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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GoufCustom (2170) - - 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!


3.8
Iznogud (4312) - CROATIA - NOV 12, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with medium white head. Very nice, hoppy, tropical fruit in aroma. Peach, pine, caramel, malty. Bit sweetish compared to Fantasma. Finishes with moderate bitterness. Smooth texture. Medium bodied.

3.8
mzaar (3640) - Varberg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2017
Fat. Disig guldfärgad med ett vitt skum. Dofter av passionsfrukt, citrus, blomster och örter. Smakinslag av citrus, ananasjuice, gräs, malt och persika. Halvtorr munkänsla. Medelbeska. Fruktig avslutning.

3.9
Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2017
Fra fat på Bishops Arms Malmø nov-17: uklar korngul med tett skum som varer. Nydelig aroma og smak med granskudd, tropiske frukter og appelsinmarmelade i en solid maltkropp. Farlig lettdrikkelig med behagelig, halvtørr bitterhet i avslutningen.

3.8
juancar52 (1) - - NOV 1, 2017 does not count
Very tasty and green hhhhhhhhh vvvvvvvvvvvv jjjjjjj ddddddddddd Yet Ytree gggg Der ggjkl treqwtuio etiology jgfdssfh jgfdhjjhg ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
weark (879) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Canette achetée sur Qwine.ch - De couleur orangée nuageuse avec une peu de dépôt et une belle mousse blanche - Au nez agrumes à fond, pamplemousse, kumkwat, mandarine, pas mal de résine et une petite touche herbacé, étonnement le malt arrive à se faire un peu de place avec des notes de caramel - En bouche c'est une explosion. d'agrumes, pamplemousse, kumkwat, orange, très résineuse et bien plus herbacée, elle a la texture de l'avoine, et une touche sucrée relève les houblons, une vrai réussite - Corp moyen, amertume moyenne/forte, carbonation correcte, onctueuse, final amère fruitée et résineuse longue - Superbe IPA, très équilibrée, vraiment une top IPA

3.5
Oxytocin (219) - AUSTRIA - OCT 20, 2017
from can, nearly clear, light orange, white head. hoppy, citric, grass, grapefruit, orange, grains, some maltiness. medium to heavy bitterness, medium sweetness

3.5
Yorker (2050) - Holstebro, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2017
33 cl can @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, peach, and caramel - with a bitter finish.

4
hub66 (525) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Couleur jaune trouble; mousse blanche; arômes et goût maltés, fruités et de résine; bière lègèrement douce avec finale bien amère

4.1
IPAgutten79 (955) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2017 Lys farge med lavt skum. Aroma av tropisk frukt, mango og sitrus. Mildt bitter smak. Sitrus og tropisk frukt.

5
tonyyoung (11) - - OCT 10, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 One of the best IPA’s on the market. One of my go to drinks, with a bitter bite at the end of each mouthful. Local to me too so I can throw it down by the pint and enjoy the rich hops.


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