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RATINGS: 1370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pours a hazy light orange with a 2-finger white head. Big pine hops on the nose and palate. Medium bitterness for the style. Very drinkable, but average.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (583) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. It poured an orange gold color with a white head. The aroma was floral, citrus and malt with grapefruit, orange and caramel flavors. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen57 (10) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
Bought at Kroger@SwiftCreek Midlothian,Va 4/15/16 Best by date:7/16/16 Another Maryland beer - Pine,Oranges,Grapefruit and mangoes? GREAT AROMA! Deep golden and tangerine color - not much bitterness! (website says only 45 IBU’S!) Good malt to hops balance. Extremely tasty and easy to drink but watch out it being 7.25% WOW! This beer is readily available in my area and will be a staple in my fridge from now on! Great job Heavy Seas!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2860) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
Real nice fresh hop aroma with some malt in there to balance. While flavor is good, there’s a slight clash between the different components and that’s even more evident in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (915) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
12oz bottle at birreria paradiso in dc. Light copper with medium white head. Citrus pine hop aroma. Resin hop with good citrus flavor. Like a west coast ipa. Very solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1221) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2016
12 oz bottle, served in a plastic cup. Pours clear dark orange golden, with thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is rich sweet lightly roasty caramel malt, light aromatic hops on the back. Taste is thick sweet caramel malt, creamy mouthfeel; hops are vegetal and linger bitter through the finish. Quite malt driven. Big, rich IPA; could use some more nuance and flavor from the hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1201) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Clear, dark Amber/Orange color with a smallish, foamy beige head. Scent of green pine cones and overripe peaches. Clean & crisp, initial citrus hop bitterness with sweet malt following close behind and tailing off with a lingering bitter aftertaste.Has a hint of mineraliness as well. Decent beer, reminds me of a cross between a Left Coast IPA and a British ESB.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPoole (98) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Pours medium amber with a short white head. Strong aromas of grapefruit and hops. Great tastes of sweet hops, fruits and citrus with a slight bitter finish. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3671) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle 0,355ltr: Slightly unclear amber colored brew with an dry bitter taste with an little bit of sweetness, hints of citrus, caramel and some fruitiness. Courtesy from mine brother-in-law who takes this from the USA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (177) - - DEC 19, 2015
12 oz bottle. Translucent orange with a short white head. Light lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, flowers, and hops. Light body, juicy, oily. Oranges, really mild hop bitterness. Sugary malts, touch of pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OrthoDoc (112) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Fresh bottle, great hop aroma, mostly mild pine, moderate citrus, with some sweet. Great taste with perfect bitterness and hop balanced with delicious sweet malt. Awesome beer. Like a bells two hearted but more flavorful, sweet, and hoppy. Piney finish and after tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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