Jimmdawg (2) - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I love this beer one of my favorite IPA’s. This beer has a nice grapefruit flavor and a powerful hop kick to it. I am a huge fan of this beer. I wish they had it up here in Wisconsin.
jbuskirk (929) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 For the seven years that Tallgrass has been active, they’ve churned out some amazing brews. However, some of their very best creations have been made within the last few years. Beers like Zombie Monkey have been game-changers, marking the transition between a good brewery and a great one. In order to be considered great, an American brewery needs to have a fantastic IPA. I liked the original Tallgrass IPA. It’s solid in terms of hoppiness and balance, but it’s not great. It’s cliched to say that Tallgrass went back to the basics, but it’s fitting in this case. The can art and youtube ads lovingly satirize Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams and it’s a brilliant representation of what they’ve accomplished. By going back to the hop flower and building an ale around it, Tallgrass has crafted an IPA that is marvelously hop-forward pungent. The aroma has lots of grapefruit and subtle hints of caramel from the huge malt backbone. The taste reveals lemon zest, orange, mango, and pineapple. Make no mistake, the 110 IBU hop punch that occurs in the middle is like one from an ancient, mythical beast, but this ale is so well-balanced that you can’t keep yourself from returning for another sip. This beer is a huge step forward for Tallgrass. This is one of the best IPA’s being made in the Midwest.
Hadoque (2) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An extremely tasty IPA, Tallgrass has found its new flagship. This is a scrumptious beer. All Tallgrass beers are above average but this is the tops of the tops and ranks at at Pinnacle leve compared to other breweries best IPA Congrats Tallgrass,
AnokaBrewer (116) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hoppy beer. Full hop aroma. Copper in color. Good blend of hops and malt. Bitterness from the hops, but it doesn’t linger as the malt calms it down.
lukejvs (2) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
If I could only drink one kind of beer for the rest of my life I would quite possibly choose this one. Has a citrusy aroma of orange and pineapple mixed with a bright and clean hoppy smell. Pours almost the same orange color as the 16 ounce can it came in with a short head with moderate lacing. Taste is insanely quaffable. In place of normal bready maltiness there is a strong citrusy backbone, just fruity enough but not too sweet. Tastes of pineapple orange juice but blended flawlessly with a hoppy bite. Not necessarily floral, but also a little resin. The middle is dominated by a bitterness that really lingers. Nothing in this beer tastes "off" as it all merges into one clean, crisp flavor. One flaw might be the mouthfeel as it is a bit watery, but even that enhances the drinkability of the beer as it goes down so easily and leaves room for much more. Overall one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had, especially coming from a can. Definitely does not disappoint.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1st Kansas beer c/o trade w/ UncleMike - thank you again!
Aroma - most notable is of course the hops which in the nose range from floral to resiny to citrus; the malt has a caramel quality, and there is also a doughy yeast.
Appearance - body is amber in color; liquid is clear; head is big about 3" and white, head retention is really strong hangs on for a good 3 minutes; nice dappled lacing as well
Taste - is bitter but with a slight underscoring of sweetness; the hops are very nice Centennial I believe, the hop quality tends to be more floral than resiny or piney. The hops are complimented well by a nice cara/crystal malt. There is a juicy citrus about it as well that really makes this something special.
Palate - body is light to medium; texture slightly oily; carbonation is average; the finish is slightly bitter and finish with a fruity floral quality.
This is a really awesome IPA, and to think I may have never known w/o Mike. Thanks again. Instant classic!
86Moose (62) - - MAY 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer to be enjoyed by any IPA enthusiast. While it pours a lighter amber color like most West Coast IPAs, Ethos is very flavorful. A bitter hop aroma with a sweet finish. Among the best IPAs available today. Strongly recommended.
lbianchi66 (171) - FRANCE - OCT 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Robe orangée et opaque. Peu de mousse. Arômes très épicés (surtout gingembre) et résineux. Goût caramel, agrumes, fruits confits. L’arrière goût revient sur les épices. Légèrement liquoreuse.
Longue en bouche.
Une très bonne IPA.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium off white head that laced. Aroma of fresh sliced grapefruit, pineapple and tons of other citrusy hop notes. Malt balance is there in the nose but really this is all about the hops. Flavor of fresh squeezed grapefruit meets orange juice. This is hop juice. Nice and dry with just a touch of two row malt to make this into an excellent IPA. Please can this. Will be the heady topper of the Midwest if you do!
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the can at the Redrock Grill in Wichita, KS. Poured a honey mahogany color with an off-white head. Big citrusy pine floral aroma. Taste is complex, with citrus and pine, an interesting sweetness, perfectly balanced and never overpowered by the 110 IBUs. This is one fine IPA, and one I would gladly order again. In fact, I had a second one tonight.