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RATINGS: 289   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4813) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Can from Heritage. After so much talk about this, I am disappointed. Light gold color. Mild aroma of hops, but really not enough of it. Dry, bread flavor with very little hops at all, I would compare this beer to Summit EPA. For $3/can, I would stick to Furious. This beer is not bad, but it does not have a lot to offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2403) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
1400th rating so I figured i would stay local with it Pours medium orange clear with medium tan head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Orange citrus and light pine mixed in. Full palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Awesomely video-gamed can - My first foray into Tallgrass...excited! Pours wiht a massive foamy white head atop a lightly hazy light amber pour. Hints of onion and garlic on the nose, with overripe tropical fruit and a musty maltiness. Not hugely pungent like I expected, but mellow and subdued. Taste is a bit of a letdown. Malt is dominant throughout--mellow, doughy malt mingling with the same overripe tropical fruit, yeast, and a finish of onion/garlic and lightly pine hops. Big and slick, with smooth carbonation. Not bad, but I expect something with "Hop Rocket" printed on the can to be a, you know, hop rocket.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Can thanks to mar..Pour is light honey, with thin white head..Nose is grain, lemon..Taste is grain, very light hops,lemon, faint malts..palate is grainy, dry bready finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Tall boy thanks to swalden. Hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is malts, old hops, not that fresh. Smooth palate, flavor is lacking in hops (old can), not much going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Color is a little light. Taste is very subtle and not very hop forward. It is refreshing though. Good bit of bitterness, somewhat floral. Typically not a fan of Tallgrass, in fact I haven’t liked a beer yet by them until this. Overall pretty nice reminds me of a dumbed down Daisy Cutter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1196) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2012
16oz tallboy can from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a light amber color with a big white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, and I do get some of the melon aroma. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is lightly bitter, hoppy, grassy, with a nice bready, malt backbone, and a bitter hop finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Can. The body is deep gold with a little haze. The large head is slightly off-white. A nose of grapefruit and bread crust. There is also some almond. The taste is a little sweet with the citrus of grapefruit. There is also some hay and a nutty almond finish. A little bit astringent in the aftertaste. This is ok, but boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Have had on tap and canned, I live a few states from KS so tap was considerably better. Really love the hop mixture in this beer, has a great floral and citrus aroma to it, pillowy white head with great lacing. Nice hop.taste, really wish I could have this on tap more often!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Nice rich orange pour with a fluffy white head. Nose is grassy and citrus. Medium palate. Taste is slight caramel, grassy, herb, a touch of citrus, and a really nice amount of hop and carbonation bite. Really good stuff.

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