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

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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…


taganaya's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, - JUL 18, 2012
Draft. Apple, berry, biscuit aroma but very faint. Deep gold with quickly dissipating head. Fruity, yeasty, boozy... bit smoky too. Interesting and good.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Tap @ Oliver Twist Sthlm. Hazy orange, with a compact white head. The aroma is fresh tropical fruit, peach, orange and bitter hops. The taste starts very healthy and fresh, with small bubbles. The finish is sharp and bitter dry of pines, maybe a bit too sharp ending for my taste, still great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
on tap at tap east very strong floral aroma with a massive hop taste a very strong beer and a bitter finish a good one

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
22.1.2015. Clear pale orange. Intense hoppy aroma with citrus, pine, passionfruit. Taste is quite strong, strong malty backbone, grapefruit, passionfruit, pine. Unfortunately alcohol pushes through a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (505) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
Hazy orange and bitter. Really bitter. Almost excessively dry on the mouth but with a rewarding taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (674) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2015
On Tap @BBF 2015 Blonde, petit collet, Aromes bien present de fruits exotiques, agrumes. Finale un peu seche et amere

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1994) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thick cream colored head. The smell is grapefruit, citrus, mango. The taste is sharp citrus, grapefruit, a touch of tropical fruit ending dry and a bit bitter. Light + in body with fine carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 4, 2015
On Draught
Pours a pale golden color with a good head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a lot of fruity hops primarily melon but certainly featuring some citrus as well. It smells a touch sweet but super pungent and inviting.

The flavor packs a nice but fairly mellow bitterness and a light sweetness up front but finishes fairly dry. There is certainly a little cantaloupe and citrus zest, some leafy hops, and a mild alcohol presence. Loads of big fruity hop character here.

Easily one of the more enjoyable imported IPAs I’ve ever had, blew away any expectations... I’m sure this is remarkable @ UK pub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (447) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Draught @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Hazy yellow, white head. Chalky, resinous, huge hops, bit milky. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnrspokes (12) - - JAN 21, 2015
A fabulous beer. Intense citrous flavours, but not over bitter. A lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGago (14) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
Clear yellow beer with a nice crisp foam head. A clear citrus nose with lemon, lime, and sweet pineapple. Long bitter taste with fruit inspired flavor. Just a very good ipa, clear direction with nothing that disturbs. Maybe a little imbalanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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