Mindbender IPA | Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

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88
very good
39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mebuzzard on 05-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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3.44/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger lightly-yellowed head over a brilliant light golden liquid. The fine clingy foam gently caves into a sticky layer that persists throughout the pint and laces nicely. Smells potently of piney hops with strong grassy umph. Baby aspirin and lightly of oranges and lemon.

Tastes resinous piney, grapefruit pith, baby aspirin, drying lemon, acidic from overdose of piney hop bittering. Little in the way of esters (hint of apricot) or grain flavor (bready). Overall, thin in the mouth, very drying, modest clean alcohol sting, and lingering fresh pine fades quickly. A decent IPA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DahWag
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of quindog
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bassomatic
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of HumanParaquat
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jkuchera
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacobdunne
3.51/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Definitely had a delicious first few tastes. I started to get a little bored of it once I got halfway, but it was still delicious.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdziedzina
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CatapultDowntown
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA from CBCB. Looks pretty nice. Golden, somewhat clear, with a white cap. Lacing is thin and cap disappears. No biggie.

Boozy a bit on the nose. Sweet biscuit, bread dough. Hint of caramel. Citrus and green pine

The grapefruit comes on strong with the flavor, which is the best part of the beer. Those IPAs that are resiny and sharp just overpower the rest. With this one, the flavor is more balanced, but still hop forward. Wet bread dough and light biscuit offer a sweetness. Green pine comes in on the end just before the bite...

...which is somewhat light. In a way, that's good, but it doesn't finish dry. The biscuit lingers as does the booze.

Solid beer

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Photo of pmoney
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopstout
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iSip
4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cannonball Creek Mindbender IPA. Great name: you have to be a Utah desert enthusiast to know where it comes from. Light colored body for an IPA, with bleach white head. Subtle, yet complex aroma. Crisp, tart and lots of grapefruit coming through. A wonderful beer experience.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Panama69
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dhbiker0889
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Mindbender IPA from Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
4.15 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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