Clipper City's Loose Cannon Hop3 Ale

NOTES: Bottle at Copperpot Hollow with the Professor

STYLE: American IPA

ABV: 7.25%

APPEARANCE: Clear copper/orange. It looked yummy.

HEAD: Light, but substantial enough to produce some consistent and intricate…

LACING: As I said. It was consistent and intricate. Can’t you people fucking read?

NOSE: Like most Aleheads, I’m a sucker for IPAs. This puppy is no different. As any great representation of the style should do, the nose consisted of strong citrus, pine, floral essences, and a touch of malty sweetness.

TASTE: As the nose implies, west-coast-style citrus and hops greet you at the door, invite you in, and introduce you to pine, resin, and just enough malt sweetness. Bitter hops see you out, with no sign of Mr. Alcohol Burns.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied with crisp, steady carbonation.

DRINKABILITY: The Professor and I agreed that we could have drank these all day. Unfortunately, he had to drive into Boston after lunch, and I was left to drink the rest. Alone. In my barn.

RATING: This is a fantastic representation of the style.  Although the pirate-themed marketing for their company is corny at best,  I bought it anyway. I’d never heard of this beer; needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. 3.5 Hops.


  1. Thanks for the tip, Mashtun. Picked up a few bottles on your recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed the brew. – The Baron

  2. Yeah, it’s a really good beer. I don’t think any of their other offerings are that great. But this one is a winner.

  3. I had some last night and thought it was quite good as well. I disgree that they don’t have any other good ones though–I like their Peg Leg Imperial Stout quite a bit.

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