mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
CH-303 (1997) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
drpimento (3181) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dresden (1478) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
BeerKurve (520) - - MAR 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.