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Brewed by Beavertown
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask, Keg, Can & Bottle Conditioned; Regular.

8 Ball - Big, Bold & Ballsy
One of our earliest recipes, we wanted to push this big IPA all the way. So we packed it full of Rye and dry hopped it for days with American hops, using old pool balls to weigh the hop sack down in the beer. Hence the name.

Go ahead and sink a few, be rude not to really.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (636) - - MAR 6, 2015
Quite a mild aroma but a really thick and syrupy taste. At above session status this is a really heavy one and is going to knock me for eight! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1541) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2015
Uklar mørk orangebrun med lavt beige skum. Fersken, blomster og sitruslukt. Fyldig søtlig fruktig med medium lang bitter avslutning.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyrmir (3698) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
On tap at O’Connors. Unclear brown with beige head. Aroma of wood, compost, resin, overly ripe fruit and nutty malts. Taste is similar, dominated by wood and rotten fruit. Some nuts and light roasted notes. Medium bitterness with a bitter tingly sensation in the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1870) - FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
A brown-orange beer with a dense, medium and blond head. Aroma has tropical mangos and other sweet fruits, pineapples, some bready rye that is weaking the freshness. Taste has fruits, same bready rye as in the aroma, medium bitterness that isn’t very fruitful but more like herbal. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, smooth enough. Rye isn’t very balanced but otherwise nicely presented that is positive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2015
Cloudy medium amber body with a large, eggnog head. Good lacing. The aroma is strong and reasonably hoppy, but it lacks a bit freshness. My nose claims that it detects slightly overripe tropical fruits and caramel. It works better in the mouth, it has a strong flavour of slightly overripe tropical fruits, grapefruit, caramel and spices. Light sweet taste with a long and moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, dry and with a moderate carbonation. A very nice one, I hope that I get my hands on a fresher can one day.
[33 cl can, enjoyed 1 day after BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (628) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
Słodki aromat czerwonych i pomarańczowych owoców. Truskawki, mango, papaja, arbuz. Barwa bursztynowa, piwo niemal klarowne. Bardzo obfita i sztywna piana, ładny lacing. W przeciwieństwie do aromatu, w smaku piwo jest dość wytrawne, niewiele w nim słodyczy. Jest dość płaskie w smaku, obecne nuty słodowe, kwaśne. Pojawia się też nuta mango, ale w ogóle niesłodkiego. Goryczka niska, zauważalna dopiero w posmaku. Faktura bardzo fajna, gładka, aksamitna. Mogłoby być delikatnie słabiej nasycone. Dobre piwo, bardziej west coast IPA. Na pewno warto spróbować.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (1517) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Fat på bishops. Aromen hintar om sötma, viss fruktighet. Förvånansvärt lätt i kroppen.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a cloudy blonde beer with a big, white head. Smells hoppy, somkey, floral, some pine. Tastes light bitter. Leaves a light, non alcoholic palate. Not my taste to be honest, something in the aftertaste is not my cup of tea.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (176) - - FEB 24, 2015
Arôme très houblonné. Goût très puissant de houblon avec une amertume fort légère. Bière qui se boit facilement.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (245) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2015
Nice hoppy bouquet. Rye gives a better body to this brew. Just below the bitter limit of my tongue.


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