.

t: Light caramel with a medium hop bite. Mainly dry finish

m: lighter side of medium, ok body and carbonation tingle.

o: An easy drinking session pale.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wow! My 4,900th beer on this site & it is not a CAN. It is a Cannon in a bottle, however, and I am looking forward to drinking it while watching the 2018 Winter Olympics. Right now, I have Women's Curling on with the Ameri Cans playing the Swiss. I really dig the Winter Olympics & we all already know how I feel about beer.

From the bottle: "AmeriCannon is a bold pale ale that's been double dry-hopped with Centennial hops and Simcoe lupulin hop powder. With an ABV that won't turn you into a Loose Cannon, it's a true celebration of American independence."; "Born near the harbor of Baltimore and raised in the spirit of exploration, Heavy Seas has been independently brewed since 1995. We strive to craft brews that capture your sense of adventure. Fearless. Bold. Independent. Put the wind at your back and enjoy the Heavy Seas."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. Once this was accomplished, an in-glass swirl raised two fingers of foamy, fizzy, bone-white head that quickly dissipated into wisps. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was a little light for all of their vaunted hopping. It had a lemony cattiness, but I was expecting (& hoping for more). Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, big for the style. The taste was dialed back, very light in terms of its hoppiness and more malt-forward than I would have liked. I got a caramel malt sweetness, but nothing more than a slight catty grassiness from the hops. The problem was not one of freshness as it was marked: "Best By Jun 05 18" so I can only assume that the recipe needs tweaking. Finish was dry, but the hops just stubbornly refused to assert themselves. If SNPA is the hallmark of the style, this was found lacking.

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Photo of BJB13
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best By 5/20/18
12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

Pours clear and coppery gold with lots of bubbles rising to the quick fading white head. Not much in the way of lacing.

The nose is fairly strong. Biscuity malt combined with fruity hop aroma, simcoe I think, makes me want to drink fast.

The flavors resemble the nose with a slight bitterness to finish.

Body is on the low side of medium with a medium high carbonation for a tiny bit of bite.

Crisp, tasty and easy drinking. Looking forward to having a few on a hot day.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Americannon - Heavy Seas
Ddh apa - 5.75% abv
Best By 5/20/2018

L - 1-finger white head atop a translucent orange body.

S - citrus hops. Very inviting.

T - citrus to start. Bready middle, as malts take over. Rather sweet. Booze comes through on the finish.

F - medium-light body. Higher carbed.

O - rather underwhelmed by this. The price is right, but it’s not hoppy enough to justify the “ddh” tag. Still a malty ipa.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The aroma is textbook pale ale - notes of lemon, grapefruit, table sugar, grass, pine, and caramel malts are noted. If nothing else, the low perceived bitterness is a nice standout quality. This also manages to follow the nose closely on the taste buds. The malt has a well-defined sweetness that counteracts the initial grapefruit and lemon qualities. Touches of melon finish it off. This is a pleasant and easygoing pale ale devoid of bitterness, but it needs more oomph in general. It's very light and crisp in terms of mouthfeel, though. Carbonation is moderate. This is good pizza beer, or a beer to pick up when there isn't much better to find - otherwise, it's not a standout pale ale.

3.29/5: Easy to like, but hard to love...just like America?

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AmeriCannon Double Dry Hopped American Pale Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 66 ratings