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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 66
Gots: 78 | 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 lurpy1:
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3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Republic, looking forward to this one. Tallgrass doesn't do anything revolutionary but I think they are a bit under-rated.

If anything, 8-bit's pour is clear. Not a lot of sediment to cloud the eye. Light in color, with no more than a half finger of head.

Aromatically, I pick up bakery, tiny bit of spice, and a surprising wallop of cut grass and hops.

Taste tends to follow the schnoz. Again, surprised by the hop presence. Mouthfeel might be a bit much on carbonation, but still all right.

Good summer beer. Wasn't looking for anything spectacular and didn't get it, but I would go back to 8-bit for schizzle.

lurpy1, Mar 17, 2012
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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.

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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