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RATINGS: 280   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6826) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
16oz. can served in a SA perfect pint glass. Poured a clear, pale gold with a couple of fingers of fine bubbled white head. Lots of tropical fruit in the aroma. Very fragrant. A little bready malt. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Not as bitter as the aroma would suggest, but there is a fair amount of hop bitterness. Bit of drying mouth pucker in the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Drank from can. Tastes very grassy. Thin head. Dark yellow. Strange taste. Not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1955) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Can (obviously): Pour is dark gold/orange with a thick tight heaqd. aroma is nice tropical fruit and lighter resinous hop and caramel malt, though neither is overpowering. Flavour is floral and fruity hop. Very refreshing. Light to medium bready malt sweetness under that. Very enjoyable APA. Well done Tallgrass. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4062) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Location: 16 oz can from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 3/12/12

Aroma: The nose has some citrus and tropical fruits, with yeast, bread, and malts
Appearance: The pour is a clear golden-orange color, with a white head, and spotty lacing
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet with fruity flavors, and a medium-plus hoppy bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a nice drinkability, a slightly sticky feel, and a mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: Rater # 6, I guess this one is pretty new, I know it is the first time they’ve had it at Colonial. As for the beer, I found this one to be a solid APA. It has a nice hop presence and drinks fairly well. It could be simply described as a nicely hopped session APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3711) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
This could be a winner of a pale ale for summertime needs. Subtle hopping, definitely mellow (Aus/NZ hops of a new variety, I was told). Decent balance, not too sweet. In a can...good deal. (sample at the Ale Jail, St. Paul, MN)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
The aroma was subtle, somewhat like a faint mix of grainy and citrus smells. The first pint I straight from the can in the dark and did not see the beer. I was highly amused and intrigued when pouring a pint earlier today, assuming the color would be orange or amber or carmel, but it aactually poured very hazy and tan yellow. The head was thick pure white and the carbonation was less than I had expected. Expected citrusy hop flavor is piney and lightly tangerine like, but there is also a good balance with a nice light malt flavor. This is an interesting brew for Tallgrass, considering they already make such two other well hopped delicious beers, but this one is my new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a golden yellow with frothy cream colored head. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus and hay. Flavor is a mix of tart grapefruit, spruce, cereal. Body is clean and filling with very active carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Sample at the brewery. Comes golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, hops, citrus, and yeast. Taste is malt, floral hops, and citrus. Some aftertaste bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tap. Clear, golden color with a small white head. Nice and frothy. Big tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Mango, orange, bready malts. Lighter than I had anticipated. Taste is more malt forward than I like, but the balance with the hops is nice. Slightly grassy, floral, and not as much citrus. Light bitterness in the finish. Lighter body. Drinks like a session beer.

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