Loose Cannon Hop³ IPA

Maryland
United States
Loose Cannon Hop³ IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

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: Heavy Seas' brewers hop Loose Cannon in the boil, the hopback, and the fermenter.

Profile

ABV: 
7.30%
IBUs: 
45
Served at: 
50°
Hops: 
Warrior, Simcoe, Palisade, Centennial, Cascade, Citra
Malts: 
Two-Row, Caramalt, Munich
Judges Review 
Owen Ogletree's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Medium gold in color with an attractive orange tinge, this IPA offers a nose of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits, pine, herbs and toffee-like malt. On the palate, the spicy brew displays moderate flavoring and bittering hops alongside a slightly sweet, earthy, assertive malt profile accentuated by pineapple notes and other complex esters. With a medium body, no astringency and moderate carbonation, this beer ranks as a satisfying IPA with an emphasis on malts and fruity esters. Hops are a bit less prevalent than in other examples of this popular style, but the beer’s flavor and bitterness fit the IPA style.

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