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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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…


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3.4
   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...


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4058) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2015
Hazy golden color. Frothy white head. Light tropical fruit nose. Super rounded well balanced. Pine, wood, slightly heady with tangerines in the mouth. I am guessing EKG is in there. Really nice mouth feel, but finish is a bit abrupt with modest bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Draft. Cloudy yellow orange color. Nice aroms of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is bitter lemon and tropical fruit. Delicious and very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1860) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma of sweetish fruits, tropical fruits, orange, mango, malty caramel, pine, big hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a solid bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice balance between fruits and malts, leaning toward fruits, which is just the way I like it. Hope to drink this beauty again soon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2788) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Draft @ Kaapse festival. Aroma of pine and citrus, nice. Taste has lots of pine, citrus and grapefruit. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (872) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
On tap, 1-2dl tasting glass @ Kaapse Brouwers 1st Anniversary Beer Festival 2015, Rotterdam. Body is hazy yellow, head is small, white, creamy, fully diminishing, excellent lacing. Nose is mandarin, flavor is tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange peel, soap. Medium sweet, light bitter. Finish is long lasting hoppy heavy bittersweet. Full body, soapy texture, soft carbonation. Easy, refreshing, great IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[4/29/15] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Murky yellow. Pleasant hoppy overripe fruits aroma, slightly “green”. Flavor is quite dry with fruity hops and “green” bitterness. Medium-bodied. Slightly heavy, but decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (12273) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Whats Brewing 2014. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt. tropical fruit. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, malt, tropical fruit, orange. Full body. Pleasent nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CanIHave4Beers (3556) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2015
On Draught
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head & good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is melon-like hop forward. It’s a touch soapy too. It’s a hoppy smelling beer but nowhere near the level of hop brightness that I experienced with regular cannonball that was served right beside this keg.

The bitterness level is enjoyable, the fresh hop character translates better in the flavor than it did in the aroma. It’s got some citrus zest, a mild malt sweetness, and a well restrained booze character.

it’s fine enough for an imported double IPA, but like I had eluded to before this one paled in comparison to the regular cannonball with it’s brighter & less muddled hop character, not to mention that regular Cannonball has a far better dryness than this beer does.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4239) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Very misty golden body, tapped with minimal head. Explosion of hops, citrus, grapefruit, lychee. Very well carbonated, cutting though a thick layer of bitterness. Super yummy and satisfying. (On tap at North Bar Leeds)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2015
Keg at The Hanging Bat. Pours hazy amber. Nose is intense pine, fruits, orange, sweetish toffee. Taste is quite strong, exotic fruits, passionfruit, light zest nad orange. Finish is fruity bitterness, warming alcohol.


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