Fatehunter (2270) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a wide flute. Clear amber color with two fingers of off-white head.
Smells of the usual citrus but with a heavy malt, bready smell.
Lots of hops and lots of malt. A heavy hitter with great balance but there’s no doubt it’s a big beer. Tough to pull specific flavors out because it is just a tug-of-war between the bitter and the heavy sweet. It’s a wonder to behold though.
Medium to heavy body for an IPA, but still has the crisp texture and low carbonation.
The big malt is different from most IPAs but it does so well. I’ll have a tough time enjoying "normal" IPAs.
nick22thompson (4) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
To be honest this long lost IPA was far greater than Tallgrass's current Ethos. If only they would bring this awesome beer back!!
Ibrew2or3 (8206) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can pours with a hazy copper body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up modest notes of sweet malts, a dash of sweet citrus hops and then a sprinkle of pine hops. The taste has a nice pine hoppiness where there are supporting notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. Pretty nice.
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can on a couple different occasions (notes). Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some pine, citrus and earthy hops. Toasted malts with a small amount of caramel. Nothing outstanding here; pretty basic IPA.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tallboy. decent hop profile and not too malty, but thin-bodied with a watery, nondescript finish. doesn’t hold a candle to the Ethos.
MetalNHopHead (1454) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 This is a potent IPA. It very well may be too abrasive for many. However, this is a great hop-forward beer if that’s your thing. Tallgrass knows how to treat hops and their IPA gives you a whole lot of them in one sixteen ounce can.
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A quite nice ipa on tap... Nothing I didn't like. Offered good aroma taste and overall drinkability... Good ipa
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pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it out of a pint can, poured a thin fizzy head with uneven lacing. The aroma ihas a hint of citrus, and a whisper of basement, yikes. It has a dirty orange hue with a citrus hops taste and a watery finish.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pours amber/orange with an off white top. Scent is caramel, herbs and bread. Taste follows nose with an earthy hint.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
September 2011. Caramel, pine and hop aromas. Amber color with a white head. The caramel flavors are a bit too overwhelming and makes the beer too buttery.
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Can A - Pours a clear copper with a off white fluffy head. Nice retention/lacing. S - citrus & toasted caramel malt. T - Grapefruit & caramel malt. M - Light bodied. Mild carbonation. A bit watery. Mild citrus rind finish. O - Good, but wanted a little more intensity.