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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

854 Ratings
THE BROS
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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)
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3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

S: Citrus, floral, yeast and grass. T: Sweet maltiness, grass, light citrus, bready. F: Light carbonation, med/light body, light pine bight on the tongue and light pine aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Taybeh
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%

From a tallboy (drink by 12/30) into an imperial pint.
A: some sediment, nice deep orange/amber color, puffy 2 finger head that leaves a lot of lacing
S: vegetal hoppiness, caramel/crystal malts, a little citrus as well. not a huge nose.
T: a big step up from the nose. The malt base is solid here, some biscuit and some caramel, and that sets up some fairly juicy grapefruit, passion fruit, papaya, as well as some dry floral spicy notes, too. Bitterness is fairly sharp for style.
M: creamy and smooth considering the bitterness; medium carbonation; drinks pretty heavy for some reason.
Overall: a good one. Fairly aggressive for a pale ale, but that's not uncommon anymore.

Photo of quithintingbeer
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Lehighace06
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%

I recently attended a Craft Beer Expo where I met several wonderful people. Some of which who are now following my reviews. I was the weird guy, carrying around a shoulder pack and whipping out what looked like a manual which was in fact several home-made graphs and charts of my likes, dislikes, and notes on the beers I was trying. So without further ado, I will start with 8 bit pale.

Serving Style : 6 oz tester glass at craft show

Appearance (4) : 95% opaque, hazy orange glow. Since the cup was only 6 oz, I'm going to throw my "head retention" data out the window.

Aroma (3.75) : Orange zest, grapefruit, leafy and woody notes. Bouquet was medium to strong.

Taste (4) : Easy drinking, sessionable. Grapefruit rind, wood/bark, lots of hop and barley. The profile bordered more on the hoppy side than the malty side.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Light to medium bodied, semi-dry, light, and wet. Semi-dry finish.

Overall (3.94) : I marked it down that I wouldn't buy it personally. But I would try it again. "A less offensive pale, good for sessions."

So there you have it.

Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +9%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a sunkist color, slightly lighter than orange. Has some honey tones. 2 finger fluffy white head

S: Passionfruit-papaya, strong wet grass-very subtle overall but complimentary.

M: Very light, highly quaffable beer with seemingly low carbonation for style.

T: Bread malt forward, bright citric lime peel and grass. Very clean tasting bitterness. Slightly piercing, but mild and mute. Doesn't get in way of other tropical notes-papaya-which is also understated. Lots of grass and hay, but when in Kansas use what's around.

Photo of corywalston
4.56/5  rDev +20.6%

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 854 ratings.