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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: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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…


haddonsman's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at home, cask and keg at Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. Plenty of hot punch fruitbowl action going on but the citrics get rather flighty. Needs nailing to firmer backbone.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (642) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2016
On tap, Pours a pale hazy yellow colour, ring and lace all over. Aroma of pines, herbs, some malty and citrus notes. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy palate, normal carbonation. Taste of herbs, spruce, resine, Tropical fruits and caramel Astringent end.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drmet (733) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2016
L: -pours a cloudy bright orange with a small to medium,foamy,white head -medium carbonation visible S: -orange,tangerines,mango,papaya,guava the nose plus honey -medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light to medium body O: Fantastic IPA from England.Really juicy and tropical

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MonsterMagnet (1048) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2016
Can, pours hazy yellow with a white head. Lots of grapefruit, tropical fruit, resin, some peppery notes in the finish. Lingering dry grapefruit finish. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DylansDad (569) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2016
Aroma dominated by pine, also juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel and faint spearmint. Taste is pine, grapefruit, pineapple. Soft and wet and juice-like up the middle, it drys and firms at the back with mild warm alcohol twang and finishes with a pleasant lingering light spiciness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Can. Light golden, cloudy, average to large and mostly lasting head. Moderate, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, faint caramel and light - some tropical fruitiness, piney - some citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some citrus - piney hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, faint tropical fruitiness, some piney - citrus hoppyness. Really nice hoppy and fruity aroma. Finish is bit timid - could use more fruitiness and bitterness. Nice head.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanoi (786) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Can. Nose is tropical hops, lime, pineapple, mango. Taste is tropical fruit juice, mango, sharp pine and a rich pineapple flavour, stone, a little peppery and spicey in the finish. Very cloudy. An excellent example of a modern IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2016
DAA; Can 330 ml, from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate, hazy yellow, lacing with a fading, white head. Nose is moderate, malt, caramel, tropic, grapefruit, citrus, peach and light spice Taste is medium to heavy sweet and bitter, balancing with a sweet citrus, lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5481) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Can. Hazy golden-orange pour with a thick, foamy, lasting head. Heavy lace on the glass. Resiny hops, grapefruit, some malty sweetness. Balanced. Mid-dry. Soft to average carbonation. Pretty darn good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (170) - 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 (555) - 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.


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