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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


GiddyBoy's rating

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 11, 2010
Very hoppy and fruity. No head at all. A fair drink if you want something with a lot of movement.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9360) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1275) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1683) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (397) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 12oz: nice Citrix aroma. The mild bitterness is well balanced by the malts. Somewhat sweet. Nice

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reemer686 (1) - Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
This beer has been the flagship Maryland IPA for some time now and deservedly so. Hoppy but has a good malt backbone. Just a well balanced IPA.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1295) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Pours a very slightly cloudy, classic golden color with a healthy off white bumpy, rich head. Circus peanut nose. Flavor doesn’t change a lot from the nose. Perhaps a little more citrusy. Pretty unremarkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2015
I had on cask at Lizardville in Akron. Also with lemon zest, peppercorns, citra hops, and cherrywood. Great aroma of lemon and wood notes with light citrus aroma. Taste was wood, lemon zest, pepper and very light hops. Poured a moderate orange with a very active cask head. Creamy mouth and moderate carb. Very well balanced and flavorfull.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (159) - - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Very forward grapefruit nose, medium carbonation. Full hoppy, slightly sweet mouth feel. Smooth overall, with slightly bitter finish. About as good as a bottle IPA can get.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5464) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Good hops aroma off the top. Pours golden with good lacing. Medium bitter finish. Lots of citrus and it’s well integrated. Some grassy notes. Tap at Rosslyn brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (936) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
(Bottle). Thanks to Sharon and Doyle. Described in detail commercially. A well-balanced IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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