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8 Ball Rye IPA - Beavertown Brewery

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8 Ball Rye IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FLima on 12-12-2012)
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4.04/5  rDev +6%
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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4.05/5  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.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.84/5  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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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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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3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
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Visual: Hazy reddish brown. Bubbly white head shrinks quickly.

Nose: Grapefruit. Spicy, earthy and resiny. Lots of hops.

Taste: Earthy sweetness – berries mainly. Huge green bitterness. Citrus undertones.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied – quite heavy. Astringent and drying.

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Slightly hazy but mid brown body with nice lather like white foamy head

Big grapefruit shampoo aroma

The rye provisdes a slight berry like sweetness that becomes quite soapy and then bitter
background citrus and malt with slightly different aspects each swig

just really nice low level carbonation
it's more the big flavours that slow the drinking rather than mf or booziness

I think I might need about five or six more of these to really make up my mind

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8 Ball Rye IPA from Beavertown Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.