Human Cannonball | Magic Rock Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mdagnew on 01-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,648
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BluesBreaker_89
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy golden Orange pour into a Spiegelau glass. One finger of off-white head with a fairly aggressive pour, which dissipates fairly quickly. Lemon and Orange peel on the nose, complimented by tangerine, peach and a touch of pine and hop resins. There's some candied fruit in there, too.

The taste begins with orange and lemon zest, with sweet tangerines and sugar-sprinkled grapefruit. The resinous hops begin to take over alongside pine needles. Good, sharp bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The finish is fairly dank and earthy; a journey through fresh, young pine to an old deciduous woodland (...I know - sounds odd, but that's the feeling I get).

Lovely mouth-feel. Very smooth and extremely easy drinking for a 9.2% ABV beer.

A cracking beer overall. I'm tempted to score this even higher, but I'm saving the top marks until I've tried the double IPAs from the likes of Russian River, Treehouse, Trillium etc.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml can served in my Spiegelau IPA glass. 04/08/17 printed on the case of the can. Pours a dull, burnished orange with a hazy clarity and a fizzy, quarter inch, off-white head that sizzles and pops and quickly disperses. Nose expresses citrus rind, a hint of candied sweetness and light malts. Taste consistent with nose; however, malt profile and candied quality is much more assertive. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a brisk carbonation and a mild acidity. Overall, a decent DIPA somewhat reminiscent of a throwback DIPA from about 10 years ago.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crosenkrantz
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It starts very strong in the mouth, but the aftertaste is pleasant. It is not too bitter, but the malt backbone is difficult to perceive and basically sweetness. When it heats the flavor becomes a bit artificial, like chewing hops pellets.
Detected aromas: resines, grassy elements, grapefruit, a bit of citrus. Resins are dominant, but the profile is not flat.
The 500ml can becomes far too long for a beer that has delivered everything in the first 250.

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4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Zombier. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x20. First it reminds a neipa, refreshing, very juicy and without high bitterness. As you progress in the can, its becomes much more bitter

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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreyski
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CAN
Rimming off white film over turbid dirty blonde. 4
Peach, herb, lemon zest and tangerine compote. 4
Touch of saltines, pile of citrus oil, some tangerine, nettle oil sting, pine needle, big hit of pineapple and more juicy limeade. 4.5
Lt-med, oily, smooth. 4

Centennial, Citra, Columbus, Magnum

Loads of fresh-squeezed citrus, but also lots of oil, too - lots going on. No IBUs, together with the body, puts this in Vermont territory with a lot more success than anything from Northern Monk. No heat at a scary 9.2% is yet another trick, so this had to count as a big winner. Magic Rock’s best + near the top for UK DIPA. 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bpayne88
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.16/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of WGO
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Paccamacca
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of azkkr
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Surprising burst of aromas with a long aftertaste.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kirk
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Human Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 31 ratings