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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7413) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Can sampled at clockwork’s December 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a deep, hazy body with thick white head. Aroma is full of spice, wheat and hop. Mouthfeel is medium and pleasant - well balanced with notes of citrus hop, spice and wheat malt. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
16oz can thanks to RobertDale! Pours a hazy, glowing, full orange with a massive, dense, buttermilk head. Big retention and spotty/webby lacing. Nose is dusty, mild butterscotch, ground walnuts. Taste is woody, dusty, chalky, small cantaloupe. Palate nearly astringent, but very minerally, big slate. chalk. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
Shared can at Papsoe’s summer tasting. Pours a shimmering bright gold, topped by a low blond head. Light fruity hop aroma; Tropical, oranges and faint lemon. Medium malt body, lightly toasted with a caramel note. Clean fruity bitterness. Balanced malty/bitter ending. A decent, straightforward pale ale. [14.07.12]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5711) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
16 oz. can. It pours a bright orange color with a nice white head. The aroma has some dry grainy malts with some orange, spicy hops, and a touch of florals. Not really that strong on the aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same with stronger bitterness than I expected. Good hop flavor with noticeable, floral and orange with some citrus rind in the finish. Dry grainy malts come through. Dry finish. I was surprised there were Galaxy hops in here, as I didn’t pick up much tropical fruit. Just the orange. Overall, this was a nice enjoyable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14732) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can from a generous trader - backlog from a tasting. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of grassy hops, light resin, malt, florals and grain. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Can. Pours gold with a white head. Floral hops, grain, and lighter grassy notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1508) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2013 Hazy gold,heady from a can,good lacing. Kind of a dry toasty,hoppy aroma with fruit/floral,spice,slight funk almost but with subtle melon/bubblegum,not picking up the tropical much. Taste is foamy/soft but dry toasty/hoppy with a very dry finish,mildly grassy but almost strong citrus bitter.Some sweetness. Real dry and woody-seems oxidized maybe.Foamy but dry and light tasting with strong hoppiness.Not bad. Good for a lighter type pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LiMuBai (222) - - DEC 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2012 Big fat foamy head, nice lacing down the glass. A cloudy, light/golden amber. Hoppy Aroma. The finish is a bit on the harsh side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Can. Pours a hazy light orange color with big fluffy white head that diminishes quickly and stays at about half a finger. I don’t get a lot in the nose so it must not be the freshest, but I’ve had before so rating from what I remember as well. Smells of biscuit and citrus. Similar in the taste with a very strong grapefruit present at the end. Overall a very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1pintatatime (137) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Nice foamy head. Crisp and creamy at the same time with a grapefruit finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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