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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2005
Golden in color with a medium white head.Aroma of citrus fruit,grapefruit and oranges. Flavor is of more citrus hops, sweet- orangey with an assertive bitterness,frsh ripe green hop character with a warm toasted malt backgreound.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - NOV 14, 2005
bottled. sweet grapefruit aroma w/ off white head. pretty copper color, fruity, sweet, but balanced w/ hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
on tap @ McMenamin’s - Philadelphia Another big, hoppy IPA. Spicy and citrusy hop aroma - this beer could clear a stuffed nose from the hop aroma alone. Flavor is big and sweet - gummy and sticky mouthfeel. Good balance with just enough sweet munich malt to balance all those hops. I could definitely smell and taste the Chinook and Amarillo, but after that it was just a chewey moutfully of hop juice. Very good big IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2005
12oz bottle from goldtwins. Pours a medium amber with a small off white head. nose is hoppy, light citrus and malty. Taste is very hoppy, some grapefruit, light orange, mostly hoppy though.finishes lightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Label says there is yeast on the bottom but there is no yeast cake and its obviously not bottle conditioned. Pours an amber crystal clear color with medium, fluffy white head. Looks almost a BMC its so clear. Ctrus american hops in the nose along with pine and pepper. The hops are definately generous. The malt seems thin just because of the hop overload. Finally, a beer that is hoppy enough. I don’t notice any grassiness though. It may be out of balance but I like this one a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9493) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Bottle… Clear, amber ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is all about grapefruit and pine sap. Just a touch perfumey with a hint of black pepper. The flavor has tons of pink grapefruit with a dash of salt thrown in to temper the moderate bitterness. Light to medium-bodied and astringent with fizzy carbonation. Finishes, bitter, dry and very grassy. Ahhh, nothing quite like fresh grapefruit first thing in the morning… or any time of the day!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1082) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Well done Hugh! Wonderful fresh, piney hops! Nice fading sunset copper pour. Very complex mouthfeel without getting to involved. There is a malting hiding back there giving some balance, but we all know we buy these for the hops, and this one does not disappoint.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (959) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2005
This brand new DIPA arriving in Georgia proudly proclaims itself to be a Hop3 Ale, so I had to buy it to see if it had the goods. By the looks of it, pretty much like a regular IPA, with a ultra clear, pale amber body, and a persistent egg shell white head. Smell was that of floral, citric, and spicy hops. Not very pungent not piney like a west coast DIPA, this aroma felt fresh, yet restrained. Taste was very acidic with grapefruit rind astringency. The malt was rather sparingly used for the style with a thin sweet honey caramel taste. Quite pleasantly medium and very appropriate for a regular IPA, the mouthfeel felt short of expectations for a DIPA. The beer fell short of what they were shooting for. Not quite as far off the mark as the Peg Leg “Imperial Stout” from the same brewery. And like the sister beer a very well made product, but not what one would expect.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcrowther (37) - ATLANTA, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Just like I want an IPA to be- intense floral/pine aroma, with flavor to match. Many IPAs have too bitter a finish for my taste- this one is very balanced. An outstanding beer I will buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Big hoppy aroma that is floral and piney. Slight sulfur smell that is probably from the hops. Piney hop flavor riding over sweet malt. Semi-dry moderately bitter finish. Big aromas and flavors but still a nice balance.


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