8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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8-Bit Pale Ale8-Bit Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

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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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Prefabu
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of ralerwen
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of NickT2121
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured into a pint glass. These tall grass beers pour a fat heads 2 finger creamy head. Color is a murky golden Amber color kinda like a frosted cider color very beautiful. Not seeing a lot of bubbles. The head took awhile to diminish but is leaving solid lacing

S - biscuit like Smell at first.. Then loads of hops right away I get pineapple and citrus light fruits. Bread Smell and malty notes. The smell is amazing very complex and sweet smelling

T - this is different... But in a very good way, first off I get loads of hops pineapple and tangerine very dominant. Then comes in the warmth of the bread and malts covers the palate. But after it fades this is the different part I get a sweet cotton candy like taste that lingers for awhile I can't stop smacking cuz it tastes so good. The bitterness is just right

M - very creamy medium body feel with a creamy only finish.

O - this is an amazing ale. Prob my favorite pale ale so far. The complex aromas and tastes you get from this is amazing. Very drinkable and refreshing. Great job Tallgrass


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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,188 ratings