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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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjmckenzie (7) - Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Great tasting ipa. Just like candy. Definitely get the bitter but also a littlw something more


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (109) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber, decent head, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is balanced between citrusy bitter and sweet backbone. Medium body, light carbonation with a resin mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of grapefruit, spruce and esters. Alcohol noticeable. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Golden color with good head formation. Decent carbo’s can be seen throught a slightly hazy beer. A nice hoppy aroma of citrus and pine. A rich malt taste balances the hops nicely finishing with a warming alcohol dryness. Smooth feeling but a bit thin body. Good lacing can be seen. As beer warms it mellows out to a nice flavorful brew with a decrease in the alcohol taste. Pretty good drinkability.

2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aromas of citrusy, somewhat floral, and somewhat piney hops, light caramel. Clear orange gold with a mostly lasting white head. Perfectly balanced, with snappy hops upfront, followed by caramelized malty flavors. Light-medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (168) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Initial mild floral hoppy taste but not burning on the tongue. A complex flavor of flowers and mild mild citrus. No aftertaste which is excellent for an IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (948) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours an amber color with a floral aroma. Taste is mild hops with mild bitterness after the swallow. Slightly already but the taste dissipates quickly leaving a tinge of vanilla behind.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Hazy clear. Golden yellow, medium white head, decent lacing. Sweet taste up front with a bitter finish. Thin film palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (706) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 5, 2014
BOTTLE 355ML Look: somewhat hazy amber. Aroma: hoppy, orange, with some harsh solventy notes. Taste: hop fruitiness - sweet citrus/orange, light sour and astringent notes, zesty spicy bitterness. Good body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (380) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Spicy citrus hop aroma. Bites the tongue with bitterness but is then soothed with a touch of fruitiness in the background. Heavy clear orange color with a string foam head that sticks around. Refreshing and respectable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
On tap all the time in Newport, RI.. it’s a staple at the neighborhood watering holes. Pours orange gold with healthy white head. Aroma is huge pine hop, bitter citrus rind, fruits, & caramel. Medium body, med carbonation.. Hop^3 is right, nice and bitter throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (69) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2014
12 oz. Bottle. Taste is very hoppy, floral, spices. Very good IPA. Hoppy feeling stays in mouth for a long while after consumption. Definitely enjoy it.


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