RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 46   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

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piraat83 (51) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 Pure gold, foamy white head. Hoppy and citrusy. Goes down clean with a nice slight hoppy/piney aftertaste. I only had one can, but I’d like to explore this beer a little more. A solid IPA

cheap (6292) - CHINA - JAN 15, 2018
Push start! YEAH! Drank this wannah be IPA right from the can, I can tell the color on the rim is pale yeller, clear. Taste is big dull IPA hops all the way thru. Yes, citrusy on the back end but big dull blast up front. Come to think of it, smell is perfumy sweet dull hops as well, you know, like this hoppy beer has been aged a bit? heheh, the date code is 12/17, just made it in the freshy category. In the middle its annoying hop preservatives. Hey, if this is not pale clear yellah, I owe you one. BTW, if its a hop rocketed APA, wouldn't than mean IPA? Just asking, better reconsider this dull IPAs style, HAH! Cannot appreciate the IPA style in general, sorry.

balloonbuffoon (845) - - DEC 7, 2017
12floz can, BBD: 01.28.2018, $1.75 unit cost, nonic glass. A deep golden APA with a large forming head, and a lemon-herb aroma. There are some chunks in suspension too. This is all about showcasing piney-herb hop flavors through a body that is fairly light and not overly bitter when compared to others in the style. It may be be average considering all things, but I got a bit of soft spot for this beer.

Beaver (1903) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 oz can, drink by 10/21/17. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts with some fruit.

The flavor is sweet crystal malt with a little biscuit and lots of citric fruit and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity pale.

mvp (271) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Pours lemon yellow with 2 finger white head. Aroma not too strong but nice. Lemon flavor that is well balanced.

beer_rookie (735) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Pours an orange color. About two fingers cream colored head. Good retention, okay lacing. Semi cloudy. It looks good.

Aroma is citrus peel. Citrus hops. A little floral. A touch of melon. Some malts, maybe a touch of honey.

Taste is more of the same. Well balanced, neither sweet or bitter, it goes back and forth. Fresh citrus and citrus peel. Slight honey, light pine resin. Solid malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is light medium bodied. Well balanced. Finishes lightly bitter. Light resin on the finish.

Overall maybe I'm a bit biased, I love the can. No, it's pretty good. Its enjoyable and it's done well. Yes, I'd recommend it and I'd buy it again.

Bob26 (4) - - SEP 7, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 iTap House in Chesterfield MO on flight. Citrusy aroma. Light yellow color. Smooth taste of hops not over powering the buds.

DavyK (175) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2017
Can from Mariano's, Wicker Park. Oppressive smell, with some honey going on. Oily and bitter, but really well balanced. I actually think the oily and bitter stuff give this some real character. Jolly good!

alexsdad06 (11560) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2017
Can from backlog notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, grainy character, citrus and floral hops, decent but nothing really stands out.

markas101 (2562) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Can, Ann Arbor, MI. Hazy amber. Apricot spruce aroma. Mild finish. Honey caramel at the end.

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