Brewed by Magic Rock Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Huddersfield, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Cannonball is an India Pale Ale in the true tradition, high in alcohol and massively hopped to survive a long sea voyage. We don’ t want you to wait though, crack the cap and let the flavour explode on your palate. Tropically fruity, resinous hops compete against a sweet malty backbone, while a rasping bitterness builds to a mouth puckering crescendo. Our hop bomb might just blow you away…

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (2251) - - DEC 28, 2016

330ml can bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with a fine mist of yeast particles; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant Ale malt, with rich mango pulp, strong passion fruits, cat piss, orange, grapefruits, candied fruits, papaya, strong floral nectar, sugar, pine, resins, spices, lemon peel and grass. Fruity galore!

Taste: Close to medium sweet Ale malt, with mangoes, fresh grapefruits, strong floral, sugar, strong pine, resins, spices, herbs, biscuits, yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and fresh grass.

Body: Full body; Thick, creamy and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Full Ale maltyness in a thick background, thick and rich. Hoppy as hell, with nice fresh grapefruits and mangoes to anchor fine floral, strong pine, ooze, spice and herbs. Sweetness is quite strong but nice for a fine sweet and oozy bitter balance. Fairly boozy but tasty Strong lemon to round. Excellent!

Hoppiness: Mango pulp, passion fruits, cat piss, orange, grapefruits, candied fruits, papaya, floral nectar, pine, resins, spices, lemon peel and grass in nose. Grapefruits, mangoes, strong floral, strong pine, resins, spices, herbs, strong lemon and fresh grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting. High Astringent sweet-bitter herbal malty finish.

After taste: Fairly dry. Fruity, oozy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one is a full-on West Coast IPA, with Simcoe and Citra in lorry loads for that amazing mango aroma and nice fresh grapefruit taste. With good looks, nice sweet malts fine-tuned hoppiness and well-expressed booze, this is the template for a great modern IPA. Two thumbs up!

RichardGretton (4861) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2018
Can. Vibrant amber coloured beer with a strong bubbly white head. The aroma is lightly hopped with some richness and a little yeastiness. The flavour is very strongly hopped with heavy bitterness and some rich maltiness. Overall a nice strongly hopped IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

blueruin (248) - - JAN 4, 2018
high hop bitter backbone. Resinous and fruity, very very good - malt and bitterness in harmony.

Moolesen (626) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2017
An 33cl. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Great aroma of pine and citrus. Rich taste, well hopped and nicw in balance. Soft but at the same time there is no doubt that this is good stuff. Great beer.

hrabren (1947) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017
0.33 l can from Pivoljub (Beerlover), Ljubljana. Shared at a drinking session with Višnja 666 and Pilot Goran in the summer of 2017. Thanks! Hazy golden. Lightly to moderately hoppy, citrus. Malty - toasty, cookie dough, caramel.Dry. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth and lightly dry finish. Good one.

BenOver (339) - SLOVENIA - DEC 20, 2017
Pours hazy, more golden than I would expect, minimum top, very fresh aroma, light grass, citrus in the back. Taste is very flat, low carbonation and a huge fresh kick which gives way to a slightly floral bitter finiah, which is very pleasant and stays with you. This is an awesome IPA!

funkmonkey (11) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Keg @ Maypole Cambridge. Pours golden cloudy thin pale head. Aroma is citrus pine . Taste is a good balance between citrus, malts, good hop level not too sweet. A good IPA

Hopverdju (1631) - BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2017
Van 't vat. Helder goudblond bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: hoppig, kruidig, munt. Smaak: Lekker licht bitter, wat pompelmoes, licht moutzoetig. Zachte koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter, munt. Verfrissend lekker.

p0urmeac0ld0ne (407) - Merthyr Tydfil, WALES - DEC 3, 2017
Very fruity, American style IPA. Served on draft in Delirium Cafe, Brussels, of all places. I probably should have been getting my fill of Belgian beers but I fancied mixing it up. I also probably paid well over the odds at 6 Euros a glass, but there we go. It was awesome to see it on draft, at least. Magic Rock have some decent brews going. This is definitely one of them.

danjs5 (357) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2017
Hazy gold pour. Sweet Pine, citris, mango, resin, moss, dank fungus aroma. Grapefruit, lemon tarte, peach, pine flavours with grass, grain and booze. Somewhat sweet sickly and tarte. A bit rough around the edges, but O.K.

Gurthnar (6280) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2017
Tap at Maly/velky. Relatively sweet, full bodied, moderate carbo. Far from the expected attenuation. Mostly hoppy character, fruity. Very tasty. Out of balance. Drinkable but meh.

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