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

bottled
common

on tap
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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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3.6
Idiosynkrasie (7980) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2012
330ml bottle. Cloudy golden colour with small creamy lacing white head. Intense hop aroma, fruit, coniferes, grass resin.Taste is less intense, slowly developing on a fruity malt basis up to a dry hoppy finish. Tasty.

3.6
Thebeerdude (63) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle. Light golden appearance with strong citrus and slight pinapple aroma, pours a small head, not long lasting. Taste is lightly sweet from citrus with a lasting bitter hoppiness, however not as impressive as aroma. A good IPA, however the bitterness overwhelms other flavours.

3
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
American craft brewery IPA, so we know what we’re getting into here. Deep golden colour from the bottle but murky and hazy. Head gone in a trice. Aroma extremely hoppy, not unpleasant. Taste isn’t quite balanced as malt flavours overwhelmed by massive hop bitterness, which extends to a hoppy follow on. A bit one dimensional and lacks the complex flavours needed to be a really good beer.

4.3
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle at home, very fresh, pours with a small head that disappears to a thin covering. Hazy tawny orange colour, pine, mango, hints of vanilla on the nose. Clean mouth feel, medium to low carbonation, mango, pineapple, resinous hop bite, dry squeezing bitter finish that lingers on the edge of your tastebuds. One of the best IPA’s I’ve tasted

4.2
podgorgon (3) - SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012 does not count
Cloudy orange with a fast disappearing head. Nose is a ripe tropical fruit basket on a hot day; oranges, peaches, pineapple, lychee, kiwi, grapefruit... Drinkably bitter, medium mouthfeel. Slightly more pine on the palate, quick finish, longer bitterness.

4
tommann (3950) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a small head. Aroma is pineapple and mango. Taste is bitter grapefruit to start. Strong, bitter mango finish. Good stuff.

3.9
stravale (3145) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle fron The Bottle, York 240112
Deep rich orange...hazy...white frothy head that dissipates to rim of glass
Aroma - Strongly hopped...sweet rich juicy golden malts....citrus and grassy hops....tropical fruits...resinous hops...slight herbal notes
Taste - Grassy resinous bitter hops..tropical fruits..citrus hops..grapefruit...caramelised orange...rich sweet golden malt background...complex hop profile...well blended...not too harsh...alcohol is noticeable
Palate - soft to medium carb...medium body...sticky oily texture...mouth puckering. Finish - increased bitterness here then gradually tails off.
Well made US-style IPA

3.7
McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Very murky, stale head and dewey notes. Very overpowering hops, fills the palate cleanly without any other distinctive aspects. Only bonus is the bang from ABV, without the weight of 7.4% coming through fully. Probably not the best to start a tasting session with. (Cask, Bow Bar, Edinburgh (Winter Beer Festival))

3.8
Bullit (4703) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Keg @ Brauadar. Orange colour, white head. Nose is fruity, grapefruit and resin. Flavour is grapefruits, fruity, bit of dry biscuit. Medium bodied. Bitter and fruity finish. Well done.

4
justm (165) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep golden orange with thin but creamy off-white head. Roasted pineapple, resin and grapefruit assault the nose. A little oily and bitter on the palate. Initial bread flavour is replaced by a tangy grapefruit and mango bitterness that washes through quickly. Then a soft lingering dry bitter fruity flavour remains which is accentuated by swallowing. Superb.


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