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Magic Rock Cannonball

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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cannonball is an India Pale Ale in the true tradition, high in alcohol and massively hopped to survive a long sea voyage. We don’ t want you to wait though, crack the cap and let the flavour explode on your palate. Tropically fruity, resinous hops compete against a sweet malty backbone, while a rasping bitterness builds to a mouth puckering crescendo. Our hop bomb might just blow you away…


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (161) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2016
Can from Hippo Glasgow (£3+). I quite like this one. Fruity and sweet with faint bitterness at the end. Quite long. Very little alcohol for 7.4% and probably a wee bit too sweet for my palate, but decent stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (543) - HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2016
Drank w Matt after my cousin Jonathan's wedding banquet. Cloudy beige-tangerine, fizzy watery white head and legs. Smell is very nice - heavy resinous hop, moderate to heavy sweet floral honey cereal malt, corn flakes, stone fruit. Taste is huge wet resin bitterness, long lasting, big stony finish. Body is very bitter, stony, ends on lightly spicy frothier lemon finish. Great great beer. Massively resinous hoppy crisp beer. Nose is wonderful, with plenty of interesting and complex malt flavours to complement. A steal for HKD $32.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (621) - HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2016
Can (really nice design!) from Bottle Shop at home in new home. Hazy opaque golden yellow-orange. Aroma is floral-resinous - honey sweet and citrus peel. Taste is more resinous and grapefruit peel hops with profound bitterness. Balanced by sweet honey. Lasting boozy warm bitterness. Great IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5472) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Can @ home. Hazy yellow, medium sized white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, fresh, crisp. Medium body, nice carbo.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (1322) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2016
330ml can from top of the hops Kilmarnock a clear golden ale with grapefruit hop aroma flavour is citrus pine hoppy nicely ballanced flavour resinous sweetness crisp bitterness on finish very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (571) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2016
Can. Pours a hazy golden with fluffy off white head. Nose is pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit. Flavor is vibrant, resinous, passionfruit and grapefruit, heady, a little piney on the finish, sweet citrus fruits on the mid palate from a mixing of malt and hops. Medium body, highish carbonation. Don’t feel the 7.4%, drinks like a less strong beer. Very tasty, really intoxicating hop character.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (905) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2016
Really hazy yellow color with creamy white head and lots of yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. Aroma is really dank and grassy but also with nice pineapple and papaya notes. Taste starts juicy and slightly sweet, continues with grassy/dank hop notes and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs from Europe. It pretty much goes the same direction as the New England style IPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (229) - - MAY 23, 2016
Hazy golden, small froth. Fruity hop nose, nice exotic fruits and toffee.Moderately bitter. Long finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1376) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
330 Ml can hazy straw yellow color. thin white head that remains a good while. Bits of spotty lacing. Nose is hay, straw, citrus, fruit, and oddly enough hop pellets. Nice nose. taste is somewhat yeast like, with lots of citrus and pine. Back has a lot of grapefruit peel and dough. a bit malty and a bit fruity at the same time. Works pretty well overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (2142) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
Overall: Fruity, grassy, spicy, sweet. Oily.
Note: On-tap at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2016-05-14.


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