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

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RATINGS: 327   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (417) - 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 (1683) - 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 (2493) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (1094) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
33cl. Can.
Pours clear amber with off white head.
Aroma rye, grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, spice.
Taste fruity sweets, spicy citrus bitter.
Mouthfeel bit oily, dry.
Great Beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2333) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
Can enjoyed at home
Pours rusty red with a huge light tanned head. Smel of grapefruit, citrus, sspicy rye, quite intence hops. Moderate sweet, rye and malts,soem spicy flavors and malt influence, citrus appears after a little while. Heavy bitter, quite resiny. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5756) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2015
Can from Ammersin Magazine Wien 5. Dark orange color with thick off-white head. Strong aroma of citrus hops, caramel. Strong citrus hoppy bitter taste with pines and zest. Solid malty backbone with rye. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fellebag (1089) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Can 33cl. Yellow off white head. Hazy brown peach color. Aroma is rye, american hops, candy, sugar, strawberries. Taste is bitter and dry with notes of rye and fruit peel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (533) - Elche, SPAIN - APR 27, 2015
Almost clear dark copper color with medium white head. Aroma has citrus, caramel, resin, some tropical fruits and a bready background. Taste follows the aroma, you can taste de Rye among herbs and citrus, with a malty background as well. Bitter finish to the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4987) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Very unclear orange body with a big, foamy off white head that’s both lacing and long lasting. Lovely aroma of grapefruit, other citric fruits, some pine and rye. Flavor is sweet malt, refreshing citric fruity, peaches, grapefruit, grass and balanced bitterness. Fine balanced body and good fruity bitter aftertaste. Very tasty and nice.


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