Ethos Dry-Hopped India
Pale Ale Brewed by Tallgrass Brewing in Manhattan, Kansas
foretold in legend. Six types of hops are gathered from the corners
of the world to make this legendary brew. This is no earthly IPA.
They will write ballads, build monuments, paint caves, and sacrifice
goats to this beer. They will drink Ethos and dance to shake the
heavens. The aroma is the harbinger of the tastes to come. Big,
bright, and beautiful, this beer exceeds all expectations and grants
wishes. Twice dry-hopped and brewed with the aid of a dark alliance
from another realm, this beer bestows upon you all the complexity of
the hops' flavors without overwhelming your senses. Ethos IPA is a
gift to you, beer mortals. Drink it and fulfill your destiny. ABV:
6.8%. IBU: 110
Appearance: Appearance has a hazy golden orange with a large three
Aroma: The nose is surprisingly bready and yeasty for an IPA, with
some undertones of citrus, mostly orange and mild lemon. Between the
smell and carbonation it almost reminded me of a Belgian.
Taste: The taste, however, is bold and sweet with citrus, especially
candied orange and some grapefuit bitterness, which gives way to an
assertive pine bitterness that lingers and coats the mouth. The
bitterness is big and builds, but manages to avoid overwhelming the
other flavors. As I continue to drink and it warms, I pick up some
pineapple and herbal, maybe slightly grassy, qualities. Quite a lot
of carbonation, but it worked well with the intense flavors.
Overall: It is a big IPA, but is actually quite balanced in its way.
The flavors are all intense, yet they check each other. I do not
like overly bitter IPAs, and at 110 IBU I thought I wouldn't like
this one. However, they balanced the bitterness and malt very well.
Will definetly buy again, and look forward to trying more of their
The Story Behind Tallgrass Brewing
The decision to found Tallgrass Brewing Company was made by Jeff
Gill and his wife Tricia on April 8, 2006. Tricia had asked Jeff
THAT question: “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?”
Jeff had been thinking about that exact question quite a bit. “I
want to start a microbrewery!” Jeff answered. He had been an avid
homebrewer for six years and loved to brew beer that people enjoyed.
At that point, he and Tricia made a commitment to start a new
microbrewery in Kansas. It would mean moving from where they lived
at the time, Jeff giving up his career as geologist, and Tricia
After the decision was made, the next 12 months were a flurry of
activity: Jeff juggled a full-time job while trying to gain as much
experience in the craft beer business as possible, and Tricia gave
him her full support along the way. They chose Manhattan, Kan., for
the location of the brewery, and chose Tallgrass for the name. They
had always wanted to settle in this area to raise their family and
live near the scenic Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie surrounding
Manhattan. It just so happened that the water near Manhattan is an
excellent choice for brewing beer, too!
When the spring of 2007 rolled around, Jeff was ready to speak with
friends and family about investing in their dream to start Tallgrass
Brewing Company. With the money raised and a lot of hard work, the
brewery was built just off of Green Valley Road at the edge of the
Flint Hills. A beautiful copper-clad brewhouse arrived in June 2007
and the first beer was brewed in August 2007. Our beer is now
available on tap and in cans across the Midwest, Mississippi,
Minnesota, and more to come!