16-Bit DPA
Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
243
From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  11
Gots
  60
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by rossracing:
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rossracing from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jun 06, 2015
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Nachos4two from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jun 24, 2015
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YalovaIA from Iowa

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 22, 2015
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 17, 2015
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sgttibbs from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 08, 2015
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jakea from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2015
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 09, 2016
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale and hazy light gold with a white head. There are a few ribbons of lacing left behind. The nose is mainly pineapple to me but I also feel like there is mango and honey present. There is a nice sweetness detected and a touch of piney hops. The taste is sweet with a lot of mango and pineapple but the bitter piney finish balances the sweetness nicely. This beer has a mouthfeel that is close to medium and a little bit of carbonation. This is a really well made and uniquely flavored DIPA. I really like it and would drink it again if I ever came across another can.

Feb 28, 2016
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KCWildcat1998 from Kansas

4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

is a much lighter beer than the 8-bit, but has more punch at the end

Apr 07, 2015
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wallbj from Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 01, 2015
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Mikeymcglynnigan from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: cloudy dark amber with small, quickly dissipating sticky white head
Smell: Bready malts and earth hops, not a lot going on
Taste: little more depth than the nose but still lackluster
Mouthfeel: Smooth dry yet watery

Overall: meh, it was okay but was expecting a little more from a DIPA

Apr 29, 2015
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hopazoid from Minnesota

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 21, 2015
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Smoky54 from Tennessee

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 20, 2015
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jschott75 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 13, 2015
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BeerOps from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 16, 2015
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 16oz can into snifter.

A - Pours a light hazy orange with a huge creamy one 3 finger tall white head. Fades into a cap and leaves behind a good amount of lacing on glass.

S - Smells of floral and citrus hops, light grapefruit and passion fruit with a hint of bready malt, slightly green.

T - First sip gives a light bitterness and then hints of grapefruits, passion fruit, caramel malt and some light breadiness. Finish is a mix of hop bitterness and a touch of sweetness, lingering for some time after consumption.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel that lingers on the pallet long after each sip.

O - Solid take on a beefed up 8-bit. Not too different.

Apr 26, 2015
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JamesMN from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by 10/9/15.

Appearance: Pale golden with great clarity. One finger of off-white foam.

Aroma: Bready/biscuit malt with some spice and a bit of fruit coming through. I was hoping for a bigger hop presence.

Taste: Not what I was expecting in the hop department but not disappointing otherwise. Great malt base of bready/grainy notes with a peppery/spicy hop character that pairs well to bring an English pale ale feel to the flavor. In the finish there is a subtle hint of melon/grapefruit that would really elevate the flavor if it was more prominent. Nice depth of flavor and a solid bitterness that is just right to bring it all together. Aftertaste of ebbing bitterness with a hint of something soapy that may be evidence of cascade hops, so I won't count it as an off-flavor. The malt flavor really holds up well, making this feel larger than its moderate 6.2% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with just the right combination of carbonation, drinkability, and overall feel to elevate the experience.

Final Thoughts: I went in with high expectations, I always enjoyed 8-Bit's combination of spicy bitterness and melon hop character, but 16-Bit is a bit more English in it's hop character than I was expecting. Still, it's won me over on it's great flavor and all around merits. Would I drink it again? Sure.

May 28, 2015
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Chucker17 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 09, 2015
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fossage78 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 31, 2015
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skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 22, 2015
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mrjbrown27 from South Dakota

4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 19, 2015
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d5001986 from Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jan 18, 2016
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Sunn from Iowa

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 09, 2015
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snarygare from Kansas

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 19, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can. Served in a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy, but otherwise clear golden body, two finger thick white head with a lot of retention, splotchy lacing. Big head. Smells of bread, orange marmalade, floral notes, a bit of citrus, dough, minerals. A bit bland and bready. Flavour is a nice orange and citrus combination, seguing into bready sweetness, biscuits and a mildly bitter floral finish. Doesn't pop, but at the same time it's a pleasant combination that's easy to drink. Mouthfeel is medium-lower body, good carbonation, a bit dry, mildly bitter floral finish as noted above. Overall, a decent bigger APA with good flavour, a mild bite and an ease of drinkability.

Jun 23, 2015
16-Bit DPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 243 ratings