Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best Tallgrass beer Iíve had by far. A good value, has a deep malt complexity. Itís interesting style makes it likely iíll get it again.
BeerBeforeH20 (60) - 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!
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper pour with an off-white froathy head. Aroma is earthy hops and malt. Taste is nice malt flavor, spicy, earthy, very tasty. Great lacing.
I liked this beer.
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pours a huge head, color is amber/orange. Nose is quite hoppy. Taste is of pine. A little hard to drink, causes your mouth to pucker and is too hoppy kills your taste buds.
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can. Slight caramel aroma with some EKG like aroma and taste. Lite laces on the glass. Imperial ESB? Try it.
bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A go between of their IPA and Ale. Sort of shallow in taste, typical metallic finish, a trademark of tallgrass beer. Not worth the effort. Also, heard the few batches available were shipped outside Tallgrass hometown. Thanks Tallgrass.
hopsessed (37) - Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
May be the best session beer I have ever had. Awesome balance. Great dark-chocolate type back of tongue bitterness. This is the beer that saved this brewery from being written off from me. Made me re-try and re-evaluate their lineup. Big fan. They just havenít made that "it" beer. Yet.
trail_and_ale (36) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Exceptional beverage with a unique blend of hops and malt, unlike any Iíve had. Nice caramel color, uniform thick head. Tallgrass gets high marks for a complete, but not overbearing hop aroma and a biscuity finish. One of my new favorites.
Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a can to a pint/shaker glass.
Appearance: Dark amber/orange but hazy in color. Small head but may be due to the pour. Light head lacing and I can lightly see carbonation bubbling up through the haze. Very good looking ESB/IPA. They state it's an imperial ESB almost an IPA. Good mix between the two.
Taste: Very hop forward followed by a malty finish. It isn't like and Imperial IPA in that it doesn't have much of a hop bite aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
Verdict: I was very impressed overall. It fed my hop head needs while giving me the malty finish as well. I will definitely buy again and keep it on hand. Tallgrass has a couple beers I've been impressed with.
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edognight (7) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved the deep copper color and high protein head. Pint can, but that didnít bother me at all. Rich malty flavor and nice carbonated tingle. Ií. not sure about the aroma, Iíve heard ígrassyí and íflat.í Flavor is a wonderful full balance of caramel, mellow bitter and a tiny hint of citrus. I love this beer.