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RATINGS: 1295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Style: American IPA
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Palisade, Centennial, Cascade, Citra
Malts: 2-Row, Caramalt, Munich

Our flagship beer, Loose Cannon wins people over at first smell. The carefully cultivated interplay of Simcoe, Palisade, and Centennial creates a most fragrant IPA—its nose bursts with notes of grapefruit, herbs, and pine. Bitterness is somewhat subdued by the floral quality that pervades the taste. The color is burnished gold, and the mouthfeel is creamy. A strong malt backbone balances out the triple-hopped beer. Its nickname, Hop3, comes from the brewing process: our brewers hop Loose Cannon in the boil, the hopback, and the fermenter. It won a second place CAMRA award at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1707) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a deep golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of tinned fruit, grapefruits and honey. Syrupy flavours, with citrus hop bitterness and dry grain. Finish was chewy malt, grassy hop and cereal.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1975) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Pours clear to cloudy copper with low white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, mango, ripe peach, resin, and some funky fruit, can't decide between seabuckthorn and gooseberry. Taste is fruit sweet and balanced bitter with lingering bitter finish, somewhat reduced by too much carbonation. Light, smooth body otherwise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (149) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
What a great IPA! Pours a light color for an IPA. Grapefruit nose and a smooth crisp finish. A great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Bright orange coloured pour with a fleeting loose white head. Aroma is resin orange, berry. Flavour is orange resin light caramel malts, light pine. Palate is semi sweet, medium sticky hop. Solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (994) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-2-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a clear golden color with a big billowy white head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time to give a fair level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is a mix of sweet and hoppy. The sweet is largely of a caramel smell with a light bready aroma mixed within. The hop smell is almost entirely of a grapefruit and lemon citrus, although some light notes of a grassy smell are present as well. Taste – The taste begins with the sweet caramel and bread, as was detected in the nose. The hops start coming in quickly with a good dose of grapefruit hop tastes which bitter the flavor some. Soon some pine and herbal hops then enter the taste profile. These mingle rather well with the citrus and sweet malt flavors and in the end, level a nice hop flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly creamier side with the carbonation level being rather average. The creaminess is good for the hop flavors, while the carbonation level makes it more refreshing. Overall – Even at 7.25 % abv it is very easy to drink with rather smooth flavor transitions. A easy drinking stronger IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlane76 (18) - Albany, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Although not a fan of IPA, this beer is not as lemon peel tasting as a lot of the IPAs that I have tasted. It was quite refreshing on a hot day

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber, decent head, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is balanced between citrusy bitter and sweet backbone. Medium body, light carbonation with a resin mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of grapefruit, spruce and esters. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Golden color with good head formation. Decent carbo’s can be seen throught a slightly hazy beer. A nice hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. A rich malt taste balances the hops nicely finishing with a warming alcohol dryness. Smooth feeling but a bit thin body. Good lacing can be seen. As beer warms it mellows out to a nice flavorful brew with a decrease in the alcohol taste. Pretty good drinkability.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Emeister84 (958) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aromas of citrusy, somewhat floral, and somewhat piney hops, light caramel. Clear orange gold with a mostly lasting white head. Perfectly balanced, with snappy hops upfront, followed by caramelized malty flavors. Light-medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (183) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Initial mild floral hoppy taste but not burning on the tongue. A complex flavor of flowers and mild mild citrus. No aftertaste which is excellent for an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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