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RATINGS: 1336   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1653) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3289) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Golden, cloudy. small to average and mostly diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, light caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, light - some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, ight caramel and some tropical fruitiness, some piney - light grapefruit hoppyness. Decently hopped IPA, but too sweet/too much caramel for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (73) - - APR 15, 2015
Aroma floral, citrus, Appearance golden, clear, white foam, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1588) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted on cask in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a cloudy orange amber colour with weak off-white foam. A strong American IPA in the Arrogant Bastard school of thought, rich Munich malt sweetness, intense grapefruity and resiny hops, black currant and ganja. Medium body and low carbonation, extra beneficial yeast and mineral essence in mouthfeel due to cask-conditioning, some smooth alcoholic warmth. Predictable and unmemorable, good not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (313) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2015
Hazy orange. Piney, fruity, some grapefruit orange notes, a bit sweet. Complex, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (913) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2015
Can. Orange with a white head. Aroma is pineapple juice and pine. The taste follows closely and adds some sweet malts. Very low bitterness with a slightly resinous finish lets this juicy, hop-forward ipa combine big flavors with easy drinking. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (156) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap in Annapolis. Enjoyed this with some nachos Nice beer - good flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (624) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2015
Really good IPA. Has a nice aroma and a really good hoppy flavor. Pours a hazy orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1255) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Pours with a slight chunky gold amber. Pine cones and light resinous aroma with a touch of weed. Medium bodied palate with medium hops and leafy bitterness. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3454) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
En fût au Great Lost Bear. Je suis surpris de cette offre qui n’était peut-être présentée sous ses meilleurs jours car je l’ai trouvé simple avec des goûts de poussière. Un gaz carbonique trop présent agresse en finale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3621) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Nez d’oranges et de crème glacée avec une touche florale. Goût d’ananas et de pamplemousse avec une touche de conifère. Beau corps crémeux et bonne expérience avec les bulles. Finale florale avec une intensité d’amertume peu développée. Facile à boire.

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