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RATINGS: 327   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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Draft at Burger Joint in the Ogilve Transportation Center, Chicago. A "mere" pale ale smell, not big on hops at first. A cloudy gold color, and the usual thin, sudsy IPA head. But once in my mouth, the large hop note grabs on and doesnít let go. Big chunk of citrus and resin. I had not read the description before trying, so I thought it was just an overload of the usual Three Cís. Settles into a coating of pine tar on the palate, then some orange peel. Jealous that this train terminal now clearly has better beer than Union Station. All we can muster is The Snuggery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1201) - - MAY 22, 2016
Pint can, thanks Russ! Grassy malt aroma with faint notes of tropical fruit and melon hops. Pours pale golden colored with one finger of white head with good retention and very little lacing. Starts with grassy and straw malt flavors. Finishes a bit dry with tropical fruit and melon notes with a slight hop bitterness. Not bad, but not the best apa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2016
16 oz single can from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Clear golden appearance with a small, fluffy, off-white head and light lacing. Aroma of resinous hops, toasted grain and light grapefruit. Similar flavor, adding hints of fruit, pine and herbs. Medium body with mild bitterness and a light dry, lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pale clear bright copper like a fresh penny, under a rocky white head. The nose is pretty earthy and grassy with a little biscuity undertone. Pale flavor full of biscuity and pale malts, balanced by some earthy bitter grassy hops. The can says Galaxy hops, but it tastes more...German? English? Not very unique. However, quite clean and quaffable and slightly caramalty at the end. Not world changing by any means but itís just kinda there. A god old fashioned craft American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3337) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2016
Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Pale yellow body, mild haze, small white collar that leaves a sheet of lacing on the glass. Light bodied, medium bitterness, citrus and pine, Breast malts. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (264) - - APR 2, 2016
B+ Pours a clear orange color with white head. Strong hop aroma. A little light on body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (991) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Aroma - pine hops. Appearance - the gold body is not hazed, but has fine particulates. The head is 2+" and white, and head slowly settles. Taste - has pine hops and crystal malt. Very well balanced. Classic example. Palate - medium body, a touch of oil, average carbonation, and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1100) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Can. Clear golden copper with a think off white head that lasts in a ring and laces some. Aromas of lemongrass, melon, pine, light spice, bread, and toasted malt. Flavor is the same with some light caramel notes. Light plus bodied, smooth with a dry, bitter end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Can. Hazy golden body with a frothy white head, diminishing. Aroma of straw, grass, floral hops, light skunk. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Who put a pale lager in my can of pale ale? Unremarkable and thin in both flavor and aroma. And then there is the light skunkiness and earthy straw aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (607) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Pours a hazy straw color. Lots of tiny floaters. Thin white head. Some lacing. Grainy earthy aroma. Taste mirrors aroma with a earthy hop flavor. Tastes a bit like dirty water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma of honey, tropical fruits, taste is sweet, light, crisp bite, short aftertaste, alcohol not present.

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