8-Bit Pale Ale

Kansas
United States
8-Bit Pale Ale Tallgrass Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Just like a classic video game, 8-Bit Pale Ale seems at first spectacularly simple, but then you realize this beer is also remarkably complex and fun. Our “Hop Rocket” infuses the character of Australian-grown Galaxy Hops into an American Pale Ale, giving 8-Bit Pale Ale a uniquely tropical, almost melon-like aroma. A Hop-Rocket is a stainless steel vessel we pack full of hops, then “rocket” the beer through for seven hours before packaging. Hop-Rocketing adds those unique hops characters, flavors and aromas lost in the brewing process back into the beer.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
40
Hops: 
Magnum, Centennial, Cascade, Apollo, Bravo, Galaxy
Malts: 
Brewer’s Malt, Goldpils, Vienna, Victory, Carapils
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

This beer pours a crystal clear, golden color supporting a finely beaded, resilient, white head. The aroma is a menagerie of hop flavors: floral, orange, apricot, resin and tropical fruit. The medium body sports a light toasty and bready malt to support the more prominent citrusy, floral, and fruity hop flavor. This beer finishes with a  moderate bitterness, lingering citrusy hops, and a crisp, clean character. The complex hop character and refreshing finish make this beer a very quaffable and hoppy Pale Ale.