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


on tap

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.

Rune's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8822) - Tromsø, - DEC 7, 2012
From tap, half-pint, drunk in a cosy atmosphere at the splendid Craft Beer Co, Islington. Dark apricot coloured body. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Prominent aroma of citrus shells. Succulent taste character offering a mix of fresh and dried fruits added by lighter notes of spices. Lingering bitter ending. Well balanced. Brit IPA at its best (London, 26.11.2012).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1011) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
31.12.2014. Drank from can on street. Delicious fruity hoppy aroma. Tastes toasted malts, fruits, citrus and floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2015
Big beige head. Hazy brown body with floaties toward the bottom. Resiny citric aroma with spicy mealy notes. Dry resiny spicy pine needle taste with mealy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry resiny spicy citric taste with wooden floral tropical fruit notes. Nice, drinkable, hoppy with something extra. (0.33l can, from wine monopoly, Strømmen.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xlts (56) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Pours dark-orange, slightly hazy, tan-coloured head. Aroma of sweet fruit, a bit of citrus. Medium-to-low bitterness, refreshing, hoppy, surprisingly sweet on the back end. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrOrla (157) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2015
Can at home. Hazy brown color with a white head. Hops, ,rye, Fruits notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (197) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
At Pivni in York. Another hoppy ipa from beavertown. Dark, fruity, citrust. Nice but not quite black betty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1222) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2015
(can 19/03-2015) medium beige head, unclear brown color, dry hoppy aroma, dry hoppy taste, some bitterness, soft co2, fit body. BB date 22/02/15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maksymiliant (73) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bursztynowe, z ladna piana. W aromacie doskonale polaczenie slodowosci z aromatami slodkich owocow. W smaku slodowe, lekko pieprzne, z fajna goryczkowa kontra. Dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8112) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
At Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival, Friday 13, 2015.
Hazy copper color, off-white to yellow head. Light hoppy, malty sweet scent. Rye, malty, hoppy, bitter taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2892) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
(Beavertown 8 Ball) Can 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 6.2% Mostly clear body, deep orange in colour, with two fingers of off-white head on top, thick and with very good retention, leaving medium lacing behind. Nice aroma, caramel malts, grass hops, citrus, cookie dough. Nice taste, light citrus, mango, tropical fruits. Mild bitterness with long duration. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Good dryness on the palate. Simple but good, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1041) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy red amber beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, citrus, peaches, pine needles, apricot and oranges. Flavor is fruity with notes of citrus, caramel, creamy oranges and spices. Well balanced and fantastic mouthfeel.

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