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Tallgrass Brewing Company

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From:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
 
Kansas, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.75 | pDev: 8.8%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
66
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 01, 2019
Added:
Jan 07, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  22
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Dry-hopped pale ale soured with Lactobacillus
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
"Drink by 9/11/16"; drank 5/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE, noisy off-white head (careful pouring!); nice, frothy lace.

Grapefruit & wheat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & wheat flavors up front; tart grapefruit notes on the finish.

A nicely balanced sour pale ale; it's mild on the hops & the tartness but has enough flavor to satisfy.
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by archero from Texas

Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.74 by cgrunin from Texas

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jewellrunner from Missouri

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.66 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 27, 2018
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
From a can, this brew is an amber-gold clear colored brew. The head is thin and the aroma is pungent...tart and earthy. The taste is dry, with lots of citrus and flavor. Tart. Medium in body and interesting.
May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served on draft into a Shaker pint. Slightly cloudy yellow with a thin head and decent lacing. Strong lemon smell. This carries over to the taste. Wheat notes as well. A pleasant beer that went well with pizza at one of our favorite local BYO food bars.
Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.36 by ahommell from Mississippi

Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

Dec 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.37 by amturnm7 from Utah

Dec 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Nov 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by LJWalker from Indiana

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by ovaltine from Indiana

Nov 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by JohnnyB from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Weixiaobao from Kansas

4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: I get what they're going for on the goofy early 90s aesthetic on the can, but kind of lame. A very nice pale color with minimal head on the pour.
S: Smell is somewhat muted compared to the taste. More grassy than sour.
T: Tart, light, and refreshing. Grapefruit and lemon. This is so balanced and tasty. Perfect for a hot summer evening in the Midwest.
F: Super satisfying. Dangerously drinkable.
O: I had this on tap at my wife's favorite restaurant in KC, Novel. Paired tremendously with that new American cuisine there. Have bought a few four packs of it since. This deserves to be an annual summer release from Tall Grass.
Sep 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Sep 04, 2016
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Not bad. Aroma is a nice tart blend of hops, caramel malt, a little lemon, and other fruit. Flavor loses almost all of the hop, leaving mostly the slightly lemony tart beer. Good body. Very drinkable. Wish the hops would've stayed into the flavor.
Aug 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Chad3625 from Iowa

Aug 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by jroberts8811 from Missouri

Aug 26, 2016
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Frosty honey color with a tall webby head. 80% opaque.

Smells of piney hop and yeast, coming off more as a pickle juice aroma with lavender and herbs.

Lots and lots of pink grapefruit with a tiny bit of Splenda. Very tart in nature, hits of water in between the yeast and salt and hop.

Feel is very refreshing, it's quite decent.

Overall I can't imagine this being a bad idea for any month out of the summer. Great quencher, liquid grapefruits.
Aug 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by jtransel from Illinois

Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.66 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.31 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Aug 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by Carl_R from Oklahoma

Aug 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by mbalint1 from Oklahoma

Jul 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by RDW from Nebraska

Jul 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by BeerdedHophead from Illinois

Jul 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by wolverine0712 from Missouri

Jul 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
This beer is what is promised. Smells of pine and funky tart. The tart definitely comes through in the taste, to me it's not overwhelming. If you like tart beers give this a try, if tart scares you look elsewhere.
Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jul 18, 2016
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and tart aroma with a scent of sour yeast and citrus. Upfront scent of lacto yeast with nice sour and tart hints. Citrus hop hints of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and apricot along with green apple. Light malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a tart and juicy taste with notes of lacto yeast and citrus hops. Good presence of lacto yeast giving some sour and tart notes. Citrus hop notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange, and apricot with some green apple. Background malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. A solid tart taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and tart with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid sour spin on a Pale Ale. Nice juicy citrus flavor.
Jul 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jul 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.57 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by krome from Illinois

Jul 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Jun 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.2 by nicksamuelson from North Dakota

Jun 24, 2016
Half Pipe from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 83 ratings