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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 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 (800) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Aroma is fruity, tropical fruit, malt, citrus, pine, bready. Appearance is amber golden, off white head, mostly clear. Taste is bready, malt, pine, citrus, tropical fruit, really really malty. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, bready sweet malt aftertaste. Overall, eh. Way too malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (740) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Pours a dark orangish amber with a full head of off white foam. Lightly syrupy body. Light hops with some sweet malts. Not harsh or bitter but not so refreshing. OK but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2016
Canette sans date. Robe orangée légèrement trouble avec un mince voile de mousse qui disparaît rapidement. Arômes de malt caramélisé avec houblons orienté vers les fruits sucrés, tangerine et abricot surtout. Légère résine de pin, citron et touche d’alcool. En bouche, saveurs fruitées de tangerine, orange, abricot, ananas. Un malt légèrement caramélisé enveloppe le tout. Finale herbacée avec soupçon se citron et zeste d’orange. Un peu de sucre résiduel. Texture huileuse et corps mince à moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klaing (282) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Clear iced tea color with minimal head. Biscuity malts, sweet blends nicely into pineapple, grapefruit, herbs, a little pine and a nice dry finish. Really good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1764) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours medium orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, herbal hops, grassy hops, light bready malts, floral hops, and light sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3816) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
On tap at the hotel bar with dinner, pre-gaming before the BNA Party last week. Mostly clear light golden color with a decent bubbly white head. Earthy citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor with a solid bready light caramel maltiness to counter. Decent but old school feeling ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, fruit, grass, and the best tropics. Flavors of tropical fruits and hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (795) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. It poured an orange gold color with a white head. The aroma was floral, citrus and malt with grapefruit, orange and caramel flavors. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen57 (24) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2016
Bought at Kroger@SwiftCreek Midlothian,Va 4/15/16 Best by date:7/16/16 Another Maryland beer - Pine,Oranges,Grapefruit and mangoes? GREAT AROMA! Deep golden and tangerine color - not much bitterness! (website says only 45 IBU’S!) Good malt to hops balance. Extremely tasty and easy to drink but watch out it being 7.25% WOW! This beer is readily available in my area and will be a staple in my fridge from now on! Great job Heavy Seas!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2016
Real nice fresh hop aroma with some malt in there to balance. While flavor is good, there’s a slight clash between the different components and that’s even more evident in the finish.

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