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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nielsedd (82) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Can. Pours a hazy light orange color with big fluffy white head that diminishes quickly and stays at about half a finger. I don’t get a lot in the nose so it must not be the freshest, but I’ve had before so rating from what I remember as well. Smells of biscuit and citrus. Similar in the taste with a very strong grapefruit present at the end. Overall a very nice pale ale.


3.8
beer_rookie (661) - 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.

2.6
Bob26 (3) - - 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.

4.1
DavyK (195) - 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!

3.4
alexsdad06 (10810) - 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.

3.4
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2017
Can, Ann Arbor, MI. Hazy amber. Apricot spruce aroma. Mild finish. Honey caramel at the end.

3.8
dlihcsnatas (779) - Temple, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Got it in the CAN from a sampler 12 pack. Golden brew with fast fading head and smells like fruits. Has a fruity, mildly citrus, flavor that is pretty good. Easy going down making It very chuggable. Looking forward to downing the other two CANs in the pack.

3.5
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Clear gold pour with a finger of yellow-tinged head. Sweet citrus aroma. Taste turns bitter in a big way. Grapefruit and a bit of resin.

3.4
llcooldave (1224) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Pours a nice gold copper color in the glass. Definite floral citrus aroma. Oily citrus notes on the palate. Graprfruit, lemon and orange peel dominate the aftertaste. Overall, a solid brew...

2.8
ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Sample from can at the Omaha Beer Fest 2017. Poured murky golden with a white head. Aroma was earthy pine, grapefruit. Taste was bitter, fruit rind, lasting bitter finish.

3.4
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2017
From a 12 oz can. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Aroma of melon and hay. Flavors of citrus and pine. Moderately bitter finish.


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