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Cannon Dragger - Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chefmikeanderson on 05-07-2012

The soldiers that dragged the 100 cannons up the side of Little Kennessaw Mountain knew something about fortitude. This ale would not let them down. A piney/citrusy/ danky IPA, Cannon Dragger is aggressively dosed with “C” hops all threw itʼs journey from the grain to the glass. Itʼs pays off, Itʼs a feat of amazing beer strength!
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Reviews by chefmikeanderson:
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Medium clear amber honey. Starts with a nice head and leaves some nice lacing. good start

S: Not an overwhelming aroma like some of the greats but what I'm expecting to smell is still there. Nice grapefruit and pine notes with a spring floral aroma

T: Taste has a clean hop flavor that makes it quite refreshing. A little more on the bitter side than Dijits but theres enough of a backbone to keep it drinkable.

M: Nice carbonation throughout the experience with a creamy silky feel that doesn't give me hop burn on the throat

O: Like the other beers ive had from the Burnt Hickory, they all have been really drinkable. The clean hop flavor is something I wouldn't mind having everynight and I'm glad beers like these are coming from georgia.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is seriously hoppy - boing boing boing! Pours a nice, somewhat hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Flavor has strong hoppy note with hints of honey and fruit. Texture is firm and smooth with lots of fizz and liveliness. If you like hoppy beers, look for this one next time you are in the Atlanta area.

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear honey. Big white swath of a head with messy lacing.
smell: Grapefruit and piney notes. Some floral. Big nose.
Taste: mostly dry, with a bit of sweetness that is wiped out in a bitter, pithy finish. Some of the same floral notes as the nose but not as rich.
overall: Another nice IPA. Not top tier imo but nice.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz pour at Wild Wing Cafe (Marietta, GA) 3.95. Served in a boring 12oz cylinder glass.

Pours deep red orange with a soft clingy half finger of pale head. Sheets of lacing throughout.

Smells of robust citrus and pine with some sweet malts in the background.

Taste delivers on those big citrusy hops. Grapefruit, orange zest, pine resin and slight mango with sweet biscuit and peppery in the finish. The booze is well integrated, being noticeable but never distracting.

Oily slick medium full feel with average carbonation. Long bitter pepper grapefruit aftertaste.

Another outstanding brew from Burnt Hickory. With an IPA this robust I'm really looking forward to trying their imperial IPA. Highly recommended.

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SplitsAtoms
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Probably overscoring this but its just too far ahead of anything available in the ATL area. Got a bottle dated just a few days ago and damn it tastes fresh. Have not had anything this fresh from a bomber around these parts before. As the label says the taste is nice and hoppy with citrus and mellow pine. Damn bitter. Good malt backbone but the malt is not as present as most IPAs you find around Maltlanta. Price is a bit steep for regular consumption (assuming i could even find more of these) but a nice treat for hopheads looking for a local hop bomb that actually delivers.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of AmandaRae
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of wcu80
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

This one blew me away. Absolutely amazing.

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BrewDogBarley
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of nabit
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ballard7003
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GameFreac
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the open house on 2/16.

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a finger of a white head.

Smell: Smells of fresh hops, grapefruit, pine and some grass.

Taste - Taste is very good and very fresh. Mirrors the nose with a sweet bready backbone. Not very bitter at all.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel. You don't taste the 8% at all.

Overall: Overall very good IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jshari1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of heybrewtiful
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a fan of IPAs. I pretty much avoid them, but I really enjoy this brew. Smells like orange zest and pine mulch. Somewhat citrusy flavor and has a mild, slightly bitter hop that is very drinkable for someone who generally dislikes IPAs as a rule. I would drink this one all year, but seems especially suited for summer drinking given the tart nose and dry flavor.

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Cannon Dragger from Burnt Hickory Brewery
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