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
Ratings:
1,148
Reviews:
199
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.78%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
205
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Eric_T_07
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy honey yellow color with a massive head that recedes slowly to leave lacing on the glass. The aroma is citrus, pine and cereal. The flavor follows the aroma and has just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. The feel is crisp and overall a very enjoyable low abv beer.

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Photo of ABabbidge
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Cloudy burnt orange color. White head with some lacing.

S: Fruity, especially orange or tangerine.

T: Bitter orange similar to the nose. Lingering bitter after taste.

O: Noty favorite pale ale, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stanale
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beeragent
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rootscipio
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i like things like this. old school.

very pale, yellow beer. thick head dissipates to soapy lacing. crisp and a touch spicy with good hops bitterness that lingers. decent carbonation and a clean finish.

kind of like your wife, this is familiar and you know you'll like it. there may be flashier things out there, but this is one you can keep around and people will know you've got pretty good taste.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out this cool looking can leaving me with an orange body, reminiscient, sticky, and spotty light head and a lot of hard to describes.

8-Bit is a cool throwback with that sour, piney, rind, with a little bit of floral characteristics as well as a minor malt backbone (pale?).

I'll be damned if I would try to detract from Tallgrass's recipe.. They got their thing going on and I'm not gonna be a hater. Besides I have 2 more beers of theirs to review! Bahaha. I love the 8-Bit pale ale concept and the adjacent almost sour flavors. Reminds me of a couple beers I've reviewed lately with the other characteristics stopping that hop bitterness from taking a forefront.

I still think the art on this can is the coolest and I really hope my rating doesn't come out below 4.3. This is a great beer for those who understabd it and even cooler art for the beer glass/can collection. So what if it doesn't have 9% alcohol? I bet the reviews would be higher if you guys were drunker already. Thanks Tallgrass!

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.66/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in nonic pint. Golden and glowing with a few fingers of fluffy white head. Very attractive. Aroma is floral and grassy with a bit of citrus. Taste was much harsher than expected, certainly for the ABV and being billed as a pale ale. Pine and grapefruit rind dominate, with a bitter, dry finish. Maybe a case of expecting one thing and getting another, but not what I was looking for.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1 pint can poured into a snifter. Hazy golden. Nice tall creamy head which is diminishing very slow with an excellent lacing. High aroma of hops. Upfront it is grassy-earthy, later also some tropical fruits.
Medium-high bitter hoppy flavor. Bit of malty sweetness. Medium body, creamy. Average carbonation. Long lasting, strong and dry finish.

Very crisp beer. But I think hops aroma could be little bit softer for this style.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy glowing orange, dense white head, some streams of fine carbonation. Nose offers orange spritz and rind for a refreshing-bitter combo, plus some light wheat in the background. Flavor is juicy with pungent tropical fruit, a bit of piney bite on the finish, and more light malt. Moderate bitterness, dry. Body is medium weight with a good flow and lively carbonation to it.
This is a great example of where the craft movement is. Really tasty beer that fails to distinguish itself from all the other tasty beers. I'm glad Tallgrass didn't go gimmicky here, but at the same time I can find this quality (read: good+) just about anywhere nowadays.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmich24
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bustersuess
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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