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

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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


VastActiv's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3859) - Oulu, - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is orange/brown with small thick white head. Aromas and flavours are caramel, rye, fruits, hops and malts. Quite fresh and easy to drink.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (1106) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 28, 2015
Bue en canette de 33cl à la brasserie, couleur blonde qui tire sur le rubis, mousse dense mais qui tombe vite et effervescence moyenne. Nez faible sur l’agrume et le litchi, Attaque sur le boisé et la pamplemousse. Fin de bouche sur le gras du potiron.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DIBBLE (101) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Fruity aroma of grapefruit and mandarin. Deep reddish golden cloudy beer with a lacey white head. Full bodied and complex taste. Dry sprucey finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1167) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 25, 2015
Bue en canette de 33cl. Bière ambrée légérement trouble. Belle amertume. Arômes de grain, d’alcool, de bois, de pruneau. Impression générale mitigée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R4N5H (255) - SINGAPORE - JUN 24, 2015
Shared a 33cl can on 17/06/2015 in Leicester. Hazy amber colour with a good off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, oranges and malt. A nice fruity hopped out flavour - pine, grapefruit, citrus, malt and caramel. Bittersweet with a nice spicy rye bite which lingers on the palate. An excellent well balanced beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (848) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Maistiaisia Juholta Mustassa Kynnyksessä 6/2015. Enjoyable and balaced IPA, not very much rye in there anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (954) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Can 0,33l. Pours an amber colour with a big white head. Aroma of hops and notes of rye and spiciness. Same for taste. Full bodied, dry with a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (525) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Keg at The Hop Inn, Newcastle-Under-Lyme. A hazy orange amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango, pine, caramel, some rye and grass. Taste of grapefruit, some orange, caramel, resin, rye, grassy hops and a little spice. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A caramelly maltiness with some citrus bitterness in the finish. Maltier than I thought it would be. All caramel apart from the citrus and grassy hop bitterness that come in late. Decent but loads better IPAs around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1700) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2015
Noe uklar mørk gyllen farve med kremet lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, tropisk frukt og sitrus. Smak av karamell, tropisk frukt og grapefrukt. Fruktig bittersøt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2645) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
CAN. APPEARANANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: fruity, hoppy, wheat, rye. TASTE: fruity, rather dry, hoppy, pleasant. Decent, but not finished

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grabhers (3) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
red brown hazy color, fruity citrus aroma, good balance between body and bitterness, dry finish


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