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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Malts: Crisp English Pale, Carapils, and Munich
Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo and Palisade
Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale is a triple hopped IPA containing over 3 pounds of hops per barrel. Not for the faint of palate, it has an intensely floral, spicy, and citrusy hop aroma and flavor. Available year round


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Clear deep brassy gold with minimal carbonation and a fading, sudsy white head. Pungent aroma of wet, musty hay, canned peaches, and a note of sweet malt. Flavor has a sweet, tropical fruit hop character that blends with the residual malt sugars. Also a note of musty, wet cardboard early plus some pine. Juicy palate. The bottom line is that there’s not a great bouquet here; it’s not exactly weak but not especially appealing or interesting and those qualities are essential requirements for a good DIPA. Thanks TannerTavernboy Eric for the 359th time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5743) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle, thanks to Aaron for giving me this, served in my GL snifter:

Pours a nice dark golden hue iwth an initial large fizzy head that settled to a small ring and produced okay lace. The aroma has a big nose of piney, citric, peppery, and floral hops with some notes of bready and pils malting. The taste wasn’t has astrengent and piney has I would have thought, very balanced and fresh tasting. The Munich malt seems to work nicely here. Interesting that it goes back and forth between grapefruit and pineapple citric tones. An equally good peppery aftertaste lingers well past the last sip. The mouthfeel is brisk and lively, I would have liked to see it with a touch more body though. A well crafted brew indeed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Sampled at the Pizza Port 9th Strong Ale Festival, at the "ratebeer" table, thanks to whomever brought this. Hops were nicely under control here, nice fruity malt character is balanced by floral hops. I hardly ever pass up a DUIPA, this was a very good one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Big thanks to the ratebeerians that brought this to pizza port’s strong ale fest last night. A big hoppy double/triple? IPA. What made this unusual was the vanilla and caramel notes set agains the hops, generally a triple ipa would be a pure hop monster. Hop notes were very floral -- cascade?

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Super-hoppy aromas are fragrant and perfumey. Floral notes dominate. The brew itself is a deep straw-gold color. The palate is accomplished and even, with a gentle nip of hops at the front end of the beer that then grow into a full, dense hop sensation on the tongue. Finish is long and floral, as well. A good display of beermaking on this Imperial IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 2, 2005
bottle-pours bright orange with a 1/2 inch soapy off-white head and some whispy lacing. huge floral flowery hoppy nose-lemon, tangerine, passonfruit, with tons of juicy sweetness. big pineapple and citrus flavors here-lemon emerges after the swallow. for some reason, this beer reminds me of hop wallop with its dry malt tone to it. a good ipa, but not superb.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle: Golden, fairly clear, moderate white foamy head, quite nice lacing, soft carbonation.   Resiny nose, seems oily, slight pine.   Fairly bitter start, surprisingly quite malty, a touch grainy, finishing with a touch of sweetness.   Oddly enough, this 7.5% double IPA seems more like a regular Pacific Northwest IPA.   Quite good, but not as thick in mouthfeel or as big in ABV as I would have thought.   I think I expect too much from my IPA and IIPA brews.   Love the label tho.   Thanks Larry!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boesky (51) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a lovely copper, with an exceptionall hoppy nose and good head retention. While ’officially’ listed as a Double IPA, it strikes me as a bit more of a cross between a Double and an APA. Perhaps I’m just spoiled by the Dogfish 90 and Three Floyd’s Dreadnaught. In any event, a nice beer indeed.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2620) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Clear amber color. Very hoppy and very smooth with a sweet honey-like taste that compliments the hops. A fine beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours orangish-amber with a one-finger white head. Very balanced aroma--some big American hops, but a very present malt background. A hint of diacetyl. The flavor is nice and resinous, with a hint of honey and some soapiness. The malt is still there, but not as noticeable; it lets the hops do their job. Reminds me of an Alpha King, which can only be good.


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