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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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ads135 (4607) - 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.

jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Orange color with a thin off white head out of the can. Fresh bread and orange citrus nose. Crusty bread malty flavors with a strong orange and grapefruit hop flavor. Long candied orange peel finish. Okay IPA.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
[email protected] Twist, Stockholm (old backlog). Amber colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, bready malty with some slight toffee and mild spicy notes. Flavour is sweet malts, some fruits and mild toffeeish notes. Nice balance with everything in it, nothing is standing out that much.

LiMuBai (222) - - OCT 29, 2012
Aroma...spruce, herbs, earthy, Appearance...amber, , hazy, frothy head, Taste...lightly bitter, light sweetness Palate...soft carbonation, bitter finish I’d reccommend this to any fan of IPA’s . Nice finish. Refreshing. Another winner from Tallgrass.

fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Slightly hazy bright amber pour with a 2 finger, creamy off white head that has excellent retention and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and soapy right away, some fruit and floral and citrus hops wind their way through shortly after. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, biscuit and a little floury grain right away, some sweet floral and pine hops come through after, along with a mineral and pine finish. Light to medium palate with a creamy entry, immediately washed out by a fairly light, but blanketing and overly sharp carbonation. Sweet and lacking in hops, but decent. Looks nice.

Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
Can at home, from Local Swap! Finally got the box! Thanks unclemike! Pours clear deep orange, thick cream coloured head, fantastic lacing. Nose is nectarine, white peach, tea, lightly juicy. Flavours are very juicy, loads of grapefruit, peach, apricot, tea. Lightly marmalade-esque finish. Not sure why this scores so low, I really liked it!

Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2012
The beer smells of floral and piney hops with a caramel back. Deep amber golden with an off white head. Bitter particularly in the piney region. Medium bodied with long bitter finish.

samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Poured from tall boy can. Very cloudy copper/ orange color with very thick off white head. Head quickly dissipates leaving some lacing on the glass. Very subtle floral aroma. Smooth, crisp taste, light hop bitterness at the back. Very easy to drink, refreshing, not a bad IPA, not too overly bitter or strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Pours a large fluffy, rocky, lasting head Color is a dark orange, copper Hard to pick aroma out of the thick head At first taste I wouldn’t call this an ipa. Malty caramel with a little spice, maybe moving into a bit of pine. Toffee and cinnamon in the back, with very little bitterness. A bit gingerbready. Just the slightest bitterness in the back cleans it out. Despite the heavy malt, it’s not exceptionally sweet. Just kinda middle of the road. Not a bad amber, but really not an ipa.

tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
In a can. Nice light amber with 2 fingers of fluffy head and fantastic lacing. Nose is carmel malt, faint hops. Tastes is more of the same. Butter crumbles.

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