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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 IPAits 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Sampled at the Newtown Brewfest 07 with Stegosaurus. Re - rated Good hop aroma with a good blended taste. I was glad I tried again this year. Much better.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Bottle. Massively hoppy nose, predominately grapefruit but notes of citrus, caramel, and light pine/resin. Deep golden body with a thick, creamy beige head. Enormously hoppy taste, huge! 7.5% is hidden as well as the Small Craft I had earlier in the day - shockingly well. Full, almost syrupy body. Very dry and bitter, medium yeastiness ideal for swishing. Grapefruit and citrus taste, very spicy and boldly floral. A complex Big Beer that stands out from the crowd.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Picked up a 12 oz bottle of this from Friar Tucks in Champaign. Nice light citrusy aroma. Flavor is very fruity/citrusy with just enough malt to balance the hops. What an awesome IPA though. Great hop character and very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Pours a clear amber color with a thick white head. Lovely fresh citrusy aroma that gets repeated heavily in the flavor. Lots and lots of hops. Man this stuff is hoppy. This is a good beer for people that like hops because this is a hoppy beer with hops in it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottled. Poured a little cloudy. Nice well balanced with all the hops. Solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops and dried fruit. Very nosy as you drink. Hops and grapefruit dominate flavor, with a creamy feel. A bit harsh in the aftertaste - might be the 7.5% alc. Overall well made IPA with its own unique character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3196) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Slightly hazy, bright copper body, thin off-white head. Rindy citrus and pine hops aroma backed by toast and alcohol. The body is a sweet bouquet of grapefruit, pine, and perfumey hops in a matrix of light, sweet breads. Grassy finish, bitter but not palate-devouring, with touches of clover honey lingering on the palate. Nice, soft body. Well-done. Thanks xproudfoot!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 Re-Rate. Pours slightly hazy, amber orange with small creamy off-white head. Strong floral and citric hops aromas, lots of grapefruit, with a nice solid malty undertone. Flavors of floral and grapefruit bitterness upfront, with nice hints of spice, pine ,and nicely balanced malts that arent too sweet. Bitterness and spice carry onto the palate nicely smoothed out by the malts. Best offering Ive had from Clipper City. Previous 8 3 8 3 18

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Just got back from the gym and guess what? Yup, its time for a beer. A big ol IPA at that. I liked their uber pils, so we will see what this delightful little moppet has in store for us this evening. Yes, that is an all inclusive third-person pronoun so get used to it. Golden hues with a smallish frothed cap. Good lacing though. Aroma is a little thin, but carries with it an appetizing, subtle maltiness. Good hop confrontation in the begining of the sip, but is quickly laid low by a powerful uppercut from the hefty malt bouncer at the door. Strangely though, the big fellow proceeds to pick up his stunned companion, dust him off, and then the two of them do a wonderful tango. Lupulin nicely counter-balances the clumsy steps of mashman while adding a delicious tropical fruit character to the moving expession now underway. Notes of pineapple, mango, honey and apricot all glide around like a lighter, yet still refined, cousin of Dogfishs 90-minute. They trapse into the night leaving a satisfyingly viscous reminder of what just transpired. I am really starting to like the Heavy Seas extension of Clipper City. Cheers.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 06 DC @ RFDs Special Tasting Copper color, white head, nice lacing. Nose of musky hops, rich pungent earthy citrusy resinous hops. Simcoe?!! The flavor is catty, nice bitterness and pleasant underlying malt sweetness. Finishes toasty and sweet and fruity. Good IPA, full of life.


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