Friday, October 23, 2015

Tallgrass Brewing Ethos IPA

Beer Name: Ethos IPA
Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Co. (Manhattan, KS)
ABV: 6.8%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz. tallboys
Where bought: Royal Liquors (Kansas City, MO)

Price: $8.99 for a 4-pack of 16 oz. tallboys
Date Bought: September 26, 2015
Date Opened: September 26, 2015
Drink By: December 5, 2015
When brewed? Year-round beer
IBUs: 110

What's on the Website: "Ethos is no ordinary IPA. Crafted from a palette of six hop varieties and then double dry-hopped with three different types of hops, this beer has an aroma that is big, bright and beautiful and a taste that explodes with juicy hop flavors, with notes of pine, resin, grapefruit and caramel." Learn more about Ethos here!

Where distributed: Tallgrass Brewing ships to 14 states in the Midwest and the South. See if Tallgrass Brewing ships to your area!

Food Pairings: Tallgrass Brewing suggests pairing with Indian and Thai food.

Appearance (5%): Poured golden-orange into a cup. Sudsy surface, minimal head. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Hoppy, slightly malty, and a lovely burst of grapefruit citrus. Very balanced. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): A wonderful balance of malts, hops, and awesome grapefruit citrus. Very delicious. If this was really 110 IBUs, I will want to get more of this one. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium body, extremely drinkable, and a nice controlled citrus-bitterness. Slight carbonation. 4.5/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. In my book, it is very similar to Bell's Two Hearted Ale for being balanced on malty and citrus-hop flavors. It had a nice bitterness, but I still did not initially think that it was 110 IBUs. Since Tallgrass does not ship to the Pacific NW, I was very happy with this purchase. When traveling, drink what you cannot get back home. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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