michcam8 (418) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can. Pours a lite amber/dark orange color with not much of a head. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Grassy/weedy pine aroma. Taste is weed hop, sweet malt, and slight bitterness. Somewhat dry finish on the palate. Overall an average APA.
bubblehouse (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Still havenít had an eight ball I like yet. Not bad just forgettable. Drinkable in a pinch.
bluejacket74 (1624) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can, canned on 08/24/15, 6.5% ABV. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells mostly like floral and citrusy (grapefruit, citrus peel) hops, along with some bready malt. For the most part I think the taste is the same as the aroma, but the citrusy hop flavors are stronger than the floral/earthy ones. Nice amount of bitterness in this APA. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a fine pale ale, I liked it and would like to try it again in the future. $1.99 for a single can at Liquor Barn, not sure how much a 6 pack of this is.
drfabulous (5236) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at All Tech fest. Lacks a distinct hop aroma or taste. Fairly one note in its composition.
ContemplateBeer (1826) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Grapefruit mostly apparent with some light herbaceousness and very light mango; Malts are semi sweet caramel, and make for a fairly balanced nose. This is definitely not one for those seeking a lean malt profile. Appearance: Nearly still, copper bodied beer with a foamy white head that settles into a slightly whipped skin. Flavor: More herbal/wildflower up front with a sustained caramel malt backbone; grapefruit gradually wins out, leading to a somewhat bitter finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, very soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A well made APA from this brewer, and worth a try. My first Ei8th Ball beer!
rondphoto (3173) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Clear medium amber, light head cover, specks of lace. Taste is malt that quickly adds solid citrus/pine hopping. Mostly hops roll to a very long finish. Hop dominant, which isnít balanced enough for me.
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the brew pub. Pours clear bright amber with no head. Tastes like tangy citrus, nutty, musky, hop resin. Light.body and low carbonation. Smells musky, tangy, sweaty, with citrus.
sonnycheeba (4537) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours clear gold with fizzy white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, faint caramel, light apple, and light spicy hops. Flavor is dry malts, grassy hops, light fruit esters, and a dry toasted biscuit finish. Light body and medium body.
JStax (4124) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a clear copper with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is herbal and tea-like. Taste is a little musty. Bitter throughout. Lighter body with medium carbonation.
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear orange golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had orange citrus, grass, pale malts, mils sweet malts, caramel, light herbal and resiny notes, decent enough APA.