VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce can. This is Tallgrassís summer offering, and itís a vast departure from what you normally consider a summer seasonal. They call it an ESB, but the hops profile pushes it into double IPA territory. Pours a deep ruby red with a gorgeous billowing head. Beer smells of hops, specifically pine. I feel like Iím in a ceder grove. Likewise, the flavor at first is hops - lots of resinous hops - but it eventually gives way to a huge malt profile lurking beneath the surface. Malts are pronounced, with a roasty caramel flavor. This is a big beer - you almost have to chew through it. Despite this it finishes quickly with a slightly bitter, almost mineral aftertaste which leaves you wanting more. Possibly my favorite of all the Tallgrass beers - I really think it would be better in the fall months as an alternative to the Oktoberfests that are on the market. Hereís hoping they start to produce it full time. Recommended.
agent_511 (157) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong american hop aroma. Long bitter finish. Strong sparkling carbonation with moderate head. Dark gold to brown color.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. A really different beer. Caramel color, hoppy taste. Good. Weíre big fans for the artwork too.
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - 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!
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. nice blend of malt and hops - malt hits first. not a lot of citrus but plenty of pine and resin. reasonably well integrated alcohol makes for a refreshing taste but an enjoyably hearty mouthfeel. nothing extraordinary but a solid all rounder. would definitely pick up if I ever saw it again.
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
By taste, hard to tell if it an IPA or an ESB. Not a great example of either. Drinkabe but nothing great going on here. There is a lingering bitterness which I do not like. Hard to define what is going on with this one. Are there any real good beers from west of the big river to the big mountains?
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another outstanding outing from Tallgrass Brewery. I really canít tout our loccal/regional craft brewers enough. The other reviews and product deScription say it all.
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint Can. Pours deep cloudy amber with an off-white head, leaving good lacing. Aroma is dry and not offensive, floral. Tastes Hoppy up front with a strong enough malt backbone to support . Finishes dry and well....hoppy. I like it but would prefer a little more citrus rather than the spicy dry hops. Good beer and will probably show up in my fridge again.
alassio (84) - 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.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nice goldish color with beautiful off white head. Glad to see listed here as an ESB instead of an IPA, because the hopiness is really balanced and smooth, not harsh enough for an IPA. Irregardless, very tasty ESB, my favorite of this style to date. 7.2% is nice too btw.