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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 Jeffs 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 nobodys 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 Ales 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 werent knighted by the empire back then, they should have been!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (5171) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The appearance combines an orange color with a large and foamy off-white head, and the aroma combines spruce, resin, and floral hops. The taste is mildly bitter and a touch sweet, which doesnt assault the senses whatsoever; furthermore, the palate fuses a medium body, sticky texture, a slightly bitter finish, and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Thanks Robertdale. Reddish-orange pour with a light beige head. Aroma is light spicy hops. Taste is lightly spicy hops with a nice malt backbone. Little sweet. Great lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Clear orange from tall can in pint. Decent head. Light metallic aroma like a blonde. Kind of rotten flavor maybe just burned . Meh

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pretty good brew. Not much aroma but the taste is nice and powerful. Decent beer. Go Kansas!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdleigh (53) - - MAY 6, 2013
Grass, like the name. Grapefruit and earth in the aroma. Sweet biscuit malt, followed by bitter hops. Refreshing lively feel. A quaffable IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1687) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with a floral aroma. Taste is smooth for hops inspired IPA. Slight hops bite after the swallow that dissapates quickly. Overall a decent IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4674) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2013
Can from Total wine chantilly. Pours orange with an inch of foam. A bit biscuity on the nose. Theres some floral hop notes on the tongue. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Eh!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
firkinChad (49) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2013
Big malt body to this ipa. Dark golden body with a frothy white head. Bitterness eventually makes its way at the end. Much maltier than most and thats OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (9032) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Can. Pours amber gold with an off white head. Grassy and flowery hops, some lightly sweet malts, lighter toasty notes, and a medium bitter flowery finish. Not bad.

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