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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Slightly murky dark copperish orange with a foamy off white head. Aroma of toast, dark caramel, and a big grassy hop tone. Taste was big and toasty with a big toffee sweetness. Finished by some grassy dry hoping. Bitter, malty, and caramelish dry. Complex and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4010) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Pours a murky orange amber with creamy sandstone head. Nose is piney nd resinous with lots of bready malt and biscuity character and some malt sweetness. Piney hop bite and slight green astringency.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Can from arminjewell as part of the NP10 V5 - thanks, man! Pretty big beer for an ESB, right? Nice dark orange pour, with modest sediment and a billowy head thatís pretty appealing. Nose is heavily malt, with a touch of malt bitterness. Full body, and nice creamy mouthfeel. Flavors are more complex than the nose would indicate: initially soft and malty, it transforms via citrus rind into a nice dry hop finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3962) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours crystal clear deep amber with a hefty tan head. The aroma gas toasted bready malt that is super clean, light cream and cotton candy with spicy / piny hops. Medium rough grainy body that gets a bit smoother on the finish and has semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts with a very earthy rough taste. It is very dry with some caramel in there and the finish brings in some pine and wood. Well made, but it is a bit on the rough side and not something Iíll grab too often when Iím picking up a Tallgrass 4 pack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3955) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2010
From a four pack bought at Jensenís in Lawrence. Malty and somewhat sweet. Caramel. Significant hops presence. Good ESB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3951) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Super cloudy amber orange with a thick sudsy white head. Nose shows lots of sweet caramel malt, some piney hops, light butter. Flavor is similar with heavy buttery caramel malts, with lots of piney and herbal bitterness in the finish. Oily palate. Seems too heavy for the style and more like an american strong ale. Oh I now I see this a double ESB. Makes sense. Still not a huge fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (3945) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Clear, amber, cream colored head. The smell is hops, citrus, pine, loaded with hops. Good. The taste is hops, fruits, citrus, pine, touch of malt balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2011
Hazy copper with a medium beige rocky top, slowly fading. Aroma of heavy grains and mild resinous and grassy hops. Taste of caramel, mild fruit, citrus and lightly toasted malt. Mild bitter and fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Location: 16 oz can from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 11/14/11

Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with some nice pine, floral, bread, and citrus notes to it
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear caramel-brown color with a big, thick, foamy off-white head
Flavor: Tastes kind of one-dimensional bitter with lots of resin, floral, and citrus, light malt backing
Palate: The body is medium-full, it is a little sticky and fairly creamy on the mouth, with a lengthy, dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a bitter Bitter. It really isnít a typical British style ESB, but more of an amped up American-style take that doesnít feel on style, maybe closer to an IPA then an ESB. Still an interesting beer though. It is the best thing Iíve tried from Tallgrass thus far, and I think Iíll drink it again.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3824) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aroma is a mix of caramel malts and yeast/citrus hops. The flavor is mildly sweet malts, yeast, citrus and a bitter but not too dry finish. Interesting, a very balanced but not too sweet IPA.


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