8 Ball Rye IPA | Beavertown Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beavertown Brewery
England, United Kingdom
beavertownbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FLima on 12-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Antyk
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FCox143
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vader444
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can pour into 2/3 pint glass.

To be honest this is a fairly generic, though undoubtably tasty IPA. My unrefined palate can't identify any uniquely rye characteristics but plenty of luscious tropical fruit and a pleasant mouthfeel. Eminently drinkable but ultimately unremarkable beer. In short, nothing wrong with it but nothing particularly special either.

Cheers

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Photo of sdm9465
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorpost
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qrazvan
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pake-brown colour pouring with medium head.
It has a pleasant flowery smell, characteristic to an American IPA.
The taste is not very uncommon, although the rye alters the classic IPA feel. Very light bitter aftertaste.
Overall a pleasant, good beer, which it doesn't really stands out though, as expected.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good session ale. The oily citrus hops go well with the spicy rye. It's definitely an american IPA but it has some english ale characteristics. It's crisp. Better without the yeast

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Photo of hoponit
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DScott121
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodlavers
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of good2ggo
4.59/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrDell
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beavertown – 8 Ball
Rye IPA – 6.2% - 330ml can - Best before 04.2016

Appearance: Cloudy, bronze coloured beer with one finger white head. Cloudy. Looks like a double IPA.

Aroma: Sweet Apple, spices, caramel/sweet malts. Love the spicy sweet smell with this.

Taste: Unfortunately taste not as pleasant as aroma. We've got modern hops, bittering in the finish and only very slight evidence of that spicey sweetness coming through up front. The hops really are dominating this one.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, medium body. Dry and bitter finish.

Overall: Disappointing. Like so many of these craft IPA / rye-PA brews, unbalanced and one dimensional.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PatricLind
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of risenz
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bpayne88
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdenham
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good sessionable rye ipa, good persistent head, good taste overall. not bad again beavertown!

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8 Ball Rye IPA from Beavertown Brewery
3.87 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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