iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2009
beautiful: floral, spice and citrus and hop on the nose. poured quite dark for an ipa
nice white head on top.Slight sweetness to contrast the hop. very delicious IPA. smooth mouthfeel. nice hops lingering on the palate. wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2012
16oz can. Grapefruit aroma fools you with a spruce taste. Clarity could be a little bit better but overall I dig this beer. Not sure how it made it out east but I’d like to see what else they have to offer! 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!! FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2009
This beer came in my beer club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a lovely vibrant orange-amber color with a large orange-beige head that lingered and created great lacing. The aroma was very tart, bitter and sour with moderate fruity hops. There was an odd but interesting sourness to the aroma. The flavor was full of strong fruity and piney hops and tart & tangy malts with a light underlying sourness. Very sweet overall with a moderate bready element. The finish was long, tart, sour and fruity. The body was thick, full and smooth. Lovely. Fatehunter (2568) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
Poured into a wide flute. Clear amber color with two fingers of off-white head.
Smells of the usual citrus but with a heavy malt, bready smell.
Lots of hops and lots of malt. A heavy hitter with great balance but there’s no doubt it’s a big beer. Tough to pull specific flavors out because it is just a tug-of-war between the bitter and the heavy sweet. It’s a wonder to behold though.
Medium to heavy body for an IPA, but still has the crisp texture and low carbonation.
The big malt is different from most IPAs but it does so well. I’ll have a tough time enjoying "normal" IPAs.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Tallgrass Brewing Company--Tallgrass IPA India Pale Ale--2009 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--60 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Malt of the Earth Beer of the Month Club Selection Spptember, 2009. Lacy mild off white head. Hazy bright pretty orange gold color. Sweet floral grapefruit hop ester Cascade citrus pine front. Sediment hint. Crisp sweet fruit ester light caramel citrus hop zesty tasty body. Crisp clean mild bitter refreshing hop end. Sampled 3/29/2010. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Beastiefan2k. Pours copper with an off white head. Smells of flowers, earthy, peppery. Tastes earthy and citrussy with a nice resiny hint and spiciness on the finish. Drake (13942) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
16 ounce can courtesy of phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours a clear amber color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with a faint resiny bite and caramel/toffeeish malts. The taste is big citrus hops with a nice toffeeish malt presence. Bitter finish. Well balanced. Very nice IPA. nuplastikk (6312) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2011
16oz can. Murky, unfiltered, glowing orange-tan color. Big, frothy off-white head. A pretty respectable IPA, lots of citrus hop bitterness, some flowery earthy tones. Toasty, chewy malt backbone. Clean and fresh, above par for your typical American IPA. Not overbearing, but still rich and full-bodied. Quite nice. ads135 (4717) - 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.