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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (5328) - Oulu/Helsinki, - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5420) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Can. Rye spice, bread, and lots of earthy and orange hops. Pours a murky brownish-orange with a thick, creamy head and some fairly strong lace. Lighter sweetness lots of spice, and a mid-plus bitter finish. Medium body. Average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (760) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 29, 2016
Can. Hazy, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bearinlondon (22) - Greenwich, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bearly any foam but a good looking dark amber cloudy beer. Strong fruity smell of sitrus and vanilla. Taste is mellow and incredible well balanced with barely any bitter after taste. Highly recomended on a hot summer day but with 6.2% alcohol maybe not to many.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maris (1323) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 21/5/2016. Pours a gloudy deep golden with a medium head. The nose is primarily fruity hops. The flavour features mandarin and a bit of peach against some light biscuity malt. Has a pretty decent citric hop bitterness finishing things off, featuring just a touch of rye. the texture is slick and the carbonation modest. A pretty good IPA, but could use a little more punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ipabr (70) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2016 Lovely smell, some fruit and grains malt. The fruityness of a some pales has found a home in this beer. Great taste of hops and malts. Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bawelt (420) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 Sans plus.Nez : nez trčs vert, trčs agrume également.Bouche un peu plus riche : on retrouve le vert, les agrumes un peu plus franches et aromatiques. Les notes de seigle sont assez perceptibles mais n?apportent pas grand chose voire coupent le houblonnage.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2016
Thnx to phille. Pours unclear amber. Good white head. Smell is bitter, rather fruity. Taste is bitter, full, grainy. Nice hoparoma. Perhzps a bit thin taste. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Kolor: Ciemny bursztyn wpadajacy w miedź. Delikatne zamglenie.
Piana: Żółta, hiper-drobno pęcherzykowa. Piana jest jak na azocie. Składa się z szeregu małych oczek ściśle przylegających do siebie. Umiarkowanie długo pozostaje na powierzchni. Krążkowanie raczej minimalistyczne.
Zapach: Początkowo wyczuwalne akcenty żyta. Ta jego lepkość i oleistość. Za nimi mnóstwo nut karmelu i dojrzałych owoców tropikalnych z mango na czele. W oddali wyczuwalne delikatne akcenty skwaśniałej beczki po ogórkach.
Smak: W smaku fenomenalne wrażenie robi żytko. Scala ono piwo w gęstą całość budując oleistą strukturę. Na podniebieniu wyczuwalna ziarnistość i pikantna strona tego zboża. Po przełknięciu na języku tańczy karmel, nuty żywiczne i słodkich tropików. Piwo jest pełne w smaku i bardzo treściwe.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Podsumowanie:
Puszki rządzą! Nie mam co do tego żadnych wątpliwości. Są trwałe, lekkie w transporcie i wspaniale kumulują zapachy. Nawet w piwach, które spędziły już trochę czasu w transporcie. Świetna zwarta, oleista faktura i wysoka treściwość. Typowa dla żyta ziarnistość, lekka pikantność, dodatkowo karmel, słodkie tropiki i trochę żywicy - i mamy przepis na dobre Rye IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (439) - CYPRUS - MAY 8, 2016
Hazy amber body with a thin light beige head. Aroma is peach, citrus, grapefruit, hops. Taste is sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, bitter long finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2954) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
On tap on Hanging bat, Edinburgh. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy and malty. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, malty, citrusy, grapefruit.


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