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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale AleTallgrass 8-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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zeff80 on 03-01-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
192
Ratings:
1,122
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
28.53%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
196
For Trade:
3
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Reviews by TheQuietMan22:
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: 16-ounce can. There is a cryptic batch code but no discernable freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a nonic pint glass. The color is medium gold with tones of copper/rust. Fittingly, it reminds me of beer commercials from the eighties. Two fingers of eggshell-colored head dissipated fairly slowly to leave a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: My first impression, after pouring it into the glass straight from the fridge, was dried puke. However, I disregarded it and let the beer sit for a couple minutes to warm. The hop citrus and spice is not as prominent as I would like in an American pale ale; they are a little on the weak side and blend well with a solid base of caramel and warm grains. There are also scents of vanilla, and in that sense it smells a little like cream soda — though with hints of lemon and grapefruit.

Taste: The flavor is light but very smooth and enjoyable. The initial impression is the well-balanced blend of caramel, grass, vanilla, and light hop citrus and spice. The hops creep in slowly and leave a nice, lingering aftertaste coating the tongue and cheeks; it offers hints of lemon and grapefruit.

Drinkability: At first I was a little disappointed. However, it is growing on me; I like it more and more with each sip. It definitely makes up for the three and a half minutes of my life I wasted watching the beer’s YouTube video.

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Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Light, hazy honey-gold with foamy, stark white head.

Smell: Dry, tart and sweet all at the same time. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple and tea.

Taste: Dry malty backbone with tea and caramel that is fairly English-like. The hops are definitely not English-style, with orange, grapefruit, other tropical fruits, spice and floral notes. It is actually hard to pick out individual flavors, as it is all integrated very well. Fairly bitter finish for an APA.

Feel: Medium bodied, with a fantastic firm creaminess. Carbonation is relatively low, and the finish is nice and dry.

Overall: Nice APA that actually manages to be original in a category that is usually pretty straightforward. I hope this raises awareness and sales for Tallgrass, who, while hit or miss in my opinion, definitely hit at least a triple with this one.

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Rich golden colored. Massive tightly knit off white head that's easily an inch thick. Brussels lacing. Great clarity. Aroma of vegetal Galaxy hops. The flavor is fairly bitter and prominently features the vegetal Galaxy hops. The fade is light malt with a hint of Galaxy hops. The mouth is dry and somewhat chalky.

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