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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4357) - 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 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 (5459) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (316) - 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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2346) - 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.


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