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Tallgrass Oasis - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

474 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 22
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Oasis is a Double ESB/IPAish beer that came about from playing around with one of Jeff’s 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 it’s 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. What's a stoop? Well, it's a good place to drink beer, is what it is.

(Beer added by: twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009)
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tallgrass Oasis
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Double ESB/IPAish (from brewer's website)
7.2% ABV
OG?
93 IBUs
16 oz can with no freshness date (but possibly fresh, judging by liquor store) poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint"

Appearance 4.5/5
Pours clear and deep copper-red with a creamy, big, light tan head and good retention. Good lacing on the glass. Inviting.

Aroma 3.5/5
Medium piney and grassy hop aroma with some malty sweetness. No fruity esters. Above average, but ESB elements are missing. And if this were to be judged by DIPA standards, then aroma is not strong enough.

Taste 4/5
Good hop flavor and high bitterness, with malts pushed to the background, similar to an AIPA. No fruity esters. Dry and bitter finish. Again, the ESB elements are missing, and the hoppiness isn't enough to compensate for deviation from style.

Mouthfeel 4/5
Medium body, suitably carbonated. Nothing "double" about it though.

Drinkability 5/5
Very good. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

Other
This is a hybrid style that the brewery describes as Double ESB/IPAish. My impression is that of an AIPA, with not enough hop aroma to back it up, or of an ESB with maltiness missing. However, as a beer, I like it and I would seek it out more. In the ratings, I have tried to take elements from both basic styles (ESB & DIPA) into account, and might have rated it higher than it deserves.

Serving type: can

09-10-2010 06:05:18 | More by tewaris
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Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.