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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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85
very good

783 Ratings
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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 66
Gots: 70 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

quilty, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kustard, Jul 10, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at Bigby's Pour House.

No matter how sleek the newer ones may look, there'll always be a soft spot in my heart for the old 8-bit games. Regardless, this stuff pours a clear amber-brass topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, orange peel, light flowers, and a twinge of flaky biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with brighter veins of grass and orange peel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a very nice pale ale, nothing earth-shattering, but definitely something I'm happy to have available around here now.

TMoney2591, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Casey3236, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

HardWater, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RMelyon, Jul 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Piddmeista, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

shawnp, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Eaglefan344, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

3rd can of the four pack - I drank the first 2 straight from the can & decided to formally review this one. It has a hazy golden/straw color, frothy white head, excellent head retention. Aromas are grass, grapefruit, lemon zest, biscuity grain, fresh, lemongrass. Tastes are toasted grain and bready malt coupled with dank, pungent hops, grapefruit rind, caramel, grass, lemon rind, pine - nice balanced complexity. Body is medium, creamy but resiny, bitterness lingers some. Overall, I really enjoyed this one - out of the can or from a glass it's a solid APA either way you drink it!

barnzy78, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Pacioli1445, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

BeerLover99, Jul 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Achoo_Bacca, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmccullough108, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

st9647v3, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

marct, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, with best by date 11/15/2013 printed on the bottom. Super stoked to finally be seeing this beer in my area, and hyped to try it out! My first Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale, and my first beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co., with some seriously awesome can art.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy soft white head on top of a nice coppery orange-yellow colored body with a bit of haze to it and some nice strings of bubbles rushing topside. Little to no lacing leftover.

S - Wonderfully refreshing smell of sweet tea leaf like sweetness, dirty earthiness, & a crisp lemongrass hop presence.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp lemongrass, earthiness, & some sweet tea leaf like malt presence. Medium-light bodied, this is what a pale ale should taste like in my opinion. The galaxy hops are juicy and fruity in the vain of orange & grapefruit. Apparently, I like galaxy hops!

M - Feel is crisp & juicy with some resinous hops lingering to the palate.

Overall, this is some seriously good American pale ale. Nicely flavored, crisp, & refreshing with a modest 5.20% abv, this is a beer I could drink all day and not get tired of. If I am remembering correctly, this beer tastes similar to what the Crazy Mountain Mountain Livin' Pale Ale tasted like, so perhaps that beer is made using galaxy hops as well. Either way, an enjoyable beer that I hope to have lots more of.

Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

johunnic, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

canawler, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

pascilla, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jklecko2, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Rosquin, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DemoniChris, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Guinnsslvr, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

JimGlonke, Jun 23, 2013
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.