Tallgrass Brewing Company

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IPA - American
3.66 | pDev: 12.84%
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Our third beer, Tallgrass IPA, is an India Pale Ale that is rich, complex, and flavorful. We are proud to be the first brewery here in the Great Plains to have the first brewed, cans, and draft IPA out on the market!

Tallgrass IPA originally came to life as a creation during Jeff’s early homebrewing days (batch Numero Uno), and it was consumed in short order by his friends who came over to cook out and help with the next batch. After some modifications over the years (because nobody’s rookie homebrew batch tastes all that great, but your friends will tell you it does) the recipe was dialed in to become what is now Tallgrass IPA. We love this beer and think you will too!

60 IBU
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Reviews by homebrew311:
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homebrew311 from Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a deep golden with good clarity and a considerable fluffy white head. Heavy lacing and decent retention.

S: smell is of floral and piney hops, some honey sweetness and some bready malts to finish

T: The front features some spicy and piney hops. The malt profile is much more pronounced on the palate as it lends a dry biscuity flavor, the finish is bitter. Overall it is pretty well balanced with an sturdy malt backbone.

MF: medium body, medium carbonation, pretty smooth

D: not a bad IPA, however there is nothing that really stands out about it. It is decently balanced and features nice hop qualities.

Oct 29, 2010
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cannabanaceae from Washington

3/5  rDev -18%

Dec 28, 2011
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CrummyLuke from Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mar 20, 2014
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jsprain1 from Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear light red with a thick billowy white head. Head retention is strong with one solid ring of lacing.
S- Aroma is on the sweet side with a bit of caramel, with a sweet citrus fruit aroma.
T- A bit sweet for my taste. It starts with a honey quality before a bit of orange flavor. Finish shows a bit of pine.
M- Smooth. Body is a bit lighter than I would like. Carbonation is nice smooth and spot on.
O- A middle of the pack IPA for me. A bit too much sweetness and not quite enough hops make this one only sort of successful for me.

Nov 12, 2011
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 10, 2015
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beer2day from North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honey gold pour with forced 1-finger head. Decent retention, though, and moderately chunky lace.

Burnt caramel nose with hints of floral hops. Not quite enough there.

Taste is mild, especially for an IPA. Really light caramel malt, a little toast, and very light hop presence. Mild lemony iced tea flavor. Getting a little more hop presence in the finish, but just not enough umph.

Appropriate body for the style. Creamy, but needs a bit more fizz.

A fairly average, malt forward IPA.

Dec 11, 2011
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BearMittens from Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jul 09, 2014
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ne0m00re from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

05/10/11- Review of a pint can stamped (11234)? I have no idea what that means.
A: Hazy dark amber, solid two-finger cream head and some great lacing.
S: Copper, sweet, resinous, bananas and tangerines. Welcoming.
T: Much more earthy and mellow and floral than expected. There is a slightly dry finish and not much of a linger besides the biter twang and some caramel.
M: Thicker, developing froth slowly turning to cream... Nice.
O: Pretty good and interesting. I'd get the four pack again.

May 20, 2011
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Faroveryonder from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Jul 17, 2014
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bump8628 from Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only thing better than craft beer from a can is craft beer from a 16oz can.

Pours a vibrant copper with a nice mat of white foam.

Sturdy earthy, toasted malt with a nice helping of medium caramel and honey forms the balance for a smooth hop bitterness. Hops deliver a light dose of flavor and aroma (at least by the standards of the style) that's reminiscent of lime zest and fresh summer flowers.

A "balanced" IPA here, which usually isn't my style. But this one is regional (and therefore fresh) and quite satisfying on a lazy summer night.

Aug 07, 2010
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jpuetz from South Dakota

3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aug 10, 2015
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Brenden from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is a dark amber color verging on orange with a light chill haze to it. The off-white head created is between two and three fingers with a sturdy thickness and density to it. Plenty of webby lacing is left, particularly at the top of the glass and pretty leggy the rest of the way.
There's a good balance on the nose, with both citrus and pine blending with some caramel and breads.
The taste follows, with pine being the prime element but a good dose of citrus and, again, a steady malt balance adding breads and caramel. A light sweetness is developed along with a touch of grassiness underneath.
The body is medium, and a light carbonation is low enough not to distract while keeping lively. Crispness develops early and leads to a good smoothness into the finish. The semi-dry body makes for good drinking all the way through.
I'm very glad Tallgrass cans started popping up here; this is another great one from them.

Jun 29, 2011
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ADKbeerguy from New York

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

Nov 09, 2014
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scray24 from Colorado

3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Extra bottle from HB BIF - thanks MCraw88.

Pours auburn with 1 finger head that sticks around fairly well with decent lacing.

I didn't see any other comments on this one but I definitely got some Brett nose on this one. It wasn't real fresh (3+ months old) so not overwhelming on the hops in the nose.
Overall nice mouthfeel, fairly heavy bitterness in the taste, again IMO definite Brett flavor not ideal with bitterness slightly overpowering. Don't think its a great stylistic representation but was a good drinker, still like saison Brett much better but for me this one was remniscent of it.

Nov 11, 2009
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Squire from Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 29, 2016
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spycow from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Apr 28, 2013
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.77/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Light brown pour, darker than average, lots of carbonation rushing out of the can. Aroma was earthy, almost English like yeast, malt and hop presence. Just didn't bring the noise in terms of an American ipa.

Malt forward taste, not quite normal stuff for an ipa, comes off like a scotch/wee/English burton/ipa vibe.

Mar 10, 2016
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CityBoy1986 from Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Mar 04, 2012
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gyllstromk from Belgium

4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden with a very nice frothy head, right on target for an IPA. Nose is a pineapple and other light fruits, some lemon citrus, and pine. Not overly aromatic but pleasant. Flavor is a nice balanced hoppiness, crisp bitterness, which seems to hit the mark. Not overly flavorful from the hops but also keeps the malt dialed back to let the hops shine; a good balance is struck. Mouth is good with good carbonation and not too much lingering bitterness. In some ways the more subdued bitterness and hoppiness make it a more drinkable IPA.

Sep 24, 2009
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abrand from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stable in STL. Served in pint glass.

Pours a copper color with a nice frothy 2 finger head and lots of lacing on the glass. Little hazy but color is nice. Smell is full of fruits with oranges and bananas. Lots of sweetness on the nose. Taste is really good. Fairly low ABV IPA which makes it sessionable. Nice bitter finish to the quaff that follows up the fruits and floral notes up front. Mouthfeel is thin and good carbonation. Overall this is a good tasting IPA. Nothing out of the park but a nice everyday beer.

May 05, 2011
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MinorThreat from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Feb 19, 2013
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Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tallgrass IPA

Craft in a 16oz pounder can, gotta love it.

Pours a dark orange in color with a chill haze. Decent inch of froth which leaves excellent lacing. Complex nose of orange, citrus, pine, caramel, mango and honey. In the taste, mild grapefruit citrus, tea, soft bitterness, and an abruptly clean finish to nothing. Faint pine, and maltyness leaves very vague caramel and toasted grain flavors. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, very clean, the flavors are gone quickly. Overall, this is a solid ipa that leaves me wanting more, though I wish the flavors were more drawn out. Still, very good.

Aug 12, 2011
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memphischas from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Sep 02, 2013
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bsp77 from Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear amber with large sticky head and nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel, sweet bread, sweet citrus. Doesn't smell like an IPA.

Taste: Tastes somewhat like an IPA, although the citrus is pretty sweet. As are the malts, with strong caramel notes and some breadiness. There are some spicy and pine-like notes on the finish to combat the sweetness, but not quite enough.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation with a very creamy body. Finish could be a touch more dry but the body makes up for it.

Overall: This is a fairly tasty, balanced beer, but not quite what I want in an IPA. Also, Tallgrass's own Oasis is kinda similar but ultimately much better.

Aug 04, 2012
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Major props to Rbald42 for sending me this beer. An unexpected package. He's a very cool BA.

A soapy 3 finger head forms with excellent retention. The beer is slightly hazy and a bright orange gold color. Just a touch of sticky lacing.

Aroma is pretty muted. No punch of hops. A touch of toasted malt. A very light citrus aroma as well. Almost a bit nutty.

Very balanced IPA. Toasty, nutty malt flavor quickly followed by a moment of sweetness then citrus.
Nice bitterness comes in for the 2nd 1/2 of the flavor nd lingers nicely. Again, soapy comes to mind. As I keep drinking it, I am left with the thought that this might be a touch too sweet.

Smooth mouth feel. Almost cask like. Very subtle caerbonation.

Actually, I like this. Balanced, but pretty fresh flavored.

Mar 08, 2010
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 368 ratings