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Heavy Seas Black Cannon Returns

If I’m calculating correctly, 2014 marks the forth year for this Heavy Seas Brewing’s seasonal. Black Cannon is back on shelves once again, bridging a black, hoppy gap leading up to the coming RipTide.

The beer uses a lot of dark malts (obviously) and a full cannon of hops like the year round predecessor Loose Cannon.

Our brewers modeled this black IPA after Loose Cannon, with a slight change: it’s almost as if they burnt the brew. Deep-dark ruby, Black Cannon has a roasted character from Blackprinz and Roasted Barley malts, but a heaping portion of hops—in the kettle, hopback, and fermenter—impart flavor and aroma. Floral and pine notes show up in the nose. The mouthfeel is very smooth.

Heavy Seas Black Cannon is available no through March.

Style: Black IPA
Hops: Warrior, Simcoe, Palisade, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Caramalt, Blackprinz, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Jan-March, Seasonal

7.25% ABV