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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Can. Pours a hazy light orange color with big fluffy white head that diminishes quickly and stays at about half a finger. I don’t get a lot in the nose so it must not be the freshest, but I’ve had before so rating from what I remember as well. Smells of biscuit and citrus. Similar in the taste with a very strong grapefruit present at the end. Overall a very nice pale ale.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1658) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
On tap at Peel’s Pizza. Pours a hazy orange/amber with a respectable off white head. Aroma is caramel and mown grass. Taste is sweet caramel malt, crackers, and citusy mild hops. Decent American pale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3976) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/25/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice American pale ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2040) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
16 oz can poured. Love the cans. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lasting fizz head. Bright citrus and grassy hop aroma. Very nice hop profile. Love the galaxy hops. They always bring out the best for me. Thicker body, and a lingering citrus, hop flavor. Above average pale, great flavor. Good beer here.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lbianchi66 (221) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2015
Robe orangée et opaque, jolie mousse. Nez malté, levure, banane et melon. Agrumes, fruits exotiques et biscuit en bouche. Final résineux et herbal. Texture liquoreuse. Longue en bouche. Une très bonne pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2015
A really great pale ale. Nice cereal notes with bright citrus notes. Smooth, light, and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1593) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Earthy hop aroma, pours a slightly hazy amber with a full white head. Very solid malt backbone supporting light earthy hop notes, paired with a touch of tropical fruit notes. A very solid APA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (1610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Can. Liked this one much better than the 16-bit. Gold in color, really nice head. Aroma was a citrus and light fruity smell. Taste was sweet upfront but not a nasty, bitter finish. Notes of citrus, grapefruit and hay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12-oz can. Thanks, G! Wow, what cool label art these guys have. Dig how they integrate the name and the visuals and the beer so well together. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose whitish head. Nutty, toasty nose with some soft herbal hop complement. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Light caramel, a bit of nut, and some grassy, herbal hop on the mid palate. Tastes quite a bit like an early version of a recipe, though it’s made so well that that seems unlikely. Just a very restrained flavor and aromatics profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Clear gold pour with a tall white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Well balanced decent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4473) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2015
16 oz. can. Pours lightly hazy orange-amber with a thin disc of loose foam. Aroma is citrus, caramel, biscuit and dusty toasted grain. Taste has light citrus zest and resin, caramel, green herb, soured orange and a dusty-toasted corn finish that shows hints of dry cocoa. Near-medium body incorporates a medium-high carbonation that borders on annoying, but has a nice balance.


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