anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy grapefruitaroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hopy bitter grapefruit finish.
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
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a white head and slightly hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops-sweet. Taste is bitter-citrus hops, secondary/faint sweet medium malt, some alcohol. OK carbonation.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a doughy malt with loads of citrussy hops, oily and pinhey. In mouth, a rather chalkey mouth with sustained British hops, not as intense as expected, but good. On tap at Great North Carolina Brewers Fest., August 28 2010.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, and caramel.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Natty Greenes, Greensboro NC on 13 July 2006. Hazy ginger colour. Lots of grapefruity hops. Clean, sharp mouthfeel with plenty of bitterness. Some sweetness but not too sticky and the alcohol is not too hot. A pretty decent DIPA.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of kp sampled on 1/4/07: Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin, wispy white head. Aroma of sweet, candy-like caramel malt has a citrusy hoppy presence. Body starts sweet and pale malty with nice fresh green piny and citric hoppy balance. A nice, fresh IPA.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Winston-Salem. Pours a hazy vibrant burnished orange color with a small head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is resiny citrus hops with a nice malt backbone. Taste is bitter hops, citrus, resin, toffee and a little bit of soap. Full bodied. Overall very nice.
Ughsmash (6914) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bill! Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, dense cap of eggshell head. The aroma picked up juicy, candied pineapple and floral notes over sweet caramel malts and a touch of vanilla.. quite candy-like.. enjoyed it. The flavor opened with tangy citrus and peppery notes, leading to sweet caramel and some grapefruit meat at the core.. more peppery and floral notes on the edges, but the overall bitterness remained a bit constrained.. slight oxidation was present.. sweetness and sourness clashed a little on the finish. Medium-bodied with very tightly packed carbonation on the palate.. a bit too sweet overall.. balance was alright, though. This was not bad on any front, but it failed to pass the threshold into the "good" realm.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a can at the "Beer Tasting on the Front Porch". The beer pours a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and caramel. Medium body with a piney hop character with notes of fruit and caramel malt in the background. The finish is moderately hoppy with a short bitter aftertaste. Decent overall.