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RATINGS: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiddler26 (24) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2011
12 oz bottle...six-pack purchased at Brew Crew in Guilderland, NY. This is a very nice beer. Caught grapefruit on the nose, and a strong hop charge on the tongue right away. Finish was equally strong with hops. Very, very nice !PA.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle 0,355ltr: Slightly unclear amber colored brew with an dry bitter taste with an little bit of sweetness, hints of citrus, caramel and some fruitiness. Courtesy from mine brother-in-law who takes this from the USA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OsuStu (158) - - DEC 19, 2015
12 oz bottle. Translucent orange with a short white head. Light lacing. Aroma is sweet citrus, flowers, and hops. Light body, juicy, oily. Oranges, really mild hop bitterness. Sugary malts, touch of pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OrthoDoc (82) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Fresh bottle, great hop aroma, mostly mild pine, moderate citrus, with some sweet. Great taste with perfect bitterness and hop balanced with delicious sweet malt. Awesome beer. Like a bells two hearted but more flavorful, sweet, and hoppy. Piney finish and after tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3588) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a Sam Adams lager glass. Feb. 2012 date. (from 2011 notes). This pours a light orange-amber, with a moderate but durable bone head. The head leaves a good bit of sticky lacing. The beer is slightly hazy, and there was some sediment left in the bottom of the ’emptied’ bottle. Visible carbonation all the way to the end. The sweet citrus and herbal nose is very pleasant and very consistent with the flavor. The flavor is, of course, not sweet, but it is not very bitter either. There is a big, balancing malt component in this IPA. Feel: good medium+ carbonation; near medium body. O: a very drinkable IPA with a substantial sweet malt balance making this drink more like a pale ale. In fact, I’ve had pale ales that were more hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a lacy white head. Notes of burnt bread, orange citrus, some grass, and brown sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (914) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Pours a clear amber-orange. Has a really sweet aroma of apples and other fruity hops. A stronger fruity flavor than expected, but also with some caramel, malts, and some hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2235) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3849) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4887) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (261) - 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.


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