Cannonball | Magic Rock Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing
England, United Kingdom
magicrockbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 01-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012 (batch 2781). Picked up recently from the Bottle, York.

Poured into a Delirium tulip. A hazy orange-amber hue with low carbonation. Almost no head; a brief foamy effervescence occurs while pouring but disappears within seconds. An intense hoppy aroma of resinous pine with hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Notes of sweet malt and dry yeast in the background.

Tastes of overwhelming aromatic hops, culminating in a bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, citrus and tropical fruit. Hints of malt and dry yeast. Intensely bitter upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, prickly and spicy. Highly astringent - dries the palate thoroughly. Good body. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops; plenty of pine in evidence.

Impressive - a fantastic IPA. Defiantly American in style, and intensely hoppy in aroma and flavour. These had only just arrived at the shop after a period of absence, so I believe they were pretty fresh. I reckon this could give a few US-brewed IPAs a run for their money. If you like hoppy IPAs, then this is the brew for you.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Zimbo
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Almost perfection, there are no weak links in this beer's chain. Drunk between the Rutland Arms and Dada in Sheffield, this beer's golden orangy glow and complex white lacing are a treat for the eyes. In the mouth its almost perfection with a muscular but supple body which supports the flavour profile of tight juniper and resiny intensity. But its the body's full silky lusciousness which really wins this over for me.

Undoubtedly my favourite UK brewed IPA for the minute. A pile driver in the face of the 'cask or nothing else' movement.

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Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of innominat
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold colour. Smells crisp, hoppy, and a bit of citrus. Tastes crisp hoppy, citrus, refreshing. A nice, light crisp beer. perfect for hot, sunny days.

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Photo of stephenlee
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ehammond1
1.94/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottle

Thanks for waiting for me to open this, Tony!

Clear copper and dull orange with a moderately sized off-white head that leaves irregular lines of lace down the glass.

Sweet aroma of stale, sweet malts, bread crusts, celery and onion, and mild citrus.

The flavor is very vegetal, mimicking a mirepoix: onion, celery, and carrot. The celery and onion components are strongest along with a mild bitterness. Not very good.

Thin to medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

This is a very poor, flawed IPA.

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Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy yellow color with creamy white head and lots of yeast sediment on the bottom of the glass. Aroma is really dank and grassy but also with nice pineapple and papaya notes. Taste starts juicy and slightly sweet, continues with grassy/dank hop notes and finishes with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium to full bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall this is one of the best IPAs from Europe. It pretty much goes the same direction as the New England style IPAs.

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Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopbomber
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Dreyski
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MoFro
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful IPA. It looks refreshing and has a lovely fresh hoppy smell. The bitternes goes well with the smell and the half dry aftertaste.

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Photo of Swooy
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rwalford74
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of qrazvan
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It comes in a nicely designed green can (similar to the whole series), not the bottle pictured here. Also, it is written "India Pale Ale" on it, not "American Pale Ale".
Golden hazy colour, with a lot of sediments at the bottom.
Right after opening the can, an appealing elderflower (plus other aromatic herbs) smell hits you.
The taste is a combination of fruits (pears mainly) and plants, feeling herbal and a bit bitter at first, dry on the palate. The yeast is there also. After a while, the taste becomes sweet (like honey) and strongly aromatic: passion fruit, apricots, grapefruit.
An extremely well done IPA, more similar to an American one, than the European usual one.
Highly recommended!

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Photo of drmeto
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a cloudy bright orange with a small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-orange,tangerines,mango,papaya,guava,passionfruit
T:
-follows the nose plus honey
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Fantastic IPA from England.Really juicy and tropical

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Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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