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RATINGS: 344   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - 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 (6426) - 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 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Can out at lake Quivera; poured hazy orange, some off white head in the glass. Nose of herbal, melon hops, fair amount of caramel malts. Pacific NW hop profile with earthy, herbal hops and some caramel malt balance. Fairly light bodied and not as potent as one would expect after reading the ingredient profile. Day drinking beer ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
16oz can 6/24/14 (Jewel-Osco Mix A Six)-42° in Shaker-Pours a slightly hazy golden with a big white head. Aroma of hops, malt, and citrus. Taste of the same with more hops. This light bodied brew is well balanced and goes down quite smoothly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
16oz can from Lukas Liquors in Missouri. Best by 10/11/14. Shared with friends during Catan. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good thicker bits of lace. Toasty light peppery malt nose. Some light tropical light citrus hop, but less than expected. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick. More metallic flavor than expected and less hop, a little disappointing in that regard but still cool overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CopterScott (245) - Kansas, USA - JUN 22, 2014
gold color with nice white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is light hops and malts. Flavor is grassy hops, grainy malts, and a hint of lemon.

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