Cannons is a New England-style American Double IPA by LIC Beer Project that blends hoppy citrus and pine with stone fruit and biscuit.

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Cannons is an American Double IPA that’s brewed by LIC Beer Project, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 16 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Cannons by LIC Beer Project

Packaging art for the Cannons by LIC Beer Project

What You Need to Know

This New England-style DIPA has been double dry-hopped with a quartet of hops to maximize aroma and flavor. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The DIPA pours an opaque ruddy yellow hue and is topped by a towering stack of dense, puffy off-white foam that shows excellent retention. The head’s reduction leaves behind gobs of sticky residue on the glass.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of fresh pine, bready malt, and some stone fruit.

Flavor

The palate is hop-forward and the tasting opens with a mild bite of citrus that mellows briefly with a flavor of biscuit. The hops return in full force and deliver orange and to a lesser extent, tart lime, and grapefruit citrus. There is also a big piney presence mixed with a little grass. The finish softens with sweet juicy flavors of apricot, peach, orange marmalade, honey, and more biscuit.

Label art for the Cannons by LIC Beer Project

Label art for the Cannons by LIC Beer Project

Mouthfeel

The feel is relatively smooth with a body that’s a shade over medium with moderate carbonation. Finishes dryly with a less-than-moderate astringency. The bitterness is appropriately restrained and the booze imparts a light warmth.

Overall

Cannons presents quite nicely and its aroma is strong, persistent, and very enticing. The palate is nothing short of remarkable. It’s layered and thoroughly enjoyable. The feel is wonderfully balanced. Overall, Cannons is an absolutely amazing New England-style DIPA, and not to be missed.

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