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RATINGS: 1371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
pours clear copper with a thick off-white head with good retention. has a nice citrusy aroma and very nicely carbonated. taste has a nice balance and finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6196) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Draft at Taphouse @ Ghent, 8/5/06: Nice! Big soapy head. Slick to the tongue. Grapefruit, mostly, but not as puckeringly tart. Almost too hoppy without a firm basis, like building a great house on a crappy piece of land. But excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I can almost describe this beer in one word. PINE. Huge waves of pine in the aroma. Flavor is smack you in the face, palate crushing, piney hops, big malts, although, i found the alcohol content well hidden. This beer reminds me alot of the Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Standing on the border of double india pale ale. Tastey, but not for sessions. To strong for that. Not to be underestimated. My first Clipper City brew. I approve.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2139) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Pine, Pine, Pine!!! Pours orange-amber/caramel into the glass, with heavy spiderlace. Lots of floral and pine notes to the nose. Pine resin flavors, with a slightly citrusy grapefruit contingency. The finish is malty-sweet, with LOTS of pine effervescence, almost indicative of an IIPA. The mouthfeel is not as heavy, though, with a nice floral pine cleansing palate. This is truly a great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2006
I was wrong about uber pils; this clipper packs the most flavorful punch in the variety pack with its citrusy orange-flavored hops, pine and resin tones which slide right over my tongue, and bitter grapefuity flavors. To me this isn’t a cannon to my palatte as I find the hoppy bitterness to be well balanced by the other elements present. The finish, for example, is dry enough to soak this up but watery enough to keep the bitterness to a good level. The alcohol is well hidden. The only downpoint is that it seems a bit too much on the grassy piney side to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Clear amber, well sustained medium off white head. Big hop aroma of citrus and spice and a little sweet caramel malt as a background. Nice medium mouthfeel, a bit resiny, but not sticky, and light carbonation. Toffee sweetnes is quickl;y overtaken by bitter orange, lemon, and grapefruit with a little peppery spice for good measure, leading to a bitter, but not astringent finish. Perfect on a hot summer evening.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle from Jimbowood. Pours a clear amber with a bit of white head. Nose is a bit hoppy and some spiciness. Taste is a little sweet fruity and syrupy. The malts take over here and leave the hops behind. Has a little bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours a translucent amber-orange under a dense half-inch durable white head. Leaves thick rings of lacing along the sides of the snifter. Intense, rich hop aromas fill the nose. Like walking through a pine forest. Initially a huge blast of crushed fresh pine needles, followed by aromas of grapefruit rind, apple and Juicy Fruit gum. Mouthfeel is complemented by a solid fine carbonation and a smooth creaminess. The taste is not as bitter as one would expect considering all the hop aroma. A nice balance of sweet honey/caramel malt is noticed along with a moderate bitter flavor of pine, orange, pepper and grapefruit from the hops. A pleasant, well balanced bitter-sweet finish The aroma of this IPA alone makes it worth a try. Well done!!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Lots of nice hop aromatics and flavor, but somewhat lacking in the intense bitterness that this hophead craves. It pours a clear golden orange with a cream colored head. The aroma is indeed hoppy, floral atop grapefruit atop pine atop a hint of caramel. Fairly balanced to taste, caramel and bread with those aforementioned hops now in the flavor. But the bitterness seemed rather moderate, although it did linger quite awhile into the finish.

Mayhaps it was the bottle? I’ll have to obtain another and try again.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
Pours a crystal clear copper. Vibrant color in the body. Thin ivory head. Citrusy hops in the nose. Taste is dominated by hops, herbal and citrusy. Strident bitterness, orange rind and grapefruit. Nice bready malt to support the hops. Lightly sticky, nary a hint of alcohol. Lingering bitterness in the finish. It’s nice.


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