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Brewed by Magic Rock
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Huddersfield, England
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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 (31470) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2095) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Hazy golden amber beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, musty hops and tropical fruit. Taste is grapefruit, chewy fruit, malts and moderate pine resin. Medium bodied and a little chewy. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours golden, light haze, thin white head. Aromas are pine and citrus, light resin. Taste is bitter, but balanced with a caramel sweetness. Oily texture, bitter finish. Kinda like hardcore ipa to be honest. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2014. Thank you! Clear golden, little white head; Very oily citrus hop nose, malty. Taste is bitter grass, hay, floral, fizzy lemon. Good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8530) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Sampled @ Borefts 2014 day 2. Clear fluorescent orange golden color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts, hops, resin, pine and tropical fruits. Taste malts, grassy hops, tropical fruits, resin and pine and nicely bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (1729) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
Tap @ Borefts 2014. Nice clear golden color. White head. Aroma’s: citrus, hoppy acidity. Moderate bitter flavor with some fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Finishes dry and bitter. A bit harsh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caesar (5201) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Tap @ Borefts 2014, small sample. Slight hazy golden color, short head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, slight biscuity malt. Big bold bitterness, clean, dry, crisp. Competing with the best. Wonderful DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (682) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
Borefts. Clear golden with small white head. Sweet malts and massive hops with tropical fruits and dry aromatic herbs, a pine touch too. Nice medium to full body. Ok

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (1466) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. 2014 release. Lightly hazy, gold colour. Thin, sticky, white head. Big, fusty, orange hop. Peach and pineapple. Plenty of sweet, malty depth. Taste is thick, toffee sweet, initially. Then a quite restrained, zesty bitterness. Lip coating stickiness throughout. Some warm, boozy chew on the palate. Finishes sticky and bitter. It’s fusty, and a bit chewy, but still feels beautifully fresh. Really good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Tap @Beer Hunters
Amber color, steady creamy off-white head. Very fruity gooseberry bush, tropical aroma. Medium-bodied. Lots of gooseberry and piney and tropical fruits in the flavor. Drinkability is very good. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DanielBrown (3848) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Keg at Euston Tap. Good, powerful DIPA. Not harsh, but has a soft ash back flavour down throat. Easy to swig. Very good.


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