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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

767 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 67
Gots: 65 | 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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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.26/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

05-22-2013 02:34:08 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +11.9%

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Light, hazy honey-gold with foamy, stark white head.

Smell: Dry, tart and sweet all at the same time. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and tea.

Taste: Dry malty backbone with tea and caramel that is fairly English-like. The hops are definitely not English-style, with orange, grapefruit, other tropical fruits, spice and floral notes. It is actually hard to pick out individual flavors, as it is all integrated very well. Fairly bitter finish for an APA.

Feel: Medium bodied, with a fantastic firm creaminess. Carbonation is relatively low, and the finish is nice and dry.

Overall: Nice APA that actually manages to be original in a category that is usually pretty straightforward. I hope this raises awareness and sales for Tallgrass, who, while hit or miss in my opinion, definitely hit at least a triple with this one.

03-10-2012 23:40:03 | More by bsp77
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California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Rich golden colored. Massive tightly knit off white head that's easily an inch thick. Brussels lacing. Great clarity. Aroma of vegetal Galaxy hops. The flavor is fairly bitter and prominently features the vegetal Galaxy hops. The fade is light malt with a hint of Galaxy hops. The mouth is dry and somewhat chalky.

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Appearance: Pours a bright and cloudy golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Lots of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A nice crisp aroma of citrus hops with hints of orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit. Also a good presence of floral, grassy hops. Nice background of biscuity pale malts and yeast. Light hint of honey. Hop presence is very sharp for a smaller pale ale.

Taste: A nice blend of citrus and grassy hops up front with notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and a little bit of spice. Solid backbone of bready pale malts and yeast. Nice vibrant hop forward taste and well balanced by the malts. Very crisp and solid.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very crisp, zesty, and smooth. Finishes pretty dry.

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.