RATINGS: 372   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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FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
From the October 2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 16 oz can this beer poured a cloudy yellow-gold color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was soapy with vague fruits, cardboard and bubblegum. The flavor was dry and bitter with vague spicy and fruity hops that were a bit rough. There was an undercurrent of Pine-sol. Long dry, bitter and rough mixed hoppy finish with a hint of bubblegum. Moderately full bodied. Meh.

hopheadsbrew (143) - Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Golden color. Thick frothy head. Crisp clean citrus aroma. Clean bitter flavor. Slight breadyness. Very drinkable.

Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
16 oz can. Pours yellow with a nice white head. Nose is caramel and tropical hops, albeit light. Taste is more tropical, fruitiness, minor pine notes, caramel. Highly drinkable and a nice seesion brew.

JStax (7307) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Poured from a tallboys can received from unclemike. Pours a lighter copper with a white troth of foam. The aroma is light and slightly fruity. Bitterness is buried behind a hefty sweetness. Its almost indicative of an English Pale Ale. Its an interesting beer.

rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Hoppy pale ale with good bite. Pretty decent.

AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Hazy dark golden color with lasting ivory head. Dusty pale grains, dry spicy hop, mild floral aromas. medium body. Grainy biscuity pale malt flavors with some dusty spicy hop-not very bitter--smooth easy drinking---not bad.

Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pint at Fox & Hound. Golden, clear color. Irregular head, good lacing. Somewhat hoppy, light for the style, kind of like Diet IPA. Real clean, crispy, similar to pilsner. Pretty good.

kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Pours to decent-sized, bubbly head and moderate orange-gold color. Thick, but highly uneven, coat of lacing. Light floral aroma with some grassy and earthy notes along with caramel malt. Smooth caramel malt flavor with some hop bite in the finish. Borders on watery, but just enough body to suit my preferences. Light, easy, sessionable APA - nothing exceptionally memorable, but fits the style, has no overly detracting flaws, and has a very cool retro Nintendo logo on the can to boot. AUGUST UPDATE: Bumping this up a notch. It may not be a "wower" per se, but it’s extremely well-balanced - you get the hops, but it’s not a catty or piney mess, and the caramel malts aren’t over-sweet at all. Really could drink these all day - yummy, clear hoppiness, yet not anything off or over-the-top. After some strong IPAs, it’s refreshing and very welcome.

RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Can. Pours deep gold with a big pillowy head and thick lacing. Aroma is a bit hampered but what escapes is very bright and slightly tropical. Creamy mouthfeel feel without too assertive bitterness. Slightly sweet and dry. Overall solid.

Ericular (1042) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Pours a clear yellow with big white head and good lacing. Aroma is moderate citrus hops. Taste is mild caramel with grass and herbs in the finish and aftertaste. Not my favorite APA kind of vibe. Pretty drinkable, no glaring flaws, but nothing to seek out.

Hops and more hops. Citrus smell, pine and citrus taste going down. Sometimes a strong, bitter finish feels out of place, but it works well here. This beer is a good balance if you’re in the mood for citrus/pine hoppy flavor. 5+4+7+4+13=3.3

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