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

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RATINGS: 219   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.


Rob_D_UK's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (806) - Surrey, - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a hazy lightish chestnut. Fruity hop aroma. Bitterness is mild but present.


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldgeezer (50) - brentford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
keg at the Craft Beer co.Hazy amber,Big but balanced citrus hop taste.Low carbonation and good mouthfeel.very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1224) - DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Keg@london. Copper haze. Huge well lasting head. Bitter dry. Some tropical notes. Fine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
Can. Hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, bread, light peppery rye and light licorice. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with notes of mango, bread and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pabloscafe (34) - - OCT 11, 2014
Lovelly rye IPA. Beavertown just keep impressing with their excellent beers. I like the depth of flavour and wonderful aroma. Good job.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3278) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Smell of ripe fruits, malts but not allot of hops. Similar taste, a light peppery flavour. Refreshing. Very nice mouthfeel, very easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (965) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
330ml Can from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£2.80):
Another really nice beer from Beavertown, I can see why the brewery is becoming so popular with offerings like this one available. The beer is a really nice, hop-filled one that was a great example of the style and one of the beer UK brewed American IPA’s I’ve had of late. I particularly enjoyed the sweetness coming through to help balance out the strong bitterness from early on and the beer definitely went down easier than it should have; excellent stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4108) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
Can. Pours a hazy rust-hued orange body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is rye, grains, nuts, grass, resin, red fruits and hints of grapefruit and black pepper. Taste is strong peppery rye and grain tones, grass, resin, grapefruit and hints of red fruits and citrus. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Complex, assertive, smooth and yet very drinkable; this could very well be the best beer I’ve had from Beavertown so far.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1454) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
Can from Deliciously Different. Hazy orange, creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Citrus and tropical fruit. Light sweet with bitter hoppy aftertaste. Easy drinkable. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
Hopfiger, dunkel getreidiger Antrunk. Die Hopfigkeit nimmt zum Mittelteil etwas ab, bleibt aber vollmundig und grasig. Zum Ende hin herber, die vorher vorhandene Bitterkeit nimmt ab. Vollmundiges, grasig hopfiges Bier - gut! 12/11/11/13/11

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (196) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Can bought at Beavertown Brewery. Good spicy hop aroma. Spice and a bit of resin and a grainy note.


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