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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Can pours with a somewhat hazy gold body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up some citrus and malts and then there is sort of a resiny edge to it. The taste has some nice hoppiness that’s citrus grapefruit hoppiness rolling into modest resiny pine hops and there’s a nice degree of maltiness off in the background. This is a pretty nice Pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy orange with nice white head. Nose is some caramel and some hops. Taste is caramel sweetness and some bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - AUG 3, 2014
Look: pours a dark orange color. Thick white head. Thin lacing. Smell: tropical fruit. Very sweet. Mango. Pineapple. Taste: bitterness. Not as much tropical fruit as the smell. Slight maltiness in the middle. Feel: very dry. Leaves a heavy film on the mouth. Overall: ok beer. Wish they had done more on the taste addition of the hops to match the smell. First drank: home 8/3/14 Better out of the can than a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2014
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear medium amber with a 3" fluffy white head that lasts the entire drink. bands of lace. Aroma of hops and fruity malt. Taste is solid malt that is enveloped by floral/citrus hops that match nicely. An average strength hoppy brew that will satisfy all but the hopheads. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3465) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Can thanks to tectactoe for sharing. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is very grassy with some grapefruit and tropical fruit. Tastes pretty smooth and juicy. A mixture of grassy hops, caramel, and tropical fruit. Solid pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Can: Hazy sunshine & burnt gold color with a frothy, dim white foam settling & lasting long on top. Lots of carbonation bubble streams rising. Aroma full of clean, grassy hops & weeds, light soapy element with brisk hops, mild orange rind, & the lightest finish of peach & honeydew. Taste is more floral than expected; lots of grass & weeds as well, retaining the zestiness & crispness I was getting in the aroma. A touch of grapefruit pith & orange rind bitterness, some herbal notes, & a lightly toasted malt character towards the back-end. Still mostly hop driven, though. Clean, finishing bitter bite with lingering notes of orange rind & melon. It might lack the "punch" of some other pale ales (especially Galaxy hopped ones) but I still thought this was quite tasty, and certainly & nice pale ale regardless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6385) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Courtesy of tectactoe

Can: The aroma consists of caramel, aged citrus hops, and light fruit. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and light fruit. The finish has some aged citrus hops. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
The can is awesome. A cool take on nostalgic videogames. And the brew is a solid pale. The price of admission is a little iffy, but with enough quarters and determination you to can reach a mega high score, and put your name on the wall and be the envy at the local arcade! Only if they were still around...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
A hazed amber body sits beneath a fading two inch fluffy smooth head leaving dimensional peninsulas of lace reaching beyond a thick ring with a frothy island

A somewhat pungent balance of tropical, citrus, and earthy grass characteristics with a subtle green melon influence and a kiss of malty sweetness on a brightly carbonated light plus body finishing with a drying, very lean residual shifting the focus a bit more towards the melon component

Refreshing and bright with the classic pale ale earthiness, light plus intensity, decent complexity for the style, well integrated flavor components

16oz can code drink by 11/06/14

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Draft @ International Tap House - Soulard, St Louis, MO. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

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