8-Bit Pale Ale
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

8-Bit Pale Ale8-Bit Pale Ale
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Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,262
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,441
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
1,206
From:
Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
 
Kansas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by Mehinaman:
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 26, 2016
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Evilyak from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Mar 27, 2017
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EROCK75 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

May 11, 2012
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Hopstout from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Mar 16, 2012
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bcm75 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jul 02, 2014
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Sep 24, 2018
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IPA1978 from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Oct 31, 2013
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Blumstein from Spain

3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dec 26, 2014
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jmsedgwick from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jan 24, 2014
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GStone899 from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 21, 2015
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seth72104 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +5.5%

May 13, 2012
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Artmcd88 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Oct 20, 2014
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XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 05, 2017
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ffshore545 from Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Jul 07, 2014
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Cubsfan1087 from Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

Sep 21, 2014
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jun 30, 2013
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Jame515 from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 25, 2016
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Decker from Oklahoma

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 05, 2015
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Braseltonage from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Jan 04, 2014
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arc3636 from Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Nov 12, 2012
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J455K from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 15, 2015
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Ajmorriso1

3.62/5  rDev -4.5%

Aug 12, 2014
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carrollmel7 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 29, 2017
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TheCondor from Missouri

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have yet to sample a Tallgrass product, so when I was cruising through the store today looking for something to drink with my KC Strips I had just bought, I saw this and thought “what the hell.” Awesome packaging, and I’m not above buying a beer strictly on packaging, especially a throwback like this. Like many on this site likely are, I came up in the 80’s, so this has some sentimental value as well as being a local brew. Side poured gently from the can into a pint glass

Appearance – Nice darker yellow, almost orange color presents itself in the beer, with excellent bubbles action visible inside the beer. Good two finger pure white head comes to the surface and hangs for a minute or two, and this beer leaves excellent lacing. A really impressive appearance on this APA.

Smell – The smell wasn’t quite as impressive as the appearance, but still pretty good. You could certainly tell the beer was hopped, as the citrus/grassy, fruity notes basically dominated the nose. There was a hint of malts and toast in the background, but not much.

Taste – Much like the nose, the hops bowled everything else over, but in a good way. This is a damn tasty beer! Nice hoppiness throughout the taste, with a malty backbone, makes this quite an impressive beer. I really enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel – Good level of carbonation, medium to medium-high, and a nice bitter grapefruit finish at the end with just a hint of alcohol. Well balanced.

Overall – Good packaging, great taste, sessionable, very good-looking, what isn’t to like about this brew? I actually drank my first one straight out of the can, and liked it so much I decided to actually pour another one and review it. I didn’t have any intention of reviewing a beer tonight, but this one was just too good. Excellent job by Tallgrass, probably one of my new favorite APA’s out there!

Jun 02, 2012
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BradleyR from Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Mar 20, 2014
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