8-Bit Pale Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
Kansas, United States
tallgrasstaphouse.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

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#23,942
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
1,197
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
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Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detgfrsh
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eagleyes
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mrj1172
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mariellemartin
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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.

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

Photo of kkarimi
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of LinksusMaximus
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spav
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DW78715816
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.22/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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8-Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 1,197 ratings