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RATINGS: 266   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


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3198) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 20, 2014
An Australian hopped American Pale Ale is a pretty weak way to celebrate 2pac day, but I guess itís about as good as I can do this year.

The aroma has some lightly fruity hops, some fall leaves... & some lightly toasty maltiness. Itís nice, I guess the hop bouquet leaves me wanting a little bit though, just offers the tip.

The flavor is well balanced, lightly sweet but satisfyingly bitter, itís got a good zippy citrus hop character working alongside a bright maltiness that has some mild toasty notes.

Itís agreeable beer on all accounts, itís not a hop bomb by any stretch but rather a beer that utilizes hops very well.
Suffice to say I donít think that 2pac would have liked this beer very much at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
A very good pale ale. Has a melony taste an is very hoppy. Has a bitter finish and smells like melon. Pours a light yellow in color. Had this at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
First off, the can for this is great. The picture doesnít do it justice. It has cool retro video game graphics around the whole thing, not just one one side. Once itís out of the can, itís a very hazy orange color w/ a giant rocky head. Itís a hoppy pale ale w/ an emphasis on floral and mineral notes, which always kind of remind me of baby powder--not in a bad way. This is a dry, drinkable beer w/ just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Definitely, this is a good pale ale but it doesnít really have the fresh, vibrant, hoppy notes to make it stand out in what is a very crowded pack these days.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Grassy aroma. Full mouth. Taste is light and flowery. Hints of grain. Slightly dry. Cloudy golden pour. Slight wet cardboard thing going on. Long bitter finish. May have been a really old can.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (418) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
A solid pale ale in one of the coolest cans youíll ever see. Tallgrass isnít a brewery that skimps on hops, and this isnít an exception. The Galaxy hops create a tropical, citric quality that shows up in the aroma and taste. Itís also a hazy, heady brew. In all, very nice. A stellar beer from Tallgrass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta Beer #4. Good not great. Kansas tick. Pours light gold with white head. A touch grainy in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2013
nice apa, good hop profile with a smooth fruity finish. Loved the tropical notes during the mid palate

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DW78715816 (53) - Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Solid but not spectacular, nice hoppy flavor, enjoyable, would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdenney18 (109) - Lawton, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
16 oz cans. Very good pale ale. Has a perfect amount of hops, and a nice flavor. My little boys like the video game can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2595) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
From pint can to glass, a soft orange color with a mountain of creamy beige head. Cool retro graphics to boot. Tons of sticky lacing and an everlasting head. Nose is light and mild, citrus and bready malts. Not much to it, but it is soft and inviting. Flavors of citrus, pine, caramel, and bread. Simple and smooth. Sessionable all day long.


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