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

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours amber, nose is resin, pine, taste is similar, juicy, dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
330 ml can. BB 29/04/15. From alesbymail.co.uk.
My advent calendar door #3. Cloudy amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Dark hops, mild yeast, moderate bitterness and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is moderate bitterness, hops, caramel malt and dryness. This is closer to an Amber Ale than an IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vjohans (87) - SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2014
caramel, herbs, citrus, amber, frothy, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1448) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle in Vesuvio, Darlington. Pours hazy ruby with a thin off white head. Nice fruity aroma. The taste is tobacco, red fruity and pine. Interesting in a good way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (876) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Hazy amber. Frothy, sudsy offwhite head. Hoppy, resin aroma. Caramely, malty flavour with a good hoppy bite. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13774) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Can, 6.2%. Good fruity and rough hop aroma. Cloudy dark grey amber colour. Very big stable rocky white head. The flavour is nicely bitter with a good barnyard note. Not dry, has a good maltiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3389) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
Can @ Hoppy Advent Race in Space, Sønderborg. Pours hazy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of citrus and fruit and touches of malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour with citric and malty notes and touches of yeast. Bitter aftertaste with hints of malt and citrus. Well balanced and quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
330ml can. The aroma reminds me of tropical fruits. The flavour is dry and bitter and refreshing. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1960) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
33cl can bb12/14, cheeriodiosyncrasie for the UK supply! Pronounced dank orchard, dull rye and garden weed aroma, mixed under the apricot peel and dried mango slice. Taste sees some tangy vegetal notes interfere, a distinct note of chlore and chalk: maybe past its prime? Remains drinkable although off-target, the rye spice remaining well hidden under a dull wealth of resinous hops. Maybe to be revisited on prime draught.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (970) - SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
Lata de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, resinoso, citrico, ligeramente dulce.


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