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RATINGS: 1328   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
A nice IPA, very great for the price. The pour was typical for the style, standard foamy head with some foamy lacing. The aroma was all grapefruits, man I love that in my IPAs. The flavor was grapefruit and citrus up front with a piney hop finish. The hops in this one were prominent, but not overdone, and supported by a sweet malty base. Alcohol hardly noticeable and the mouthfeel was thin for the style. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Light gold with a small white head that fades quickly and leaves tiny smidges of lacing. Nose: pine, vanilla, honey, lemon and sugar cookies. Taste is buttered biscuits and pine. Slightly over-carbonated but still smooth. Not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2006
12-oz. bottle from artusory. Pours copper with a small off-white frothy head, diminishes to edge, falling lacing. Aroma is fruity (berries), cotton candy and honey, malt (cookie) and a light grassiness. Moderately bitter and acidic, citrus orange flavor, hidden sweetness, hoppy bite and burn. Light bodied and fizzy, spicy and dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Light citrusy hop aroma, taste is intense hop and msweet malt backing,but with a somewhat light body,making it about the best combination of big full hop malt taste, and lighter ,I can drink 3-4 of these in a night flavor.Probaly a top tener in the style

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (887) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
12 oz Bottle (thanks Beerbeast): Pours a nice golden copperish yellow color with a think whispy white head. Aroma is of flowery hops, citrus, and pine. Taste is heavy on the pine and flowers, with less prominent tastes of malts, hops (in general), lime(bold taste) and lemon(initially), saltwater, and a bitter hop finish. somewhere in the taste there is a little caramel and vanilla hidden in there I feel like. Despite the bitter finish its a smooth mouthfeel. Quite tastey.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Appears a golden amber with lively streams of carbonation quickly coming up to the top. A fluffy 2 finger ivory head slowly fades into a mild cap and hearty collar. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is of hearty pine and citrusy hops with a plum, vanilla cream, and biscuit aroma resonating. Smells like I’ve got my face over the hop boil. Taste is of the same aromas with a nice hoppy, yet balanced flavor that is in no doubt a double IPA. This could pass for a DIPA from the West Coast. Sweet up front with a tender citrus hop kick that compliments the mild caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with some lively carbonation pockets. A nice balance of super hops and crisp malt. A nice brew. I wish I could brew one like this. This is in the winner’s column. I’d recommend this fine bottle from our friends in Baltimore anytime.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2006
very nice aroma very fresh floral and sweet. as a i do sail the seas this is the ipa for me. very fine tuned very full ipa, with a nice hop bitterness yet sweet taste and appreciate the alcohol content very good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Good-sized foam on top of a dark orange offers a nose of pine-needle and sand hops. Palate is medium-heavy with light carbonation. Flavor starts with the bitter hops characterstics as expected, but turns surprisingly caramel sweet with the malt backbone. Enjoyable interplay to this remarkably fresh, rich brew. Very solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighGateGuy95 (13) - Keene, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Aroma is a sweet/hoppy with hints of Berries. clear, light body almost a caramel color. Clean and Crisp when Fresh, clean health head, Flower hoppy taste is very nice. It’s actually concidered a Hop 3 Ale. Will make any Hop-Head VERY happy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wintersdying (49) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2006
pours golden amber with minimal head. smells literally like a bag of pot. flavor is hoppy, with hints of citrus. flavor lingers for quite a while with hops.


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