Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a NB Globe glass.
A - Pours a murky golden amber. Nice big frothy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Appears to be well carbonated and leaves nice speckled lacing on the glass. A nice looking beer.
S - The aroma is fairly hop forward. The hops tend toward the more citrusy side, and there is some biscuity malt mixed in along with it. The aroma is overall very pleasant and appropriate to the style, if a touch heavy on the hops.
T - The citrusy hops I noted in the aroma are what shows up first in the taste. As it slides back, the sweeter malt comes out and balances the fairly strong hop bitterness. Not overly complex, but exceedingly well balanced.
M - Medium bodied. The carbonation is just right, and give a ncie "sudsy" feel to the beer.
O - Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. This is now by far one my favorite pale ales, plus the fact that it comes in tall boy cans is a huge bonus. Props to Tallgrass; they continue to wow me with their beers.
09-16-2012 20:02:02 | More by lawlerj
3.33/5 rDev -12.1%
16 oz can pours a clear, dark gold color with a large, craterous white head. Sticky lace aplenty and nice retention. A tremendous looking Pale. Bonus points for a great can design.
Nose is mostly juicy tropical and citrus hops with a little bit of honeyed-grain malt.
Taste is big on both flavoring and bittering hops with a light malt base. The flavor profile definitely showcases the Galaxy hop, but maybe is a tad one-dimensional. The more I drink these SMaSH or Single Hop beers, the more I appreciate a solid, well conceived hop schedule. Or maybe Im just not a huge Galaxy fan...either way, I find this beer to be just average tasting.
09-10-2012 23:47:06 | More by twiggamortis420
3.3/5 rDev -12.9%
Picked this up on a trip through Madison, WI. Haven't found it in the Chicago area yet.
Pours a light copper, almost honey in color with at least 2 fingers of head..dissapates slowly.. Smells of light citrus, some grapefruit, but mostly earthy and slightly dank aromas....let's try the taste..
Pleasantly surprised by the slight bitterness and the bite the hops provide that wasn't expected. A grittier, carbonated medium body for mouthfeel...
Very drinkable, but not as smooth as most Pale Ales out of cans. Have a couple, you bet. A sixer, nah. But worth a taste!
08-30-2012 23:36:04 | More by VagabondHops
3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
A: The beer is clear orange yellow in color and as a light to moderate amount of carbonation. The beer poured rather cloudy towards the bottom of the can. It poured with a half finger high beige head that died down a bit but never completely faded away..
S: There are moderately strong aromas of tropical fruits and citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of tropical fruits and citrus along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems quite heavy for a pale ale and is packed with interesting hop flavors. It is very enjoyable.
08-18-2012 19:40:31 | More by metter98
3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright, copper color. Appearance is a little on the cloudy side with trillions of tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a large two and a half finger head that is bright white colored and sticky and frothy in appearance.
Smell is pretty dank and musty. Some darker citrus like pink grapefruit or blood orange.
Taste is similar to the smell. Earthy, dank and musty but the hops kind of have an odd bite in the middle of the swallow that brighten this up and make it drink much better. Sweet and mild citrus with that tingle I described as a bite. Not bad.
Mouth is on the medium side. Carbonation is mild and kind of creamy. Finish is medium as well on on the dry side.
Overall I want to thank TIMMYJ21 for this extra. Smell is not my thing but after finishing this 16oz can I am kind of a believer on this one. Pick it up if you get the chance.
08-15-2012 02:59:20 | More by azdback
Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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