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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!

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crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
Standard copper pour with a white head. Maybe a little lighter in color than some other IPAs. Aroma and flavor are both on the dank, piney side of the hop spectrum, but unfortunately the malt character overrides the hops to some degree. Nice sticky mouthfeel. Solid brew, but not the best IPA I’ve had.

SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Yeah it’s hoppy and malty so if this is yourtype of beer please enjoy. It’s not favorite type of brew so I really can’t rate it much higher than I did. Not bad but just not up my alley!

sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
pours orange with a small tan head. This beer has tastes of citrus and a light sweetness, there is a medium hoppiness and some grassy tastes and ends bitter.

Stevesie (336) - - JAN 8, 2013
Slightly above average appearance and nose. Aggressive hop character; nice bitterness. A really solid IPA, though a touch malty. I also wish they would make this available in 6/12oz. rather than the pint four pack.

Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
The beer is slightly hazy and appears light sunset orange hued, sporting two inches of dense head. Lasting retention with ample lacing on the glass. The aroma brings grass, pine, earthy malt. Smells OK. The flavor is lightly bitter with zesty carbonation. Fair hop presence, but pretty understated. A non challenging IPA, offering balance and restrained flavors. Mediocre.

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Appearance: Slips out a lightly hazed, orangey body with a medium-sized, near white head.

Smell: Bready pale maltiness coated in butterscotch cohabiting with hoppy notes of florals and citrus.

Taste: Bready, pale malts with, again, the noted butterscotch. A light, lingering sweetness. The buttery quality remains even after the sweetness dies off. Flowery, citrusy hops, perhaps, a bit resiny, too, with a medium-plus bitterness. Closes out dry, smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Seems we have a bit of diacetyl present, which, is a fault I’ve never been too terribly upset by. I mean, pop open my refrigerator and who is an omnipresent member? Butter, baby!

triplehopped (65) - - JAN 6, 2013
Tap. Arrived a clear amber with a small white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is mildly malty with scents of floral and citrus. Medium in sweetness and light to medium bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall, a sweet and not so bitter IPA, pleasant and drinkable (especially the malt character) but there are better IPAs out there.

pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Tap @ Kansas City Airport Marriott: Clear copper color with a nice off-white head. Grassy aroma with a malty backbone in the flavor. Slightly bitter hairspray aftertaste. Ok, definitely not a West Coast IPA.

berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Pours a clear orange/amber color with a large white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. The taste is well balanced between hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness. Definitely more malty than most IPA?s.

jrodooo5 (1671) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2012
The pour is a dark copper with a thick white head that slowly fades into lacing. The aroma is slightly malty and pretty uninteresting. The taste is somewhat awkward and feels unbalanced. It starts out malty which carries through until the very end in which all the hops seem to hit at once. It goes from being a nice crisp and clean beer to an abruptly bitter ending. Not my cup of tea!

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