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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Good beer. Quite a bit of malt sweetness but balance with a lot of bitterness not much caramel which works.

3.3
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/25/09. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a nice frothy white head on top. Great retention and nice sticky lacing rings. Smells of deep pine scents and flowers. Very nice. Mouthfeel is alot thinner than I would like. Pretty watery. Flavor is very muted hop bitterness. Some citrus in there. This is more like an APA in my mind. The only thing that makes this a double is ABV, and even that is fairly absent. Not bad, but have had better

3.2
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Uh oh, a lost rating. Had this one a while back, forgot to rate it, although I swear I remember writing it. Must not have hit submit. Not a particularly great DIPA. Ah well.

3.2
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to Bill! Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, dense cap of eggshell head. The aroma picked up juicy, candied pineapple and floral notes over sweet caramel malts and a touch of vanilla.. quite candy-like.. enjoyed it. The flavor opened with tangy citrus and peppery notes, leading to sweet caramel and some grapefruit meat at the core.. more peppery and floral notes on the edges, but the overall bitterness remained a bit constrained.. slight oxidation was present.. sweetness and sourness clashed a little on the finish. Medium-bodied with very tightly packed carbonation on the palate.. a bit too sweet overall.. balance was alright, though. This was not bad on any front, but it failed to pass the threshold into the "good" realm.

3.2
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Deep orange with spotty white suds. Floral, tropical fruit nose with big malty caramel backbone. Flavor is sharply bitter and leaves the mouth very dry. A little too heavy, messy and boozy for me.

3.1
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.

3
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Very slightly hazy copper pour topped with an ivory quickly fading head. Nice hop aroma of pine and citrus with a hint of licorice and alcohol. Strong raisin flavor from the malt (common but I don’t care for raisin flavors very much ... especially in an IPA/2xIPA). Citrus flavor underneath. Not as much bitterness as I expected (a bit more would be better in my opinion). Medium-full bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad but a bit too much raisin for my taste that likely biased my review.

3
TimsRatings (421) - - FEB 15, 2014
From bomber. Pours amber with a touch of white head. Mild aroma featuring hops with malt. Tastes the same. Almost seems like a Dirt Wolf wannabe ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
Braudog (6835) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Opaque and murky chestnut, with a small but firm head. The aroma is somewhat mellow, and the beer I easy-drinking. Mild citrus and some musty grassiness. (#4429, 1/1/2012)

2.8
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Nice hoppy, fruit forward nose, though quite muted. I really wasn’t a big fan of this guy. It was plenty smooth, but the flavors weren’t all that well balanced. Not my favorite IIPA.


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