In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Heavy Seas Brewery Loose Cannon

Aroma: “Delicate combination of orange and herbal, specifically rosemary and thyme. Floral (iris). Light toasted notes support the hops. Subdued nose overall for the style.”

Flavor: “Balanced profile with light toasted malt playing off of the herbal, floral, and light orange and lemon hops notes. Finish is slightly sweet and leaves a coating on the palate. Malt sweetness of biscuit. Hops bitterness is low for an IPA.”

Overall: “The balance of this beer is really nice. The bitterness is assertive but not harsh and fades slowly. It’s hops-forward, but the malt isn’t overshadowed either. There’s a nice blend of the biscuit malt sweetness and the floral/slightly citrus hops.”