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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeffís favorite homebrew recipes. Here at Tallgrass we love malt and we love hops, and this beer has both of them in record quantities; well, at least records for our baby brewery. At a hefty 7.2% ABV and 93 IBU, Oasis is a big beer that has to be priced a bit higher than our regular line of beers. We think that once you taste the over-the-top hops and surprisingly sturdy malt backbone you will realize why itís worth it. Definitely not a fruit-extract seasonal shandy, this beer is meant to be enjoyed on the back porch, the front porch, or even on the stoop. Whatís a stoop? Well, itís a good place to drink beer, is what it is.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Deep amber pour off white creamy and foamy head lots of sticky striped lacing .... aroma of citrusy hops, little earthy and lots of caramel malt, light toffee ...... taste is a lot of caramel malt with a good dose of citrusy bitter hop with a resiny and earthy feel, light toffee ..... bitter hop lingers into the finish .... good malt and hop balance and the abv is hidden well .... a nice mix of styles

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Can. The gargantuan head of foam is clearly the predominant characteristic of this pour, burying a burnt-orange beer. A bountiful aroma escapes thru the foam, rich with malt and notes of pine. The flavors are worthy of a roaring campfire, overflowing with bark, pinecone, resin, and light bitterness. (#4123/5/27/2011)

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Thanks to dougofthefuture for sending this in Blind BIF 5. Served in a Cantillon tulip. Pours a bright copper color with a bit of a reddish hue. Big white head with some spotty lacing and a thin cap throughout. The nose is not good. Really light with a bit of grain. A bit grainy. Smells kind of like an old IPA. Grain tannin. The flavor has loads of grain and a good amount of grain husk. By good, I mean a lot, not that its a little less than great. Astringent. Hard to guess on this right now. Itís tasting more like a bad IPA. Bitterness in the finish with a dry finish. No hop flavor thought. Not a fan. Perhaps a kill shot. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-14-2011

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1850) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2011
1 pint can poured into an English Pint at 50į. Color is a golden brown with a slight touch of orange. Carbonation is very good producing a tall head that is tight on top. Aroma is a light hop scent with some grapefruit zest in the back. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor comes on with a faint grain taste that has a very mild sweetness lending a bit of caramel, then the hops jump in with grapefruit and white pepper on a bold bitterness. After taste is dry with the bitterness out lasting the flavors. Wow this is a great ESB, very well balanced and tasty. This is only the second brew Iíve had from them but both have been excellent examples of there style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Can: Peppery hay nose with toffee undertones. Clear copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Flavor is heavily dominated by tea, but clover honey is also prominent. Grain notes are occasionally detected. Lilly and marigold finish. Alcohol not noticeable. Traditional and authentic British aromas and flavors. Carbonation and strength is more of the American flavor. Quite an interesting interpretation of an ESB

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pours a very hazy and very dark amber/copper color with burnt orange hues when held to a light and a 2.5 finger frothy light beige head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves large streaks of soapy lacing behind. Sweet, slightly earthy aroma with a balance of floral hops and dark malt notes. Thereís a faint citrus presence with hints of pineapple and grapefruit but the hops mostly give off floral pine notes. The malt character is prominent in the nose with hints of caramel, nut and biscuit. The citrus notes become more evident as it warms but it still smells a bit malt heavy for my liking. Medium bodied with a much stronger hop presence than the aroma suggests. Thereís a nice dry, bitter hop bite up front that lingers throughout over the sweet malt backbone into a spicy dry finish. Oily and sticky with a prominent pine needle flavor that overpowers some subtle citrus notes. Underneath, there is strong malt backbone that provides some sweetness for balance. Hints of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and biscuit but the hop presence is most prominent. The ABV is well masked but overall itís a bit one note in the hop profile and I would have preferred if the malt presence was a bit stronger. This is supposed to be an imperial ESB but it tastes more like an overly malty DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Nice dark amber color with a tall tan head. Has a soft scent, has a nice hoppy malt taste to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: APR 9, 2012 Iíve been pretty impressed by the Tallgrass line of beer, my favorite being the 8 bit pale, this beer I feel does not fully live up to the cans promise of being aggressively hopped, especially when compared to a beer I consider hopped to the max, that being Surly Furious, or Surly Abrasive. this beer however is not a bad beer by any means what so ever, great smell, great taste, and great overall appearance. Really smooth beer and balanced beer when weighing the malty and hoppy characteristics, love drinking it, but I feel it was falsely advertised!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
By taste, hard to tell if it an IPA or an ESB. Not a great example of either. Drinkabe but nothing great going on here. There is a lingering bitterness which I do not like. Hard to define what is going on with this one. Are there any real good beers from west of the big river to the big mountains?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
This poured a dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of fruity citrusy hops and toasted malts. Flavor was bright bold citrus, alot more hoppy than i was expecting with a decent biscuty malt backbone. Quality stuff.


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