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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Our third beer, Tallgrass IPA, is an India Pale Ale that is rich, complex, and flavorful. We are proud to be the first brewery here in the Great Plains to have the first brewed, bottled, and draft IPA out on the market!

Tallgrass IPA originally came to life as a creation during Jeff’s early homebrewing days (batch Numero Uno), and it was consumed in short order by his friends who came over to cook out and help with the next batch. After some modifications over the years (because nobody’s rookie homebrew batch tastes all that great, but your friends will tell you it does) the recipe was dialed in to become what is now Tallgrass IPA. We love this beer and think you will too!

What is with the name “India Pale Ale”? Well, India Pale Ale’s have a history that reaches way back to the days of the British Empire and the need for good and proper British beer for the soldiers in India. It just so happens that hops not only taste and smell great, they also have natural preservative properties that help keep beer fresher. Obviously, there was no way to keep beer cool on the long voyage around Cape Horn from England to India, so the intellectual forebearers of modern microbiology (genius brewers of course!) figured that if some hops were good for storage then heaps of hops would be great!

With this technique, these hero brewers and their hops kept the beer good and the soldiers of the empire inebriated, even in the furthest corners of the globe. Even more, the hoppiness of the IPA preserved not only the beer itself, but the great taste it created has preserved the style as one of the most popular beer styles in the world in the 21st century. If those brewers weren’t knighted by the empire back then, they should have been!


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1371) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5865) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
tallboy. decent hop profile and not too malty, but thin-bodied with a watery, nondescript finish. doesn’t hold a candle to the Ethos.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (479) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A quite nice ipa on tap... Nothing I didn't like. Offered good aroma taste and overall drinkability... Good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3155) - Montana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Can pours amber/orange with an off white top. Scent is caramel, herbs and bread. Taste follows nose with an earthy hint.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3464) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
This was sent to me by Strykzone in a trade. Thanks Dave.This poured from the 16 oz can a rich amber that was almost clear with a really robust and foamy off-white head. Light lacing. Medium plus body and a smooth slick mouth feel. Flavor is floral hops and caramel malts. Lack of bitteness in the finish makes this more like a pale ale than an IPA. But it drinks well. Retired I notice. While it is a nice beer it is not to style so maybe is why they ran the flag down the flagpole.


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