Heavy Seas TropiCannon
Heavy Seas TropiCannon is an American IPA with blood orange, grapefruit zest, and other natural flavors, 7.25% ABV. Best by date of 05/30/17, opened on 02/05/17.
The beer pours with a gorgeous crystal clear gold color that leans heavy on the orange tones. The off white head was nice to start but did fade a bit too quickly. Holy grapefruit!! This is probably the most grapefruit I’ve gotten on the nose of an IPA since Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin. Honestly, that is about all I can smell. The taste starts with a quick hint of sweet caramel malt that is quickly overtaken by strong and bitter grapefruit. A little candied ginger and herbal hop notes follow the fruit. A sudden blast of alcohol heat leads to a juicy orange finish. With as wonderfully balanced as Heavy Seas Loose Cannon is, I was expecting a little more balance here, but the fruit and hops are the star of this show.
Well worth a try if you’re a big fan of the current wave of citrus forward IPA’s.