8-Bit Pale Ale
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #895
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,539
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 11.94%
Ratings:
1,209
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 31, 2022
Added:
Mar 01, 2012
Wants:
  79
Gots:
  213
SCORE
85
Very Good
8-Bit Pale Ale8-Bit Pale Ale
Notes: None
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3.54 by HighwayChile from Kansas on Sep 05, 2021
 
3.84 by 2beerdogs from California on Jun 07, 2021
 
3.94 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Oct 10, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

cans, best before November 11th 2020.

Pours a clearish lemon gold with a very healthy head of foam.

Quite the hoppy nose with a lot of citrus..grapefruit..sweet notes of something like pineapple but I doubt that is what I am smelling. More likely, caramel malt.

Citrus grapefruit up front, no signs of pineapple or caramel, definite toasted malt taste to my palate. I could also describe the malt as earthy.

Excellent mouthfeel.

Solid APA.

Aug 19, 2020
 
4.35 by GenoMcCoy from Texas on Jun 28, 2020
 
4.03 by Jwhit from Kansas on Jun 12, 2020
 
3.94 by imnodoctorbut from Texas on Jun 11, 2020
 
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 06, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Traderjohn1968 from Illinois

Nothing spectaclular here but a solid choice. Hoppy as advertised yet smooth with no excessive bitter aftertaste. Perfect for the weekend IPA warrior.

Sep 10, 2019
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Caveworm from Ohio

8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this sports a three finger thick head, solid lacing, and a deep golden body.

Smells like nice and zesty citrus with brighter malts and grains.

I'm tasting that citrus zest complimenting the hops rather pleasantly. Mild all-around without sacrificing flavor. Nice and lively.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'm rating 8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House with an overall 4.

Apr 13, 2019
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4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jhavs from New York

Just like the video game pictured on the can, this one is a classic.

Beautiful pour with thick and creamy head, just off-white, that sticks around for a while before settling into thin foamy cap and leaving tons of clingy lacing on the glass.

Crystal clear, golden straw colored beer. Slightest amber tint.

The aroma is not huge but offers grain, a hint of citrusy hop and some grassy malt.

Flavor is grainy malt, some residual malt sweetness and a moderate level of bitterness. Hop flavors come through as a bit of bitter citrus and some earthy resins.

Just lighter than medium body and persistent moderate carbonation.

Sometimes you just feel like this kinda brew. Nothing earth shattering but full flavored, balanced and nothing offensive. Tastes like beer tasted 15 years ago.

Nov 05, 2018
 
3.75 by alexsergio from New York on Oct 14, 2018
 
3.79 by Nunya from Ohio on Oct 06, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

Orange color with a finger of fluffy white head. Faint pine and floral hop smell. Medium feel. Taste has sweet malt, citrus, and floral hops that all kind of come at you at once. Pretty good, one of these beers that blurs the line between a hoppy APA and a lighter IPA.

Sep 24, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours rather clear until the final ounce which gives it a slightly foggy look. Head is two fingers in height and white in color with fair retention. Aroma is a meshing of pine, resin, floral, and herbal hops with biscuit malts. There is a bit of a sour punch within the mix. Flavor profile is resin, floral, and herbal hops with a light dose of citrus hops. Bittering hops dominate. Biscuit, bread, and pale malts give it a little bit more of a foundation, but the bite from the hops pokes through. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a velvety feel that borders on crisp. Overall, while hops aren't hugely overwhelming, they are certainly driving the storyline here. It's a fair beer, making a good session beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

Aug 24, 2018
 
3.97 by MacStinson from Michigan on Jul 26, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nicholas2121 from Ohio

8-Bit Pale Ale brewed by Tallgrass Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.20% This American Pale Ale pours out a deep golden amber color with a nice thick white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is rich with hop bitterness, earthy grains and malts. There is a lot going on in 8-Bit Pale Ale. This brew has the look and smell of most pale ales on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. 8-Bit Pale Ale is a really nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is Bold with hop bitterness at first, then it milds out with smooth earthy grains and malts. The hop bitterness is strong but the earthy grains and malts really smooth this brew out. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. The body of 8-Bit Pale Ale is a solid medium. I like how smooth this brew goes down. This brew would go nice on any occasion. The mouth feel is Bold, Hoppy, Clean, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give this American Pale Ale a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Tallgrass Brewing Company, did a super nice balance with this one.

Jun 19, 2018
 
3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin on Jun 17, 2018
 
3.96 by ParkbrauFan from Iowa on Jun 16, 2018
 
3.68 by Eagleyes from Missouri on Jun 11, 2018
 
4.04 by Mrj1172 from Wisconsin on May 28, 2018
 
4 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 25, 2018
 
3.67 by mariellemartin from Colorado on May 21, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

This is not a different APA. Mostly driven by its blend of hops, 8-Bit Pale has a bit more complexity that might be more typical of an IPA or IIPA. Sensing that, I had it with a mild Indian dal and it accompanied well.

Slightly above average for clarity and foam, 8-Bit also has a nice golden tone. Besides the malt, my nose picks up floral, fruity and, then, grassy hops. These flavors come at me mostly all at once; but then, I've got a low threshold for when hops bother me... hence these interfere with mouthfeel which would be, otherwise, pleasantly in the medium range.

OA: 8-Bit was a bit average by itself, but became a good experience by eating it with a mildly spiced dal.

Apr 12, 2018
 
3.75 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas on Apr 09, 2018
 
3.71 by kkarimi from Texas on Mar 23, 2018
 
3.72 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 23, 2018
 
3.75 by ChrisG523 from Massachusetts on Jan 12, 2018
 
3.75 by mwvman from Indiana on Jan 11, 2018
 
3.5 by LinksusMaximus from New York on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.2 by spav from Illinois on Dec 25, 2017
 
4.13 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia on Dec 12, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by DW78715816 from Kansas

Look Dark golden
Smell - citrus. Malt. Piney hops. Sweet
Taste - smooth with a nice balance of citrus hops, malt, and a little sweetness.
Feel- smooth with a nice hop bitterness to finish
Overall - when fresh this is a great pale ale.

Dec 11, 2017
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Dec 01, 2017
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3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz can, drink by 10/21/17. Pours hazy golden orange with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet vegetal malts with some fruit.

The flavor is sweet crystal malt with a little biscuit and lots of citric fruit and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent fruity pale.

Nov 30, 2017
 
3.75 by wjbent from Florida on Sep 25, 2017
 
3.75 by Gaddabble from Ohio on Sep 21, 2017
 
2.79 by Giggy from Michigan on Sep 09, 2017
 
2.97 by BobbyOlson from Michigan on Sep 09, 2017
8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1209 ratings