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Tallgrass Oasis Ale

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mensch (289) - 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 (1005) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2012
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Good amount of light tan head. Creamy. Aroma: Some fruit and malt. But the hops are a-coming. Taste: Alcohol, more hops. Some fruit. Info: 1 pint can, 23/4-2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Hazy copper color, two fingers of tight head, lots of lacing. Big citrus smell. Grapefruit and a sharp lemon are the biggest ones. Aggressive hops from the beginning. Tough to taste anything else, but in the middle there is a little honey flavor... probably the only malt bit that came through. Lasting bitterness. Lots of bubbles and medium body. Solid Double IPA. Hits early and big; perfect fit and fun to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (3181) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pretty good beer. Served at a good temperature with a nice light tan with golden highlights, foamy head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is a very slightly hazy orange honey amber. Aroma is hops, dry deciduous twigs, used leather, malt, toffee, hint of butterscothch. Flavorís much like nose and has fairly decent balance for this style of beer which is hop on top (:-}) bitter, then a little malt sweet and carbonic tang to round out. Body is good with bitterness dominating the full mouth and good carbonation. Finish is like flavor, long, and leaves me able to have a couple more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2013 16 oz can. Pours dark orange with a nice head. Smells like honey and citrus. Very sweet for a DIPA with some citrus and a nice hoppy bitterness at the end. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1478) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Ruby colored with a sticky foamy head. Pine aroma, some citrus. Good amount of hops here. Lots of pine, grapefruit and biscuit and caramel malt. Well balanced. Thick beer with harsh bitterness. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2012 Predominantly piney, though not as piney as Ranger - malt makes it a bit easier to chug down even as the high IBUs are quite conspicuous in flavor. Like the can idea - makes it easier to get a sip, though itís harder to get a whiff unless fully poured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAR 28, 2012
Cloudy Brown/Orange color with a hefty sized head and boatloads of lacing left behind. The flavors consist of Piney/Citrus/Floral Hops, bready-biscuits and some sweet caramel. This is also a very malty beer, even by IPA standards. Itís medium bodied with an almost chewy thickness to it, but itís smooth and creamy thanks to the lack of carbonation. Overall, itís an excellent IPA that any fan of the style should check out.

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