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Ethos IPA - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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90
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691 Ratings
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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 43
Gots: 78 | 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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Photo of StaveHooks
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.

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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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Flatlands
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to think that Tallgrass is going to phase out their old IPA as this is brew really gives a balanced IPA. I pours some out to view it but I drank this bad boy right out of the can. It still holds up well sitting in a can koozie.
A-The old IPA did well here, the new one is even better. Great orange color with a big billowy white head-o-foam.
S-smells great out of the can, grassy and piney like a good IPA.
T-I was expecting big PIney hops here but this one has a good grassy balance. It also is a lingering brew so the flavor hangs around... Awesome!
M-I'll need to pour into a glass for a full review here but hey, it works right out of the can so I have to think a glass would work well too. Good feel, lingers, right amount of carbonation.
O-Tallgrass continues to brew beers that I like to keep around and revisit as they are unique and offer a slight twist on each style.
Check out the video for this beer on their website. It's a short intro to the name but it is fun. Love the graphics.

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4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Really awesome orange gold color with a really billowy 3 fingers of white head that leaves a lot of lacing around the glass. A fair amount of carbonation coming off the bottom. Looks like a very hoppy IPA

S - Not a lot of that west coast hop character in the nose. Getting more of a floral and citrus character to it which is surprisingly with the IBU count on this. There is some faint orange and graperfruit but not a rind astringency famous in DIPAs. Getting some of those thicker bready notes from the malts. Smells pretty easy to drink let's see.

T - Follows the nose I am not getting hardly any of those hops mostly getting some of that dankness from the malts with some hop kick at the front of the tongue. There is a lot of people claiming to smell a lot more typical potent IPA flavors I am not tasting that. Some earthy dirt tastes as I have been known to say. I am getting some sweetness at the end of the pull that reminds me of a spring time IPA sort of flavor like Choc makes. A pretty average, easy drinking IPA for the amount of hops in this.

M - Medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. It's somewhat chewy but also has some creamy textures. Leaves a dry finish in your mouth that begs you to drink more.

O - The taste was only somewhat of a let down. As a big fan of Tallgrass and having had their original IPA I can tell you that this is a DRASTIC improvement. Not a west coast IPA that ruins your palate like I thought but light and florally with some nice elements that make this a nice summer session IPA. Well done Tallgrass!

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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BBD: 9/9/13
Hazy sunshine orange, lasting foam and collar of lace around the edges. Sticky spotty lacing, great retention.

Subdued citrus aroma, caramel malt.
Bitter citrus peel flavors, grapefruit, and mild caramel malt in the background. Medium bodied with an ample bitterness. Dry aftertaste, bitter greens linger long after the swallow. Overall it's pretty good, would like to try a fresher can once it hits the local market.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a tall tulip

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with three fingers of dense white head. Great retention and good lacing.

S: Quite citrusy - lots of orange, grapefruit, and a touch of dankness. A mixture of breadiness and caramel malts balance the aroma nicely. The aroma is potent, but not overwhelming.

T: The flavor starts out with a pretty dank hop and a nice caramel sweetness. Citrus is now in the background now. The beer is strongly bitter, though not over the top.

M: Medium to thin mouthfeel with a strong carbonation.

O: A solid IPA. A very nice aroma with a decent flavor. I wish the fruitiness would come out a bit more in the flavor and the bitterness was dialed down a bit.

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Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.