The Grizz | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zeff80 on 01-23-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,826
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
94
pDev:
11.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
Reviews by dbarny76:
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4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, drink by 9/17/17. Pours hazy dark reddish gold with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass some.

The aroma is subdued - vegetal caramel cola malts.

The flavor is sweet caramel / toffee malt with fruity resiny bitter hops and a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice sweet malty resiny boozy DIPA.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colored with some light haziness. There's a solid inch of tightly packed tan colored head on top. Moderate lacing. The aroma is a blend of pungent pine and a hint of citrus hops. The taste is of citrus and oddly metallic flavored malt and caramel. The mouth is lightly sticky and faintly gritty. This seems like a rare miss for Tallgrass.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two finger off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and grassy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus fruit, grass, and pine. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Earthy hop hints of grass and pine resin along with some floral hints. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and grassy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit, pine, and grass. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Backing malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with some yeast. Also some notes of sugar. A solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, sticky, and fairly oily. Somewhat boozy.

Overall: A solid Imperial IPA. Nice juicy citrus and grass hop flavor.

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Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Sheet of lacing with nice head retention

S: Pine, cakeyness & grapefruit

T: Cakeyness, a little pine, mango, pineapple & just a whisper of booze up front. More pineyness, cakeyness, mango & a little toffee as this warms, plus grapefruit, just gets better as it warms. Finishes cakey, piney with grapefruit

MF: Medium body, with some stickiness, a little warming & moderation that tamps down as this warms. Nicely balanced

Great drinkability, this impressed me, I believe it is even better than Ethos & that is a damn good compliment!

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Photo of beardown
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleMontgomery
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The best part about this India Pale Ale is the abv. 9.5 is fantastic! Especially for the smoothness of the delivery. Overall a 3.0 due to the taste, look, and drink ability.

Poured into a tulip in a honey glaze with a thin string top head. In other words, good to look at but lacking depth.

It has a sweet smell of hops and citrus. I really enjoy the smell and am not a fan of hops in general as a note but it was balanced very well.

The tongue is lead into a sweet, smooth tingle on the front and is followed by a short, non lingering hop with only slight bitterness on the tail.

My favorite test is the drink ability test. My mind says that a good beer should be drunk first as if you had been walking through the desert with no water or hydration, and that the beer is the first drink you've come across in ages. In other words, the first beer in a round should be drunk with vigor.

The drink ability of The Grizz caused a difficult chug due to the hoppiness, which is clearly to be expected in the cans graphics, but was not overall difficult. Finished in a sip, sip, chug, finish fashion.

Overall a decent ipa with an excellent abv.

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Photo of Rammed96
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopHunter19
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 1/15/16 Drank 2/23/16

A - nice copper amber clear color, off white head nice lacing
S - mango, passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, orange, sweet caramel malt
T - follows the nose, sweet mango, passion fruit, papaya, orange, tangerine, backed up by sweet caramel malts. Bitter orange rind.
M - medium mouthfeel, alcohol a little too present, aftertaste is sweet tropical fruit, almost sickeningly sweet
O - ehhh, another okay to moderately good Midwest ipa. It's not bad, just a little too sweet/too much alcohol tasted.

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Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBishopco
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonbw
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mntlover
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper/orange mixture with a hug fluffy off white head that stays and laces very well. Good looking little brew, love to gobs of lace down my pint glass.

Aroma is over ripe tropical fruit, some light floral on a caramel/ honey sweet malt base. Not a hop forward big IPA but a nice balanced inviting one.

Taste is about like the nose good malt backbone but not overdone. Takes a few seconds for the hops to appear over ripe tropical fruits, some floral notes and even a little spicy hop kick. Its a big beer but balanced the 9.5% is noticeable but not distracting.

Mouthfeel is big medium with fairly mellow carbonation considering the huge head.

Overall a nice big I2PA big on malt and balanced like so much a hop bomb, but a balanced IPA is nice every now and then. Wouldn't mind having this one again when the mood hit.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CCutch
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flatlands
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hello Boozy! Maybe I've been sessioned down to a sub 5% ABV but the first thing that hits me here is the booze. After that, all the good parts of this beer come through. Not a bad beer but for the price, I can do better, even with other Tallgrass offerings.

I was hoping for a dialed up Ethos. But, this is their experimental line so I'll see what happens next from this prairie land brewery.

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Photo of Allurex
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of martinpfal
3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

For a beer of this abv and price, just a bit more was to be expected. Color was great Amber. Smell had me reaching for just something that I was hoping for in the taste and just didn't get to the fullest. Abv is hidden well and this can be dangerously drinkable. I wouldn't consider it a "miss". But not a home run either.

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The Grizz from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 94 ratings