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Natty Greene’s Cannonball Double IPA
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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Strong-style India Pale Ale, deep copper in color witha a big, malty, hoppy palate and dry hopped with Centennial & Antanum for a spicy, citrus aroma. What better name for a big, strong beer than one of the biggest, strongest weapons of the Revolutionary War - the cannonball.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Tastes more bitter but has a decent sweetness to balance it out. Very much a hop bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Bottle from the BA Tasting (And yes 00cobra, I drank a full 12 ounce bottle. Notice that I am also posting a full review. Read and learn j.f.) Pours a hazy orange with an off white/pale yellow head. Floral hop aroma. Medium bodied with a nice earthy texure. Firm pale malt base stands behind a grapefruity hop bite. Finishes semi dry, but with soapiness and a puckering rind bitterness. Bitterness sticks to the palate. Not bad, but seems like this one needs to be fresh on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2008
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Light orange color with a white head. Aroma if malty with some hop background. Flavor is malt with some nice bitter hops to finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Growler as noted below. Coppery pour with a white head. Big grapefruit nose, decent malt backbone. Flavor is really nice - pine, grapefruit, orange, even something like peach - all over a lightly sweet malt. Body is thick, but not overly so. Another winner from the tasting!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2009
Nice Impy IPA... Pours an orange-amber, semi-hazed into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves generous lace. The nose is of citrus, pine and floral notes. The flavors, although not indicative of the traditional IIPA (not quite the malty backbone that I’m accustomed to), are integrated excellently. There is plenty of grapefruit, rind, zest, some caramel and pine needles throughout. The finish has a nice lingering hop bite, along with a touch of alcohol to close the pull. The mouthfeel is sticky, and the body is full. Excellent drinkability, and a solid addition to the Natty Greene’s line.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1500) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2009
While not flawed in any way, and certainly a tasty IPA, I cannot put this in the top tier of DIPAs for several reasons. It really doesn’t have the malt backing, or wildly bitter hop attack. Its more of a standard IPA with slightly higher alcohol content. That being said, its a quality quaffer with a strong citric hop aroma and long flavorful aftertaste. Well done, but on the low end of flavor for DIPA territory.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
Pours an off-white head with a golden amber body. Smells of pineapple. Nice hop bomb with a slightly sticky and bitter finish.


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