Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial IPA
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Meet Cannonball’s big brother; we used more malt, more hops and more magical conjuring to crank up the flavour of our explosive IPA ‘Cannonball’. Get your taste buds ready for massive pine and candied orange aromas combined with bitter/sweet grapefruit and mango flavours all complemented by a deeply composed, satisfyingly malty base. Ever wondered what it feels like to be shot out of a cannon? Here’s what it tastes like…

haddonsman's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, - JUL 22, 2011
On tap (keykeg) Sheffield Tap 20/07/11. There’s something about a pint of Double IPA at the arse-end of an evening. A statement of no return. A declaration that I now give my tastebuds over to a beer so it can have its wicked way with them and damn the consequences. And it’s... dense. Not chewy - none of that overtly-crystal sweetness that makes beers like this seem like hard work to drink for me. Just concentrated, slabs of pine and spice, aromas of steeped fruits with the occasional whiff of a well-matured mango chutney. The great thing about ordering a pint was allowing the flavours to uncurl. The keg temperature doesn’t help the beer, but flavours that started out as distinct country cousins at the beginning eventually intermarried into something refreshingly incestuous. Or is that just the bollocks I write having downed a pint of it? I’ll have to wait til it gets bottled, get the banjo out and try it all over again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (131) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Aroma of pineapple, mango and citrus hops. Flavour is slightly sweet with the same fruits coming through leading to a bitter finish. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (3002) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, apricot, citrus, resin, pine. Taste is very fruity with prominent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MidnightOwl (47) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2016
Appearance: Orangey hop haze with white head. Aroma: Heaven juiciness, lots of candy orange, tropical fruits and pine. Taste: Aromawise, juicy, citrusy and tropical. Perfection!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Angerhops (39) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Close to perfection. Chewy mouthfeel, tropical fruit punchball, extremely juicy flavours, orange, candy, pine, pineapple, grapefruit and so much going on. Looking forward to try their Un-Human.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3164) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016
Lys brun tåkete med mye sedimenter, fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Lukter sydhavsfrukter, fersken og noe honning. Fyldig. Kraftig bitterhet, noe sødme fra sydhavsfrukt kommer gjennom. Wow, det var en bitterbombe gitt. Lang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
knasputte78 (562) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2016
Rejält fruktig och fin. Gömmer alkoholen bra men har ett trevligt tryck och karaktär. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2016
Draught at Oliver Twist. No head just a tiny lace. Clowdy yellow color. The most intense American hop aroma I have experienced. Clean hop without sulphur . Nice and intense hop taste. Big but good bitterness. Nice balancing body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2016
30/IV/16 - on tap @ Tilquin English Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2016-473) Thanks to the Belgian Ratebeer Crew (and Beerhunter111) for sharing today’s beers!

Very cloudy orange beer, small irregular off-white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: resinous, bit dank, fruity, lots of pineapple. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very resinous, fruity, tropical fruits, bit sourish, pineapple, citrus, lemon. Aftertaste: some kiwi, lychee, bit sweet, very bitter, resinous, lovely beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wyldeturkey101 (83) - - MAY 23, 2016
Pours into a nice cloud of a deep orange. The aroma hits your nose with a pleasant burst of fruit. The taste has a lovely subtle citrus about it making for a highly refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Pours cloudy orange and a thin white head. Aroma is pineapple, mango and citrus. Sweet pineapple, mango and pine in the taste with just a little cutting bitterness. It’s great.

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