boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tall can at house of bricks rooftop bar east village... dark orange clear pour..off white head..hoppy piney bitter taste...not bad..
Scipio (632) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a large, clean and neat looking white head that settles nicely. The aroma has grassy hops, caramel, and some breadiness. Taste is a blend of malts and fruits. Malt is bready with some caramel notes. The fruitiness that this one contains seems to be strawberry and apple. There is a healthy amount of pine that is noticed throughout drinking. Aftertaste is that pine and fruit. Medium bodied, with a thick texture, with an above average amount of carbonation. Maybe not my favorite among this style, but its easy to enjoy.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a big off-white head. Good retention and nice 3D lacing.
S - Big caramel/toffee malt, rich and bready, some oranges, peaches, some leafy and spicy hops.
T - Toffee malt, very bready and yeasty. Has a toasty graininess as well. Good amounts of sweet ruby red grapefruit that transforms into a full on grapefruit bitterness and grows stronger and spicier through the finish. The malt a is dense and carries through as well.
M - Moderate lush carbonation, dense, medium to full body, dry finish from the hops.
Good stuff here. Itís more of a hefty ESB rather than a DIPA. Itís great to drink at room temp. Very malty and yeasty. Itís a different take on either style. Recommended.
Serving type: can
camborne (630) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid hops nose. Flavor has citrus, candi sugar and biscuit going on. Huge hop punch early on followed by strong sweet malt. Really liked it
Suttree (4863) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting that this is called an ESB on the can and an IPA here, because when we were drinking this I commented on what an IPA-ish ESB this is. So, yeah, this is like a full bodied, slightly malty IPA. I liked it. Thanks to theisti for the trade!
alassio (70) - USA - APR 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic, pillowy, lush head - - delicious on its own. Then silky smooth sipping - - before the hops start to bite home. Bigger and far more assertive than most anything in any pub from Newquay to Newcastle, the hops get good and stiff, but some candy-like malt keeps it friendly. A really unique and worthwhile brew. Itís fun to drink stuff like this.
beastiefan2k (2254) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moving out of KS rate-a-poolza. 16oz can poured into a .25L Corsendonk goblet. No date but the store where I bought this fridges their beers. Dateline 20/20 rating
I am pretty much a fan boy for Tallgrass, I drinkíem, I likeíem, and I rateíem. However, I have put off rating this beer for a while. I definitely drank this when it first came out and I knew my opinion off the bat. This can supports my original opinion. I hate to hate but I cannot understand why this is the highest rated beer from this brewery. Its nothing but a mishmash of malt and hops, too much of both. Too sweet, overly biscuit malts with assertive hops. Eh, my least favorite mix in a beer. Its exactly what they were going for and exactly what I dislike. This rating is a generous homer score.
mikedR (860) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really like this, although I'm not well acquainted with the ESB style. Dark copper pour with a perfect head. Aroma is hoppy. The taste is wonderful! Equal parts malt and hops, the latter imparting crispness without excessive bitterness. Sort of reminds me of a DIPA that is malt heavy if you will. Just an incredibly full-flavored beer, the hops ensuring that things never get boring. Highly recommended!
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beerbaaron (842) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber. Lasting medium to large frothy cream head, lots of lace. Hoppy, fruity, a little caramel. Medium body. Great hop finish and duration. Quite bitter. More IPA than anything. Tasty and drinkable.
MarinEvelyn (420) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very hoppy, citrus aroma.
very nice, long lasting white head.
extremely hoppy taste, bitter. Something dry, canít figure it out, doesnít taste too malty, but may very well be.
Fairly smooth finish for how hoppy it initially is.