jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.
benfergy (198) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Oasis has a brown amber color with a substantial(but not overwhelming) head. The aroma is of strong hops, unfortunately a little soapy. Fortunately, this is not present when sipping. The taste of the beer is rather bitter, but otherwise very balanced. The beer has a good, thick body to it as well. Overall, definitely an interesting beer to try, one that I wouldnít have expected from the can it came in!
TheGB (506) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a thick 3/4" head. Nice hop aroma, with a nice balance of grassy and floral hops. Medium bodied with a nice tasty balance and smooth palate.
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the best IPAs Iíve had in a while. A good level of ABV at 7.2%, and a nice color - darker like an ESB. Nice malty backbone with lots of caramel, and the hops are citrusy and balance it out nicely.
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
As many Tallgrass IPAís as I have had and enjoyed, I canít believe I am just now getting around to the Oasis. Poured from large can, beautiful red/orange color with a healthy and frothy head. Smells wonderful. Taste matches the appearance and aroma. Smooth but with bite, light but with heft. A touch of soapy aftertaste unfortunately, but I will pick more up as the weather cools and football season gets underway.
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 16 oz. can at Fireworks. It pours a nice amber color with a large, pillowy, light tan head. Great head retention. The nose is malty with notes of toast and biscuit. The flavor is slightly bitter with a nice malt backbone and some caramel. Perhaps a bit of soapy on the back end. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lingering finish. A very solid ESB.
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice frothy one inch beige head that had decent retention. The nose is about half right, the hops are fairly decent: English, leafy, pretty fresh. The malt is a bit off though, itís too sweet, too heavily dependent on crystal malt. Not very ESB like at all. The flavor is much the same. The hops fit the bill pretty well, but when it comes to the malt itís just a little too Americanized. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. The iced tea/ brown sugar like sweetness lingers a bit too long, outlasting the hops by far. It wasnít a real chore to drink a whole can of this, but not something Iíd buy again.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with a medium beige rocky top, slowly fading. Aroma of heavy grains and mild resinous and grassy hops. Taste of caramel, mild fruit, citrus and lightly toasted malt. Mild bitter and fruity finish.
bvc (1152) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can, thanks Tim. Pours a lightly chill hazed bright light copper with plenty of off white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. Quite a bit of hop going on for an esb, piney, resinous, light citrus notes, malt is present but not heavy and adds hints of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter hop flavor up front, slight hint of orange, then moves into big malt flavors, but the malt flavor is sharp and bready not syrupy and overly sweet. Although the malts overshadow the hops in the middle, the bittering comes back in the end and adds to a drier finish. Not normally an esb guy, but I would buy this again if it were available to me. Nice stuff, thanks Tim.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. can from Root Cellar. Pours a clear deep amber/copper color with a medium sized creamy ivory head. The aroma has grass, some citrus and resiny hops and a touch of caramel malt. The flavor is toasted bread with hints of caramel, light citrus, grass, with decent bitterness to the finish. Medium bodied. This is a drinkable option with a slight bump for the can. Golf season is here and you canít have too many options in cans.