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

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RATINGS: 129   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
yespr (34321) - Copenhagen O, - MAY 9, 2013
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is leathery and fruity. Smooth grapefruity and citrusy, peachy. Smooth fruity, light sweet and crisp hoppy finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8175) - 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 (12067) - 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 (3535) - 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 (4126) - 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 (1467) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfroms (462) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Craft Beer Co. Pours clear pale amber with an inch of dense head. Aroma is impressive pine, meadow, grapefruit, candied orange, mango, juicy and dank citrus and faint tropical fruit. Taste is creamy orange and grapefruit followed by sweet and creamy caramel malt. Some booze. Spot-on Pliny clone and might actually outdo the original – really impressive, and probably the best European riff on the DIPA style I’ve encountered.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Keg at the southern. Pours copper amber, aroma and taste of dry piney toffee malts, bitter, juicy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (783) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Keg at The Victoria, Birmingham. Pale ale. Fruity aroma. Full flavoured citrus and banana turns to biting alcohol, ginger, Jelly Babies. Burns the tongue. Like.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (601) - - FEB 15, 2015
Keg at sheffield tap. Slightly is to yellow with V lacy white head. Aroma of lemon, lychee and grapefruit. Taste is crisp and refreshing, very bitter and nice hum of alcohol. A little over carbonated for my taste, but good sticky medium body saves it. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2011) - DENMARK - JAN 18, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2015 Keg. Light hazy copper with a medium sized white head. Tropical fruits and some cheese in the nose. Starts soft and sweet, I find the flavours hard to describe in human language. The balance is good for this type of beer, not too sweet and the bitterness is not too abrasive, neither is the alcohol. So that part works, but the flavour is a mess of sugary malt, cheese, and some honey/light sweet fruit in one big clusterfick.


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