8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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8-Bit Pale Ale8-Bit Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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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#22,765
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,186
pDev:
11.97%
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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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Photo of Sellen
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

These come in pint cans? I thought mine was 12 oz. . . maybe there is both? Anyways, pours standard yellow color for a pale ale with a little bit of copper color thrown in for bad measure. The can design, is pretty damn cool, and yes, that is going to factor into the "look" score for me.

Seemed to lack much if any dry hopping. Just a little bit of grassiness in there and not much else for the nose. Standard pale and biscuit malt mouth feel, bitterness in the 45ibu range I would guess. Still kickin it grassy and brassy. Does nothing wrong nor exceptional, seems clearly in the realm of 'average'. If you're looking for something approaching balanced these days, this might fit the bill for you.

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can
Drink By: 10/21/17

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger off-white head, which also leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slight malt note, citrusy complex (lemon, oranges, tangerines), slight pine note. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, slightly malty, with some pretty nice citrusy complex (lemon, oranges, tangerines), some pineyness. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty well, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one surprised me, pretty tasty APA.

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
1.91/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Short Review. Not bad, but it seemed to be pretty average for a Pale Ale. The hop profile was a little more muted than I expected, but it did have some nice balance to it and the drinkability wasn't bad. I don't think I would get this one again since it's pretty easy to find a better tasting Pale Ale.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,186 ratings