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8 Ball Rye IPA - Beavertown Brewery

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8 Ball Rye IPA
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: FLima on 12-12-2012

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3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bellonc
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nmoore2309
4.91/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Brilliant drop By Beavertown, great

Photo of oldglory78
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty rye IPA. Oily and floral hops meet slight bitterness and just the right amount of alcohol. Another great beer from Beavertown. But I have to ask why so expensive €4:09 per 33cl can. A good beer but Sierra Nevada for instance does better for much better value. Unless there is some valid reason the pricing of Beavertown is just hipster madness

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4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper. Smells predominately of floral hops and slightly sweet. Tastes initially of floral hops and slight malts, with a bitter finish. Very flavourful rye body, but balanaced.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

Photo of krakabrew
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love a good rye. This didn't disappoint. Belair fine wines had low stock.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber-chestnut with pile of taupe foam.
Resin, dried orange rind, tobacco and citrus oil that you can almost feel in your teeth on the nose.
Dark cherry and rye bread, some peppery spice, then floral, lime, melon, and rosin hops.
Cocoa-cakey finish and minty linger.
Medium, chewy, round, oily.

Creamy body, intricate malts, great nose - the skilz are here. I wouldn't have guessed Galaxy or Citra in the hopping - maybe a bit zesty, but more perfumed than anything else. A warm, bready ale with some slick citrus.

Very nice, if still not Hop Rod Rye.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into 330ml glass.

A - pours dark amber/orange with an off white creamy head leaving sticky lacing

S - very piny with hints of sweet malts and citrus. Also a little rye.

T - Starts with a very piny hop kick, ending with citrus and lots of toastyness from the rye. Grassy bitter notes at the end

M - very smooth and lightly carbonated for the style. Fab beer

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8 Ball Rye IPA from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.