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RATINGS: 1289   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2005
Clear golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of assertive fruity hops, it feels like pineapple. Flavor of assertive fruity hops, again pineapples, with a strong bitter finish. Light body with a dry mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clipper1 (1) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2005 does not count
A great drinkable big 7.5% IPA without the strip the enamel off your teeth bitterness so prevalent with most big IPA’s. great balance. Should do well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
The Lure:
Luxurious C-hops hypnotize, as chalky resins magnetize their orangey, citrusy fruitiness. The hopfaring fruitiness is blaring.

The Festivities:
The nucleus of this hop Vesuvius is a citrusy propensity leading to bitter wood density. Sweet orange zest sprinkled on lively earth­. A gorgeous American hopping performance.

Transcendence:
Listening to a virtuoso’s solo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 (Draft) First impression is that this beer is very much like celebration ale minus the intense up front hop bitterness. Loose Cannon is hoppy, but the hops are accented on flavoring and aroma. Very fruity. Looking forward to trying the bottled product.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Smell was fruity. Flavor was citrusy with some malt present. Drinkable and very surprising was the 7.5%

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
On tap at the Kennett Square Brew Fest (’05). Poured a deep amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of flowers, light oranges and some caramel. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, flowers and caramel. I never would have guessed it was 7.5%.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2005
Poured a dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus fruits, some pine resin, light spices, and caramel malts. Tase of grapefruit, tropical fruits, citrus fruits, light malts, and no alcohol for being 7.5. A well balanced IPA, that is nothing to be ashamed of.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
Grapefruit and pine aroma, amber/copper color, nice white head, flavor is lightly malty, earthy, with some pine and citrus in the finish. Pleasant and pretty good for Clipper City.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Draft @ Hard Times Cafe - College Park. Bottles coming in 3 weeks. Medium coppery gold, creamy custard white head (great lacing). The nose was very hop friendly with loads of fresh white grapefruit, touches of earth and florals, hints of pineapple, with a light nutty caramel tone layered just below the surface. Upfront, fresh hop flavors (grapefruit and soft pineapple) dominate without a major bite, some light earthy tones play out in the middle, and a light sweet caramel malt bring it all together extremely well. Medium bodied, pillow soft carbonation, drying bittersweet finish. This may be the best beer of the Heavy Seas line so far. A great everyday IPA that Clipper should be proud of...


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