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Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 737
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 47
Gots: 103 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: minnesotaryan on 05-01-2013

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Ratings: 737 | Reviews: 97
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, with bottom reading drink by 10/29/2013. My second beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co., the other being Tallgrass 8-Bit Pale Ale. More awesome can art on this beer also. Excited to try it, and glad to be getting these in my area now!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a nice bright orange colored body with two big fluffy fingers of doughy off-white head. Lots of sediment & murk floating around the glass. Big wispy walls of lacing. A beautiful looking beer!

S - Smell is more subdued than I would have expected. Light melon rind, grapefruit, & bright earthy grasses. As the beer warms a bit, bitter grapefruit, tangy blood orange, and bright pine needle smells begin to escape.

T - Dangerously smooth & creamy for being a 110 IBU beer. Hops are present and bitter, but not overpowering by any means. The hops lend a more earthy and herbal taste to the beer. Fruity & citric, with a medium-full body.

M - Feel is of nice bitter earthy hop resins clinging to the palate. Bit of a dry finish.

Overall, dangerously smooth & creamy for being such a big beer. Nice, rewarding 6.80% abv, though it doesn't feel like it at all. A nice light IPA, although it does fall a bit short in comparison with some other more bold and intense examples of the style, but this is another fine beer from Tallgrass Brewing Co., and I'm looking forward to more.

Tallgrass Ethos IPA ---4/5.

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16oz can, pours amber with a rocky, off-white head, that hopes excellent retention and leave s a good amount of lacing as it fades. Tropical nose with mango, pineapple juice, caramel, toasted grain, grapefruit pith. Tropical bitterness with more mango and pineapple coupled with caramel, bread crust, toasted grain, grapefruit. Medium body,very creamy, nice carbonation, bitterness builds and lingers. Overall, very solid IPA, but I do have to say there are so many Citra hop forward IPA's out there, and they all have many similarities...

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One of those unusual cases where the packaging caught my eye. Cool can, and Tallgrass makes decent beers, so worth a shot. Best by 09/19/13. Tasted 7 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Appearance is quite impressive. A deep bright orange color with a massive, nearly overflowing, white head. Great retention, and clumps of lace stuck to the glass.

Big citrus and resin in the nose. Grapefruit and orange, backed by a hunk of pine pitch. Interesting.

Taste is simple, and a little too bitter for my tastes. There's almost enough sweetness to balance it out, but mostly I'm getting a half-chalky half-chemical-astringent bitter. That's not far off what I expect from an IPA, but I want more nuance, rather than a punch in the mouth.

Feel is fine. Medium-bodied, abundant carbonation, just a hint of stickiness. Lasts and lasts, stinging my tongue with bitter wave after wave.

The smell and appearance were fabulous, but it really fell off in the flavor. Not enough balance, not enough depth, and not enough positive flavors. Not bad, but not great.

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Poured from a 16 oz can into a Duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy dark mango orange (pretty much matches the color of the can)with a huge 3 finger pillowy white head. Ring sits around my glass until finished. Plenty of white bubbly lacing on my glass.

S - Some citrus and over ripe tropical fruit. Hints of dank and slight chive mixed in with pine and floral accents.

T - At 110 IBUs I thought this would be bitter, but it is somewhat tame. Nice pine and citrus mix with caramel and honey sweetness. Some over ripe tropical and pineapple comes in the middle. Finishes with more pine bitterness.

M - Big carbonation with a medium/light body. Slight oil and residue in the finish.

O - Better than average IPA, but nothing I would seek out. I expected this to be a big blast of hops at 110 IBUs but was letdown somewhat. It has a nice flavor. Bonus that it comes in 16oz cans.

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Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 737 ratings.