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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2009
beautiful: floral, spice and citrus and hop on the nose. poured quite dark for an ipa nice white head on top.Slight sweetness to contrast the hop. very delicious IPA. smooth mouthfeel. nice hops lingering on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
16oz can. Grapefruit aroma fools you with a spruce taste. Clarity could be a little bit better but overall I dig this beer. Not sure how it made it out east but I’d like to see what else they have to offer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nick22thompson (4) - Manhattan, Kansas, USA - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
To be honest this long lost IPA was far greater than Tallgrass's current Ethos. If only they would bring this awesome beer back!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6717) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2009
This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a lovely vibrant orange-amber color with a large orange-beige head that lingered and created great lacing. The aroma was very tart, bitter and sour with moderate fruity hops. There was an odd but interesting sourness to the aroma. The flavor was full of strong fruity and piney hops and tart & tangy malts with a light underlying sourness. Very sweet overall with a moderate bready element. The finish was long, tart, sour and fruity. The body was thick, full and smooth. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2240) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Tallgrass Brewing Company--Tallgrass IPA India Pale Ale--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--60 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection Spptember, 2009. Lacy mild off white head. Hazy bright pretty orange gold color. Sweet floral grapefruit hop ester Cascade citrus pine front. Sediment hint. Crisp sweet fruit ester light caramel citrus hop zesty tasty body. Crisp clean mild bitter refreshing hop end. Sampled 3/29/2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Beastiefan2k. Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of flowers, earthy, peppery. Tastes earthy and citrussy with a nice resiny hint and spiciness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
16 ounce can courtesy of phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours a clear amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with a faint resiny bite and caramel/toffeeish malts. The taste is big citrus hops with a nice toffeeish malt presence. Bitter finish. Well balanced. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2011
16oz can. Murky, unfiltered, glowing orange-tan color. Big, frothy off-white head. A pretty respectable IPA, lots of citrus hop bitterness, some flowery earthy tones. Toasty, chewy malt backbone. Clean and fresh, above par for your typical American IPA. Not overbearing, but still rich and full-bodied. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2012
When this came out, it was easily one of Tallgrass’s better beers. Since their expansion, several newer beers have taken that mantle. Still, the nice balance of bread and pine is pretty enjoyable.

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