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Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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711 Ratings
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 47
Gots: 88 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Living816
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good, but not great beer. Like most Tallgrass beers, it finishes far too sweet with too much body. The carbonation is excessive, but not outrageous.

Color is a hazy orange. The head is a billowing off white. The smell is a bit off putting. It has a passionfruit, papaya, melony, grapefruit, dank, resiny thing. But then you get hit with a cherry cough syrup smell, and a candi maltiness. The cough syrup smell is out of balance and overpowering the more delicate smells.

I'll give it to Tallgrass, they can make a beer smooth as silk with bitterness. >100IBU but it doesn't linger inappropriately. Assertive, but not bad at all. Taste has a citrus, primarily grapefruit and cloying sweetness. Finishes far too sweet. Very nice maltiness.

Overall, a beer that is decent, but not great. Needs a bit of work to dry it out a bit, less of the cherry cough syrup flavor and aroma, and a more focused bittering.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours a cloudy burnt orange with a 2 finger white head. Huge amounts of clumps, rings and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- honey, pineapple, orange, light onion and spices

T- honey and caramel, pineapple, orange rind, again some onion and spice along with bitter pine.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very creamy and nice feel.

O- very solid ipa. Had a week ago and got mostly the onion and garlic notes, but today a lot more sweet malts and citrus come through. Palate must have been off last weekend?

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap from Barley's Brewhaus in a standard pint glass.

Appearance - Crystal amber-orange color with a rocky white head of about a finger and a half. Outstanding sticky lacing coats the side of the glass as I drink it down.

Smell - Dominated by grapefruit and piney aromas, with some hints of herbal bitterness to follow as well as some floral characteristics. Very aromatic.

Taste - Again, the grapefruit element is the star, but it's not overpoweringly bitter. After the initial punch of the grapefruit, there is a faint underlying base of malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel - On the light side of medium bodied, with some silkiness and a dry finish.

Overall, a fantastic new offering from Tallgrass and perhaps my new favorite out of their catalog. Usually I'm not one to enjoy IPAs on hot summer days, but this one has some refreshing promise to it. Throw in the fact that it's a can and it's perfect for the pool or the lake.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a Sierra Nevada IPA glass

A - Pours a hazy amber/apricot color. 1 finger of frothy head that really sticks to the glass.

S - Bright grapefruit mixed with some pineapple, spicy green hop juice, very hoppy aroma, like sticking your nose in a bag of crushed hop pellets.

T - Spicy hops upfront, bitter grapefruit has a good sweetness to it, mango, stone fruit, green grass mixed in, slightly toasted pale malts run underneath, has some raw earthiness to it. Bitterness ramps up on the finish with resinous pine/spruce right on the end.

M - Full body, solid creamy carbonation, thick feel, dry finish.

Strong work from Tallgrass here. Covers a spectrum of hop flavors, good fruitiness, good bitterness, a solid malt bill that backs it up and doesn't get lost in all the hops. I'll be buying more of this.

Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.