8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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8-Bit Pale Ale8-Bit Pale Ale
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Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zeff80 on 03-01-2012

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pDev:
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Photo of MacStinson
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8-Bit Pale Ale brewed by Tallgrass Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.20% This American Pale Ale pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in 8-Bit Pale Ale. This brew has the look and smell of most pale ales on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. 8-Bit Pale Ale is a really nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with hop bitterness at first, then it milds out with smooth earthy grains and malts. The hop bitterness is strong but the earthy grains and malts really smooth this brew out. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of 8-Bit Pale Ale is a solid medium. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice on any occasion. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give this American Pale Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Tallgrass Brewing Company, did a super nice balance with this one.

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ParkbrauFan
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eagleyes
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mrj1172
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mariellemartin
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is not a different APA. Mostly driven by its blend of hops, 8-Bit Pale has a bit more complexity that might be more typical of an IPA or IIPA. Sensing that, I had it with a mild Indian dal and it accompanied well.

Slightly above average for clarity and foam, 8-Bit also has a nice golden tone. Besides the malt, my nose picks up floral, fruity and, then, grassy hops. These flavors come at me mostly all at once; but then, I've got a low threshold for when hops bother me... hence these interfere with mouthfeel which would be, otherwise, pleasantly in the medium range.

OA: 8-Bit was a bit average by itself, but became a good experience by eating it with a mildly spiced dal.

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Photo of ryan_sprayberry
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkarimi
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwvman
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spav
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DW78715816
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look Dark golden
Smell - citrus. Malt. Piney hops. Sweet
Taste - smooth with a nice balance of citrus hops, malt, and a little sweetness.
Feel- smooth with a nice hop bitterness to finish
Overall - when fresh this is a great pale ale.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, drink by 10/21/17. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts with some fruit.

The flavor is sweet crystal malt with a little biscuit and lots of citric fruit and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity pale.

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Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gaddabble
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giggy
2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
2.97/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't ready for it to suck

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8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,193 ratings