Tallgrass IPA | Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass IPATallgrass IPA
367 Ratings
Tallgrass IPATallgrass IPA

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by zeff80 on 11-26-2008

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Photo of 6demonbag
4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of stampfler07
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden with a foamy white head that sticks around for a while, light lacing clings to the glass

S- Sweet and floral hop, slight pine presence as well

T- Malt up front with floral hop, floral notes stick around throughout, malt tastes like a sweet amber, dry bitterness rises towards the end, slightly bitter finish, good balance

M- Moderate carbonation, slightly watery in the body, moderate weight

O- Good balance between malt and hop, floral dominance and not too much bitterness from the hops until the end is different, could almost be sessionable, solid offering

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Photo of Kindsdaddy
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of 59rockabilly
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of augustgarage
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

Clear orange peel liquid with an active half finger of beige cream up top. Soapy, fast running lacing; average retention.

Butterscotch (though not from diacetyl) or perhaps caramel in the nose followed by a wave of cherry, faint pine, and a difficult to parse herbal quality.

Sweet palate entry with pale malt and a light bitterness coming through as well. Black pepper, dandelion greens, and caramel emerge and last into the medium-dry finish. There is a slight bight from alcohol, even though the ABV is not especially high for the style. Perhaps a touch of DMS as well?

Crisp yet round mouth-feel with low but sufficient carbonation.

Overly sweet yet adequately dank to still be enjoyable...

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Photo of baconman91
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy dark gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like strong bitter grapefruit, with some pine resin and sweet honey.
T: It tasted like bitter grapefruit and earthy resin hops, with a little caramel and bready yeast. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice, clean and enjoyable IPA. It had a good scent and taste and body. It had a smooth finish too, so it was easy to drink. Not unique, but a solid brew.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MFauver35
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Mvacco
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass give this reddish-golden colored beer a big white to off white head that settles into a rather light lacing.

A medium bodied beer that has a decent piney to grassy hops aroma with some of the grain malts sneaking through.

The same dry grassy hops in the taste with a light grain malt coming through clearly.

A pretty dry hopsy aftertaste on this IPA, this seems to be the most IPAishness of the drink, the taste and aroma seem to be more akin to the dark IPA that are so popular now.

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Photo of njgoodspeed
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stakem
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can into a shaped pint glass. Thanks to Clockworkorange for this one. The brew appears a clear color of copper with 2 fingers worth of fluffy yellowish stained head. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a webbing of lacework sticking all over the glass.

The aroma is sweet with a scent almost like candied oranges. It is somewhat fruity and floral with a solid caramel malt inclusion. A clean yeasty note is evident mixed with some herbal hop character and more fruit scents that are somewhat rindy like the previously described orange but zesty and natural.

The taste is somewhat sweet upfront with a flavor of toasty caramel malt. A bit of herbal flavoring is present before the onset of some bitterness that is mildy vegetative. A bit of fruity rind elements somewhat like grapefruit are present with a zesty bitterness that continues towards the finish with some mineral inclusion and mild solvent alcohol touch.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is fairly crisp with a much more prominent solvent alcohol flavor than expected for ~6% abv. Overall not a bad brew but not something I would continually reach for if I had other options. Worth a try if you get the chance but nothing crazy here.

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Photo of deapokid
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mdillon86
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ConorThomas
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the pounder into a fluted pint glass, color is copper, translucent with clearer edges anda nice dense off white to light tan head with some very nice lacing

Smell is a wonderful mix of light biscuit malt, clean pale malt and some fresh light grassy hops.

Taste is malt flavor upfront, biscuit/pale mix and a nice finish of lightly citrusy hops.

Mouthfeel is just right, good amount of bitterness and a nice presence from the malt.

Overall, great IPA rendition, similar to an extra pale ale from flying fish mixed with a dogfish head 60. Very solid brew. and its a pounder!

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jayschool
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a nice crisp clear light amber with 2 fingers of frothy head and great lacing. smells bready, malty, caramel. slight earthy bitterness up front, a little boozey, tastes like rye bread, toffee. medium bodied and light carbonation. not a bad beer, but not the typical ipa either - which is not a bad thing at all, just not what i was expecting.

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Tallgrass IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 367 ratings
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