Arcadia Cannonball Gold
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cannonball Gold is a bright, refreshing end to summer; a herald of the harvest season and all the good things that come with transitions. Snappy, biscuity malt with a crackery-bready note, there are hints of summerís brilliantly crisp quaffs, but the carpet-bombing of freshly harvested "wet" hops bring bitterness and tons of grassy, herbal hop aromatics. As the sip lingers, things get tangled in transition, with notes of red apple, overripe watermelon rind, and powerful candied grapefruit. Is it a summer beer, or a fall beer? The only way to tell is to revel in the transitory, to give in to uncertainty, and above all else, to drink this beer fresh! The "wet" hops used in Cannonball went from their chlorophyllic roots to our kettle in a matter of hours, and their powerful aromatics fade fast, so be sure to drink heartily; in a blink, this special beer will be gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6104) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks good for the style; a transparent gold with foamy light eggshell (almost white) head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of a nice balance of hops and grain with a light bittersweet backbone. Some citrus. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber orange with a near white head that dissipates. Aroma had bitter grass with a touch of pine and grass backing. Flavor has a good amount of bitter citrus with pine and resin backing with a touch of grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (758) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Enjoyed at Kalamazoo pub, hophead farms hops version. Hazy orange pour with inch of white head. Really dang, marijuana-y scent, rich and buttery. Average carbonation, nice crisp finish. Same dank flavor with butterscotch, crystal-y hops, salty overall. Dankness is good, butterscotch is not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4925) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Hazy golden coloured body with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh hops, grapefruit, citrus and a lot of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong fresh hop flavour with a great piney flavour and a good strong malt backbone. Aftertaste shows quite a bit of bitterness, but very nice and well-rounded. Overall, a great fresh hop beer and a nice first sample here at Hop Cat. I sampled this pint on draught at Hop Cat in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 06-November-2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2013
This score is from my backlog at a different site. Full reviews written for all new beers tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1482) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Firkin at Soup Spoon (from backlog). Golden pour with almost no head. Hay and citrus aromas and flavor. Super smooth, medium body (Iím sure thatís attributed to the firkin though).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kzoobrew (13) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bright yellow-orange colored harvest ale. The body is fairly hazy. Three finger bone white head is set atop. The head dissipates at a moderate pace. Thick, heavy clumps of lace are left cemented to the glass. Bright fresh hop aroma oozes from the glass. Sweet citrus aroma is followed by a fair amount of green grace and fresh floral aromas. Subtle pale malt sweetness lies beneath. The bright citrusy aroma carries through to the flavor. Orange and tangerine flavors are fresh and juicy up front. The fresh floral earthy flavors from the fresh hops are present just behind. Soft bitterness, much more complimentary than biting. The malt is subtly sweet but overshadowed by the hops for the most past. Medium body Pale Ale. Carbonation is moderate and appropriate. The texture is almost creamy, I find this rather enjoyable. The finish winds up on the shorter side. A fantastic wet hopped beer, I hesitate very little to say this is my favorite hoppy option from Arcadia. Bright assertive flavors while refraining from ever becoming overpowering extremely drinkable, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2011
draft.... murky borderline ugly dark straw, almost a shade of neon in there... dead nose, just nothing going on... taste has a ton of flavor, fresh hops, wit a bit floral and pine, super easy to drink but has a yeasty finish that lasts to long on the palate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
orange color, creamy quickly disappearing head, somewhat lacy. nose of citric hops. falvor of creamy caramel, citric hoppiness. medium bodied, nicely bitter, lingering finish. this would be a fairly pedestrian brew were it not for the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at the Hopcat. Pale yellow, a touch hazy, with a thin white head. Aroma of cat pee, resinous hops, honey and sweet malt. Taste is floral and resinous with medium bitterness. Moderate amounts of malt to balance it out.

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