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RATINGS: 1309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Best before Mar 06, drank Nov 05: Clear orange with a thin white head. Big grapefruit nose with some resiny pine, full bodied with a thick feel and solid carbonation, starts and ends bitter. Thanks Aaron!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 This IPA pours with a small white head with good lacing. The body is a clear dark orange. The IPA has an intensely hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Grapefruits dominate the taste as well. The body is refreshing and dry with little carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Blind tasting on 09/26/2010. Clear golden body with a medium rocky off-white head. Sweet resiny citrus hop aroma. Resiny citrus hop flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/4/15 - 3.7 Dry hopped firkin at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 09/08/2009. Cloudy orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Sweet citrus and resiny hop aroma. Sweet citrus and resiny hop flavor on a pale malt background. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/4/15 - 3.6 From firkin, unfiltered and extra dry hopped at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/03/2009. Cloudy orange body with a large rocky off-white head. Very sweet floral and citrus hop aroma. Big citrus and floral hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/4/16 - 3.8 11/24/2005: Orange pour with a creamy white head. Strong grapefruit aroma and taste. The grapefruit taste leads to the majority of the hoppiness. 6/4/8/3/14 - 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Pours a nice clean orangy body with a seafoam-like off-white head. Very nice hop aroma with essence of oranges and pineapple. The flavor closly matched the nose with some grapefruit in the finish. I also taste Belgian yeast in the finish. Very likely to become my session beer du jour. Great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Thanks to slob for sending this new one! This starts out with a clear deep orange/amber body with a sticky peaked head. Big malty hoppy aroma with citrus and fruit. Just on the bitter side overall with a good supporting malt that lies underneath. Rich and full body give it a filling mouthfeel. Very nice East Coast IPA that shows some strong West Coast origins.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
I like this beer. Resin hop aroma with little malt and lots of hop flavor. Small head thst does not remain. Really drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Bottle. Translucent orange-amber with a small shattered white head. Nose is very hoppy and spicy. Pine notes, spicy hops, light peppery notes, and citrus. Very appetizing. Taste is a bit more balanced. Sweet malts, caramel, more peppery spices, pine earthy hops, citrus fruits and a bit of pineapple. Body is relatively full with a moderate carbonation feel. Finishes with a bit of toffee, hops, citrus fruits, spicy notes, and some light earthiness. Very nice, indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Translucent orange color, frothy white head. Aroma is like lemon grass with a dash of pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet and very slightly bitter. Finish has a balance to it that is hard to accomplish with all the hops found in it. Well made IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2005
bottle from whole foods. aroma is very pleasant: lots of hops, but not overly piney or citrusy. earthy, herbal, quite grassy. looks gold, with small white head. light/medium body. flavor is a nice balance: caramel malts throughout, with a ton of complex hop flavor. suprisingly, the finish is not that bitter, actually edging on the sweet side, with a good bit of hop spiciness. this is quality stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Bottle from the Beer Yard. This beer is as good as any of the Sly Fox varietals that I have had, which is to say that it is outstanding. It dishes out hops and takes names. The pour is copper/dark straw with a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is hugely piney hoppy, with some spicy esters, black pepper, grapefruit, and canteloupe. The flavor is very hoppy, with a well balanced malt component. I noted the same flavors as Dreadnaught, only not quite as intense. Dense, complex mouthfeel. This one is like the younger brother of Dreadnaught, and is just outstanding. Clipper City has done it again. Seek this out, and do it today.

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