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RATINGS: 366   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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3.7
hotstuff (5144) - 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
574deadzone (1419) - 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. I’ve had punchier, but I like this. Understated, but drinkable.

3.2
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
wxman (1814) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
On tap at Peel’s 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.

4
superspak (5514) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
16 ounce can into pint glass, best before 9/25/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice American pale ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

4
andrewje41 (3767) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2015
16 oz can poured. Love the cans. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a lasting fizz head. Bright citrus and grassy hop aroma. Very nice hop profile. Love the galaxy hops. They always bring out the best for me. Thicker body, and a lingering citrus, hop flavor. Above average pale, great flavor. Good beer here.

4.2
lbianchi66 (390) - FRANCE - NOV 1, 2015
Robe orangée et opaque, jolie mousse. Nez malté, levure, banane et melon. Agrumes, fruits exotiques et biscuit en bouche. Final résineux et herbal. Texture liquoreuse. Longue en bouche. Une très bonne pale ale.

3.6
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2015
A really great pale ale. Nice cereal notes with bright citrus notes. Smooth, light, and crisp.

3.9
Nephilium (1809) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Earthy hop aroma, pours a slightly hazy amber with a full white head. Very solid malt backbone supporting light earthy hop notes, paired with a touch of tropical fruit notes. A very solid APA.

3.3
tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Can. Liked this one much better than the 16-bit. Gold in color, really nice head. Aroma was a citrus and light fruity smell. Taste was sweet upfront but not a nasty, bitter finish. Notes of citrus, grapefruit and hay.


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