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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 10
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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scratch69

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-15-2013 01:38:59 | More by scratch69
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trparish


3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

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!

01-01-2013 06:46:11 | More by trparish
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-19-2012 17:00:34 | More by King_KongDCO93
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poodog

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-24-2012 14:20:58 | More by poodog
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-12-2012 19:31:31 | More by Chucker17
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-19-2012 05:32:01 | More by nosavingsaccount
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kguyty

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-05-2012 20:44:47 | More by kguyty
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

08-19-2012 23:37:22 | More by RblWthACoz
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craigmj7

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-07-2012 00:35:01 | More by craigmj7
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-02-2012 23:25:25 | More by WDJersey
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jls988


4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-01-2012 15:20:35 | More by jls988
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barleyswine

Kansas

5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-06-2012 23:03:56 | More by barleyswine
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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

06-30-2012 03:50:20 | More by BigRedN
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mshanecrowe

Mississippi

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-22-2012 21:44:37 | More by mshanecrowe
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-21-2012 01:46:25 | More by dmadsen
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mnewth


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-18-2012 21:21:39 | More by mnewth
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MarshallMan

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-17-2012 22:07:32 | More by MarshallMan
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2012 19:23:18 | More by OriolesFan1008
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beckrich22


1/5  rDev -72.1%

06-06-2012 00:23:18 | More by beckrich22
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GringoKid

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-02-2012 22:44:15 | More by GringoKid
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

05-21-2012 15:48:08 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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bum732

Lesotho

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

05-19-2012 02:45:24 | More by bum732
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KegCreekRAR

Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -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.

05-08-2012 04:20:17 | More by KegCreekRAR
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Beer is amber, brownish, mostly clear, thin head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly roasty, odd aroma.

Beer is mildly roasty, sweet up front, an odd beer overall, it is a fine brown ale, mildly buttery, creamy in the mouth, probably not a repeat for me but it was a fine beer.

04-23-2012 15:21:51 | More by drabmuh
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wsukow


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2012 20:58:05 | More by wsukow
Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.