Top Rope IPA
Tallgrass Brewing Company

Top Rope IPATop Rope IPA
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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.55%
Ratings:
175
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 31, 2019
Added:
Dec 23, 2015
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  43
SCORE
85
Very Good
Top Rope IPATop Rope IPA
Notes: None
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Photo of GuyFawkes
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Drink by 7/9/16"; drank 2/28/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Fresh soap, dry pine, faint citrus & some booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Spring water & faint citrus flavors up front; dry pine & faint caramel notes on the finish.

There's barely anything to this boring IPA; the best I can say is that it's inoffensive.

Oct 31, 2019
 
3.75 by mwvman from Indiana on Jan 11, 2018
 
3.8 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Nov 14, 2017
 
3.4 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Oct 06, 2017
 
3.34 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Sep 08, 2017
 
3.5 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Jul 21, 2017
 
3 by Euphoria69 from Missouri on Jul 06, 2017
 
2.59 by IndySuds from Indiana on Jun 12, 2017
Photo of ChicagoJ
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

6/6/17 (Chicago). 16 oz (Best by 8/26/16 date) can poured into large flute glass. Dark amber pour, generous white head, ample carbonation. Pleasant pine, citrus and hops aroma. Nice balance between bitter hops and sweat citrus taste. Light texture, decent carbonation. Overall good offering.

Jun 07, 2017
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on May 16, 2017
 
3.7 by Dms844 from Minnesota on Apr 14, 2017
 
4.36 by Boverhof3 from Michigan on Apr 04, 2017
Photo of ivorycannon
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ivorycannon from Indiana

Pine, citrus, a heavy malt backbone with a bit of a floral finish.

Mar 07, 2017
 
4.34 by CaeserTits from Michigan on Feb 21, 2017
 
3.5 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Feb 16, 2017
 
3.68 by Nolster from Minnesota on Feb 14, 2017
 
4.35 by Mortarforker from Texas on Feb 05, 2017
 
3.76 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Jan 31, 2017
 
3.99 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jan 29, 2017
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I bought this off the single shelf at Binnys. It poured a clear copper with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is pine and bitter citrus. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink for an ipa. There is bitter citrus through. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Jan 27, 2017
 
4.42 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Jan 23, 2017
 
3.14 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Jan 16, 2017
 
3.78 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Jan 08, 2017
Photo of secondtooth
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by secondtooth from Indiana

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber, with a huge head of off-white suds. Tons of ornate, lovely lace.

Aroma: Crisp tropical hops — citrus and floral. Very very nice!

Taste: Big tropical fruitiness with notes of pine, floral, and a bitter finish. A positively excellent IPA and one I’d love to have again.

Jan 07, 2017
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TX-Badger from Texas

Pours a slightly hazy medium amber color with white head. Citrus, pine, and some grassy notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice combination of pine and citrus.

Dec 27, 2016
 
3.36 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Dec 20, 2016
 
3.5 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 20, 2016
 
4.05 by Slayson from Missouri on Dec 10, 2016
Photo of maximum12
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

I don’t buy enough Tallgrass. With so many stouts seen & consumed lately, I felt the need for something new & hoppy. Here it is! This 16 oz. can w/3/9/17 best by date, into a snifter.

Dark orange, not quite opaque, but not clouded, either. Fizzier than Shasta; even my big old tulip takes two pours to get beer & head in. For al the hop talk, the aroma is muted. Evergreens, oranges, Bottle Caps candies.

Top Rope IPA reminds me of my tennis-playing days…though I have no idea why we chose to nickname each other after wrestlers (I didn’t even watch that stupidity). Brillo Pad bitterness scrubs the palate, with an encore of sappy pine, cascades of caramel malts, grapefruit, orange cream soda. Ends with a slightly spicy floral kick. Earthier as it warms. Soft. With so many IIIIIPAs on the market these days, this feels like going back to drinking Bud Light.

One of those ‘kitchen sink’ beers that almost works, but all the complexity isn’t working together, & that malt backbone belongs in a T-Rex. Still, good, solid beer.

Dec 08, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by HopsAreDaMan from Missouri

Globe, 16 oz can, beyond best by date. Reasonably good, but not as good as I had hoped.

Dec 07, 2016
 
3.83 by Treycotton from Oklahoma on Nov 21, 2016
 
4.08 by JustinPStewart from Texas on Nov 04, 2016
 
3.92 by Tiernan from Texas on Nov 02, 2016
 
4.25 by Hopstout from Minnesota on Nov 02, 2016
 
3.27 by CSO from Illinois on Oct 28, 2016
 
4.35 by sicilian from Florida on Oct 26, 2016
 
3.54 by einman from Minnesota on Oct 24, 2016
 
3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Oct 24, 2016
 
3.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Oct 04, 2016
 
3.75 by valkyre65 from Texas on Sep 30, 2016
Top Rope IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 175 ratings