Magic Rock’s Human Cannonball
My previous encounter with Human Cannonball (9.2%abv) was on the way out of Mr Foley’s IPA Day celebrations. Having finished the ‘live blog’ I did, I was about ready to pack up and go home when Dean reminded me that I had yet to taste the kegged Human Cannonball that was gracing the bar.
Already on the way to being tipsy (Hey – IPA day was not a day for weak beers!), I thought ‘Of course. Can’t miss it.’ Away I went, goblet brim-full of souped – up, Gonzo Cannonball. Something More Human Than Human, to paraphrase Rob Zombie and The Tyrell Corporation. A mutant beer, a freak.
Whilst drinking it, you really don’t get what’s coming. The flavour is exactly that same as Cannonball; A lush, marmalade-hued IPA, tongue-coatingly sweet in the body, of the American persuasion as are all of Magic Rock’s beers. Lift your glass up to your nose and take in those tropical-fruit aromas wafting up; Mango, Strawberry, Lemon and Tangerine. It’s glorious – really, it is – and deserves to stand side by side with Kernel’s best in the aroma stakes.
So you drain your glass, put it on the bar, and set off. About half an hour later – possibly when you’re on your next beer – you hear a quiet, yet creepy sound in the distance. A boom. A rumble. Hear that? It’s coming for you – and there’s no point running, because it will catch up with you. That’s the alcohol; somewhere, somehow hidden in the original sip like a bandit. It hits you and hits you hard. Welcome, dear drinker, to the true Human Cannonball Experience. It’s at this point you realise that the Human Cannonball is you. Frazzled, hot-to-the-touch, and very, very happy.
Obviously, this is only a cautionary tale. I strongly urge all who have not yet tried to outrun the Human Cannonball to try and do so, as soon as they can.
Posted on 16/10/2011, in Uncategorized and tagged beer in Leeds, craft beer, Human Cannonball, IPA, IPA Day, Magic Rock Brewery, Mr Foley's, Real Ale, Strong Beers, The Kernel Brewery, Tyrell Corporation, White Zombie. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.