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Cannonball - Magic Rock Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 01-15-2012)
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Photo of Magic_Ben
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Magic_Ben, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jroof1, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Kal, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

pin, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tbryan5, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

CharlatanSin, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

WDJersey, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Brewer1980
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Brewer1980, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

nmann08, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle ( best by end Oct 13) into a pint glass, orange amber colored with a nice white head that lingers leaving some lacing, cloudy

S: very citrus aroma, orange, lemon zest, grapefruit, pineapple, fruit salad, outstanding

T: grapefruit peel, lemon, sweetens in middle, finish is dry and pine

M: heavier and slightly oily, higher carbonation, slight alcohol

O: the smell of this beer is near perfection for an American style IPA, other characteristic are good but overshadowed by the excellent nose, awesome that a UK brewery nailed a West Coast IPA

M_C_Hampton, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Hopbomber, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Kirk
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of corysmith01
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

corysmith01, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

aztraz, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JavierGC, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pixieskid, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Chrily
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Chrily, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of Zimbo
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost perfection, there are no weak links in this beer's chain. Drunk between the Rutland Arms and Dada in Sheffield, this beer's golden orangy glow and complex white lacing are a treat for the eyes. In the mouth its almost perfection with a muscular but supple body which supports the flavour profile of tight juniper and resiny intensity. But its the body's full silky lusciousness which really wins this over for me.

Undoubtedly my favourite UK brewed IPA for the minute. A pile driver in the face of the 'cask or nothing else' movement.

Zimbo, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast

Poured an bright amber colour. Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good thick coating... very faint carbonation drifts slowly to surface... some decent patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of grassy and peppery hops, lightly toasted bready malts, slightl caramel notes, some fig and orange fruitiness (marmalade hints), some woody traces, light ginger and peppery spiciness, toasted nuts...

Taste - Again peppery and citrus hop bitterness followed by light spicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears), some butterscotch notes, toasted bready malts, light caramel sweetness, light metallic traces, some saltiness...

Feel - Sharp initially then smooths out... light bodied... Extremely drinkable although a bit on the strong side to be sessionable..

Overall - A very good IPA and up with the best of the Americans... recommended

mdagnew, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4/6/2012

A: Pale yellow and slightly hazy with a small bubbly white head.

S: Dank and slightly skunky with notes of spicy grapefruit. Light orange and tangerine notes waft from the glass, blending with restrained tropical characteristics. Malt is faint and crackery.

T: Upper moderate bitterness with lots of grapefruit rind and orange pith notes. Light skunky notes with an herbal edge and restrained earth and pine. The finish has a little astringency and alcohol is well hidden. Malt is far in the background.

M: Upper light in body with medium low carbonation.

Overall: A better than expected IPA from across the pond.

HopHead84, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
1.9/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle

Thanks for waiting for me to open this, Tony!

Clear copper and dull orange with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Sweet aroma of stale, sweet malts, bread crusts, celery and onion, and mild citrus.

The flavor is very vegetal, mimicking a mirepoix: onion, celery, and carrot. The celery and onion components are strongest along with a mild bitterness. Not very good.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

This is a very poor, flawed IPA.

ehammond1, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of MatJones
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

MatJones, Mar 08, 2012
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Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.