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RATINGS: 1318   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RealAle (12) - USA - MAY 16, 2006
The IPA had a full hoppy aroma upon opening with a desirable deep golden appearance. Flavor was favorable with intense and lasting floral and citrus tones. Carbonation was on the high side, but mellowed nicely as the pint finished. Overall it was an above average very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Nice amber pour with a fair cream colored head and plenty of bubbles rising. Smells of pineapple with juniper berry and little touch of candy cane. Great flavor with a solid malt base balancing a well applied hop accent. Citrus, pineapple, toasty biscuit, piney tones and a nice dry finish. Excellent mouthfeel with a medium body. A refreshing and very well crafted IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
On tap at the VBF. Pours amber with a fluffy off-white head. Sour hoppy nose with some vanilla. Hoppy vanilla flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Nice malt backbone with lots of citrus hops. A good beer. Not washed out and well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle: Pours a nice color, somewhat small head. Very nice flavor.....hoppy, yet somewhat sweet. Good Stuff. Reminds me of Ballast Point Big Eye. I could drink this all day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Thanks, Denis! –You’ll probably never read this, but Thanks anyway!

Pours a lovely bronze body and a tall ivory head. A SUPER floral nose to this beer! Ahhh… The wonderful aroma of a dank sack of hops that are about to be tossed in the kettle for dry-hopping. Super fresh and abundant hops! The flavor has a nice backbone of sweet caramel with a hint of brown sugar, followed by a grapefruit zestyness and super dry, spicy pine resin finish. -An especially well done brew and sitting on the cusp of being imperial!!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4973) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 8, 2006
This bottled brew marked 8/06 poured a medium sized head of foamy off-white colored finely sized bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent orange colored body. The aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish. The flavor was also simply described as hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Golden color beer with a thin off-white head and a huge, sharp nose of fresh pine needles, grapefruit and oregano. This beer is all about the hops. Intense grapefruit, pine needle and orange rind hoppiness. Very hoppy beer. Toffee malt sweetness tries to underpin the hops, but just can’t quite do it. Body seems a little thinner than it could be. This is a hop head beer, and enjoyable if you are in the mood for the hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
clear golden body with not much head.aroma was a light mix of pine/grapefruit.flavor was much in the same with some ice tea mixed in as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
refreshing . hoppy floral and citrusy a little watery but still has good flavori like the intesne floral character


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