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RATINGS: 1379   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 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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 Pours a clear amber with thick white head that sticks to the glass. Very floral type hops, very little citrus, lots of pine, and a little resin. Taste is very similar, but comes together horribly. Slick mouthfeel with long lasting floral hops taste after. Not impressed with this. Rerate: I don’t remember who sent this to me as an extra, but I remember being a little irked because I had already rated it, have it readily available, and didn’t really like it the first time around. Well, now I am very glad they sent it, because I must have had a bad bottle before. This is not the best IPA I have had, but definitely very solid. Pours a slightly hazy clear orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma mostly of citrus hops, slight floral, slight grass, pine, and bit of spice. Flavor matches well and DOES come together nicely. Very solid. Thanks to whoever sent this as a bonus to me, because I would have likely never tried this again!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6272) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2016
BB backlog, Bottle, clear copper color with average 1-2 finger head. Notes of pine, flowers, spice, dry malt, and other grains. A decent balance of malt and hops in this pale ale. Finishes with a creamy malt aftertaste with some misc herbs. Body is medium.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2800) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Tap at J’s. Clearish gold with little to no head. Light tropical nose, caramel and malt. Clean and well-balanced, but slightly syrupy with a honey and caramel like mouthfeel. Low carbonation with a soft mouthfeel. A tad boozy on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1464) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (803) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (1325) - 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.

3.9
   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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1816) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3880) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (863) - 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.


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