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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
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3.76/5
Very Good
1,177 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#20,531
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,177
pDev:
11.97%
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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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Poured from the can a slightly hazy dark gold with two fingers of rich off-white head. Decent amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma of caramel malts and earth along with light tangerine and pineapple.

Tasted of light tangerine and pineapple along with sugars, biscuit and sweet caramel malts. Finished with lighter bitterness.

Medium bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

A wee bit on the malty side but an easy-drinking and tasty Pale Ale from Tallgrass.

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Update (7/26/15): My most recent purchase of 8-bit was a little disappointing. It seems that they've tweaked something in the process because it now has a noticeable diacetyl (buttery) flavor. It's not bad, but I definitely prefer the way it tasted in the past.

Original Review:
I'm not yet a fan of over-the-top hop flavor, so this was a slight stretch for me, but I think it's quite good. It is hoppy, but with lots of other flavors. It's no one trick pony. I drank the first three cans from the can. There's something about a bottle that just feels better, but I don't think the can affects the taste and I kind of wanted to experience the novelty (I hadn't had beer from a can in *many* years). I poured the last can into a glass. It was nice to be able to smell the beer a while drinking from a glass, and I love the appearance of this beer. It has a nice head of foam and a beautiful copper color. Just slightly cloudy. Definitely pour and then drink!

I love the artwork on the can. Who knows what 8-bit has to do with this beer (underpowered it isn't), but it's certainly memorable. I'll definitely buy again.

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Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,177 ratings
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