MarinEvelyn (852) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
very hoppy, citrus aroma.
very nice, long lasting white head.
extremely hoppy taste, bitter. Something dry, can’t figure it out, doesn’t taste too malty, but may very well be.
Fairly smooth finish for how hoppy it initially is. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
On tap at Firehouse, served in Tulip. Poured amber, nice head and lacing. Nose and flavor was citrus and pine, big hop bite and finish. Nicely balanced and a real good IPA. kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
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 it’s harder to get a whiff unless fully poured. OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a big off-white head. Good retention and nice 3D lacing.
S - Big caramel/toffee malt, rich and bready, some oranges, peaches, some leafy and spicy hops.
T - Toffee malt, very bready and yeasty. Has a toasty graininess as well. Good amounts of sweet ruby red grapefruit that transforms into a full on grapefruit bitterness and grows stronger and spicier through the finish. The malt a is dense and carries through as well.
M - Moderate lush carbonation, dense, medium to full body, dry finish from the hops.
Good stuff here. It’s more of a hefty ESB rather than a DIPA. It’s great to drink at room temp. Very malty and yeasty. It’s a different take on either style. Recommended.
Serving type: can
01-27-2012 DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Toffee malt, very bready and yeasty. Has a toasty graininess as well. Good amounts of sweet ruby red grapefruit that transforms into a full on grapefruit bitterness and grows stronger and spicier through the finish. The malt a is dense and carries through as well.
jsh12bama (761) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Pours amber with thick off white head . Aroma of caramel malt. Taste is heavy with caramel and toffee with nice piney finish. Medium mouthfeel. Decent.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Notes. Tap. Hazy brown/orange color with a small white head. Not the prettiest looking beer (castleton ftw!). Nose is grassy and wheatlike. Not to impressed with that. Sweet and floral taste. Caramel and a perfume like taste lead to a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied and fairly sticky. I’m thinking this one may have been past it’s prime. gururyan (730) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2011
As many Tallgrass IPA’s as I have had and enjoyed, I can’t believe I am just now getting around to the Oasis. Poured from large can, beautiful red/orange color with a healthy and frothy head. Smells wonderful. Taste matches the appearance and aroma. Smooth but with bite, light but with heft. A touch of soapy aftertaste unfortunately, but I will pick more up as the weather cools and football season gets underway. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Cloudy, dark orange with foamy off-white head that lasts awhile and leaves light lacing.
Aroma: Citrus and loads of caramel and toasted malts.
Taste: Very malty caramel backbone accented by toasted malts and a very light tea-like characteristic. Strong citrusy American hops combat the malts, with a piney, spicy and bitter finish. Overall, malty but very bitter.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, creamy and smooth medium to full body, dry finish.
Overall: Never had a Double ESB before. It is quite good, but primarily seems to be a malt-focused IPA. Almost a DIPA, but not quite. Overall, fairly impressive. wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Cloudy coppery pour. A lot of hops but still a robust brew. Wonderful. Bitter. Well balanced.