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


on tap

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (7653) - 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 (9) - - MAY 23, 2016 does not count
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 (684) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2016
At Koelschip tasting. Pours cloud with minimal white head. Aroma is pineapple, mango and tropical fruits. Taste is mango sweet, pine, pineapple sweet and citrus zest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
6bottlepack (73) - Devon, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Can from Hops & Crafts Exeter, pours hazy pale pale gold with a big rapidly diminishing white head,aroma piney hop, grapefruit ,pinapple & citrus,taste s hop fruity , pine,grapefruit & citrus sweet becoming bitter, really light bodied for the strength ,super drinkable , the finish is full of hop fruit ,pine ,pinapple ,mango ,grapefruit with some dryness & bitterness & light alcohol burn , class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (622) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 14, 2016
Can. Pours a heavy cloudy golden yellow with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of pine, grapefruit, pineapple, more exotic fruits. Taste is of resinous pine, grapefruit, pineapple, really juicy. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allanmb (93) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Pours cloudy golden (it started clear but there was a LOT of sediment) with a good beige head. Aromas are very similar to standard cannonball. Mostly pine and citrus zest. Slightly more ethanol aromas and less malt. Also a very vague hint of ammonia which I assume it’s from the massive sediment. Good carbonation and nice oily mouth feel for an IPA. Taste is slight orange and tropical fruit with a hint of grapefruit. Slight hint of vanilla with a bitter pithy finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DrowningInBeer (62) - SPAIN - MAY 2, 2016
Love those kinds of IPA. Super juicy, sweet citrus fruits, pine and tropical fruits. Hop bomb, full of flavour and a pleasant bitterness to finish. First MR beer I try, and it’s a bomb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016
Draft @ Tilquin English Fest ’16, courtesy of and shared with the fine Belgian RB crew. Dorée, léger trouble, col blanc. Arôme est superbement bien houblonné, impression de sac de houblon, Simcoesque et plein de bon résineux. Palais est résineux, encore résineux, léger fruité agrumes avec une base maltée arrivant en rétro et assurant la balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
venom666 (765) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2016
Pours a very turbid orange to yellow color with medium white head. Aroma has tons of sweet citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, but also pine and tropical fruits. Taste follows the aroma, slightly dank, very citrusy (orange, tangerine), tropical, piney and grassy, followed by a moderate bitter afterataste.

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