Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +31.9%
This beer pours a slightly hazy bright orange color. The head is a massive two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a firm inch cap of bright white foam. This is one handsome looking beer. The aroma is of stone fruit, passion fruit, tangerines, and flower bed. There is a lot going on in this aroma, and it is also quite strong for the size of this beer. The taste is a bit drier than the aroma leads on, but I am really liking that. There is ample passion fruit and stone fruit with some nice floral notes rounding out the back end. The malt is present, but soft. It supports the hops well, and really lets them shine. There is a nice assertive bitterness in the finish, but it is well integrated into the beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a silky texture. Overall, this is the best pale ale I've ever drank. I can't see how this beer could possibly be improved on. It is sure to become a regular in my refrigerator.
05-10-2012 22:29:09 | More by KarlHungus
4.76/5 rDev +25.6%
When I first saw the can, I was intrigued right away, how can you not love the 8-bit video game era? I still sware by it. The real question then becomes, is it good beer? That answer is a resounding YES.
The flavor is better than Surly Furious IMO, and a much more reasonably priced Surly Abrasive Ale, yeah it's pretty damn close to that one, which is amazing!
Anyhow, 8-bit's got that classic orangish cloudy look, which is classic IPA, it's hoppy, but not over the top, it's full flavored, and intense, and again without being over bearing... I really really love this beer.
02-09-2014 02:43:19 | More by paladinjoe
4.53/5 rDev +19.5%
Beautiful pale gold, wonderful thick fluffy white head.
Sweet malts, citrus - lemon and orange, some grapefruit, nice balance.
Nice hop forward, slight bready malt, some piny, some orange peel, really nice balance, lots of flavor 5.2 abv.
Adequate carbonation, a little thin but very smooth and easy to drink.
Win! Load up the flavor in this easily sessionable beer.
04-03-2012 01:51:54 | More by minnesotaryan
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.