8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,570
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
1,192
pDev:
11.97%
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Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dms844
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stanale
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beeragent
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Evilyak
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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 +14.1%
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 -29.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
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 +14.1%
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 -4.5%
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/hay in the background. Flavor is juicy with pungent tropical fruit, a grassy quality, 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 -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmich24
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergorrilla
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaphog
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bustersuess
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeyMcD86
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had tallgrass before but never reviewed any so I thought I would review this one.

Look: dark straw yellow to gold color with tight uniform head. Light haze.

Aroma: Very catty. Some piney aroma as well. A little lemony citrus in the background.

Taste: Nice spruciness, Aroma translates to the palate. It's refreshing but there's not a ton of the tropical and citrus flavors that I associate with great IPAs.

Mouthfeel: relatively thin mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

Overall(style): not a bad beer but lags behind what's coming out of the northeast and west coast. 86.25 points

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Photo of brewjoel
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cgrunin
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of reported
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A grainy backbone that carries through the beer, citrus at the front and bitter hops at the end.

Taste Rating in Words: It's an old, left to right, video game that pushes you, driving you through the level. There are some twists and turns but the game stays true to itself.

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8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,192 ratings