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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: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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…


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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Can. Characterful dried apple aroma with a fair bit of banana. Fairly hazy golden yellow with a fine bubbled almost white head. Although it has poured extremely hazy, the colour compliments this making it a gradient in the glass from yellow at the top to deeper golden at the bottom. The banana aroma becomes more pominent and ’ripe’ after some time. Damn, the liquid is silky soft on the lips and tongue and introduces a morphing bitterness which starts rounded, accompanied by bright yellow fruit such as starfruit and becomes more prickly bringing a slightly more citrusy nature with it. There is a unique floral and spruce flavour running through always which is delicious and while the alcohol burn is apparent it is well balanced by the softness of the drink. This is almost as good as realistically possible.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pluginbaby78 (16) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2016
Una delle mie ipa preferite. Eccezionale anche in lattina. L’amaro persistente che lascia nel finale rende instancabile la bevuta.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (575) - ITALY - MAR 25, 2016
What a wonderfull ipa, Plenty of tropical aroma, some mango, a ans, piney and grassy bitterness, some zest citrus presence, and a lot of aroma. Lot’s going on this, very wonderfull flavour, sweet malty biscuity start, a lot of mango and ananas, sweet melon, but citrus bitterness clean the palate and a lot of fresh Grass complete the flavour. Sticky, creamy and full bodied, this ipa is umbelievable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciocanelu (895) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAY 25, 2016
Really hazy yellow color with creamy white head and lots of yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. Aroma is really dank and grassy but also with nice pineapple and papaya notes. Taste starts juicy and slightly sweet, continues with grassy/dank hop notes and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs from Europe. It pretty much goes the same direction as the New England style IPAs.

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 (2108) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebizbizon (27) - 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.


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