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RATINGS: 341   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Pours to decent-sized, bubbly head and moderate orange-gold color. Thick, but highly uneven, coat of lacing. Light floral aroma with some grassy and earthy notes along with caramel malt. Smooth caramel malt flavor with some hop bite in the finish. Borders on watery, but just enough body to suit my preferences. Light, easy, sessionable APA - nothing exceptionally memorable, but fits the style, has no overly detracting flaws, and has a very cool retro Nintendo logo on the can to boot. AUGUST UPDATE: Bumping this up a notch. It may not be a "wower" per se, but itís extremely well-balanced - you get the hops, but itís not a catty or piney mess, and the caramel malts arenít over-sweet at all. Really could drink these all day - yummy, clear hoppiness, yet not anything off or over-the-top. After some strong IPAs, itís refreshing and very welcome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Can. Pours deep gold with a big pillowy head and thick lacing. Aroma is a bit hampered but what escapes is very bright and slightly tropical. Creamy mouthfeel feel without too assertive bitterness. Slightly sweet and dry. Overall solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (961) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours a clear yellow with big white head and good lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus hops. Taste is mild caramel with grass and herbs in the finish and aftertaste. Not my favorite APA kind of vibe. Pretty drinkable, no glaring flaws, but nothing to seek out.

Hops and more hops. Citrus smell, pine and citrus taste going down. Sometimes a strong, bitter finish feels out of place, but it works well here. This beer is a good balance if youíre in the mood for citrus/pine hoppy flavor. 5+4+7+4+13=3.3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
riiv (3) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
When the can is sweating and the the sun is high, this beer puts everything at ease.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Golden yellow pour with decent hop flavors. Awesome can which is why I bought it. Slightly disappointed in the overall taste but a decent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerKurve (520) - - AUG 31, 2012
Bright hazy yellow with decent head retention and lacing. Piney hops yeasts, malts, resin, toffee. Light bodied with decent carbonation, giving it a crisp feel. Solid pale ale but not too different from other beers in the same catagory

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5187) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Thanks to unclemike for this one! Cheers, Mike! Pours a hazy orange with an off-white head. Nose is a little bit of malt with some piney hop bite with hints of herbs. Flavor is similar- light malt up front followed by grapefruit and pine bitterness on the back end. A kind of West Coast pale. Light to medium in body with lingering grapefruit hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from a 16oz can into pint/shaker glass. Appearance: Golden/yellow with an amber hue to it. Not much head on this but what head came out was very tight, white bubbles. Decent head lacing nothing too crazy. Overall a very soapy looking head. Have a few streams of carbonation coming from the bottom and sides of the glass. Aroma: First smell is kind of sweet. You pick up a little bit from the hops. It gives it a fruity smell. Hint of sweetness. Nice smelling beer just nothing very powerful. Taste: Again the front of the tongue comes up with a sweet, fruitiness. Not real complex, has a little hop bitterness on the back end. A very nice drinkable APA. Verdict: Another very good brew from Tallgrass. It doesn't set any precedents at all but it does serve its purpose. It's great drinking without having the bitter hop bite at the end like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has. That always has an almost cologne tasting back end that this does not seem to have. Great afternoon drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Light orange and cloudy pour from the 16oz can. Minimal white head. Very grassy and wheat aroma. Grassy and citrus taste. Pretty good beer. Thought I was getting into an IPA and was surprised pleasantly when I saw it was and APA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours hazy copper with a lot of white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel and tropical fruit. Taste follows nose. Nicely balanced.

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