Un-Human Cannonball | Magic Rock Brewing

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Brewed by:
Magic Rock Brewing
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 06-04-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
18.81%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 19
Photo of merzbeer
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Imported from RateBeer:

"Definitely my favorite Magic Rock Brewing beer thus far - reminds me of a perfect mix between an IPA and a barley wine. Very fruity, almost syrupy, although it doesn't taste as though it is 11 - 12%. "

There's not much that I dislike about this beer. Perhaps the only downside is that it is dangerously drinkable!

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Photo of GJ40
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 660ml bottle while in London. Date is best by Sep 2013.

A - Golden with a slight haze and a small white head. Some lacing.

S - Wow! So much tropical fruit and citrus! It must have taken a boatload of American hops to make this brew.

T - Rich hop oils, moderate tropical fruit hop flavors and a firm yet balanced kick of alcohol. But the 12% is well hidden. I tend to like smaller IPAs but this one has my attention. This is a big, complex beer yet everything comes together and works as a whole. If anything, it could use a bit more bitterness to help with the finish. But I like this one a lot.

M - Creamy and smooth with a nice low carbonation. The perfect delivery for the flavors.

O - As a terminal hop head, I'm tough on IPAs but this is a great beer that would sell well in CA or any other part of the US.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 1/3 pint from a keg at Pivni in York. Reviewed from notes. This bar received one of the six kegs to make it into distribution. An unexpected surprise - I'd hoped to try it but thought the opportunity had passed. Triple IPAs don't turn up every day....

Poured into a narrow tulip. A translucent amber hue with plentiful carbonation. Yields a small head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thick surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of intense, pine-laden hops with notes of resin and dank weed. Underpinned by rich, sweet caramel malt with hints of barley sugar and stewed hops. A warming whiff of booze in the background. Boom!

Tastes of very sweet caramel malt with a powerful hoppy character and a stunningly bitter finish. The malt borders on cloying. Notes of pine resin, dank weed, barley sugar, caramel and stewed hops. A hint of faint earthy yeast in the background, along with a major whiff of warming alcohol. Highly astringent, with a consuming hop bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, thick and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and an unctuous, velvety body. The hop oils tantalise the palate and dry it thoroughly. A lingering aftertaste of pine resin, bitter stewed hops, sweet malt and alcoholic heat.

A huge beast of a brew - takes no prisoners. No half-measures here; a tsunami of sweet malt, pine and warming booze assault the senses. It looks great and the body is satisfyingly substantial. The hop character is vibrant but rather one-dimensional - more citrus/fruity notes would have added depth. However, given the strength I can see how pine does a better job of balancing the alcohol. Lighter and subtler hop notes would have left this beer hotter and lop-sided. A stiking effort; not something I'd want to drink every day but I'm glad to have tried it while it was fresh. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Un-Human Cannonball from Magic Rock Brewing
4.2 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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