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Cannonball Double IPA - Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

Cannonball Double IPACannonball Double IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%


Brewed by:
Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005)
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Reviews by bboven:
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bboven

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium copper hue. Moderately hazy from dry hopping. Almost non-existent head leaves everything on the sides of the glass.

Huge citrus hop aroma with an underlying sweetness from the malt. No booziness, but this is super-hopped.

Again, citrusy hops in the front with a bit of malt sweetness, almost like an under-attenuation, in the flavor. Definite booze here, a lot of cherry, and extremely bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is thick, sticky and heavy, just a bit too much so.

All in all, a good example that gets a little heavy in the flavor and mouthfeel areas. The hop oils in this are definitely a big part, it doesn't have the crispness of some IPA's or the drying mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2008 01:13:16 | More by bboven
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-21-2014 01:19:31 | More by buzzy
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-17-2014 00:23:07 | More by AngusOg
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-13-2014 22:14:33 | More by jak
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy golden orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some apricot + honey highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy light beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts with a moderate amount of sweetness underneath moderate to strong aromas of pine, herbal, and citrus grapefruit pith hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready and caramel malts with a moderate amount of caramel + honey sweetness. That is followed by strong flavors of pine, herbal, and citrus/grapefruit pith hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers through the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly chewy with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is an enjoyable DIPA though a touch sweeter than I prefer - very typical hops flavors and aromas. This is a big beer with well hidden alcohol but I do not think that I could have more than one of these in a session.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:25:59 | More by dbrauneis
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RedNeckGurl

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-17-2014 19:01:33 | More by RedNeckGurl
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-23-2014 21:15:49 | More by mattsmith413
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Hazy gold orange one finger white fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Sweet candied orange, lemon peel, grapefruit, big caramel malt.
T - Very sweet, lots of candied fruit flavor, tons of caramel malt.
M - Cloyingly sweet, mildly bitter.
O - Tastes like a more intense version of NG's American IPA, which still isnt good.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 02:34:22 | More by Omnium
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5thOhio

South Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a bright white head that settles to a skim of foam. Nice scattered lacing as the level settles.

Aroma is fresh, fruity and citrusy.

Mouthfeel is good for a DIPA, not too thick like some can be. Carbonation is solid.

Taste is unusual compared to other DIPAs I've had, due to the predominant flavor of overripe oranges as opposed to the more standard grapefruit or pine. Strong hop bite with enough malt base to give some balance. Slightly boozy alcohol heat at the back end. I like the taste but I can imagine it would be off-putting to many who expect a more traditional DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:53:51 | More by 5thOhio
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-18-2013 00:45:33 | More by runawaycyborg
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-21-2013 02:03:15 | More by zekeman17
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-13-2013 18:00:07 | More by djre4orm
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-15-2013 03:42:24 | More by KevinGordon
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baklo

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

04-19-2013 01:36:25 | More by baklo
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DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-16-2013 01:20:05 | More by DasBoot2112
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-26-2013 21:13:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-14-2013 22:12:26 | More by Bin33chef
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hsc12


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

08-07-2012 20:40:10 | More by hsc12
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Jason_Quad


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-10-2012 01:30:20 | More by Jason_Quad
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Myles


3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-12-2012 05:25:30 | More by Myles
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-02-2012 23:26:30 | More by wgfxkmf
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GTB

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

04-29-2012 11:58:21 | More by GTB
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EJ6759

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this Natty's in Greensboro. Poured from the tap into a pint glass. Nice rich appearance with a frothy head. Smell screams hops. Wonderful balanced taste. The mouthfeel is on point with good carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I would give this around a 4.25-4.30. Solid offering if you pull up for a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 20:49:36 | More by EJ6759
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Black & Blue. Thanks brawleys!

A - clear, deep copper color with white, bubbly ring of head; not much lacing that i noticed

S - tropical and floral hops, peach, bit of fresh roadside skunk or weed

T - mild, tropical, hoppy base with some honey-like sweetness throughout; finishes with a Juicy Fruit lightness

M - medium bodied with light-medium carbonation; slightest bitter, coating mouthfeel

O - light-ish and clean for a DIPA. solid overall. would try again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 16:44:47 | More by cwguy5
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wchasse222

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-12-2012 03:01:24 | More by wchasse222
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Cannonball Double IPA from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.