CharmCityCrab (156) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite the advertising of the massive amount of hops in the thing, and the reviews that talk about it, I actually find this beer to be well balanced with a significant malt taste to it. Maybe it’s because it seems to contain some hops and malts that aren’t in a lot of IPAs, and is missing other standard ones. This really seems like something that’s in a bit of a different category from some of the other IPAs I drink to some degree, though t’s not that it doesn’t fit the style, it’s just a different way of approaching it. A lot of times I drink a hoppy IPA and then may want a second beer that’s a different style, whereas this I could see as a go-to beer. Very refreshing, and the malt presence isn’t too heavy at all, nor do you feel like you’re missing out on hops, they are just a bit less harsh, but still spicy. Real flavorful while still being very drinkable without much dryness (In other words, it’s not made more drinkable by being watered down, it has every bit of flavor as other IPAs if not more, it’s just a more drinkable flavor). I remember a friend taking me out for a meal in Baltimore years ago and this was on special and I had several with some crab cakes, great combo. By the way, did I mention this is a Baltimore beer? That’s a plus for me as a Baltimore kind of guy. Regular price is a bit expensive for me, but it’s on sale or in a mix pack that’s on sale, or at a gathering or whatever, often enough that it’s not unavailable, and as other beers go up in price, this seems more and more in the general ball park of the cheap craft beers (Often regularly priced $9.99/6). Would be interested in a $15-$16 twelve pack (Save a few bucks) if they could pull it off, but haven’t seen that format.
hman43 (405) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color with white head. Strong citrus smell with some caramel. Citrus and floral flavors with caramel and a bitter finish.
trapped (894) - New York City, TURKEY - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Slight hops aroma, light amber color, small off-white foamy head, slightly sweet hoppy taste, low carbonation, long finish with moldy aftertaste. The aftertaste ruins the beer a bit.
Leafs93 (1747) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 On the third day of Christmas 2014. Pours copper with a small of white head. Aroma is lots of floral, citrus and a hint of caramel. Taste is moderate bitters with a touch of sweetness on the finish. Medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, good carbonation.
dogfish120love (1001) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light orange. Notes of citrus, orange and the likes with faint pine. Medium bodied.
Cousin_Larry (392) - - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Greene Turtle at BWI. Pours a clear, copper color with a thin, lacing white head. Nice, thick hoppy aroma. Some tangy fruit as well. Smooth, hoppy taste. Almost creamy as in it is on nitro. Good balance. Not too overpowering. Solid IPA.
bennetporter (53) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely satisfying IPA, floral citrusy hop aroma, was this dry-hopped? Beautiful deep golden color with a creamy head, yet there is a good balance of malt to round it out. Excellent example of the style.
Clarkdvm (172) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at mellow mushroom (fl). Woody citrus aroma. Looks like every other beer. Not overly bitter- citrus overtones. Straight up good. Reordered!
GRM (3082) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, draught, 4 ounces, during the Bacon and Beer Fest in New York with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on July 26 2014; eye: amber, hazy, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, light tropical fruits, light malt, slight orange; mouth: resinous hops, pine, light tropical fruits, light malt, slight orange, finale in orange with light presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, malty texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, 4 onces, durant le Bacon and Beer Fest à New York avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 26 juillet 2014; œil : ambrée, voilée, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, léger fruits tropicaux, léger malt, très léger orange; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, léger fruits tropicaux, léger malt, très léger orange, finale en orange avec légère présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, texture maltée; en résumé : bien
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice beer. Aroma is mostly citrus and pine with biscuity malts taking the backseat. Flavor. Wow. Bitter but drinkable. Nice citrus and pine with a great malt profile. Balanced nicely.