mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
First half in a regular pint glass, second in English pint (which was definitely better.) Looks a little darker than a normal ESB but still a nice light copper with a hint of cloudiness. My nose is a bit stuffed up but i can tell this is going to be a hoppy ESB- a little nuttiness in the aroma, too. Light tan 2-finger head, good carbonation. Grapefruit hops are balanced nicely with the malts. Definitely containing English components even if it isnít a typical ESB . Almost no sweetness in the malt backbone, which is good. Dryness starts in the middle and lingers long after the finish. Bubbles are small enough that the palate can be crisp but still have a hint of smooth/creamy. Probably my favorite Tallgrass beer. Very well done.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chalice. from can: A: medium aroma for an IPA, lacking from most imperials, hoppy- simcoe, goldings, slight pine, medium frothy head with slight tan color App: medium haze, yellow-amber color. T: entirely top hopped, sms dry hopped, big hoppy mouth ball, not quite balanced with malt character, hop level slightly overwhelming. P: jung but hop bite from start to finish, back and front, lengthy finish.
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.
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.
AlmostHome (55) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised with this beer. Has a certain kick that I didn't expect. Good mix between hops and malt. Great, thick head. Dark red in color.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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.
trail_and_ale (43) - 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.
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.