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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Just like those classic video games we all grew up with, 8-Bit Pale Ale is spectacularly simple at first glance yet remarkably fun and complex when you get into it. Our Hop Rocket infuses the character of Australian grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving a unique tropical, almost melon aroma in a classic American style.

ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 40
Malts: 2 Row, Victory, Vienna & Munich
Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Cascade & Galaxy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft at Burger Joint in the Ogilve Transportation Center, Chicago. A "mere" pale ale smell, not big on hops at first. A cloudy gold color, and the usual thin, sudsy IPA head. But once in my mouth, the large hop note grabs on and doesnít let go. Big chunk of citrus and resin. I had not read the description before trying, so I thought it was just an overload of the usual Three Cís. Settles into a coating of pine tar on the palate, then some orange peel. Jealous that this train terminal now clearly has better beer than Union Station. All we can muster is The Snuggery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Can at a tasting. From notes. Herbal and grassy with a bunch of tropical citrus. Loads of different hop flavors, but nothing really stands out. Good, but no real "wow" factor here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle cheers to Ryan. Loads of dry biscuit and grassy as they come hops. A solid all rounder but nothing as spectacuar as some of the other APAís tonight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16837) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Can from Ryan. metallic hop. Bit hot in alcohol. Ok hop . Itís ok. Good bitterness on the finish. Bit too strong

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours orange with creamy head. Aroma has sweet fruity aroma. Taste has some of the hop element but over all very malty. To maly for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2390) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
16 oz can from RobertDale. Thanks! Above average pale ale, lots of citrius, orange zest. Full creamy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Llight with some hops. Pale yellow color with a minimum head. There is a sweet sugar taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2595) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, some floral, & light fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit/citrus, and some spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5287) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
16oz tall boy can thanks to Ed5388. Poured a slightly hazy tea orange brownish with a foamy mostly white head. Aroma is sweet, some, honey and vanilla, grassy, sweet bread. Body is fuller with stronger carbonation and an earthy finish. Flavor of grass, earth, tea leaves, citrus, lots of rinds, a touch of dry vanilla and wood. Decent but not in love at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3055) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
16oz can thanks to RobertDale via local for local swap. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin foamy white head. Aroma of light citrus, vanilla, and bready malt. Taste of bitter grapefruit, citrus rind, vanilla, and bready malt. I might be drunk right now, but this is a very different pale ale.

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