I picked up this little number from the ‘tinny fridge’ at Camperdown Cellars in Stanmore. I’m always on the look for something different and this was a damn good find.

Out of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Magic Rock Brewing have served up a traditional IPA, high in alcohol at 7.4%ABV. The ‘Cannonball’ pours a hazy gold into the glass with a thin white head. A dominant fruity aroma hits the nose with grapefruit, mandarin and a hint of orange. This carries through in the mouth in addition to a sweetness in the form of pineapple and mango. A subtle malt character lurks on the palate.

All in all, this is a solid Indian Pale, heavily hopped, bursting with flavour and smooth on the finish. Highly recommend.

Appearance 4/5
Aroma 8/10
Flavour 8/10
Palate 4/5
Overall 16/20

– Mick