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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 46   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (463) - - APR 2, 2016
B+ Pours a clear orange color with white head. Strong hop aroma. A little light on body

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (1242) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcr (2684) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (700) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Aroma of honey, tropical fruits, taste is sweet, light, crisp bite, short aftertaste, alcohol not present.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (5078) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Rated on 02-22-2016 (Can-Drink by 05/14/16) The appearance is a medium sized white head that mostly diminished, yellow transparent body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma presents citrus hops, bitterness, grapefruit. tropical fruits, floral, herbal, earthy, light honey, and malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus and piney hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, earthy, grassy, and malt. The mouthfeel of this APA is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A most drinkable APA that is crisp and refreshing. It has a lingering bitter aftertaste that is easy to deal with. A nicely brewed APA that is very tasty, worth trying and definitely a beer that I would partake in again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1411) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Hazy, oily looking pale golden with a fairly tall eggshell head that hangs out a while and leaves some nice foamy clumps of lace around the glass. Nose involves light toasted malt, lemon/lime a la Sprite, some underlying zesty spice, some clean yeasty dough, light pineapple. Somewhat sweet, decently bitter. Lighter bodied, spritzy, somewhat oily, finishing dry with tropical fruit and woody earthy bitterness. A nice, refreshing pale ale that yearns for warm weather drinking. Ive had punchier, but I like this. Understated, but drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
praze145 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016 does not count
The can makes this beer appear better than it actually is but overall not bad. Slightly better than average APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1793) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
On tap at Peels 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.


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