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RATINGS: 273   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

17thfloor's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Sweet looking can. Although not super fresh. Smells sweet and biscuity, tastes carries some more citrus, but still biscuity, grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (186) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
A delicious and well balanced Pale Ale. Can serving. Bright, punchy hops meet a slightly caramel and sweet back end. This is a truly well rounded beer and stays nicely within a sessionable range at 5.2%. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Andrew. Sweet malt and light hops. Mild and smooth with with slight pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (497) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Draft. A- Hoppy, citrus, slightly sweet. A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head. T- Hoppy, piney, citrus, bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, crisp finish. O- A solid pale ale. A somewhat unique citrus aroma and pleasant taste that is bitter but not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3699) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Poured a light golden color with aromas of citrus, pine resin, and some malt. Flavors match the aromas, solid hop presence, that were flavorful and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - 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 (546) - 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 (155) - - 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 (2017) - 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 (1973) - 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 (1871) - 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.

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