Tallgrass IPA

This was yet another brew that I picked up in Philly. I think that I picked it up because a) I’ve never seen Tallgrass beer before and b) lately, I’ve really been into trying different canned beers and c) it’s an IPA. How could I really say no to this?

ABV: 6.3%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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!”

Random: This is my first beer from Kansas.

This brew poured a clear gold color with moderate visible carbonation. The head was a two finger, fluffy white that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on my Rogue Dead Guy glass. Since this was a tallboy, I couldn’t even pour all of the beer into the glass. The nose was really subtle. I got a hint of lemon and flowers. That was about it. On first sip, I definitely did not get the flavors that I expected. There was a lot of malt on the brew, especially for it being an IPA. The brew, while it was very thin, had mild bitterness to it, but nothing overwhelming. Mild grapefruit hops come out and were followed up by notes of sweet malt. This is a really light IPA with a very quick and subtle finish. The alcohol in the brew was almost undetectable. Although this was a thin beer with moderate carbonation, it lends itself to being light and crisp (on the positive side). Although this was not the best IPA that I ever had, it was definitely a solid brew. I would easily have this again. This would be a great barbecue beer. If you can find it, grab one and give it a try.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0