Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 45
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: minnesotaryan on 05-01-2013)
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Photo of cody4prez
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass from a can that, like all Tallgrass brews, looks like an energy drink.

A - an orangy-gold, a thin head, relatively clear

S - a clean, floral smell - invigorating

T - very good , hoppy but doesn't leave the "rusty" hop taste that some IPAs leave, a decent amount of citrus

M - beer falls a bit on after taste, watery with not much lasting hop

O - still a very good beer, worth having if it's available... not worth working too hard to get access to

Photo of lilnicky068
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jgarvis
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Joey-bags1990
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ISmith87
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.25 - murky red amber color, w finger of white head, great, lumpy lacing
S - 4.5 - grapefruit, pine, hoppy goodness, mango, banana, orange/lemon/lime zest.
T - 4.25 - grapefruit, citrus zest, bready malt in background.
M - 4.25 - light-medium mouthfeel, pine/citrus zest aftertaste, alc covered.
O - 4.25 - good beer, not amazing, but probably the best in the area (Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri)

Photo of Joey1566
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lunny777
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mjstacker
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of skubas86
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of DrumKid003
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mpayne5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of csmalley
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of d5001986
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kemoarps
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of BrandonOakes
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of TonyJ815
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Le_HopHead
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.