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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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…


yespr's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12329) - 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 (3697) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - OCT 30, 2013
Keg. Clear orange with a white head. Smell - caramel up front, pine, slight cheese. Soft in the mouth, a bit foamy but carbonation is low. Taste - apple, tangerine, kiwi, grape juice, toned down starburst sweets. Fairly bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent beer overall, but strangely it is less intense than the normal Cannonball. Maybe this batch wasn’t totally fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steasy66 (837) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Blond with tiny white head. Nice piney hop flavor. A bit sweet and fruity. Very nice ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (962) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
19/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Ambrata scarica, leggermente torbida, schiuma bianco-sporca media, abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori agrumati, resina (chinook?), malto, molto buona. In bocca è amara, malto presente ma non preponderante, molto buona. Corpo medio, carbonazione media. Non fa gridare al miracolo, ma è comunque una gran bella birra.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap @ BeerExpo Finland 2013.
Pours clear golden-copper color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruits, resinous hops, pine needles and some caramel malts. Flavor fruits, caramel malts, resin, pine and some goose berries. Bitter fruity palate. A bit disappointing.
3515

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (5414) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Draught @ Olutexpo 2013
Aroma has fruity hops, some caramel but unfortunately some sewer notes too. Flavour has gluey notes, some fruits, resin and wood. Finishes with unpleasant herbal notes and hints of glue that do get stronger towards the end of the glass. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5937) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Draught @ OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki. Pours a cloudy copper colour with a white thick head. Aroma of caramel, grass, citrusy hops and herbs. Flavour of heavy caramel malts, strong citrusy hops, weak vegetable notes, herbs and grapefruit. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a warming, sticky, bitter finish. Nice, although not as fresh as I hoped for.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2013
Overall: Potent, balanced. Hops, pine and soap.
Note: On-tap at The Euston Tap. Reviewed 2013-10-12.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2013
On tap. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is pine, peach, caramel, passion fruit and sweet malt. The flavor is high fruity, malty and has citrussy and piney notes. Great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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