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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Nice amber pour. Aroma of resinous, floral hops. Flavor is hoppy with some malt working in there. Someone told me this was "the best" ipa. They were wrong, its most like average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle from trade with Sparky27. Poured orange with a tall off-white head that had some lasting and left light lace. Floral aroma with some clove and a light caramel background. The flavor was floral with grapefruit, orange, and clove. Medium body and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Peterlemonjelo (42) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2009
A - grainy/malty. Considering the style, very little in hop aroma A - clear with a very light shade of brown color F - same, there is a bitterness present but very little in hop flavor. Biscuity flavor with a nice dry finish P - nice, carbonation level goes well with the feel of this beer. O - A very drinkable beer but in my opinion, not a good example of the style. Honestly drinks more like an ESB to me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Odyn (266) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Hoppy aroma with a classic amber color. Flavor has a little bite but is still lighter than a lot of IPAs. finishes fairly cleanly, thoguh not an all day drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2009
The final brew courtesy of the boys from Kansas: Decent amount of carbonation giving a nice sized head. Clear copper with some soft floral hop notes, but nothing West Coast. Taste is pleasent, hoppy for sure but i do love my IPAs stanky with hops. So i guess this will be a somewhat biased review. All in all super refreshing, super clean and a nice beer to sit down and have after work. Thanks fellas!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rader58 (893) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours a cloudy dark amber. Aroma of grass and sweet floral hops. Initial flavor is hoppy with a bitter bite. Finish is slightly sweet with a hint of citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Light copper bronze colored body with a moderate pale head. The aroma is strong baked bread with a hint of citrus but not sure which one. The hoppiness provides some bitterness, however, for an IPA it is rather light..more of a pale ale style than an IPA. Adequate but definately not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden orange body with a thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a little faint with a mixture of somewhat sweet caramels, flowery grapefruits, and a light peppery pine. Flavor is semi-aggressive leafy hops, citric, a light peppered resin, mild caramels, and just a light toasted bread. Actually a mixture of hop tastes...earthy, piney, and flowery as well. Finishes dry with a long lingering, semi-aggressive bitterness and a bit of an astringent citrus. Palate is light to medium bodied and smooth. Overall, not a bad IPA at all. Im sure this will change several times over in the coming batches too. For now though, the mixture of hops are nice, but the malts are pretty bland. This has some potential though for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Appearance: Poured a hazy orange amber with a offwhite 1/4 inch head. After drinking this down a bit, webby lacing is left behind. Aroma: Citrus oils and grass. Taste: A great balance of citrusy hops, bitter hops, sweet malt and dry malt. Starts bitter ends sweet and juicy. Mouthfeel: As mentioned above, the beer is quite juicy, kinda thing too. Overall: A really good IPA, with great aroma and taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2009
12 oz bottle thanks to Soonah. Pours a hazy amber with violent carbonation and an enormous offwhite head that takes 10 minutes to come down to a normal size. The aroma is pleasant fruity hops with a little bit of potpourri and honeyish sweetness. The flavor is much sweeter than I was expecting with very straightforward honey and malt. There is some juicy citrus in there, but not much in the way of bitterness. Decent, but not outstanding.

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