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RATINGS: 1343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1463) - 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 (2536) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
draught: Aroma is of sweet citrus, amber colored, flavor is full of citrus reminicent of simcoe hopping, but its not according to the label. Not really bitter, piney, or resiney, just lots of citrus and malt. I truly enjoyed it

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2006
Very citrusy - almost a grapefruit aroma to it. Nice white head, good amber colour. The hops are aggresive, but do not overwhelm. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5394) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2006
A hazy orange pour with a decent off white head that goes pretty quick but a little of the lacing hangs around for a while. If you like a hop aroma bury your face in this baby and breath deep. I could taste them through my sinus cavity. A flavor of orange peels, barely a hint of malt, and hops in the flavor. Smooth easy palate that is just a tiny bit weak at the end. A good good beer I wish I could get here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a notched best before along the left side of the front label, Aug/06. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy reddish amber hued golden with a foamy head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing, small amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a nose of floral, light spice and orange citric hops with a sweet maltiness at the edges. A semi-crisp, softly textured and creamy smooth lightish medium bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability. Good balance between the hops and malts in the taste, dry flowery, spicy and orange flavored hops, soft and rolling in it’s bitterness, balanced by a sweet maltiness, caramelized sugary, the alcohol is well masked and a dryish, sweet finish with the hops lingering a bit in the palate. I’m not sure if I would call this a D/IPA, but it is very quaffable at a affordable price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2006
Poured amber in color with a decent white head. Smells and tatses of hops and spice. This was a pretty good beer overall, will have again.


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