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RATINGS: 1300   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.

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a medium cloudy amber with a slight yellow hue and had a huge white frothy head that was mostly lasting and produced really nice lacing that stuck to the glass right till the end. The aroma was right up front with a strong dose of flowery hops, a mild moldy yeast, and just a splash of grain malts with notes of citrus (grapefruit) and a touch of peach. It tasted ever so lightly sweet and mildly bitter with hints of peach and citrus in the beginning then it became a tad more on the bitter side with a nice spice note and a very pronounced hoppy finish that was left hanging on the palate for a good long duration. Mouthfeel was kind of light in body and it was nice and dry in texture with the carbonation being very lively. Overall a refreshing and rather tasty IPA with the 3 timed hop flavor actually working very well on the taste buds giving you full appreciation of this brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie gives a two. Julie thinks its okay but could not drink a whole glass. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
From a bottle. Copper-amber hue with a thinner white head. Full of pine an citrus aroma. Mouthfeel is lively, but much thicker for an IPA. Malt presence is shown more in feel than smell and taste. Pretty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014, London. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fresh citrus and peach aroma, grassy, passion fruit, hay, some biscuits. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, hay, floral, peach, some mango. Rather refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
audrey5432 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Nice aroma, but bitter taste. Perhaps it is the citrus peel, it is a bit much. Would go well with thick steak smothered in mushrooms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (1766) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
On tap at Sharkys. Pours hazy deep golden. Nice herbal hop aroma and well carbonated. Taste is grapefruit, some pine, and bitter finish. Pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoDirection (18) - - SEP 12, 2014
Good, but not great of a common IPA. I'd get it again if Dogfish Head or other better IPAs are available. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a deep golden colour, with a rocky white head. Aroma of tinned fruit, grapefruits and honey. Syrupy flavours, with citrus hop bitterness and dry grain. Finish was chewy malt, grassy hop and cereal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
Pours clear to cloudy copper with low white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, mango, ripe peach, resin, and some funky fruit, can't decide between seabuckthorn and gooseberry. Taste is fruit sweet and balanced bitter with lingering bitter finish, somewhat reduced by too much carbonation. Light, smooth body otherwise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clueo (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
What a great IPA! Pours a light color for an IPA. Grapefruit nose and a smooth crisp finish. A great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (3352) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Cask gravity at the 2014 GBBF. Bright orange coloured pour with a fleeting loose white head. Aroma is resin orange, berry. Flavour is orange resin light caramel malts, light pine. Palate is semi sweet, medium sticky hop. Solid IPA.

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