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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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very good

812 Ratings
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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 65
Gots: 71 | 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 falloutsnow:
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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Hyvee, Council Bluffs, IA
Date: "20417A3BR" stamped below UPC
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 2cm head of modestly dense foam composed of medium-sized bubbles. Head retention is solid, slowly decreasing to a persistent cap atop the body with excellent lacing. Body is golden colored with a slight orange tint, and rather hazy, though not totaly opaque. Light brings out bright golden yellow hues to the beer, and make the carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass easily visible.

Aroma is mildly citrus-like, with orange and grapefruit rind scents that are atop a base of slightly cracker-like malts. While I like the overall impression, I find that it could be stronger, particularly from a canned beer.

Flavor is brightly fruity and of mild grapefruit-meets-orange citrus, with more mild cracker-like malts and substantial bitterness. Front of palate detects pale malt sweetness and fruit-like esters, including some modest passion fruit, perhaps from the galaxy hops. Mid-palate is very bright and fruity, with plenty of citrus-like esters, particularly navel orange and grapefruit. Back of palate intensifies the citrus-like flavors, with a strong bitterness that lasts well into the aftertaste.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium-level carbonation, creating a crisp and modestly soft mouthfeel. Closes dryly, as one would expect with the substantial hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

falloutsnow, Nov 08, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
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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.

bsp77, Mar 10, 2012
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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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Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

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.

Overall: A very solid take on a American Pale Ale. Hops are nicely sharp and crisp and the malts add a nice bready taste.

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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