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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - 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 (471) - Dedham, Massachusetts, 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 (3827) - 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 (10346) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head. The aroma is grainy and the flavor is a little bitter with a light fruity note and a sweet undertone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1546) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2012
mildly hazy yellow pour with a white head. The can claims tropical hops and it is a bummer this didn’t deliver with that statement. Just another clean, malt forward, boring pale with a bit of bitterness and some tarry pine bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3381) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can-must have been fresh since this was the beer that was holding me up in my online order through a MN store. Pours very hazy orange with a nice fluffy sudsy soapy white head that lasted the whole time with some sparse lacing. nose is very hoppy-mostly floral flowery tropical notes with some mango notes as well. Very solid yet not mind blowing. Flavors are lite, much more lite than i was expecting-lots of citrus, lite pale malts, and some lite pine and mostly tropical notes, especially on the finish. palate is crisp and slightly over-carbonated yet not detracting from this beer. if this beer were a bit more punchy, i may have rated it a bit better however, a very solid pale and definatley seek out for those pale ale lovers. great session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
[Can] Pours a slightly hazy gold with a sticky, two-finger head of eggshell white foam. The aroma is tropical fruit - papaya, mango, and pineapple, but with an herbal, sort of catnip like note to it. There’s also a little dank resiny note, which I’m guessing is the magnum coming through. The flavor is not terribly aggressive. The malt jumps in at the beginning with a nice dry crispness that accents the hops as they take over as the beer moves across the palate. The resiny character stands out on the finish, leaving a pot-like aftertaste. Nice smooth bitterness and the carbonation is just right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Can. Pours a very heady slightly cloudy straw yellow color. Excellent head retention from the big, fluffy off white head. Nice aroma of orange, pineapple, and slight pine. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly sweet start gives way to a good amount of bitterness. The end has a taste I can’t quite put my finger on. Nice lacing. Overall, pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2012
This is a new brewery to our area and if this first taste is any indication of the rest of their line, then this is a great thing! It pours a hazy golden copper color with a two fingers thick creamy head. Bright citrus aromas. Good bitterness from the Galaxy hops. Clean dry finish on the palate.

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