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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (2847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Tap at Teresa’s, pours hazy copper with small white head, nice lacin. Orange sugar, melon, pine, and bitter grapefruit dankness to this cask beer. Medium to fuller body with lighter carbonation. Finishes dry and tangy with some delicious west coast hopping.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
> A decent cask English IPA on tap in rural Pennsylvania despite all the things that could go wrong

[ Cask ][ Teresa’s Next Door ][ 2oz ][ Mini Stange ][ Free ][ 2/16/14 ]
>> Great foam atop a clear, glowing gold pour. Nose is cantaloupe, squashy, fresh noble style hops. Low cheesiness. Taste is vegetal up front, then spicy, bitter, honeydew rind, cantaloupe sugar. Not bad. Drinkable. Soft palate.

<!> hmm, would like to try more Magic Rock

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
cloudy gold, large bubbled puffy white head. Restrained orange and pine nose, lightly musky with heavy manure. Heavy caramel sugar up front, oily light pine with wood emerging late mid, light wood vanilla sweetness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1807) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle - slightly hazy dark gold colour with slim white head. Nice citrus hop, resin, apricot, caramel, malty aroma. Fruity, hoppy, resinous in the taste with nice balancing maltiness. Nice smooth medium mouthfeel, late bitter finish. Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2782) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
Tap at BD shepherds bush. Nothing spectacularly great or to set it apart at all, just a very well done IPA. Slight resin, sweet caramel and big pine on the nose. Plenty of bright fruits in the taste with loads of pine and sticky sweet resin which works well. Balance works nicely into this beer. Good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (356) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
Tap @ Drink Bar Appearance: hazy amber with huge head. The head stays. Aroma: cat piss, resin, grass, sourness. Flavor: resin, grapefruit, caramel, honey. Finish is long grapefruit bitter with some caramel sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: nice fruity ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (883) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Beermoth. Fresh gooseberry aroma.. prickly citrus hops although the prickliness dissipates a little too quick unlike the likes of Summer Wine’s Diablo.. some pink grapefruit in there but flavour mellows more than I’d like. It’s a great beer, but it just kind of wets my appetite for Human and Un-Human.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (653) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
330ml bottle, surprised I hadn’t already rated this, one of my home county’s best hoppy IPAs. Pours clear light golden brown with a big nose of tropical fruit hop over a silky malt backbone, moving into a dry and bitter finish that is quite long leaving a bitter grapefruit aftertaste in the mouth with a bit of peppery spice. Carbonation lively, body light. Very nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1461) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Draught at Kitty's Public House. Slightly hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with floral hops, citrus, mango, peach and pine. Bitter finish with hops, grapefruit, peach and pine. Excellent IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
Tap at S&A - strange brew - hoppy nose promised lots - kinda sour taste - not the expected sweet mat/hop bomb - surprising light body - interesting for one drink - just a bit too weird for me.


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