Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reaper16:
3.53/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
16oz. can (with the best art ever)
Pours a light orange color. Nothing surprising or out of the norm here. Less than a finger of loose, white head. Minimal lacing.
Light crackery malts in this pale ale meet the acclaimed Galaxy hop. Well, it doesn't smell all that hoppy. It's just an APA, I know. You get trace amounts of lemon and grass and candied pineapple. Trace amounts. There's a sweet bready yeast note too. The hop aromas are nice, but they need to be stronger.
The taste does deliver on the faint promise of the nose, thankfully. It's lightly tropical -- again with the candied pineapple and the lemon. Not very bitter, so the average amount of malt flavor takes some stronger precedence. It tastes good. What keeps it from scoring a 4.0 for me is the yeast character. It's pretty strong and sweet and at this point Tallgrass risks their beers tasting samey. This yeast flavor is the same as in Tallgrass IPA and in Oasis. I could identify a Tallgrass beer in a blind tasting without difficulty, at this point.
Nice mouthfeel: it's lightly sweet and wet, with a soft carbonation tingle. Overall, this is a very solid APA. With a few tweaks it could enter into the conversation of some of the Midwest/Plains best APAs.
Serving type: can
04-26-2012 18:35:20 | More by Reaper16
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