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 nuebs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Highly hazed and unfiltered, a glorious bright golden hue, with a heavily dotted, creamy, off-white head. Looks great. Leaves lace.

Aroma: Bittersweet blast in the nose, loaded with citric notes, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, some mango and pineapple, too. Beautiful balance of sweet and bitter continuing to tango in the aroma.

Taste: At the start, smooth and creamy, goes down the throat exceptionally effortlessly. Not long after, the bitter, aspirin-like attack occurs on the palate, and it hits right at the back, makes itself at home, and rises in power and flavor. Feels bigger and plumper in the mouth as time goes on, expands and fills the senses. This is an utterly unfettered, untamed IPA, pulling no punches. Here's one I can drink and drink and drink. Not shy in the least, an amazing ale. Plenty, plenty of hopping makes me plenty, plenty happy.

I have a feeling through their imagery and marketing that this was originally intended to be called Mythos (which is taken), or something similar, because "Ethos" doesn't quite fit with this "legendary", "mythical" story they seem to be telling. A video tells a tale of a race of creatures called the Ethos. Okay, whatever.

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Photo of beernewbie285
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smooth not over powering dry light hop flavor. Clear golden color. Minimal head. Great sipping beer.

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Photo of Smconnor
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dillinger
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manuel_M
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good ipa. Nice light citrus nose, similar tastes with a malt sweetness upfront nicely balanced by grassy citrus hops, and a nice creamy mouthfeel that's smooth as hell. Good shit.

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

Photo of DblDiamond
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

A : Dark honey colored body, 80% opaque with just enough light penetrating to create a sunny hue. Head is off-white and four fingers, gorgeous, leaving dancing hieroglyphics (like the design on the can) on the walls of the glass all the way down as it recedes to a solid 1 finger.

S : Antiseptic, piney, and some faint grapefruit rind. Almost no malt presence, but I can nose a hint of biscuit.

T : High hop presence gratuitous of grapefruit, pine, fir, and honey. Some antiseptic also rushes in, giving the notion of mouthwash. Biscuit malts back the hop explosion. It wraps up slightly dusty with a grassy finish.

F : Medium bodied, a hard water carbonation, and a pasty finish.

O : It just tastes like a well-brewed IPA. It's not creative, not interesting, not pushing any boundaries. It's just a good representation of what a basic India Pale Ale (not a session, not a double, not any other off-shoot) should be. In that regard I guess it's good, but if we're talking in that manner, Odell makes the superior beer. I wasn't all that impressed.

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Photo of jcb7472
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nbrio85
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjd315
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johntomk
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Extol
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark copper orange color. Decent head and lacing. Smell - a bitter smell and citrus. Taste - fruit forward flavor and bitter on the back end. Overall - would get again. Light and good flavor.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to LiverBelly for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, candied citrus zest, tea, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, tea, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of candied citrus zest and tea characteristics all around.

Serving type: can.

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