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RATINGS: 1384   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
On tap at RFD during RBSG 2006. Lots of hops. Maybe Hops cubed. The priority is on aroma and flavor and not bitterness. Hop aroma that you can chew. The hop oils climb into the olfactory lobes and scream their alpha. Good lacing from a off-white head that clings to the glass. Dark gold beer in color. I could drink a bathtub full of this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2006
[Bottled, thanks chris_o!] Clear amber, small creamy head. Powerful citric grapefruit aroma. Sweet, fruity, chewy and caramelly with full body. Medium bitterness. An IPA dominated by aromatic hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
This beer has anice spicy floral aroma to it. Thats probably the best part of this beer if you ask me. Albeit the flavor was good...it just didnt live up to the good aroma that leaves you expecting some that same level from the flavor. I agree with what a lot of other people have said in that the taste and smell is heavily dominated by pine. The apperance is a nice clear golden red color, with hardly any head to speak of. My first Clipper City brew but I enjoyed it. Thanks Jay!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
pours clear copper with a thick off-white head with good retention. has a nice citrusy aroma and very nicely carbonated. taste has a nice balance and finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6518) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Draft at Taphouse @ Ghent, 8/5/06: Nice! Big soapy head. Slick to the tongue. Grapefruit, mostly, but not as puckeringly tart. Almost too hoppy without a firm basis, like building a great house on a crappy piece of land. But excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2006
I can almost describe this beer in one word. PINE. Huge waves of pine in the aroma. Flavor is smack you in the face, palate crushing, piney hops, big malts, although, i found the alcohol content well hidden. This beer reminds me alot of the Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Standing on the border of double india pale ale. Tastey, but not for sessions. To strong for that. Not to be underestimated. My first Clipper City brew. I approve.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2202) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Pine, Pine, Pine!!! Pours orange-amber/caramel into the glass, with heavy spiderlace. Lots of floral and pine notes to the nose. Pine resin flavors, with a slightly citrusy grapefruit contingency. The finish is malty-sweet, with LOTS of pine effervescence, almost indicative of an IIPA. The mouthfeel is not as heavy, though, with a nice floral pine cleansing palate. This is truly a great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2006
I was wrong about uber pils; this clipper packs the most flavorful punch in the variety pack with its citrusy orange-flavored hops, pine and resin tones which slide right over my tongue, and bitter grapefuity flavors. To me this isnt a cannon to my palatte as I find the hoppy bitterness to be well balanced by the other elements present. The finish, for example, is dry enough to soak this up but watery enough to keep the bitterness to a good level. The alcohol is well hidden. The only downpoint is that it seems a bit too much on the grassy piney side to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Clear amber, well sustained medium off white head. Big hop aroma of citrus and spice and a little sweet caramel malt as a background. Nice medium mouthfeel, a bit resiny, but not sticky, and light carbonation. Toffee sweetnes is quickl;y overtaken by bitter orange, lemon, and grapefruit with a little peppery spice for good measure, leading to a bitter, but not astringent finish. Perfect on a hot summer evening.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2006
Bottle from Jimbowood. Pours a clear amber with a bit of white head. Nose is a bit hoppy and some spiciness. Taste is a little sweet fruity and syrupy. The malts take over here and leave the hops behind. Has a little bitterness on the finish.


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