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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tan to orange, a smidge of haze, 2-finger white head that dissipated down to about a finger, then had real nice staying power, leaving a creamy cap and pretty good lacing. Earthy, grassy, floral and citrus hops come through the nose. Some fruitiness. A little malt. Taste wise the earthiness come through, along with a good and solid bready malt base. But the main taste is the hops - Hops are smooth and plentiful, complex in character. Body is pretty light, well carbonated, and easy to drink. A light hoppy aftertaste lingers, along with some residual fruitiness. This is one slammingly delicious brew, but savor it please, or you’ll miss out on all the lovely hops. Very delicious beer. Definitely a hit from Tallgrass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3459) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pour is a bright hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma is a nice citrus hop with some sweet fruit. Flavor is a decent but low profile hop follow by a bigger malt presence. Finish is very dry and bitter. The first whif of the aroma is the best thing about this beer. Very tropical fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4432) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Piney hops and light yeast in aroma. The flavor is grapefruit, citrus, an undertone of bready malts and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2015) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Hazy golden yellow with a whitish head. Crisp, slightly hoppy, with a hint of spice and a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Very soft aroma. Green, floral, quiet, lots of rind. Herbal flavor, heavy on lavender and skins of tropical fruits; light, crisp honeyed-malt flavor and blessedly little else. Tight and bright mouthfeel; finishes cleanly, with lots of simple floral hops. Quite plain, and quite pure; really stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Can pour to stein. Slightly hazy honey pour, with a white head that fades fairly quickly to some decent soapy lacing. Aroma is light crystal malt, honey, floral and citrus hops. Taste is citrus on the front, moving towards a sweeter middle with more honey presence, with a lingering citrus and resiny bitterness that is not overpowering. One of my favorite pale ales I have had of late.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (715) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
16oz can. Pours a very hazy pale yellow color with a somewhat substantial head that dwindles and leaves some nice lacing on the glass as it goes down. First impression, wow! Medium bodied. Very soft malt presence quickly gives way to a burst of juicy tropical flavored hops. Muskmelon, mango, maybe a bit of orange and grapefruit. This is like drinking Juicy Fruit. Finish quickly subsides, with just enough bitterness to keep the palate clean. This stuff goes down quickly. Very nice without trying to melt your face off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a surprisingly creamy head 1-finger that lingers. Grapefruit hop aroma with moderate caramel and toasted malt presence. Good balance, but definitely for the hop minded people like me! Moderate bitterness throughout with mild sweetness up front that is not detectable in the finish. Medium to full body with moderate, but not harsh carbonation. This is a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3676) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
16 oz. can. This was a cool find on my way back home from Milwaukee. It pours a hazy orange from the can with a thick, eggshell colored head. Aroma of bright, robust hops, focusing on citrus and pine notes. I get Hay and straw malt, as well as a some bread dough and crackers. I get floral and minty twinges. Flavor is smooth and very nice to drink. The hops are set back a bit. Not quite in your face like I expected using Galaxy hops. Medium bitterness, lots of nice pine and floral notes in the tongue. The malt manifests itself as fresh baked bread and crackers. I get lots of tropical fruit notes, pineapple, kiwi, some orange. The hops assert themselves more towards the finish. Mouthfeel features crisp carbonation, lively on the tongue. Finishes nice and bitter. This is a very nice pale ale that goes down very easily. Before I knew it, my glass was gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Yellow pour, white head. Caramel malt up front followed by some light tropical notes, light pine hops and some fruity esthers. This brewery is doing it right. Enjoyable beers all the way around.

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