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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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very good

170 Reviews
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Reviews: 170
Hads: 1,025
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 29.17%
Wants: 72
Gots: 159 | 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:
Beer added by: zeff80 on 03-01-2012

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Reviews: 170 | Hads: 1,025
Reviews by darthhamby:
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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the old school packing design, one of the best design ideas I have seen in a long time.

Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy amber. The head was a dense slightly off white color with nice retention and lacing.

Smell: The Galaxy hops absolutely is star of the show. Citrus, grass and I think a hint of passionfruit is what came to mind. Immediately I was inspired to brew with Galaxy.

Taste: The citrus notes of the Galaxy hops bursts out and leaves a nice warming sensation from the alcohol. I picked up a little caramel flavor. A little peppery at the end but would love to have homemade pot roast dinner.

Mouthfeel: Sweet with light carbonation. One of the better APA's in the midwest.

Overall: The beer did take me back to the day the Atari 2600 was released and that's a great memory. I enjoyed my APA and found it to be an easy drinking and was looking for the malt flavor to be more noticable. I may even make a cheddar soup with this.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tjk135
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of NWer
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ravenz98
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akocina
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of MrUse
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SjConroy
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bsp77
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of westcott
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Brilliant gold to amber, 2” ferocious off-white head that produces excellent lace. S: Rich biscuit with grassy hops on the nose. T: A light fruity attack with some apricot and orange supported by biscuit finishes with a pleasant hop bitterness. F: It has a medium body but the fine soft carbonation takes it to a new level. O: This beer is very well put together, well balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.