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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

813 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 65
Gots: 72 | 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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5/5  rDev +32.3%

MynamesRickJames, Apr 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

cestlavie, Oct 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

bencolvin, Dec 17, 2012
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.

KarlHungus, May 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

thecrowe, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

APB, Dec 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

jcjerabek, Apr 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Lookoutzombies, Jul 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

barleyswine, Jul 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

karlt, Jun 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

MarshallMan, Jun 17, 2012
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.

paladinjoe, Feb 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

TonyK41, Jul 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

chocosushi, Nov 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

lvoutlawjlh, Mar 27, 2012
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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.

Ratten46, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

OleJohnnieAle, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Sande, May 23, 2013
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4.56/5  rDev +20.6%

butlermattj, Sep 06, 2014
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.

minnesotaryan, Apr 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

akocina, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

tyleeis, Sep 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Rms444, Jun 20, 2014
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VinceMig, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Cooper, Aug 05, 2012
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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.