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RATINGS: 325   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - APR 18, 2014
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours dark gold with a white head. Taste bitter, grass, Carmel. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (360) - USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a copious amount of slowly dissipating stark white head. Very sweet nose- like caramel syrup. Some sweetness in the taste, some caramel that ends with a pretty nice cane sugar laced bitterness. This is an interesting more-sweet-than-bitter beer that’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1171) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Can poured a hazy orange hue w/ small fizzy fully diminishing white head. Medium fruity and hay aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are hay, orange, honeydew mellon, grass, and lime zest. Medium bodied, balanced mouthfeel, and lasting bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Hazy orange pour with average white head. Aroma of fresh citrus, zesty hops, and cut grass. Flavor is also citrusy, persisting bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap poured into a shaker. Mellow and light notes of grass and caramel start this one out, but that gives way to more fruity notes, particularly mango, orange, and assorted melon notes. It pours a golden pale color with a touch of orange and haze to it. An abundant, soft white head tops it, and slowly disappears to a thin dishwater layer, but leaves an above average lacing down the glass. The taste is very nicely balanced between medium sweetness and medium bitterness. A slick, smooth texture accompanies the medium body with a soft, yet somewhat fizzy, average level of carbonation. Mostly caramel and sweet citrus greet the tongue with a slight tartness that only appears at the swallow. There’s a zesty citrus and grass hop bitter finish, but it mellows rather quickly leaving behind a light resin and grapefruit aftertaste with some toasty malt quality to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Tulip glass. Velvety smooth hops odor. Malty mouth feel. The hops have a nice rich flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergenbrewing (24) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
Good solid american pale ale. But the can design alone would sell me on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3401) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Can from RobertDale thanks for the opportunity! Hazy light golden color with a huge frothy white head that persists forever before leaving tons of sticky lace. Tropical fruit and pine resin mixed with a bit of bready malt and a hint of sulfur make up the aroma. The flavor is bread and a hint of caramel with bits of resin and grapefruit. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. decent pale ale, I could drink this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3191) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Can while working on my shelving project. Pours hazy gold with big head. Nose of pine and spice. Tastes of sticky pine sap, peppery, resin, lemongrass, and floral. Slight sticky palate but overall nice and I like tha can. I spent about 4 hours of my life in Kansas mostly in the car driving through farmland but glad I finally get to enjoy one of their beverages.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3877) - 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 it’s about as good as I can do this year.

The aroma has some lightly fruity hops, some fall leaves... & some lightly toasty maltiness. It’s 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, it’s got a good zippy citrus hop character working alongside a bright maltiness that has some mild toasty notes.

It’s agreeable beer on all accounts, it’s not a hop bomb by any stretch but rather a beer that utilizes hops very well.
Suffice to say I don’t think that 2pac would have liked this beer very much at all.

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