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Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

628 Ratings
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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 41
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

hopley, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mpayne5, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

csmalley, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of d5001986
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into Tulip glass.

Pours very attractive amber color with thick foamy white head. There are many miniscule floating particles.

Citrus in the dominant smell here. Also pineapple and grass.

Taste doesn't quite live up to the smell. Hop bitterness is up front, followed by malt, citrus and pine. Aftertaste is very grassy.

Medium bodied. The carbonation doesn't feel as strong as it looks.

Overall, I would drink this again if someone offered it to me. I wouldn't seek it out as there are much better IPA's to be found in my area. Still, not at all a bad brew.

d5001986, Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

trxxpaxxs, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Man, this is what I like my beer t look like. Generally crisp deep amber that's just a bit more opaque than it initially lets on. Big beautiful pillowy head the colour of almond meat... and it sticks around, tagging the glass like ratfag has tagged St Louis.

The aroma is hops first and foremost (duh). There's a sobering malt complement that teases back and forth between a thick bready malt and a sweeter lighter caramel. The hops I'm picking up start offwith some pine and grass and tropical fruits and is both earthy and a bit juicy at the same time... it's tough to pin this one down: no single hop profile/flavour really stands out, but there's just a generally hoppy enjoyable aroma.
Looking at the packaging, I guess they use six different varietals in this one. That makes sense. Masterfully blended, with no single characteristic dominating the others.

Taking a sip, the juicy hops hit first, accompanied by that mild sweet caramel malt. This quickly gives way to tropical fruits and floral hops, all the while balanced with the malts. The finish presents an interesting combination of pith and grapefruit bitterness balanced by a distinct almost candy sweet note that just pops in to distract from the brutal bitterness before popping back out of existence like some existential bubble, leaving the grapefruit and pith to linger like the echoes of manipulative laughter.

Medium bodied, which is fine, but I prefer something a little thicker, personally. I also felt that the intense carbonation distracted from what to me is a great beer. Tallgrass has a good stable of regular brews between this, 8-Bit and Buffallo Sweat. I haven't enjoyed all of their seasonals/limited releases AS much, but this is an impressive young brewery (and it comes in cans!). Ethos is a very good bordering on great IPA, and one that you should do yourself a favour and drink it.

kemoarps, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

BrandonOakes, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

TonyJ815, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Le_HopHead, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Thedaver4220, Dec 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

deweese, Dec 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mackthknife, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

twizzard, Nov 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

carrson, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

AnalogErik, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

N3ptune, Nov 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

ben706, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Localdrinklax, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy orange with foamy fluffy head that left soapy legs behind
S: Bready, pine, floral, grapefruit rind
T: piney bitterness with a solid malt backbone and dry finish. Bitter throughout most of the sip
M: medium body with a lingering bitterness

Overall tasty but a bit on the bitter side

alaimoa, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

V3XX069, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ironchefmiyagi13, Nov 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.