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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Clear golden light amber (copper) color. Generous carbonation with a nice foamy yellow head that slowy bubbles away and leaves a nice veil/crown. Aroma is sweet grapefruit/orange, crisp, clean hops with some maltiness in the background. Flavor is just like the aroma, only a bit sweeter. Great mouthfeel - just syrupy enought without being too much. Flavor is also extremely well balanced between the malt and hops. Alcohol is there, but quite hidden. To top it off, this one has a yummy slightly dry and bitter finish. Just when you think it has completely slipped away, a bit of sweetness comes back inviting you to take another drink. It might not be a full double IPA, but it is a fine IPA either way. Bottle after bottle, its just not possible to stop drinking a beer this good for the low, low price! 12 oz bottle (best before Jan 07), $1.50 from Party Town.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Draft. Aroma: grapefruit and pineapple up front, with some resin and grass coming in behind. A subtle caramel and a touch of yeast. Appearance: Light coppery color and clear. Unfortunately, the bartender who poured this didnt know what he was doing and produced almost no head. Flavor: Sweet malt jumps out first with a touch of caramel and a light breadiness. Hops come on soon after with a lot of grapefruit, pineapple, and pine. Some floral and grassiness right before the finish. Bitterness was lighter than expected and pretty smooth. Palate: Medium bodied and a little watery. Medium carbonation. Finish was dry. Overall: This was marked as an IIPA on the tap, and when I drank it I was a bit taken aback. I found it much too light in body, hop flavor, and bitterness to be a IIPA. As an IPA its pretty good. Nice malt/hop balance. Good hop flavor and a smooth bitterness that doesnt linger for a long time.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
I started sipping this beer and nearly drank it all before staring my review. It is so easy and terrifically tasty I certainly want a case. Appearance: Pours a bronzed golden color with a bit of orange hue and big head. Sticky lacing stick to the glass in random splotches. Smell: It has a delightful aroma but not quite as big as I expected (rumor from previous years). This has a full nose of sweet malts, creamy honey and orange hop aroma with a drop of pine giving it a floral hint. Taste: The flavor is like the smell. Bold citrus orange hops balance with honey sweet malts to make a smooth easy flavor that is perfect for an IPA. This hardly qualifies as a "Double" in my book but who cares what you call it. Small double or IPA 1.5 I dont care just give me more =). This beer drinks like juice with a hint of bitter in the finish and a touch of dry that lingers. Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very smooth mostly light with a juicy center and crisp finish. Nice malt backbone holds everything together. Drinkability: There is no way Id guess that this beer is 7.50% ABV. It is dangerously drinkable and I would likely session drink this beer into my early grave. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (8082) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Poured a golden yellow with almost no head from the bottle. Very interesting hop aroma, fruity, piney and sweet. The hop complexity in the initial flavor is astounding. This beer hits all areas of your palate. Its sweet, its a little sour, theres a hint of malt. The hop flavor is really unique, must be from the Chinook hops. Flavor hides the heavier than usual alcohol as well. A little astringent on the finish, but the complexity of this beer and the different hop profiles it provides make this worth a sip.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmstein (5) - Cheshire, Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2006 does not count
Yet another great summer Ale. Smooth and crisp with a robust hop pallete.. Comparable to Victory Hop Devil and Weyerbacher Hops Infusion. A must try for a hop fan

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Ah that beautiful copper color. Average foamy head. Smells strongly of fresh cut grass and citrus. Kind of burns the nose hairs back, but oh well, I was needing that. A sweet smell is very inviting but this one feels heavy, damaging, dangerous, destructive, detrimental, evil, harmful, hazardous, holy terror, hurtful, ill-behaved, injurious, malicious, malignant, misbehaving, naughty, perilous, risky, roguish, sinful, spiteful, troublesome, (ok enough of that) I am worried. Wow, very smooth, this one hits the spot. Can you say hops? Beautiful, charming, congenial, delicious, delightful, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, favorable, gratifying, likable, luscious, palatable, pleasurable, satisfying, savory, sweet, hops. Nice bitter finish. Not filling. It lets you enjoy this amazing concoction.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
picked this 12 oz. bottle up on the reccomendation of Joe, the beer manager at Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL last Sunday. pours a coppery amber with a decent head. good smooth IPA for a hot summer day. interesting blend of hops makes for a crisp, clean brew. well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintocb (654) - Hoon, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Clear orange pale in the glass. Smells of piney citrus fruits. The head is a great, fluffy off white mound that dissipates quickly. The flavor has a lot of citrus and pine that match the nose, but there is some kind of underlying flavor that isnt pleasing. It only hits for a second. Over all a pretty good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle - huge pine hop nose. Very bright and fresh. Pale orange body with a white head. Flavor disappointed slightly. Quite sweet with a fairly one dimensional hope profile - but a nice, long finish. A good one, but not a great one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1459) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Beer pours attractive apricot color with a totally retained off quite colored head. Aroma is pungentely citric hops, primarily grapefruit. Also a bit of fresh juice aroma though not as much as some. Flavor is initially sharply bitter, nicely so, the finish is also spicy bitter, not overy dry with just a touch of sweetness. This really is a nice IPA though stetching the limits of IPA dom with its 7.5% ABV. Alcohol is totally hidden, btw. Very enjoyable.


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