1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

854 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 854
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 67
Gots: 86 | 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)
View: Beers (16) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 854 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MynamesRickJames
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of cestlavie
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of bencolvin
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of KarlHungus
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of thecrowe
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of APB
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of jcjerabek
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Lookoutzombies
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of barleyswine
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of karlt
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of MarshallMan
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of paladinjoe
4.76/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Photo of TonyK41
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of chocosushi
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of lvoutlawjlh
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Ratten46
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

This is one of my favorite session beers. Pour a pint and enjoy the hoppy bitterness to the end.

Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of Sande
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of corywalston
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of butlermattj
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of minnesotaryan
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of akocina
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Rms444
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of VinceMig
4.5/5  rDev +19%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.