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Tallgrass IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

347 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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, cans, 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!

60 IBU

(Beer added by: zeff80 on 11-26-2008)
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5/5  rDev +37%

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morecoldbeer

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +37%

11-29-2011 03:15:36 | More by morecoldbeer
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-13-2012 06:18:18 | More by 6demonbag
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Kindsdaddy

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

06-08-2012 23:19:59 | More by Kindsdaddy
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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vobr0002

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

01-18-2012 21:05:52 | More by vobr0002
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columbiankramer

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

12-22-2011 01:07:17 | More by columbiankramer
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poker winnings from AlCaponeJunior. Thanks bud.

Pours a nice rich copper color with about a finger head and very nice lacing.

Smell is delicious hops with some pine notes as well.

Taste is very good. Hoppy throughout with some malt character in the middle.

Light bodied beer that goes down great.

Overall a really good tasting beer that I enjoyed a lot. Would definitely drink this one again.

Serving type: can

04-26-2011 22:41:05 | More by richkrull
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PrivateEquity

Kansas

4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Okay full disclosure, I might be a little biased for this home state beer.

A - A little darker than I expected. Hazy amber is inviting

S - Bready aroma with citrus undertones

T - Balanced hops won't challenge the hopheads, but has great balance. Great maltiness.

M - Smooth beer.

O - Great balanced IPA. It is a go to IPA for me.

Serving type: can

08-06-2011 00:53:08 | More by PrivateEquity
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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint can into a pint glass

A: Intense bready, foamy head. Very cloudy but nice. Great deep orange amber in color.

S: Big piney hop! Floral, aromatic.

T: Surprisingly, pine hop doesn't overbear but accentuates great malt character. Elements of apricots and orange melon. Hop qualities are unique.

M: Lots of aggressive carbonation helps carry both the heavy malt and aggressive hopping.

D: Tallgrass seems to really understand that blatant over-hopping doesn't equal a good IPA. Balance does. Cheers to Jeff and the crew at Tallgrass!

Serving type: can

04-18-2011 12:09:12 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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WJVII

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As the previous review, this too is the last of my 6 month BOM samplers... (all in all NOT worth the cost of it)...

Poured into a pint glass this brew was a hazy orange color with a slight amber hugh with a 1/2 off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. The aroma was of sweet hops, some light citrus and mild floral notes. The taste is nice and bold (like I enjoy in and IPA), was heavy in front with the citrus and had a bitter bite that left a tasty after taste in my mouth. It was light bodied, with a good carbonation kick that opened up all the hop flavors. This was a good brew, one of the better from all 6 months of the BOM club.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 23:46:32 | More by WJVII
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the pounder into a fluted pint glass, color is copper, translucent with clearer edges anda nice dense off white to light tan head with some very nice lacing

Smell is a wonderful mix of light biscuit malt, clean pale malt and some fresh light grassy hops.

Taste is malt flavor upfront, biscuit/pale mix and a nice finish of lightly citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel is just right, good amount of bitterness and a nice presence from the malt.

Overall, great IPA rendition, similar to an extra pale ale from flying fish mixed with a dogfish head 60. Very solid brew. and its a pounder!

Serving type: can

04-25-2012 00:04:09 | More by mvanaskie13
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Mississippi

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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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utah44

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: No haziness but a little too dark to be translucent. Soapy white head. Like the amber/copper color in an IPA. Great lacing.

Aroma: Big hop presence. Lots of citrus and grapefruit. A little bit of pine or resin as well. Not getting too much malt.

Taste: Starts out smooth and then kicks your tongue with some bitterness. Finishes smooth and bitter. TallGrass says this is an IPA with lots of hops and good malt presence and I definitely agree with that. Although there is only a hint malt in the nose, it makes up for that in the taste. The grain almost has a roasty quality that you don't get in the usual American IPA. That roastyness teases your palate a little before coming in stronger in the finish. Really good example of a perfect harmony between hops and malt. Both make themselves present in all the right ways.

Mouthfeel: Good all around. The right level of carbonation, medium bodied, and very drinkable.

Final Thoughts: I had this beer about six months ago and liked it but didn't ever buy it again. I'm really glad I picked this one up randomly today. A really good IPA that treads many lines within the style. It could probably please lovers of English IPA's and of American IPA's.

Serving type: can

08-12-2012 02:56:13 | More by JamesMN
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tallgrass IPA

Great looking can. Great looking beer. It's very hazy deep amber, and I'm guessing it's unfiltered (or nearly so) - but I like that. Of course I'm not sure how to actually score that. Hmmm?... I'm guessing in the craft brew world that's OK, so cool, we'll just let it go. Fair enough head retention and decent lacing as well.

The aroma is malty and hoppy, as is the flavor. And what I like about this beer (and all of the Tallgrass beers) is that they lean towards maltiness but always remain in balance. It's got a sweetish, toasty and caramelish malt set against a citrusy, grassy and lightly piney hoppiness. There are the two sides, and they meld in the middle where they come together. Some beers have pretty much one flavor that has different components to it, but this is more like two different flavor profiles jammed together. Beyond that there's a touch of yeasty fruitiness that's berry-ish and apple-like; and a solid bitterness that anchors it but doesn't step forward to hit you in the face - which is good for drinkability, and so that you don't end up with "bitter beer face" (do you remember the Keystone Light TV commercials from the 90's?) after having two or three. It's dry in the finish, and the malt fades and the lingering hops become leafy, earthy, and piney (maybe even a touch spicy, but that probably just the alcohol making its presence known).

Overall, it's a great, solid American IPA with a lot of character. Highly recommended!

Serving type: can

08-05-2011 00:11:16 | More by NeroFiddled
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Tallgrass IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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