Ethos IPA | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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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:
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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:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of tectactoe
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Jeff for splitting this can with everyone. Goldenrod, honeysuckle color with a slightly dusty white head that froths up nicley and leaves behind some good lacing. Funny thing, I'm looking at someone else's glass right now. I decided to drink straight from the can... Yeah, I know this isn't Heady Topper, but I was far to tired to be bothered with pouring my own glass!

Grassy hops, even more piney and bitter on the nose with a touch of resins and hop oils. Not quite dank-a-lank, but pretty resinous and "raw", yet not over-the-top with abrasiveness. Good level for a single IPA, I'd say. Malt balance is... nice enough. Some bread with a very, very light toasty note going on. Some moderate citric hops in the finish, but not too much.

The flavor contains a bit more grapefruit, pithy and kind of bitter, followed up by a larger wave of those oily and resinous hops that I was getting on the nose. Piney and actually quite bitter, they'll scrap the saliva from your tongue and clean out your gumline in no time at all. Some mild lemon peel and more grapefruit in the finish, wafting across a soft blanket of bready malt. Medium bodied, crispy with tight carbonation.

Definitely a nice surprise... I wasn't expecting much from this, and it ended up being pretty tasty. Having this one makes me want to get my hands on their "8-Bit" Pale Ale even more now. Solid, piney, bitter IPA with good character and not too much hindrance from the malt side of things. A nice beer to keep on hand.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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

110 IBUs! Holy smokes!

This pours a clear tanned yellow/auburn with generous foaming.

For such an intensely hopped beer there’s not a wallop of an aroma as I had been expecting. The hops are there, definitely, but not on par with the IBUs. I get a light bit of pine and orange with some biscuit. The intensity comes across as I sip it, however. There’s a malty sweet finish which complements an intensely piney hop profile. It finishes with some pine and a nice heft without being heavy. This was a gift in trade from a buddy who raved about it. I can see why. Most enjoyable.

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

A thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, a bit of citrus. Taste is strong of hops, very bitter, dry, piney, no malts to speak of. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DrMalt
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

l almost didn't buy this offering from Tallgrass as my last purchase "Tallgrass IPA" was quite uninspiring, but I can seldom resist trying a new IPA.

Much to my surprise this a solid American IPA. Lots of hop aroma, a little bit of a chill haze-maybe my new fridge is too cold? A tremendous flavour profile with loads of hoppy, resiny, citrus flavours. Great mouthfeel as it has a good full bodied pour but not an overpowering alcoholic taste. A fantastic IPA the way I like it...lots of IBU (over 100) but not overwhelming in the taste.

I would buy again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A darker shade of amber in color. Clear. Forms a modest, thick-foamy head, but the retention is quite good as is the lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma. Rather hoppy. Moderately sweet, with notes of juicy citrus, orange, grapefruit, and a bit of citrus pith. There are some pine notes in the mix, but the citrus dominates.

T: The taste is also quite nice. Starts with a light sugary sweetness, then turns juicy. Orange and mandarin first, then the more bitter and less sweet grapefruit second. Ends with a a bit more of the sweetness, before finishing with some light pine resin.

M: Medium bodied. Mild sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: A pretty good IPA. Nice balance between the hops and the bitterness. Complex enough to be interesting, but not so much that it hurts the drinkability.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy, with EJB date 11/25/2013, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 8/23/2013. Thanks Samuel for throwing this one in as an extra.

Looks beautiful. Pours a dark copper body with an insanely huge fluffy white head that has excellent retention and leaves bubbly lacing all over the joint. Lots of lacing remains as I drink this beer. Very pretty and appealing for the IPA style.

Smelling mostly the malt sweetness here- very sweet, bready and a good bit of toffee and honey. There is a faint background of pine needles and sap. Might be some citrus- tangerines in particular. Not much else here to smell.

Tastes like a smooth liquid bread- a bit of honey, caramel biscuits, toffee with a solid bit of pine bitterness on the back end that isn't supremely overpowering but brings the components together rather well. But as it warms up, it gets really, really bitter. Really neat how it does that.

Mouthfeel is a medium bodied brew with great carbonation. Finish is a bit dry and quite piney bitter, especially as it warms. It definitely lives up to the 110 IBUs listing when it does warm up! Its drinkable and there is no hint of alcohol here. Dangerously drinkable here.

Solid IPA that doesn't bring too much booziness yet it has a good balance of malts and hops here. Its interesting in that this beer gets more bitter as it warms up; I don't think I have found a lot of beers that do that. I would like a bit more hop complexity here but this is an otherwise well-executed American India Pale Ale.

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