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RATINGS: 1377   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 IPAóits 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crockettma (2) - Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2007 does not count
A great beer for hop lovers. I was fortunate to try this beer on the same day that the first batch was bottled (one of the perks of working at Clipper Cityís top retailer).

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rleveret (2) - USA - APR 4, 2008 does not count
This beer was amazing. I had the good fortune of trying it the first time straight from the cask. The aroma and flavor are straight hops, itís like holding a handful of hops right up to your nose and taking a deep breath. Itís thick but not to hearty. You wonít need a nap after one of them. This is one of the best beers Iíve had in a long time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Itís my go to beer. Itís wonderfully hoppy but not too bitter. Thereís a nice it of malt and sometimes I swear thereís some vanilla in there. Last year I had the pleasure of drinking some from a batch with an extra pound in the dry hop and the grassy hop flavor was stupendous. Anyone who loves hops must try this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KixRules (10) - USA - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 My Favorite American IPA...amazing aroma, great taste and finish and for a 7.25% ABV there is no taste of alcohol. Truely a great American IPA!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drunkirishman1968 (2) - Rock Island, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
This is my absolute favorite beer of all time. I bought it on a lark because of the comical name/label, and quickly realized I had stumbled into a treasure. A solid punch of hops is followed by an intracate symphony of citrus and spices, to create one of the best beer drinking experiences money can buy. If you like IPAís and compex tastes, this one is a must-try.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Powder_Beer (11) - Durango, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2011
A caramel malt that is very hoppy, hence the name. Golden amber color with a big white head that laces throughout. The sweetness is heavy and it isnít very bitter. A really good balance to create full body heavy beer. A great appearance followed by an amazing taste. A smooth finish. This is a very thick textured beer with soft carbonation. A long finish to put it down. Hands down the best beer I have ever tasted. I drank this beer after a Captain Lawrence Imperial IPA. Usually when I follow up the Double everything tastes really weak...however, the loose cannon topped the Imperial and tasted even better. This is with out a doubt my new favorite beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
The cenenial take the floor but the other hops play nice and get their licks in. Gouda worked well to cut the floweryness(SP?) down but I love this beer. Clipper city is showing some real brass with the Heavy Seas line. Love hops???? Get it NOW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Bottle from sampler 6 pack, best by July 07. Clear, burnt orange, with an enduro three-quarter inch head of meringue that leaves a crunchy frosting all over the glass. Aroma is nice grapefruit with honey, caramel and a dash of pepper and oak. Taste is similar, but big body of malt sweetness holds up well against the powerful (but nice) flavor of the hops. Palate is just a touch to the light side of medium, and smoooooth. Aftertaste is a demonstration of more (yet a different) balance of malt and tongue tingling hops. Top-notch American IPA could also be a session beer for all seasons. Update: This is a damn good hop blend! Love the light carbonation and complex aromas and flavors that are slightly different on every sip. Upped initial tentative and inexperienced rating from a 4.3 to a 4.7 based on comparisons to many inferior AIPAs over the last year or so.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hophead420 (4) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2008 does not count
got this one at andersons general store in columbus, oh. pours a nice one finger head decent lacing. the aroma is of floral hops. perfect brew for this hop head tons of hops. i can and do drink this one every day! good job clipper city for making the best american ipa!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ubermunch (32) - Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2008
Where do you start with the Hop3??? Itís an amazing combo of aroma and flavor. The 7.25% ABV is barely noticable... and the taste... oh wow! Thankfully I am able to drink this practically everyday, It has certainly ruined me for several other competing beers. Once you go Hop3 you will never go back!

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