While in DC for Savor, I went for lunch at this restaurant. I order Heavy Seas Brewery Loose Cannon Ale. I had this beer when I was in Coopertown, NY a few years ago. Heavy Seas Brewery was known as Clipper City Brewery which became in 1994. The founder of Clipper City Brewery and Heavy Seas Brewery is Hugh Sisson. This brewery has a nice pirate theme going on which is very nice and creative for a brewery. This brewery is brewing in Baltimore, Maryland. They have several different fleets of beers. Loose Cannon Ale is part of the Pyrate Fleet. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a clear copper color. It does not really have a smell to the beer. This nice American IPA has a nice sweet carbonation circus taste. The aftertaste is very bitter but not bad for IPA. This beer very drinkable and sessional. You can drink this any season and pretty much all day.
Here is a description from their website (www.hsbeer.com):
Burnished gold with a rich citrus hop aroma, it is wonderfully drinkable with a big hop flavor. We’ve knicknamed it Hop3 (hop cubed) ale to reflect the enormous amount of hops in this beer: over 3 pounds per barrel! It is hopped 3 ways: in the kettle, in the hop back, and dry hopped. Pairs well with strong cheeses and steak. 2nd Place CAMRA award winner at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival
Here is a few areas on the web where you can get to know this brewery:
Closing out the lunch tab, I really loved this IPA. I could drink it any season of the year. It is very drinkable and not too overly hopped up like most IPAs in the market nor the states. I wish it was available close to my home of Chicag0. Just like most beers it will kill the thrill you will get when it is not available to you everyday. However, if you live where you can get it everyday, I would recommend you trying this beer. Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser