Top Rope IPA

Kansas
United States
Tallgrass Beer Top Rope IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Top Rope IPA pays homage to the colorful characters of 1980s and 1990s professional wrestling. Let me tell you somethin’, brother, this beer’s got hops! Packed with five hop varieties and weighing in at 6.0% ABV, Top Rope has the perfect balance of citrus flavors like grapefruit and orange with a touch of earthy pine, a sweet caramel malt backbone and lingering bitterness that’ll call you back to the ring for multiple rematches.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
80
Hops: 
Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Bravo
Malts: 
Brown Malt, Aromatic Munich 20, Caramel 40, Caramel 120, Carapils
Judges Review 
Graham L. Barron's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

A golden, glowing amber beverage of excellent clarity greets the drinker. A moderate white head forms quickly and hangs around – and clings to the sides of the glass – until the last drop is finished. The aroma leaves no doubt that this is a hoppy beer. Loads of orange peel, grapefruit and resinous pine form a complex mélange with notes of toffee and caramel. The bitterness in this beer is very strong, but the brewer provides an assertive malt presence for balance. Strong flavors of citrus and dank, grassy resins flow over the tongue first, followed by caramel and burnt sugar, concluding in a somewhat long and bitter finish. Because of the generous malt content, this beer feels medium-bodied and more “full” than your typical West Coast-style IPA. This resinous, sticky beer will definitely satiate any hop lover’s demand for lupulin.