Cannonball XPA | Liquid Riot Bottling Company

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Cannonball XPACannonball XPA

Brewed by:
Liquid Riot Bottling Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Omnium on 04-10-2014

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24
Photo of puboflyons
2.89/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can with no canning date that I could see. Sampled on March 22, 2017.

Witho0ut the date it is hard for me to give this a fair rating because my canj might have been older since it was turning into a malt bomb. I could go into a lot more detail hut that is the bottom line.

Color - Cloudy pale yellow with sediments floating around.

Aroma - Stale malts, citrus, and fruit maybe

Body - Medium.

Taste - Stale malt forward, Some orange or fruity bits in the background but mainly a malt bomb. Sadlt, some vegetable oil in the flavor too.

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Photo of Skellbop
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - hazy peachy / orange
S - hints of citrus, grassy
T - grassy, higher bitterness, some malts
F - thick and chewy, high carbonation, very nice
O - interesting beer with some very nice attributes

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Photo of Omnium
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Notes:
Served on-tap at the brewery on October 16th 2013

A - Light straw with one finger of a white fizzy head, very fine small lacing.
S - Very fresh, citrus, grassy, a little pineapple in there too.
T - Clean and light, citrus comes through with some pale malts, very grassy and floral flavor
M - Clean, crisp and semi - dry.
O - Very refreshing and crisp pale ale, just like an XPA should be.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of peach and citrus with hints of grass. A bit of sweetness from the malt also steps up

T: Follows the nose. A bit more maltiness here than in the nose. Still get the peach and citrus with quite a bit of earthy and grassy notes that do a good job balancing the malt bill. Finishes with lingering peach notes and maltiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid pale ale that is very easy to drink and has some nice hop flavors going on

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Photo of digboy
3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a ball jar. No date on the can but had just arrived the day I picked it up.

Pours a somewhat thick hazy orange with maybe a hint of red. Thick fluffy head quickly dissipates. Aroma is moderately strong orange/grass/pine. When I first poured I detected an odd tinge to the aroma but that never came back. Taste is nice fruit-malt combo that fades into a pleasant mild bitterness and hop buzz. Mouth feel is refreshing, not too sticky. The fruity hops linger into the aftertaste, which is a nice touch. It packs a lot of flavor for a modest beer.

Overall this is a great surprise. Maybe I just had low expectations but this will be one I seek out for a summer beer. Not too malty but full of that great APA aromatic hop flavor.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange pour. 1-finger head.
S: Smells of citrus, pine, lime, and light malts.
T: Follows the aroma. Lots of hop flavor with a little sweetness from the malts.
F: Smooth, just slightly sticky and slightly drying.
O: Very flavorful pale that packs a lot of flavor into a small ABV. Worth picking up.

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Cannonball XPA from Liquid Riot Bottling Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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