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

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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…


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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
Mjp12 (410) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
A great English ipa, which compares well with the best of the U.S. versions.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Tasted @ BBF 2014. Quite thick piney IPA, solid body and smooth texture. Decent and well drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
On tap at volo. Mid yellow colour with some retained head. Not overwhelming ibu and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1988) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival 2014. THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. Only wrote down scores this festival.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (934) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
On tap from The West End Tap, Lincoln. Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma has hops, pine and a touch of malt. The taste was very craft IPA, with fresh citrus hops. Very refreshing. and stable white head. Very hoppy, fresh, modern hop mix, pale malts.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8746) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts 2014. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Aroma is loaded with grassy hops. Taste lightly malts, grassy hops, lightly fruity, quite floral and nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tsekouratos (324) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 3, 2014
On tap at Borefts 2014, Bodegraven Netherlands. Golden yellow color, clear, white head. Citrusy and hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter, with pine and citrus. Bitter aftertaste, not so long. Light body with low to medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1526) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
@ Borefts Bierfestival 2014. Golden colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of tropical fruit and some lemon. Bitter hoppy finish. Easy drinkable. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 30, 2014
Golden body and stable white head. Very hoppy, fresh, modern hop mix, pale malts. Well fermented but a light dry biscuit note still. Really drinkable and refreshing, but minty ending, oddly. Good modern English (as in brewing style) IPA. (On tap at Borefts 2014)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2014
Tap @ BBF 14. Pours clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruits, mandarin, tangerine, orange, orange peel, pine and overall decent tropical. Some malty notes behind as well. Taste has a malty backbone. Up front you get standard IPA notes with the fruits mentioned in the aroma.


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