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RATINGS: 1360   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.

cduncan14's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Hoppy aroma with some hay and grass. A perfect golden brown color. Bitter hops are well balanced by a sweetness that keeps either from being overbearing, but make no mistake: this is a hoppy beer. It’s got a slightly sticky mouthfeel and a finish that hangs around just long enough. Great example of an IPA that doesn’t try to be cute or do anything but be an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. Feb. 2012 date. (from 2011 notes). This pours a light orange-amber, with a moderate but durable bone head. The head leaves a good bit of sticky lacing. The beer is slightly hazy, and there was some sediment left in the bottom of the ’emptied’ bottle. Visible carbonation all the way to the end. The sweet citrus and herbal nose is very pleasant and very consistent with the flavor. The flavor is, of course, not sweet, but it is not very bitter either. There is a big, balancing malt component in this IPA. Feel: good medium+ carbonation; near medium body. O: a very drinkable IPA with a substantial sweet malt balance making this drink more like a pale ale. In fact, I’ve had pale ales that were more hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2539) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a lacy white head. Notes of burnt bread, orange citrus, some grass, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (886) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a clear amber-orange. Has a really sweet aroma of apples and other fruity hops. A stronger fruity flavor than expected, but also with some caramel, malts, and some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Draft at the Irish Pol. Crystal clear dark orange amber. Soapy white head. Light splashes of lace. Not much aroma (when cold). Medium body. Semi-creamy mouthfeel. Simcoe hops are most forward. Earthy leafy citrus. Oranges spiked with cloves. Forest floor. Thistles. Baby pinecones. Truffles. Dried tangerine peels. Gently sweet. Faint toffee. Black peppercorns. Smooth spicy finish. Very nicely constructed hop brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Quite interesting. BItter yes, but also creamy and somewhat sweet, probably due the fact it was high in alcohol abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Dark amber orange, slight haze, still, small bubbly white head. Aroma is apple, toffee, resin, sherry. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is Starburst sweets, light mango and cheese powder, citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (254) - USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours a clear orange amber, minimal carbonation and thin head. Strong a idic fruit hops aroma. Balanced floral and fruit hops taste, effervescent and clean mouthfeel. Slight grapefruit majority. Pleasant and warm aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10037) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear golden-amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, oily, pine, peach, apricot, fruit and mild toffee. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, oily, resin, brown bread, apricot, cracked peppercorn and a touch of alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Works pretty well on cask. Smooth, juicy and easy-going.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Very nice off copper pour w/ a big white head & good lacing. The aroma is a little piney but I think the hops are somewhat drowned by the malt presence. The taste has an underlying bitterness w/ a nice citrus hop sweetness. It is quite soft on the palate which is fairly unusual for the style. A very solid offering!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1826) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is nice, grainy. The taste is a solid malt caramel flavor with balanced lemon and grapefruit bitterness. The texture is medium. A great IPA showcasing malt and hop balance.

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