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Un-Human Cannonball - Magic Rock Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 06-04-2013)
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Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 660ml bottle while in London. Date is best by Sep 2013.

A - Golden with a slight haze and a small white head. Some lacing.

S - Wow! So much tropical fruit and citrus! It must have taken a boatload of American hops to make this brew.

T - Rich hop oils, moderate tropical fruit hop flavors and a firm yet balanced kick of alcohol. But the 12% is well hidden. I tend to like smaller IPAs but this one has my attention. This is a big, complex beer yet everything comes together and works as a whole. If anything, it could use a bit more bitterness to help with the finish. But I like this one a lot.

M - Creamy and smooth with a nice low carbonation. The perfect delivery for the flavors.

O - As a terminal hop head, I'm tough on IPAs but this is a great beer that would sell well in CA or any other part of the US.

GJ40, Aug 10, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 1/3 pint from a keg at Pivni in York. Reviewed from notes. This bar received one of the six kegs to make it into distribution. An unexpected surprise - I'd hoped to try it but thought the opportunity had passed. Triple IPAs don't turn up every day....

Poured into a narrow tulip. A translucent amber hue with plentiful carbonation. Yields a small head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intense, pine-laden hops with notes of resin and dank weed. Underpinned by rich, sweet caramel malt with hints of barley sugar and stewed hops. A warming whiff of booze in the background. Boom!

Tastes of very sweet caramel malt with a powerful hoppy character and a stunningly bitter finish. The malt borders on cloying. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, barley sugar, caramel and stewed hops. A hint of faint earthy yeast in the background, along with a major whiff of warming alcohol. Highly astringent, with a consuming hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and an unctuous, velvety body. The hop oils tantalise the palate and dry it thoroughly. A lingering aftertaste of pine resin, bitter stewed hops, sweet malt and alcoholic heat.

A huge beast of a brew - takes no prisoners. No half-measures here; a tsunami of sweet malt, pine and warming booze assault the senses. It looks great and the body is satisfyingly substantial. The hop character is vibrant but rather one-dimensional - more citrus/fruity notes would have added depth. However, given the strength I can see how pine does a better job of balancing the alcohol. Lighter and subtler hop notes would have left this beer hotter and lop-sided. A stiking effort; not something I'd want to drink every day but I'm glad to have tried it while it was fresh. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of merzbeer
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Imported from RateBeer:

"Definitely my favorite Magic Rock Brewing beer thus far - reminds me of a perfect mix between an IPA and a barley wine. Very fruity, almost syrupy, although it doesn't taste as though it is 11 - 12%. "

There's not much that I dislike about this beer. Perhaps the only downside is that it is dangerously drinkable!

merzbeer, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

brotherliam, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

ellswrth, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Kal, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

TallSaint, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Poupae, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

pixieskid, Jul 08, 2013
Un-Human Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.