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RATINGS: 303   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wintercoates (17) - Roswell, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2012
Light hops, good taste when you’re wanting a lighter indian pale ale but still want a decent taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. A good finger and half of tight head. Clear, golden colored ale. It smells a little like honey and musty hay. Not super appealing. The flavor starts slow and then builds up. Balanced bitter and malt at first, then the hops take over with a dull bitter taste at the end. Soft texture, low carbonation and medium body. It’s a tasty treat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
Can from Matt - thanks! Drank from the can. Aroma is light and grainy hop bitterness with a clean and dry malt backbone. Taste is medium grade hop bitterness with some semi-complex malt notes through the finish consisting of light roast and a bit of sweetness. Appropriate mouthfeel with a bit of crispness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
portableparty (2067) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2012
16 oz. can to snifter. Pours hazy pale amber with a large soapy white head that settles to a sudsy film and lacing. Aroma is strong grain and malt with earthy floral hops.Taste is light with grass, grain and malt with more bitter floral hops that overcome the malt, but the grain shows throughout. Palate is medium and crisp refreshing with a drying finish. An obvious session brew with the abv. only at 5.2% not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2012
Wow, I like it! This was a sample provided to Bodega. Poured with a nice, foamy, thick, off white head and plenty of lace. Color is slightly hazy, golden amber and has some bubble trails. Aroma is hop, malt, slight citrus and resin. Flavor is like nose, with some carbonic tang to round things out and is very well balance. Body is very good, chewy, satisfying. Good drinking brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2012
Thanks gregwilsonstl. Tasted from a pint can into a nucleated pint glass. Very cool concept and graphic design. It poured a light amber color with full, long-lasting white foam and lots of Belgian lace. Powerful grapefruit aromas, presumably from the Cascade and Galaxy hops, some muted graininess and fruity ale yeast esters beneath. Lots more grapefruity hops in the flavor as well, with an okay bready, caramelly malt balance. Light body, a little residual sticky sweetness, lingering tart aftertaste which never quite dried out. It leaned toward the IPA end of the Pale Ale spectrum. It was tasty but a pretty one-dimensional recipe overall, despite the brewer’s claim. A surprisingly mediocre beer compared to other Tallgrass offerings, so the fun video-game themed can will probably be the main attraction for most people.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kcwildcat98 (48) - - MAR 31, 2012
Really good Ale. Has a citrus undertone to it. Would call it one of the more drinkable Ales around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
16oz. can. Aroma of fresh, doughy yeast, mild citrus, faint tropical fruit character (pineapple, bubblegum), green, leafy hop and some very gently sweet, biscuity pale maltiness. Hazy light golden amber color, with a hugely frothy, settling head and thick sheets of lace. Flavor profile is lightly malty, fruity, very gently sweet and hoppy, with a fairly low degree of bitterness but some nice citric, leafy, floral character in the background throughout. Finish is somewhat dry and gently bitter, with an influx of lingering pale maltiness. Very balanced and drinkable overall. Palate is amply carbonated and light in feel, body is medium. This is a fairly subtle beer, just tasty and easy to drink. I never owned an 8-bit gaming system or a console of any kind (I’m a pc gamer from waaayy back!) but I can still get a little nostalgic because all my friends had one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2628) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Can. Light golden pour with white head. Somewhat weak aroma that is hoppy and grassy. Bready, grassy flavor with bitterness. It seemed like this beer was a lot better and more fresh when I had it on tap at Martin City Brewing Co.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3479) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 16 oz can purchased at Royal in Kansas City, Missouri. 12 207 stamped on bottom of can. The pour is golden tangerine orange, hazed, with a two inch off white head. The head is lasting, eventually falls with pretty lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit, light resin, and a bit of toasted cracked malt. Fresh nose. The taste is the tropical fruit, sort of mango-pineapple, up front, turning a bit grassy resinous, but very gently, and then finishing with the soft clean cracker malt of the nose. The finish shows some light pine, mineral and is quite dry. The palate is light to medium bodied, fine carbonation, unfiltered mouth feel and the dry crisp finish. Really easy drinking beer, this will be great for the summer.

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