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RATINGS: 1348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
can8ianben (1402) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Deliciously hoppy and sweet, just enough malt, just enough balence, just enough colour and head, to make it the ideal IPA. Bravo!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
On tap, 2006 RBSG RFD tasting. Pours a crystal clear copper body under a thin film of off-white head. Aroma is of floral hoppiness, lightly fruity, and some sweet malts. Flavor has alot of apricot and some light malt with moderately bitter hoppiness. Finish is lightly bitter. Palate is very creamy with very soft carbonation, making for a great mouthfeel. The mouthfeel on this really ups the overall, just a nicely done session IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2006
This poured with a medium orange body and a slightly khaki head. The aroma has some light grapefruit and a bit of almonds. There is also some decent bread crust. The taste has some fairly surprising gapefruit and some hitns of toffee. There is also some tree bark in the finish. The mouthfeel is thin and slick. The alcohol is well hidden in this one. This is a very solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Caramel pour with aroma dominated by hops. Taste has a lot of citrus and spice. Nicely balanced. A slight acidic aftertaste but a great double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Huge grapefruit/mango/lemon hop aroma and taste. Very well balanced. Another entry in a crowded group of excellent IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1488) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 This is an excellent ale. This was enjoyed while my grand daughter was visiting from California. The ale was a special experience. The head was very modest and the color was a light amber. There were citrus flavors and spices . This was really an enjoyable beverage. The body was medium with a nice roll over the tongue with hops and malts in proper balance. The higher alcohol was not detected. This is an ale to have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2006
this beer promises an onslaught of hops and that is just what you get. pours an orange body with an off white head. huge hoppy aroma. big sweet orange floral hops. flavor sweet malt undertones supporting a massive dose of hops. dry bitter orange hoppy goodness. medium body. lovely long hoppy finish. great big hop showcase.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Aromas are fairly crisp of hops and a bit of a sweet caramel/toffee background with a bit of apple juice type fruit. Appearance is a dark orange/amber with a pretty substantial foamy head that has a slightly yellow haze to it. Flavor is quite different that a lot of US IPA’s in that it is grain heavy up front and the heavy hopping develops just a hair later. Very nice and a little different in the hop flavoring as well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Very nice IIPA. This has a monster hop profile and very complex flavor. I love the hints of spice in this one, and they are backed up by a nice caramel malt backbone. Refreshing and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Clear amber, small off white head. Flavor and aroma of pungent, floral, spicy hops on top of soft caramel malt. Medium/full, slightly syrupy palate. If you’re looking for a good dose of hops, you can’t go wrong with this one.


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