Mindbender IPA - Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

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Mindbender IPA
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Reviews: 5
Hads: 29
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-10-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 29
Reviews by mentor:
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3.44/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger lightly-yellowed head over a brilliant light golden liquid. The fine clingy foam gently caves into a sticky layer that persists throughout the pint and laces nicely. Smells potently of piney hops with strong grassy umph. Baby aspirin and lightly of oranges and lemon.

Tastes resinous piney, grapefruit pith, baby aspirin, drying lemon, acidic from overdose of piney hop bittering. Little in the way of esters (hint of apricot) or grain flavor (bready). Overall, thin in the mouth, very drying, modest clean alcohol sting, and lingering fresh pine fades quickly. A decent IPA. (597 characters)

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4.18/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Definitely had a delicious first few tastes. I started to get a little bored of it once I got halfway, but it was still delicious. (130 characters)

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4.1/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA from CBCB. Looks pretty nice. Golden, somewhat clear, with a white cap. Lacing is thin and cap disappears. No biggie.

Boozy a bit on the nose. Sweet biscuit, bread dough. Hint of caramel. Citrus and green pine

The grapefruit comes on strong with the flavor, which is the best part of the beer. Those IPAs that are resiny and sharp just overpower the rest. With this one, the flavor is more balanced, but still hop forward. Wet bread dough and light biscuit offer a sweetness. Green pine comes in on the end just before the bite...

...which is somewhat light. In a way, that's good, but it doesn't finish dry. The biscuit lingers as does the booze.

Solid beer (683 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cannonball Creek Mindbender IPA. Great name: you have to be a Utah desert enthusiast to know where it comes from. Light colored body for an IPA, with bleach white head. Subtle, yet complex aroma. Crisp, tart and lots of grapefruit coming through. A wonderful beer experience. (280 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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4.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Yellow color, sort of light, decent head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, grapefruit and citrus. Flavor is definitely hoppy, not much malt, lost of grapefruit and citrus. A nice IPA and one I would consider getting a growler of if it weren't $15. No point in buying growlers once they are 50% more expensive than a comparable sixer of superior IPA (Stone, Lagunitas, Odell, etc). (393 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

ladies and gentlemen, we may well have a new king of the hill in the colorado ipa scene, and its this one. oh man is this dynamic and delicious! doesnt look anything out of the ordinary, golden and a little cloudy with a tall lasting white head, obvious quality, but nothing unique about its appearance. the nose is a literally a mindbender, its hard to place the hops used, but i feel like im getting nelson or something similarly tropical, southern hemisphere for sure it seems, with white peach and white grape and even a touch of tartness among the juicy ripe fruity hops. the flavor is 97% of the nose, just a shade less lively and expressive, but real close. the hops come in waves, first juicy then bitter with oily sweetness moving in and out as well. a richer grain feel to it, but the beer is neither heavy nor sweet, which i think is an art. to get this much hop aroma and flavor into the beer yet have it be this drinkable is insane, highly uncommon. i have liked basically everything i have had from cannonball creek, but this is next level. they need to package this one so i dont have to go to golden to get it! (1,126 characters)

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Mindbender IPA from Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
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