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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
[Can] Pours hazy reddish-brown with a decent khaki head. Aroma is sweet and herbal. Taste is rounded lemon up front, moderate bitterness, a grassy, herbal quality, then dominant malt towards the end, which merges with the hops in an unusual way. Fairly thick mouthfeel, smooth, long finish. Overall, not terrible, but not overly enjoyable. I can see how others would enjoy this, but it isnít my thing, and not something I plan on revisiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012

Can 1 pint.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, old hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, malty, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pint can. Poured clear, lovely reddish-orange with a tall, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up grassy and herbal hops over mostly biscuity malt.. deeper peppery orange notes.. not greatly exciting, but it seemed well-balanced. The flavor was more bitter than the nose suggested, with orange zest and herbal notes leading.. again a biscuity core with a pinch of honey.. finished with a lot of residual, mostly orangey bitterness, peppery alcohol, and a hint of cardboard. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation across the middle of the palate.. a bit too spicy and bitter, losing some balance.. overall an OK drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and yeast/citrus hops. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, yeast, citrus and a bitter but not too dry finish. Interesting, a very balanced but not too sweet IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2002) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2012
16 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt and citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1063) - Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Dark copper pour,good head/lacing.Some white yeast bits,making haze. Nice fresh hoppy pine aroma,some herbal slight mineral/bread-malt.Some resinony sweetness.MIld yeast ester. Full bodied-hoppy/malty.A good amount of pine with medium carmel slight toffee/toast or roast.Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3345) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2012
16 oz can scooped up from Wisconsin. This beer pours a nice amber with burnt orange tinges. Aroma of strong, pine filled hops with mild spruce and resin notes. Some caramel malts, along with earth and cherry notes. Flavor is well-balanced between floral, pine and resin hops, combined with a strong malt presence, focused on caramel and toffee. I get notes of dark sweet bread and red cake. Mouthfeel is full bodied, well carbonated, mildly heavy. Finishes on a strong, bitter orange peel note. A bit too heavy for an IPA, but a nice beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mensch (247) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
A little bigger than their IPA in every regard. A little darker, a little cloudier, a little stronger, a few more off flavors - smokey phenolics in addition to the butterscotch diacetyl. Still missing the hop aroma. In spite of this, itís not a bad beer. Some nice grapefruit and sweet malt flavors, dry bitter finish. Very one-dimensional. Iíd drink it again, if someone else is buying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip. Oasis has a very full burnt copper color that is slightly hazy. A monster cream colored head forms with the initial pour, sticking around for the duration of the glass and leaving some monster lace stick all over the glass. A caramel malt presence is obvious in the nose. Toasty, and bready, there is a clear malt presence, as advertised. The hops are leafy and somewhat floral. Overall it smells fairly bitter. There is a quick flash of caramel sweetness before a long hoppy bitterness comes in. There is a good amount of toasted, bready malt here, but the hops are even bigger. Unfortunately the hoppiness comes in a form of a long, flat bittterness, Leafy and grassy, the hops do not have quite enough depth or variety to make this truly interesting. The body is on the full side for the style, from the nice malty support. There is not a whole lot of sweetness, nor does it get much of a mouth-watering boost from the hops. The carbonation is full and creamy, and there is a lingering bitterness and stickiness on the lips from the hop residue. This was a solidly executed beer from Tallgrass; I donít totally connect with malty IPAís or leafy, grassy hops, but it was well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (939) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Excellent beer overall. Drank a few of these 16oz pint cans during a beach weekend. Aroma is strong and persistent, pour is a beautiful copper with medium head. Strong beer, even for an IPA...VERY full taste. Grassy taste, almost, balanced with tasty malt. Iím not a hop-head but I thought this was a really great beer.

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