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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.

ContemplateBeer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1782) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2009
Hops in the nose, maybe still there after the beer is gone. Also some orange essence and light grassiness. Perfect head upon pouring, with a copper color translucent liquid. Flavor has plenty of hop character, but little bitterness considering. Certainly a citrus influence as well. Finishes rather creamy for the style and smooth. For 1.89 at World Market in Louisville, I can’t believe the quality that poured out of this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2087) - 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 (3838) - 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 (3839) - 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 (9768) - 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 (1299) - 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 (1754) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (411) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 12oz: nice Citrix aroma. The mild bitterness is well balanced by the malts. Somewhat sweet. Nice

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1314) - 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.

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