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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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155 Ratings

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tallgrass Ale is the flagship beer of Tallgrass Brewing Company, and we think it will be your new favorite beer! Truly a craft beer, the recipe was first brewed by Jeff as a 10-gallon batch of homebrew. Of all his homebrew recipes, Jeff chose Tallgrass Ale as the flagship beer because of the beer’s surprising light body, extraordinarily smooth and balanced profile, great taste, and clean finish. The first time Jeff brewed Tallgrass Ale he thought it looked a little too dark, but after he kegged that first batch, the finished beer was really, really tasty! That first little 10-gallon batch of Tallgrass was gone way too fast!

The beer was different from anything he or his friends could find on tap or on the shelf. It was a beer that was a deep chestnut color, yet had a great flavor and was so light tasting that it kept you wanting more. The distinctive look and taste of Tallgrass Ale comes from our unique blend of German, English, and American-style malts and a generous helping of both American and traditional English hops. These ingredients, our English brewer’s yeast, and the Flint Hills’ excellent brewing water gives Tallgrass Ale a distinctive, toffee-highlighted taste and smooth profile that is always drinkable.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: wardough on 12-02-2007)
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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +11.7%

t0rin0, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of mralphabet
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a dark amber color with a good 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with very spotty lacing.

S: I'm getting the normal Brown Ale notes...Sweet malt, hints of butterscotch and caramel, very little hops here.

T: Wow there is a little mild hops right at the start, then the nice sweetness kicks in caramel and butterscotch are right there and run all the way to the finish. Nice sweet butterscotch aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied perfect for the style. Gets creamier as it warms.

D: Pretty good little Brown here. Worth looking for.

mralphabet, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of scratch69
4/5  rDev +11.7%

scratch69, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of trparish
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper, dark toffee

S: Toasty, malty, roasted nut notes, fruity and slight bread.

T: Some coffee and toffee notes with a hint of cocoa. Up-front malty that lingers. More fruity that hoppy.

MF: creamy, smooth, low to medium carbonation and body with a very pleasant aftertaste.

Overall a very good amber Ale. I personally prefer this one on the colder-side. Refreshing and not heavy. Would like a little more carbonation. Very drinkable, and one can is not enough!

trparish, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of poodog
3/5  rDev -16.2%

poodog, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Chucker17
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Chucker17, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

nosavingsaccount, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of kguyty
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

kguyty, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice IPA. It's no hop bomb or blast in the mouth, but it delivers a consistent flavor profile. I feel like that is one of the things that comes up short on some American IPAs: the flavor profile falls off or diverts from what it started out from. This is not one of those IPAs. I can dig it. Likin' Tallgrass so far. And supposedly I'm saving the best for the last.

RblWthACoz, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of craigmj7
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +11.7%

WDJersey, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of jls988
4/5  rDev +11.7%

jls988, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of barleyswine
5/5  rDev +39.7%

barleyswine, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of BigRedN
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 16 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a dark amber/copper color with my pour producing a thick off white head 2-inches in height. Head lingers for quite awhile as the beer is consumed.

Smell: Light malt-centric aromas. Nothing really hop like. Scents of lightly roasted malts, a little slightly sweet caramel malt with it.

Taste: Stays in line with the aroma. Good malty backbone, lightly roasted malts. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Not too heavy, medium in body with a natural unforced carbonation to it.

Overall: A nice easily drinkable, very sessionable ale. Different than the average beer, yet not too over the top in big flavors. Purchased a 4 pack of cans "on sale" for only $4, a very good deal indeed.

BigRedN, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of mshanecrowe
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

mshanecrowe, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of dmadsen
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

dmadsen, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of mnewth
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

mnewth, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of MarshallMan
3/5  rDev -16.2%

MarshallMan, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of beckrich22
1/5  rDev -72.1%

beckrich22, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of GringoKid
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

GringoKid, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown and just a touch opaque, good head that tapers off to a thin film, nice lacing.

Smells slightly grassy, bready and malty, little bit of cocoa, slightly nutty.

Tastes malty and bready with a slight hops presence, a touch of fruits and quite a bit of nuts.

Feels medium bodied and slightly slick, decent carbonation and a lingering malty aftertaste.

Drinks pretty well, and I'm not even a big brown ale fan.

I am liking this brewery.

AlCaponeJunior, May 21, 2012
Photo of bum732
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Clear fruitiness with some toasted nuts, vanilla as it warms.

L: Clear reddish brown, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Slight nuttiness with a prominent fruity backbone. Rasberries and cherries mostly. Medium low bitterness with additional fruitiness. Finishes with some slight ash, semi-dry finish.

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Ok, quite fruity, interesting brown ale. Could use a bit more carbonation.

bum732, May 19, 2012
Photo of KegCreekRAR
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served very cold, needed to let it warm to let the aroma and flavor peak. A little light for a brown ale, almost looked amber to me. Nice malty aroma with caramel notes. Good carbonation and head retention. Slight carmel flavor, not much hops. Nice clean finish after the beer warmed, very refreshing.

KegCreekRAR, May 08, 2012
Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.