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RATINGS: 1306   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.

platzap's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
platzap (5) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Really great hoppy IPA. Aroma is fantastic. Despite the high IBU’s this is extremely well crafted as there is no harshness sometimes associated with this style. Good Malt backbone. While 7.5% is nothing to sneeze about, it is in fact a bit lighter than many other Imperial IPAs (like Dogfishhead 90), making it a hellava "session beer".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1479) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bennetporter (24) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clarkdvm (156) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Draft at mellow mushroom (fl). Woody citrus aroma. Looks like every other beer. Not overly bitter- citrus overtones. Straight up good. Reordered!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3057) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
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 FRANÇAIS 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
1guywith_aboat (241) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Appearance- clear honey gold. Decent medium bone white head that lasted a good bit. A little lacing, not much. Very pleasing/inviting to the eye. Smell- clean, piney, floral, hoppy, citrus (grapefruit). Taste- bitter hops up front. Malty, biscuity on the end. Big citrus wallop (grapefruit on the nose carries to the taste, big time). Mouthfeel- medium body. Well balanced. A good bit going on here but very consistent throughout. Overall- excellent! An outstanding IPA. Was a gateway beer for me several years ago when first getting used to this style, and has remained a "Big 4" for me over time (the other 3? Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’, Bells Two Hearted, 21st Ammendment Brew Free or Die). Also, very reasonably priced ($7.99 at Total Wine). An additional note, visit the brewery if you have the opportunity. A great tour and tasting room. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firecape (38) - - NOV 2, 2014
I found this to be a bit bubbly and light. Some citrus and floral aroma that did not really show up in the taste. Several people recommended this as very distinctive but I just didn't get it in the 4 bottles I had. Perfectly fine, if bubbly ipa but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaddrifter (2) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Good IPA. Strong hoppy aroma, but not too bitter. Definite have again when in the mood for hops. citrus, hazy, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
From a bottle. Copper-amber hue with a thinner white head. Full of pine an citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is lively, but much thicker for an IPA. Malt presence is shown more in feel than smell and taste. Pretty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fresh citrus and peach aroma, grassy, passion fruit, hay, some biscuits. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, peach, some mango. Rather refreshing.

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