Un-Human Cannonball 2018 - Magic Rock Brewing

Un-Human Cannonball 2018 - Magic Rock Brewing

It’s that time of year again! Our annual triple IPA Un-Human Cannonball is nearly ready for release and is, as usual, joined by its little bro Human Cannonball Double IPA. If you’re unfamiliar with the beers, Human Cannonball is our 9.2% West Coast double IPA that we first brewed back in 2011 featuring copious quantities of bold and dank Citra, Columbus hops and fermented with neutral US ales yeast for minimal flavour interference.

Un-Human Cannonball first came along in 2013 and ramps things up even further to pack in as much clean and drinkable hop flavour in as possible, all while masking its 11% alcohol content. In contrast to Human, Un-Human uses Amarillo, Centennial, Mosaic, Simcoe and CTZ hops for lots of lovely citrus and tropical fruit flavours. The idea with both of these beers has always been clean drinkability, packing in intense flavour while making them drink like much lower ABV beers unencumbered by harsh flavours such as hop burn and higher alcohols.

As a further development on the theme, this year we have created a new version DIPA in the New England style to compare and contrast with the original beers. With this beer we’ve gone for a much softer mouthfeel featuring lots of oats and wheat to carry the body of the beer. A super low bitterness, along with an expressive English ale yeast, London Fog, adds the characteristic estery aroma and sweet finish. We’ve used the same hops as in Human Cannonball so you can directly compare the resulting beers aroma/flavour and left the beer naturally hazy only removing yeast with the centrifuge.

All three beers, plus a lovely fresh batch of regular Cannonball, will be released simultaneously at our onsite Tap Room, at 1pm on Friday May 18th in both 500ml cans for takeout which will be limited to 6 cans per type, and on the bar for draught pours and growler fills.

The beers will be going out to all the usual stockists the following week and available for mail order on Wednesday 23rd May at 9am.

Follow us on social to keep up to date with the triple release: @MagicRockTap @Magicrockbrewing

Tasting notes and recipe information for all the beers are below:

Un-Human Cannonball 2018: Triple India Pale Ale 11%

Once a year we receive the latest crop of hops from the US, intensely aromatic and bursting with potential they’re begging to be put to work. With three times the quantity of hops of our explosive IPA ‘Cannonball’ and even more than our flagship Double IPA ‘Human Cannonball’ we’ve created a fitting tribute to the new hop release with this our annual homage to the hop.
‘Un-Human Cannonball ‘takes IPA to another dimension-balancing massive citric aroma, deep tropical fruit flavour and gravity defying drinkability to deliver a hop experience that is out of this world. We’ve done our best for the hops, don’t let them down by ageing this beer: please drink as soon as Un-Humanly possible!

Malts: Golden Promise, Wheat Malt, Acidulated Malt, Oat Malt, Golden Naked Oats™, Dextrose
Hops:  Cryo Hops™ – Amarillo, CTZ, Mosaic & Simcoe. T90 – Amarillo, CTZ & Simcoe 
Yeast: WLP001

500ml can : £7.00 each (limited to six per customer)
1/3 pint draught : £3.20
½ pint draught : £4.80
1ltr growler fill : £15.15
2ltr growler fill : £30.30

Human Cannonball 2018 : Double India Pale Ale 9.2%

Meet Cannonball’s big brother; we used more malt, more hops and more magical conjuring to crank up the flavour of our explosive IPA ‘Cannonball’. Get your taste buds ready for massive pine and candied orange aromas combined with bitter/sweet grapefruit and mango flavours all complemented by a deeply composed, satisfyingly malty base. Ever wondered what it feels like to be shot out of a cannon? Here’s what it tastes like.

Malts : Golden Promise, Wheat Malt, Acidulated Malt, Oat Malt, Golden Naked Oats™
Hops :  Cryo Hops™ – Citra & CTZ. T90 – Centennial, Chinook & CTZ 
Yeast : WLP001

500ml can : £6.00 each (limited to six per customer)
1/3 pint draught : £2.75
½ pint draught : £4.10
1LTR growler fill : £12.90
2LTR growler fill : £25.80

Neo-Human Cannonball 2018 : NE DIPA 9.2%

A New England update on our Double IPA Human Cannonball, this DIPA uses a high percentage of oats and wheat in the grist for a creamy smooth mouthfeel. We eliminated the bittering and moved the majority of whirlpool hops over to the dry hopping to maximise aroma. Fermented with London Fog yeast for an estery aroma and sweet finish the beer is served way more hazy than the original to maximise the flavour expression.

Malts: Golden Promise, Torrified Wheat, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, Malted Oats
Hops: Cryo Hops™ – Citra & CTZ. T90 – Centennial , Chinook & CTZ
Yeast: WLP066

500ml can : £6.00 each (limited to six per customer)
1/3 pint draught : £2.75
½ pint draught : £4.10
1LTR growler fill : £12.90
2LTR growler fill : £25.80