nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
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 (109) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
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? alassio (99) - USA - APR 18, 2013
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. It’s fun to drink stuff like this. 400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2012
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. conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2011
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.
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
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 isn’t 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
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. AlmostHome (70) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2014
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.
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