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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Heavy Seas - Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Heavy Seas - Loose Cannon Hop3 IPA
Clipper City Brewing Company LP
Heavy Seas Beer
4615 Hollins Ferry Rd. Suite B
Baltimore, MD
Est. 1994 

Brain Damage Quotient = 7.25 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Purs a thick hazy golden color.
Grapefruit/citrus hops aromas with slight sweetness.
Creamy, two fingered off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
Good amount of sticky lacing on glass. Leaves small head cover on top of ale.
Taste is fairly balanced between malt and hops, but has a thick mouth feel.
Above average amount of carbonation.
Medium bodied.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Don't get me wrong...I love IPA's, specifically American IPA's. But this scalliwag left me wanting for a bit more after it walked the plank for me. I don't know if it was the hops that were used, (I am tending towards the west coast profiles), but coupled with the thick looking pour and mouth feel, it just didn't wow me. It left my tongue a bit leaden, with a heavy vibe. But there are others that are head over heels about this one.

Bad? No.

Good? Yes.

Great? ????? ???

What's your disposition to it? Hmmm?  Fire your shot across the bow, and let me know.

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