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

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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…


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - AUG 10, 2012
Quite hoppy. So many different fruits--both citrus and tropical--and yet this beer is far from one-dimensional and has some great malt character. Mmm.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sad24 (137) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 Drinking at the Pivni and York. £5.40 a punt. But perfect. Smells, tastes and looks like an ipa should. Strong in alocohol but pretty smooth to drink

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ianwelby (530) - SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2013
One of my favourite beers I’ve had. A surprisingly light aroma but the flavour is very strong hope with a light, citrus-y edge and finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle at home, very fresh, pours with a small head that disappears to a thin covering. Hazy tawny orange colour, pine, mango, hints of vanilla on the nose. Clean mouth feel, medium to low carbonation, mango, pineapple, resinous hop bite, dry squeezing bitter finish that lingers on the edge of your tastebuds. One of the best IPA’s I’ve tasted

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2032) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. A hazy amber pour with minimal white head. Big resinous piney hop snout with citrus, tropical fruit. and sweet malt notes. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. Very fresh and vibrant flavour full of hoppy goodness and juicy fruit notes. Lingering bitter finish. Cracking balance and massively drinkable. Really impressed with these Magic Rock beers. Who needs the American IPAs when there’s stuff this good coming out of the North of England?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2012
Absolutely awesome beer. Complex caramel-citrus aroma with a bit of banana in there for good measure. All carry through to the taste which also packs a big hop wallop. Not easy to drink, which is just as well considering the ABV, but rewards every sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (329) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
A classic contemporary UK IPA here from MR. Nobody else apart from maybe Mikkeller outside the UK is making IPAs like this at the moment. That potent combo of full-on NW hops and the funky, cheesy, fruity, sharp and sour taste whack and gorgeous muddy orange colour. Just delicious. And dangerously drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebizbizon (21) - POLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Hazy with small white head. Smells like tropical fruits - mango, pineapple, also resin. The same in taste, great hopiness, bitterness as well as sweetness combined.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11824) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2011
Keg at the Craft Beer Co., thanks to Chris. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a lingering, white foam head. Notes of grapefruit and pine in the nose. Great flavor, medium sweet with a dynamic hop profile, bits of pine, some cat pee, some grapefruit and other citrus. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Nice finish, some hops, hop oils, but still enough malty sugars to stand up.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardW (1544) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle, Coopers8til8, Newcastle. Another British triumph in producing a true IPA. Beautiful soft grapefruit aroma, faint caramel, allowing the hoppy characteristics to shine on the palate. No harshness, no excessive sugariness, a touch of warmth at the very end, this is a mighty impressive beer.


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