Ethos IPA | Tallgrass Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With a 90 BA rating and plenty of praise in the reviews, I was looking forward to experiencing Ethos, and the "consume by" date of 8/8/14 offered promise.

Orangey amber pour,nice appreance overall with a single finger of ecru head and spotty lacing.

Aroma is far more on the grainy malt side than hops to my nose: sweet and hinting at a blast of butterscotch tinged diacetyl beer that somehow fits within the description of an American IPA.

Taste is exactly as it smells: very sweet and grainy but the bitterness of the hops kicks in delivering a hefty tongue scraping 110 IBUs. The diacetyl edge is too much for me to consider this an enjoyable and inviting beer. I realize some categorize the above described flavors as "candied orange," but for me it is a turn off.

Medium bodied and a touch sticky, decent carbonation. The intense hop bitterness factor attempts to counteract the butterscotch sweetness in a valiant effort, but doesn't really succeed.

I was hoping for a hop forward assault on the nostrils and palate based on the ratings and reviews, but found this fresh can of Ethos to be rather disappointing. Can't really say it is a worthwhile IPA to go out of your way for, and can't help but feel the 90 BA rating is based more on local pride than an outstanding beer and nowhere near on the level of say La Cumbre Elevated.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very intense, lots of flavor, grapefruit, obviously very hoppy.... 110 IBUs... a legit west coast IPA.

This one is definitely not for the novice beer drinker, I recommend getting used to 8-bit (from Tallgrass) if you're not used to a very intense hop filled beer like this one. We you do get used to Ethos, you will be very pleased with the overall bitterness and intense citrus malts that are offered in this one.

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