Ethos IPA | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
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885 Ratings
Ethos IPAEthos IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by minnesotaryan on 05-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
885
Reviews:
124
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
162
For Trade:
4
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Photo of NYCDE
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A home run of an IPA. It's delicious. Light, bright, delightfully unbalanced towards the hops. It's thick, rich, and solid. I bought a four pack a few days ago and loved it so much I went right through it, drove back to the store and bought some more. Great stuff.

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Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brevbin
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from pint can into a 16 oz tulip. Nice 3 finger creamy off white head formed and stayed for a while. Nice dark orange color, this looks like a DIPA. Definitely getting a citrus scent from this one. Good balance between the malt and hops on this one. This does not assault your palate, it is a real easy drinker and hides the alcohol well. Has more of a dry finish on the end.

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Photo of mattreitz49
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sporting_KCBBQ
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ravenz98
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whynot44
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy honey colored brew with a fluffy white head that retains well and produces some decent lacing.

The aroma is caramel malt, pine and citrus.

The taste is caramel malt, grapefruit and pine resin, nicely balanced.

Light/medium bodied, very easy to drink.

Overall a very nicely balanced and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of crow
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScrewBud
4.86/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to IPA. Been drinking at least a 4 pack a week for 3 years. Very Hoppy in smell and taste.

L - Darker Amber
S - Hops, Herbs
T - Lingering Hops Well balanced
F - Not as thick as a lot of IPAs, easy to drink
O - I try to buy local as much as possible and this is the best beer in the area that I have found so far, cans are also a big plus. I think this beer defines an IPA, but if I had to criticize it would be that sometimes on a hot day an IPA with a little more Citrus notes is better. If I rate a beer higher than Ethos, it must be good.

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Photo of StifflerPaleAle
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShawnL
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of turbotype
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerando
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duke33s
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of darthmiles
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wish they shipped east, I would make this a regular affair.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Found this one at Four Firkins in Minneapolis. The best by date says I've another two months to enjoy. Poured right from the 16 oz can in my fridge into my Samuel Smith pint glass.

L: Pours a hazy coppery amber color with about three fingers of billowy off-white head that sticks around for a very long time and never fully dissipates. I can't make out any effervescence through the haze of this one.

S: Pine and herbal hop notes come through in the bouquet, along with fresh cut grass and some bready malt notes. A hint of diacetyl. Just the slightest bit of metallic something-or-other in there, as well.

T: Hops, hops, and more hops. The initial taste has the pine and herbal hops front and center, with the bready malt underbelly balancing things out. The middle presents a much bolder, more resinous hop flavor and a touch of clear alcohol--this isn't a jarring or abrasive thing, as the carbonation and smooth malt profile help to keep things well-aligned. I didn't pick up much of the diacetyl in the taste, perhaps because of the hop overload. The back and aftertaste are where the hops take full command--it's very resinous and bitter, lingering on the palate for a good little bit.

F: This one had an unexpectedly watery feel to it. By no means does it feel watered-down, but it doesn't have nearly the body that I thought it would. It's watery, creamy in the middle, and decidedly bitter at the end. However, there really isn't much stick or syrupy quality to speak of.

O: I really enjoy this IPA. With the kinds of big flavors it brings, I'm surprised that it's not a DIPA. If you're into pine hop flavors or unabashedly bitter-finishing IPAs, then this is one you shouldn't miss. I'll definite come back to this one again if given the chance.

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Photo of -Rick
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ethos IPA from Tallgrass Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 885 ratings.
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