Cannonball | Magic Rock Brewing

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84 Ratings
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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:
84
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of josanguapo
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 32GP. 1 month after bb date (my fault) At Barcelo Mar, in toothbrushes glass. After dinner. Hops are missing punch but its still pleasant, with a sweet and thin highly drinkable body. Will repeat fresh soon.

7 May 2017. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x19. Grassy and herbal, with a highly drinkable light body that hides perfectly well its abv. Leaves a nice and refreshing aftertaste

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Photo of k3ve
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pau622
4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rpopescu
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MoFro
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
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 qrazvan
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
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 GrumD
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can served in my Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a dull, burnished orange with a hazy clarity and a rocky, one inch, cream-colored head. Nose is piney and resinous with toasted malts and a trace of ethanol a tinge of something metallic in the background. Taste follows - quite malt forward with an almost cloyingly sweet quality in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an oily texture and an even carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA; however a bit too malty for my preferences.

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Photo of JCarson410
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of life_of_agony
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, Pours a pale hazy yellow colour, ring and lace all over. Aroma of pines, herbs, some malty and citrus notes. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy palate, normal carbonation. Taste of herbs, spruce, resine, Tropical fruits and caramel Astringent end.

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Photo of drmeto
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Photo of rodlavers
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mytu420
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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 Martine
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours semi-clear amber into a tulip from a can. Head is 3 fingers high, offwhite, sparse, and foamy; it leaves light-moderate sudsy lacing on the glass.

The aroma is of light tropicana; pineapple, mango, clementine, and papaya. It isn't a heady smell, nor does it have a particularly strong pine presence, falling mainly on grass, and aromatic hops. There is a floral character but it lies just below the surface along with a slight vegetative aroma.

The flavour follows on from this hoppy side giving this beer a very aromatic bitter presence. There is the tropical fruit there, particularly ripe mango and some dank pineapple, but it's rather a side show compared to the hop addition. There is plenty of that grassy flavour coming through on the draw with a definate vegetative bitterness and the appearance of the pine that was missing. All in all, only slightly unbalanced.

In the mouth it feels light-medium bodied, slighty resinous, and tangy on the sip from that zippy carbonation. It's light in the front and heavy on the back giving me some mixed signals, but otherwise quite thirst quenching.

This is a good beer, a nice representation of a standard West Coast IPA. For the sake of £1.90 which I paid for this can, I'm certainly not complaining.

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Photo of Foley67
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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