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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale

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86
very good

692 Ratings
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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 62
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-01-2012)
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Tallgrass tulip.
5.2% ABV, Drink By 08/21/13 on can.

A - 8-Bit pours with a touch of haziness clouding the goldenrod beer. It's firm cap of rocky foam doesn't ever seem to vanish as massive chunks of sticky lace remain caked to the glass.

S - The smooth hop aroma of this "hop rocketed pale ale" offers a blend of earthy and citrus aromas that suggest a recently cut lawn and a twist of lemon rind in water - deluded but fresh. Earthy, skunky marijuana notes peek out around the pale and trace caramel malt base.

T - Hoppiness advances to the next level with the flavor of this beer as a bold punch of sturdy earthy flavor brings the yard work to the forefront; mulch and cut grass with a zesty lemongrass note. Despite forward hop flavor 8-Bit is smooth and well balanced by pale malt with light caramel drizzled biscuit.

M - Plenty of carbonation really livens the medium body feel of this pale. Smooth flavor and feel are incorporated well with it's moderately bitter finish and lingering dryness that quickly brings you back for another sip.

O - 1UP for Tallgrass! From 8-Bit's awesome retro design to it's hop-forward aroma and flavor, this brew is nicely balanced for an easy drinking pale that packs a punch of flavor.

Serving type: can

05-22-2013 02:34:08 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Appearance - Nice bright pale orange color with some haze, puffy white head. Wispy cap and thin ring left by the end.

Smell - The smell is rather faint with a little bit of a 'stale' feel to it. Citrus fruits, weed and herbal hops are decent but subdued, crackery/pale/caramel malts almost overtake them. It gets better with warmth however.

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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