BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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?
Beerman6686 (6255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jeremytoni (3029) - 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 (246) - 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 (578) - Boulder, Colorado, 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 (404) - 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 (715) - 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 (3336) - 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 (5800) - 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.