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Cannibal - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant


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very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.23%

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Golden Ale brewed in tribute to one of the world’s greatest cyclists, Eddy “The Cannibal” Merckx. Light in color and medium -bodiedy but complex in flavor. Unique Belgian yeast imparts notes of spice and tropical fruit.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-15-2007)
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3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this at iron Hill Brewery in Maple Shade, NJ. It came in a tulip glass.
Appearance: The body is a clear dark golden color. The head is a right color, one fingers tall, good retention, not much lacing, and tiny sized bubbles.
Smell: The aromas are yeast, water, and esters.
Taste: The flavors are yeast, citrus, resin.
Mouthfeel: The body is medium, with a crisp clean finish.
Drinkability: This beer is very drinkable.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2010 23:47:12 | More by treehugger02010
Photo of BeerImmediately


3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Would someone please explain to me why there are 7 listings for this beer? I've never understood that about BA listings... does it really matter whether I bought this bottle from the Phoenixville, West Chester, or Media locations?

Pours a golden yellow, with a decent cream-colored, tight, bubbly head. Lot of carbonation ascending throughout.

Smelled of grapes ... quite champagne-like.

Some bitter bark in the flavor, continued champagne quality, and some lime zest to finish it off.

MF was crisp, very dry, with great carbonation that hangs out on the back of the tongue for a good, long while.

Little too bitter to consider this one highly drinkable, but an enjoyable compliment to an appetizer or dinner nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2008 02:31:04 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of Hophead101


3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

was expecting a lot from this beer. especially for what i paid for it.

appearance: hazy golden color - big head that dissipates quickly

smell: strong malty citrus smell

taste: very crisp initial taste - malty citrus. light and enjoying. not exactly what i would associate with a belgian strong pale ale - but good regardless.

mouthfeel: crisp - yet overall mellow. very back of the mouth taste

drinkability: not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 21:43:30 | More by Hophead101
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4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My girlfriend brought this down from Newark for New Years Eve. It was very enjoyable.

A - Gold to copper. Nice an thick like a gold belgium should be.

S - I agree it was very fruity with a little sour aroma.

T- Nice and refreshing Light Belfgium. Sweet with lots of fruit characteristics.

M- Really enjoyable. Light almost like champagne. Lots of carbonation.

D- Sample the large bottle with a couple of friends and it didn't last very long at all.

My first tasting of iron hill and it was delicious. Can't wait to get more.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 21:21:19 | More by slvrmon82
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North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my sis and Brother-in-law for this one!
Poured up a slightly hazy pale-yellow, almost gold color.Lots of bubbles rising. Nice rocky off-white head.
Aroma-grassy, yeasty, some tart fruit.
Mouthfeel-Very carbonated with a prickly champagne feel on the palate. This is a solid Belgian, tastes more like a Blonde. Sweeter with some mild hop flavors. This is very tasty. Grassy with some fruit flavors-apple maybe? Finishes clean. This was my first offering from Iron Hill, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 14:12:59 | More by ByTor2112
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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden,yellow with a clear body.No head and some nice carbonation.Banana,spice,coriander and belgian yeast in the nose.Taste as it smells,very strong taste,yeasty in all aspects.Goes down smooth,the abv is up there so go easy with this one.I think some age on it would help.Good beer none the less.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 30 E State St, Media

09-09-2007 12:36:49 | More by MmmIPA
Cannibal from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.