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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2310) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Cloudy, light orange pour with soft, white head that doesn’t last long. Flowery bouquet with grapefruit and orange aroma filling in around the edges. Faint smell of toast, plastic. The flavor is full of hops, nicely balanced. Juicy, spicey, citrusy — orange peel, grapefruit, perfume. Not overly bitter. Peppery finish. The medium body is moderately sticky leaving an aftertaste of light floral soap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is tremendous. Floral hop notes abound, with nice citrus undertones. The flavor is a visit to Hop City. Excellent balance of malt to soften the blow of the large amount of hops in the brew. It ends with a spicy finish. Excellent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Pours clear amber. Moderate to large hoppy smell of mostly grassy hops. Flavor is grassy/citrus hops with a decent malt presence. Unfortunately, it also had the hint of spearmint. I liked it, but would have liked it more w/o the mint flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Amber color. Smell of cirus with huge hops. Wonderful cirtus taste. Taste of hops, sweet fruit and orange peal bitterness. Great IPA. Can taste a lot of orange and grapefruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Triple hopped goodness. great malt flavor for an IPA, concidering the amount of hops used. Good beer to give to friends who enjoy a bitter finish. 12oz variety pk. 12oz 6pk

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2937) - 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 (10691) - San Diego, California, 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 (888) - 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.


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