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. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at JL Beers. Pours clear copper, thick off-white head, passable lacing. Nose is spicy citrus hops, caramelized cardboard, earth/ mineral, and soap. Flavours of spicy lemon, ultra aggressive grassy hops, tea, and some vegetal notes. One more to add to the ’Bitters Fucking Suck’ pile. pkbites (970) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pour is gorgeous! Tan/brown with tan head. Nose is weak. Caramel and sugar smacks, but weakly so! Pine and floral hops are good, but a bit much.
The finish is so long it’s possibly eternal. I ate a tin of sardines after drinking this and the aftertaste was still there! Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Poured from a pint sized can. Pours amber with tan head. This beer is grainy, earthy hops,fruity, vegetal. Not a interesting beer, it was made big, just because. SODAK14 (382) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Wow...a bit too hoppy for my palate! It has a bit of a kick too. I can have one or two of these and that’s it fot both reasons. Might be best with a meal, not for just drinking by itself.
Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011
16oz can. Pours a reddish amber with a medium creamy white head.snownirvana (70) - - MAR 11, 2012
The aroma is a bit strange - fruity resiny hops and some weird off note.
The flavor is a bit strange as well. There’s some woody caramel notes with a decent amount of hop bitterness - fruity, resiny, a little minty and almost sour. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, it’s a bit strange to me. Maybe it’s the mix of ESB with big American hops. The blend of caramel, wood, fruits and some almost sour notes just didn’t work for me.
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. philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2012
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. bearlybrewed (41) - Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2009
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. JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Dark orange-amber color with some white head. Aroma of citrus and bitter malts. Flavor is more bitter malt and citrus rind. Best ESB I can recall... that being said, I still have no reason to drink it again. Maybe the dry hopping is what makes it a bit better to me...?