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

bottled
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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Cask, Keg & 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerfest5 (1127) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 9, 2014
12oz can. Pours deep amber to ruddy red, medium off white head, some small lacing. Biscuit, cereal, pine, grapefruit aroma. Taste is odd due to the cereal bready malt upfront, and the big spruce pine and grapefruit behind it. Lovely rye spicy grainy texture in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Everettm (80) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Pours bronze with just shy of a finger of white head. Spicy rye, pepper lead the aroma, with blackcurrant, pine and spiced orange bringing up the rear. Above average lacing and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet cereals and caramel dominate the initial taste, but this is quickly usurped by off sweet citrus peel, musk and orange juice. Rye comes through most in the finish, which gives the beer a nice slight smokey pepperiness, all rounded by a fruity full bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ciaranc (781) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2014
Its a can, an a very expensive one too. 330ml from drinkstore. Cloudy copper-amber pour, nice frothy, creamy off white head, medium lasting. Spicy, fruity nose - dark fruits like raisins and plums abound. Flavour is more of the same, lovely sweet fruitiness and a nice dose of hop bitterness, though not overdone. The dry rye notes come in right at the back. Slick mouthfeel, decent body on it, soft carbonation, long spicy and fruity dry finish. Very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
Can. Hazy hazelnut brown with a small tan head. Caramel, light rye notes, citrus, bread. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Light/medium bitter finish with light astringency. Kind of straight forward, but ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (627) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
Can from the Brewery Tap. Caramel/copper, clear with a big creamy beige head. You can detect the rye in the aroma along with a malty caramel/chocolate presence; hop aroma is more muted than I would have expected. Taste is bitter and hoppy with a bit of sweet/umami lingering in the finish. Bitter aftertaste. A crafty recipe but maybe not my favourite. 

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Resiny aroma, mango and hoppy. Really fruity and sweet taste. Bit of rye and wet grass. Low impact but refreshing finish. 1.6 std drinks. 330ml. 6.2% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - JUL 2, 2014
Can from Rehills Newcastle. Relatively little aroma but big hoppy hit in flavour - bold, bitter, but not over the top. Very very good stuff

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
New fangled can from Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy, reddy, amber. Thin, sticky, white head. Sweet grain. Light toffee. Light, grassy hop. Taste is punchy bitter. Some pithy dryness. Slippery chew on the palate. Harsh, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (41) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a white head. Properly hopped. Refreshing. Strong bitter finish. Enjoyable. I love Beavertown.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - JUN 19, 2014
Cold can BB Dec 2014. Dark orange / red, sparkling, big foamy off-white head, full lacing. Aroma - metallic, malty, vegetal. Body is medium, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is caramel, very bready, spicy rye, resin, bitter finish. OK.


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