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Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

Ethos IPAEthos IPA

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90
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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%


Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: minnesotaryan on 05-01-2013)
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drink by 9/19/13 so it must be hella fresh.

Appearance: Pours a golden/honey hue with fantastic clarity and three finger off-white sudsy head that dissipates but leaves great lacing.

Aroma: A syrupy herbal quality from the hops. Not super aromatic but very much on the sweet side.

Taste: A nice bouquet of hop bitterness with that herbal/lemon grass and pine character that has become very popular when brewers fuse East Coast and West Coast IPA styles (I'm gonna go ahead and start calling this the Fusion IPA style). The sweet hop flavor cancels out its own bitterness in a way that strikes a balance even though there is not much malt flavor to be found (a touch of caramel). I'd agree with the description of Ethos IPA on Tallgrass Brewing's website. It definitely isn't earthy and doesn't feel overly complex. I'm actually surprised to hear it has six types of hops in it and that it's 110 IBUs. One thing that always impresses me about Tallgrass beers is that they pack a whole lot of flavor into a modest ABV. Ethos being at 6.8% ABV is not shockingly low but it is impressive for a beer that packs the punch of an Imperial or Double IPA. Unlike the West Coast IPA style, Ethos' finish is not dry. In fact it would be refreshing if it wasn't so syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and smooth given a vigorous pour. Above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: With all the rebranding that Tallgrass has been doing lately I was worried that Ethos would just be their old IPA with new packaging. However, Ethos is definitely a different animal and a good one at that. Would I drink it again? Yes, not sure if it's year round but I'd take a fresh one anytime.

Serving type: can

05-04-2013 01:21:19 | More by JamesMN
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Before anything else- If you're a hophead and you have a chance to try this beer...DO IT!

Serving-From a can into a glass tumbler 'cause that's all the hotel had to offer

Appearance- Hazy orange with tints of deep gold at the center. A finger of white head.

Nose- Fruit punch. Grapefruit all the way. Some sort of other Dark Citrus.

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Appearance has a hazy golden orange with a large three finger head.

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Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.