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RATINGS: 255   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gregwilsonstl (2711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Deep amber, thick head. Very low IBU (and flavor). This is exactly what I would expect in a Kansas IPA.

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!!

Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2014
16oz can pours with a hazy copper body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up modest notes of sweet malts, a dash of sweet citrus hops and then a sprinkle of pine hops. The taste has a nice pine hoppiness where there are supporting notes of grapefruit and sweet malts. Pretty nice.

alexsdad06 (11238) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Can on a couple different occasions (notes). Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have some pine, citrus and earthy hops. Toasted malts with a small amount of caramel. Nothing outstanding here; pretty basic IPA.

nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2013
tallboy. decent hop profile and not too malty, but thin-bodied with a watery, nondescript finish. doesn’t hold a candle to the Ethos.

MetalNHopHead (2275) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2015 This is a potent IPA. It very well may be too abrasive for many. However, this is a great hop-forward beer if that’s your thing. Tallgrass knows how to treat hops and their IPA gives you a whole lot of them in one sixteen ounce can.

Awktoberfest (415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A quite nice ipa on tap... Nothing I didn't like. Offered good aroma taste and overall drinkability... Good ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pablo951 (691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Had it out of a pint can, poured a thin fizzy head with uneven lacing. The aroma ihas a hint of citrus, and a whisper of basement, yikes. It has a dirty orange hue with a citrus hops taste and a watery finish.

beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Can pours amber/orange with an off white top. Scent is caramel, herbs and bread. Taste follows nose with an earthy hint.

Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
September 2011. Caramel, pine and hop aromas. Amber color with a white head. The caramel flavors are a bit too overwhelming and makes the beer too buttery.

bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2013
16oz Can A - Pours a clear copper with a off white fluffy head. Nice retention/lacing. S - citrus & toasted caramel malt. T - Grapefruit & caramel malt. M - Light bodied. Mild carbonation. A bit watery. Mild citrus rind finish. O - Good, but wanted a little more intensity.

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