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8 Ball Rye IPA - Beavertown Brewery

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8 Ball Rye IPA
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of oldglory78
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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

Photo of Oakenator
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of personpitch
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NilocRellim
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +11.3%
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.

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of _ph230_
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of flyingpig
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of butler
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of stephenlee
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Photo of brianthebadger
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Schmoog
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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

Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jroof1
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark amber with a large creamy head.
Nose shows spicy, resinous and earthy hops along with a strong malt presence and a faint spicy rye note.
Very similar flavours, more spicy rye alongside earthy and resinous hops. A subtle melon note enters too as well and some soft smoke.
Lovely creamy body.

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bpierre
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Expires June 2014.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, rye, earth, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with tea, citrus zest, and rye flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of rye and citrus forward hop aspects.

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8 Ball Rye IPA from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.