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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured from 16oz can into lager glass. Aroma: floral hops pretty strong, lemon, tiny bit of grapefruit, grass, hay Appearance: 4 finger head mountain that faded very slowly. fairly pale golden color and hazy Taste: light sweet, light sour, medium bitter. Palate: Bitter finish. Medium carbonation. light body, slick texture. Overall: Very session-able beer. Not a ton of flavor but whats there is good. MIght pick up again in the future. This would be best for drinking during hot weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
16 oz. can. Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma has a somewhat old grapefruit/earthy smell, small malt backbone in the end. Flavor is much the same with an earthy bitter finish, light astringent. light-medium body with medium-high carbonation. Is ok but im not a huge fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
A smooth drinking pale ale with a medium bitterness. The hops don’t sing though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4845) - 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 (2456) - 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 (3054) - 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 (1910) - 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 (4997) - 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 (1220) - 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.

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