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RATINGS: 338   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6614) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Can - thanks RobertDale. Pours slightly hazy yellow gold with a large white creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine and a touch of caramel. Flavor is the same with some zesty notes. Just a bit of sweetness and light bitterness. Medium body, bubbly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6935) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
16 oz can at The Courtyard (Decorah, IA). Pours a rich deep amber darker pour, good haziness in the middle, frothy whitish head atop laces well as a thicker full film, laces ok. Aromas are mellow to decent bitter hops, lemons and some florals, grass and gentle earth. Touches of bready malts, mellow deadened sweetness. Ok. The hops start to jump a bit more as it warms. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some bready malts meet some florals, gentle grapefruit, faint tropical elements. Mellow on that end, decent to medium bitterness in this beer up front. A touch tropical, faint grapefruit. Some dough, florals, and touches of melon in the middle. Backend is a touch bready, almost toasty. Firm dryness, bitter earthy hops. Touches of florals, mellow tropical fruit. A solid pale that gets a touch sweet at times. A-Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7981) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Had this a couple of times .. . 16oz can .. . pours a deep amber tan .. . great foam .. . citrus, pine, and mild spruce .. . clean mouth .. . good brew . . . .
....is there anything puffier than a cloud??
...if there is, i donít wanna know about it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2630) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Pours a pale orange with a bit of white lacing. Aromas of honey and sweet citrus. Tastes like Christmas oranges with a bitter pine finish. Nice full mouthfeel with some liveliness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
Light amber or orange body with foamy white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malts with a bitter aftertaste. Lively palate. Quite nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6052) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
I have to admit, my primary reason for wanting to try this was the snazzy can. That being said, this was a pretty tasty brew - crisp, snappy hop profile with a subtle, toasty malt. Simple, but tasty. Thanks to theisti for the trade!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
From the can, solid pale ale with Golden color with a white head and some hops and earth and its a damn good pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (598) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Apricot aroma from tall can in pint. Fuzzy yellow with thick good head. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours slightly hazy golden with a large just off white head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is same with slight bitterness and lingering alchohol. Just missing something. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (16671) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns., Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Can, big thanks to Wigman DW, split on split on the 300kph tasting on Train 9116 to Brussels, 26/04/13. Hazed pale amber with a mahoosive off white head. Nose carries hop notes, grass, orange pith, citrus, light sugars. Taste comprises hops, orange pith, citrus zest, light soap, touch of sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the finish. An OK APA.

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