Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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Reviews by tectactoe:
3.84/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to Jeff for splitting this can with everyone. Goldenrod, honeysuckle color with a slightly dusty white head that froths up nicley and leaves behind some good lacing. Funny thing, I'm looking at someone else's glass right now. I decided to drink straight from the can... Yeah, I know this isn't Heady Topper, but I was far to tired to be bothered with pouring my own glass!
Grassy hops, even more piney and bitter on the nose with a touch of resins and hop oils. Not quite dank-a-lank, but pretty resinous and "raw", yet not over-the-top with abrasiveness. Good level for a single IPA, I'd say. Malt balance is... nice enough. Some bread with a very, very light toasty note going on. Some moderate citric hops in the finish, but not too much.
The flavor contains a bit more grapefruit, pithy and kind of bitter, followed up by a larger wave of those oily and resinous hops that I was getting on the nose. Piney and actually quite bitter, they'll scrap the saliva from your tongue and clean out your gumline in no time at all. Some mild lemon peel and more grapefruit in the finish, wafting across a soft blanket of bready malt. Medium bodied, crispy with tight carbonation.
Definitely a nice surprise... I wasn't expecting much from this, and it ended up being pretty tasty. Having this one makes me want to get my hands on their "8-Bit" Pale Ale even more now. Solid, piney, bitter IPA with good character and not too much hindrance from the malt side of things. A nice beer to keep on hand.
Serving type: can
09-06-2013 15:01:08 | More by tectactoe
More User Reviews:
4.06/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - poured into a pint glass. Poured a beautiful cloudy orange straw olor. Head was a monster 2 finger head. Little sediment very hazy the lacing on the IPA is amazing all the way down its leaving a heavy lace
S - a lot of pine and citrus mostly a lemony grapefruit, biscuity malt aroma and a crisp Bread Smell mmmm
T - Right off the bat pine pine and more pine and grapefruit towards the end I get the malt flavor.
M - a medium dry finish with little bitterness
O - I love this IPA it's a perfect harmony of sweet fruit flavors and bitterness. The malt blends really nicely and the bitterness is just perfect. Goes down easy and this might sound weird but my burps taste like grapefruit it's awesome lol
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 02:14:33 | More by NickT2121
3.96/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Kenwood liquors - Homer Glen, IL
Drink by: 7/11/14
Ethos flaunts a vibrant orange body with good clarity. Stream after stream of carbonation rushes to the surface from what seems like every surface of the glass keeping the dirty white head alive and kicking. The foam is a solid finger in height, velvety, and leaves sheet lacing down the glass with the occasional clump.
Candied citrus peel runs from front to back. Loads of sweet orange and grapefruit have their fingerprints all over the nose. The malt base leans toward caramel but there's a dose of sugar cookie in there as well. Ethos is an all around candy like IPA. It's hop forward but there's a solid malt backbone as well.
The citrus is more vibrant in the flavor with bright ruby grapefruit and orange pith. Orange oils and bitter grapefruit juice. I have to say, I'm surprised at the bold hoppiness when compared to the nose. The malt base is still dense, with caramel and sugar cookie, but this beer is a citric hop showcase.
Citric bitterness is bold, much higher than expected. The body has a moderate weight with carbonation lively enough to be prickly on the tongue. The finish dries up rather quickly as the bitterness grows. An IPA that goes down easily.
The smell while good didn't seem to be anything all that special but the flavor is packed with all aspects of grapefruit and orange along with an assertive bitterness. The dry finish accentuates it all. I'll be picking more of these up in the future.
Serving type: can
02-24-2014 02:13:46 | More by joe1510
4.01/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Drink by 7/12/14
Appearance: Burnt orange color. Finger of head on the pour which settled around a half a finger. Thick lacing left behind at each level. Cloudy body with below average active carbonation in glass while drinking.
Smell: Bitter resinous pine hits first. Body of grapefruit, saturated tangerines, and mangos. Solid malt backbone allows the hop tones to shine through. Piney bitterness continue to showcase itself throughout the aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, big front of pine, resin, and more pine. The bitter tones continue to pummel the palate as some heavy, saturated citrus tones. Bitterness backs off toward the finish giving way for some lighter fruit tones.
Mouthfeel: Nice transitions of big bitter front to an easier drinking sweetness on the back end. Crisp hop tones with some lingering bitterness on the finish.
Overall: Big bitter single ipa. Without the slight backing off on the finish this could easily be mistaken for an IIPA. Been really impressed with each offering I've had from Tallgrass.
Serving type: can
02-23-2014 19:33:35 | More by KFBR392
Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.