Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

Rated 3.695 by BeerPals

Brewed by Heavy Seas Brewing

Baltimore, MD, United States

Style:  IPA

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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An interpretation of an American IPA, the beer uses approximately 3 pounds of hops per barrel and is triple hopped - in the kettle, in the hop back, and dry hopped! Burnished gold, with rich hop aroma and flavor, yet enormous drinkability. Available year round beginning November 2005.

ID: 19079 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank1117
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank62 of 5756
Style Percentile98.9
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.756
Weighted Score3.695
Standard Deviation0.375

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  • RICHSBEER 1935 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a nice bubbly head, with decent retention. The aroma is of hops galore. A bit of pine and a ton of citrus, pineapple and a mango with some fresh squeezed orange. The taste is of citrus up front with mango, pineapple and orange. This is easy to drink, moderate bitterness and average carbonation, a light character.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clipper City brews solid beer. This is a quality IPA...not quite DIPA but stronger than the normal...guess like an IPA Extra. A lighter version of their D.I.P.A. On the thiner side as more about the hops here vs. malts. Semi-cloudy medium yellow appearance. Aroma is a little rusty (wet-dogish) but there is some nice citrus-pine to it as well. Only tried this out with a single, but I would get again as their beers are affordable.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    7.25 abv on label.Pours a hazy golden color.Small white bubbly head which doesn't last.Very little lacing.Nice crisp citrusy aroma.Pine citrus flavor very smooth.Expected this to be more hop flavored.Still a good tasting beer but the appearance lets it down.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A very good American IPA. Was expecting a ton of hops with the HOPS to the third power on the label...but it was still hoppy enough to satisfy. Pretty smooth going down, gald to see a decent brew coming from my home state of MAryland.

  • THIRSTYONE 563 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This was a decent IPA, nothing out stood out as excellent for this style. Nothing wrong with it, just nothing exceptional.Decent aroma,and flavor.My bottle said 7.25% alcohol and not the 7.5% stated above.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Thanks to Lou for this tasty treat .. . Pours a sunset gold, lacing is totally tits!.. Boats and hoes! . . Nice velvety smooth IPA, balance is superb with a good hop presents ( ..'N Pat) .. . who the hell is boz scaggs?? .. . Fun and easy to drink, and all they think about is that stupid boat- I swear, I'm so pissed off at my mom. As soon as she's of age, I'm putting her in a home.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    For my 800th review I wanted something... interesting... I found this at one of my favorite stops just in today as a matter of fact. Although there's no category for style points, this one gets some on name alone - Loose Cannon. ANYTHING about cannons is cool - love the damn things... So, the aroma is boldly floral and citrusy and it pours a light gold-orange color with a thin white head producing really nice lacing to the end. Medium on the pallette - pleasant. The flavor is equally as bold as the aroma with citrus, pine and bitter hoppiness at the "just right" level. A really nice American IPA.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice clear amber pour with a tight creamy white head and good lacing throughout. Pine and some citrus hops with a touch of sweet malt in the aromas. Taste is balanced with mostly pine-some citrus hops like the aroma and a maltiness that serves to offset any bitter - not a lot of bitter linger here but still very tasty.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I was not a huge fan of this particular IPA. I think it is pretty ordinary in fact. I have had worse - the problem with this beer is that is was more hop water than hop beer. I prefer the floral/citrusy hops too - this was too piney for my tastes. Being from Baltimore, Maryland, however, I must support my local breweries.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Clipper City overall makes some really good beer. This one is a crystal orange amber colored ale. Small sudsy white head rises above, But most disappointingly doesn’t stick around for very long. The lacing, though is impressive. The citrusy/floral hops in the nose dominate. But are mellower in taste. The body is full, creamy and well carbonated. A good IPA any enthusiast of this style should NOT pass up.

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