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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 40   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (367) - USA - APR 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a copious amount of slowly dissipating stark white head. Very sweet nose- like caramel syrup. Some sweetness in the taste, some caramel that ends with a pretty nice cane sugar laced bitterness. This is an interesting more-sweet-than-bitter beer thats pretty good.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (12580) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Sample at Gabf. Pours a hazy gold with medium frothy white head. The aroma is grass, citrus, pine. Medium body, pine, citrus, earth malt, nice bitterness, very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2004) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Can to glass. Pours a clear copper-gold with massive white head and plenty of patterns down. Melon aroma is assertive and solid. Flavor is more herbal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (2041) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pint can from Keg Liquors; drink by date of 1/30/17. Aroma: Moderate citrus with melon and punch bowl-like fruit in near balance; a lesser caramel malt backing stays predictably subtle. Appearance: Somewhat hazy orange body with healthy carbonation holding up a sticky off-white head that settles into a skin. Flavor: Hops take a floral turn at the start, letting in more caramel than expected; melon/citrus like hop notes come up more towards the finish, which is lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Lots of good things about this APA; I just wish that the fruitiness of the nose couldve translated to the flavor more.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2690) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Can. Very slightly hazy pale amber with a big frothy white head with a fair amount of webby lacing. Aroma of citrus peel, grain, and sweetbreads. Tastes grainy and slightly fruity and quite bitter. Medium bodied and very crisp.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (4884) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2016
A lot of thistle in aroma and flavor. Golden with a meringue head, in appearance that is. I want to love and hate this beer at the same time. The flavors are heavy in fruity esters. The esters are so thick you could love or hate it. Toys. Nostalgia.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (179) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2016
The aroma is of citrus and very nice. The appearance is cloudy gold like honey. The taste is nice and hoppy. Easy to drink, and overall nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (420) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. The taste is kinda lacking. Smooth but not a bad beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorkenstein (458) - - OCT 1, 2016
Aromas of lemon rind, orange slices, pine needles, and crackers. Taste is orange zest, lemon peel, slight red grapefruit, and cracker malt through. Pine tar in the finish and after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (5473) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2016
Canned. Old note, small sample. The aroma has citrus, bit biscuit. Clear,amber coloured beer with a medium, white head. The taste is light bitter, toasted, has biscuit and citrus. Moderate dry bitter finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7082) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2016
How: Can.
Where: Viking Line Tax Free.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, hops, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, malt, hops.


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