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Natty Greenes 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Tap at Natty Greene’s. Pours cloudy amber with a good off white head leaving lacing. Aroma is sweet malty, bready, sweet caramel and fruity. Flavor is very malty, bitter, sweet, spicy, caramel and bitter. Finishes with a good bitter aftertaste with some warming alcohol touch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours slightly orange with a thin white head. Leaves a bit of lacing. Big grapefruit on the nose. Fairly hop forward on the tongue with a bit of sweetness. Finishes with a bit of bite. Solid!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, pours a hazy amber with a thin head and nice lacing. Smells of cherries and malts, and tastes the same. Thick on the palate, I like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
From Immy’s Tasting. Clear amber color with a thin white head. Sweet citrus hops and caramel aroma. Sweet floral and citrus hops and caramel flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Cannonball Imperial IPA
Date: 12/19/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

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
Date: 07/27/2007
Source: brewpub
Words: darft

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
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2478) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2052) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Hazy gold pour fluffy head and beautiful lace. Grapefruit & citrus aroma. Similar flavor with a decent malt backround. Long bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1462) - 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.


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