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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: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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…


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (826) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Can - hazy dark golden with a foamy white head which fades to a thin disc. Good retention, good lacing. Aroma of lemon, herbs and grass with just a hint of caramel. Taste is intensely grassy with coriander seeds, earth and light fruits including lemon, peach and hints of mango. Light, short lived bitterness in the finish. Medium body, low carbonation, oily body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
6bottlepack (17) - Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Can form hops & crafts Exeter.Aroma sweet hop pineapple ,peach & tangerine, appearance hazy & golden, toast gloriously hoppy sweet pineapple ,grapefruit ,tangerine sweet but bitterness quickly kicking in followed by hoppy bitter dryness , not well balance but who cares about balance when a beer is this good? Top beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scottm2588 (97) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2016
Can at home. Pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mango, citrus, biscuit sweetness. Taste is citrus, bready malts, pineapple, pine, long dry bitter finish. Balance is a bit all over the place but really enjoyed the hop kick from this.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (605) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Pours a slightly hazed, orange-golden color, with a huge, fluffy white head. Smells of mango, ripe orange, papaya and a note of sappy lemon peel, balanced by white bread malts. From its citraic quality, a pleasant, grass defined dankness comes up, enriched by prickly kiwi and water melon shell. The aromas in this are very well nuanced, creating a multi layered, refreshing fruitiness. Has a medium carbonation, while its mouthfeel isn’t overly creamy, due to a crystal characteristic cutting through, distracting from the beers soda pop effervescence, by adding harsher stony minerals. It is not very refreshing too, as the malts create a heavier bodied, almost boozy finish, producing a couterproductive interplay. Tastes of profound, cakey malts and citraic hops, while a bubbly carbonation grinds over the tongue. Out of the omnipresent malt sweetness slowly develops a slick, part herbal, part fruity bitterness, almost numbing my tongue, as both reach their peak. No harmony between those ingredients is to be found in this, while there is a subtle layer of orange and papaya underneath the omnipresent malt coating. Finishes with a metallic carbonation, painfully transforming into a slick, rusty bitterness, slayed by sweet malts in the end. While the nose comes well together, the beers actual taste is a huge let down. I don’t got no problem with a malt defined ipa, for as long as the hops are used in a genuine way, opening up the beers potential. In this case, almost the opposite is happening, since both major players try to outclass each other, resulting in an unbalanced, sweet mess.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gentle_Ben (25) - Rutland, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2015
From Can. On the nose delicious grapefruits and tropic bitterness of the hops as expected. To drink I felt this however was rather thin for the ABV, and aside from the hop hit the lightly bisculty body lacked any depth or lasting flavours. One for the hop heads but I think there are many better balanced hop monsters out there.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (1438) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 25, 2015
330 ml can from Ales by Mail.
Amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of citrus, passion fruit, apricot, mango, orange, some resin, subtle pine, some earth, biscuit.
Tastes of citrus, grapefruit, resin, passion fruit, peach, orange, grass, earth, biscuit.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a quite lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, dry, zesty, resinous, piney, a bit grassy, a bit malty.

Very nice. Lovely nose, with loads of fruits, taste is pretty straight and bitter, with a nice dry and biting finish. Quite light bodied, hiding the ABV very well. I would have preferred the taste resembling more the nose, but still a really enjoyable, refreshing, hop-forward IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
[7739-20150926] Tap. Fruity orange citrus peel aroma. Clear, pale orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head and some lacing. Bitter citrus hops and toasted grains and light fruity melon notes in the flavour. Medium body. Very tasty. (8/4-/8/4/15) 3.9
(@ North Bar, Leeds, England)
Overheard: "Yor allll lookin’ at ma tight cheeks goin’ up th’ stairs." Said with a thick Scottish brogue on the bus to the rugby game

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2015
Tap at Kaapse Brouwers Anniversary 2015. Pineapple weed and other goodstuffs! Aggressive hoppy fucker, heavy fruity and raw. Backlog from 2015/05/30.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3104) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 11, 2015
Light hazy orangish color with a white head with good lasting and nice lacework, Aroma has notes of grapefruit, resin hops with citrus and orenage notes. Flavor has a decent bitterness, light flowery notes with resin hops, tropical fruits as well. Good bitterness in the final with good duration. Easy drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2015
Draught. Hazy amber pour with white head. Aroma has passion fruit and flowers. Taste is balanced with nice bitterness. High carbonation


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