MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 12oz bottle thanks to jrob21. Pours a cloudy amber with a thin, off-white head. Nose is very powerful citrus. Taste was same as smell. Mouthfeel was medium-thin with a strong, mouth tingle from the hops and a very bitter finish. Out of balance in a hop-forward way, but thatís ok for this hop-head. Loved it.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Nice hoppy, fruit forward nose, though quite muted. I really wasn’t a big fan of this guy. It was plenty smooth, but the flavors weren’t all that well balanced. Not my favorite IIPA.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Natty Greenes Pub. average white frothy head into a cloudy orange. good lacing. aromas of citrus hops (less grapefruit and more lemonlike?) flavor was strong bitter. moderate tp thick mouthfeel and long finish duration. overall a good imp ipa.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is a beer that I have wanted to drink for a long time, finally I had that chance. Pours out a dark red color with an off white head on it. Aroma on this one is full of hops, grass, pine, and some sweet sugars. No alcohol present. Taste is smooth and actually not too hoppy but more easy drinking. This could be classified as a regular IPA, as it needs a bit more oomph to be a double. Still, it is good, and probably one of the best beers at the bar. It was really fresh tasting as well.
OldGrowth (2326) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from brewpub. Good aroma, when cold ot had alot going on, mellowed as it warmed. Citrus, pine. Grapefruit, orange, apricot, peach in a minor way, honey, toasted grain, tad cereal. A little hazed brownish orange color, good head that faded quickly, ok lacing. Bitter flavor, grapefruit takes over though the other flavors are present that I mentioned in aroma. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter, little harsh. The aroma had a lot going on, I liked how it gave me multiple scents. Turned into a familiar IIPA as far as taste and mouthfeel. I had left a glassful in the growler for a week and it held up well.
jrob21 (2166) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm on tap at the brewery. Poured cloudy orange with a respectable off-white head. The grapefruit aroma was wafting across the bar from this baby. Slightly sweet with big hop bitterness and flavor. That grapefruit bitter bit on the back end as well. Be ready for this one because the aromas and tastes are powerful but pretty one sided. Really good, smooth drink otherwise.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewer gave small sample, not on tap yet. Poured a neon reddish orange. Simcoe hops were defientley present. Smooth throughout, no overwhelming hop usage. Hints of sweet orange and lemon. Malt and Hop were balanced well. Finished light and a little bitter.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap athe brewpub.Pours a cloudy gold color with a freakish orange hue.Aroma is pine and hops.The hops are mellow in the flavor which has som sweetness to it.The finish was mild hoppy.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Cannonball Imperial IPA
hazy orange, scant head, specks of lace,
sweet citrus aroma with a hint of pine,
nice sweet sticky pine flavor, light bitter finish,
Name: Cannonball Imperial IPA
lots more pine in the aroma,
rich dark caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus and pine, sweetness well balanced with a low bitterness that builds towards the finish,
not as sticky sweet as before allowing the malt more room to assert itself
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours cloudy copper orange with ivory head. The aroma is full of fruity hops- candied pineapple, grapefruit, apricot- and also some very sweet malty notes. The flavor is sweet brown sugar and very light toast, with some fruity and floral hops. The finish is only slightly dry, but very floral and herbal. Lots of hop flavor without being all that bitter. A bit of alcohol comes out as it warms. Dense mouthfeel. Pretty good.