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RATINGS: 1376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 27, 2006
Ughhh. Nasty. Just plain nasty. 12 oz. brown longneck bottle. Weak pfftt when opened. No freshness date noticed. Poured out a pedestrian shade of copper, with a soapy white head. Aromas are of soap, mostly. Some off aromas are present also. Oxidized severely. Wet cardboard in both the aromas & flavors. What the hell are "Munich" hops anyway? I’ve been homebrewing for 12 years now, & I never even heard of anything called "Munich" hops. Must be some crap they found in the back room & decided to use up. Go back to the drawing board, Clipper City. Your beers are getting worse by the day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Poured a great golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma was floral hops and citrus. Taste was outstanding, a real nice ruby red grapefruit flavor not too tart or bitter with a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Delivers the hop punch as advertised. Big floral fruity aroma, hops through and through. Spicy, nearly spritzy between the medium carbonation and spiciness. Well balanced and good mingling of hop varierties. Big flavors but finishes fairly clean. good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Pours pale with a medium white head that fades to a cover. The aroma is citrus and caramel. The flavor is very well balanced with plenty of residual sweetness to go with the high hopping rate. Medium body, smooth texture. At $7.95 a six pack, this is one of the better buys around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2006
bottle thanks ot jimbo wood. pours a nice golden colour. aroma is strong floral hops with a similar taste. very smooth mouthfeel. damn fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2006
A rich, gold color and a thin, white head. Aroma is big, grassy, mentholated hops and some malt sweetness as a foundation. Flavor is grass clippings, citrusy hops, a good hit of long acidity, overly alcoholic (it has a strong alcoholic taste especially for something that is only 7.5%), and a sweet, nondescript malt that I like for the style. Good, but incredibly out of balance with those warming, higher alcohols.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (4187) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Wonderfully aromatic hops at first. Fruity with notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Bitter resin and carbonic gaseousness come next, and a light metallic bite. Has a bit of sweet maltiness to it, too. Dark golden clear with thick foamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, easy drinking and no carbonic burn. Starts with some acidity and medium malt sweetness. Quickly, the hops take over and impart a fruity yet stark bitterness that precludes all else. Resin and grapefruit finish with dry and bitter after. Hoppy and good, just a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Golden yellow, nice head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Deep hop taste, not malted away as others I have had of this style. Lace, significant carbonation. A hophead fix, and a but tough on the palate. I favour regular IPAs myself. To be drunk slowly. Thanks Dr. Jay. Fresh can, many years later. A different beer and I get it, light grapefruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2006
this was a perfect light copper color. had a decently large hop aroma to it. I got some mild soap going on in the begining but it smoothed out nicely. This isnt bad, but i used to live in san diego and i know this isnt huge on hops. It is pretty damn nice and mellow though while remaining a duece.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2006
There was a heavy hop/resin aroma, The head was cream, off-white and mostly diminished. Body was clear and amber. Moderate bitter taste initially and throughout. Decent carbonation. A really good DIPA. Good drinkability.

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