The Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon may be my favorite beer going right now. I don’t think it’s just me, either. It was an offering at a beer tasting I recently MC’d for a friend of mine, and it was by far the most popular choice, even among non beer-geeks.
What makes this IPA so appealing is the unique flavor. It is intensely hopped (using five different types of hops added during the boil, in the hop back, and dry hopped) yet the citrus flavor really comes out when combined with the malt sweetness. It’s almost like drinking grapefruit juice. It’s a fantastic balance and flavor that make it distinct from other over-the-top hoppy beers.