Tallgrass Oasis - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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Reviews by tewaris:
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Double ESB/IPAish (from brewer's website)
16 oz can with no freshness date (but possibly fresh, judging by liquor store) poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint"
Pours clear and deep copper-red with a creamy, big, light tan head and good retention. Good lacing on the glass. Inviting.
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.
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.
Medium body, suitably carbonated. Nothing "double" about it though.
Very good. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.
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
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz. can into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a clear amber with a nice two finger frothy white head that fades to a delicate lace on the sides of the glass.
S: Malty up front with caramel sweetness, but also touches of citrus and some piney hops.
T: Nice citrus with orange and grapefruit balanced with pine and earthy bitterness. The malt isn't as strong as I expected as the hops take over.
M: Medium bodied and smooth with a nice crisp bitterness. Goes down easily.
O: Really solid beer...definitely more IPA than Imperial ESB but solid nonetheless!
Serving type: can
02-17-2014 02:12:04 | More by Mikecap
Tallgrass Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.