Oasis | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by twiggamortis420 on 11-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

pint can into Flying Dog chalice. drink by 04/05/13.

A: very hazy looking brew. a murky light brown color. head is slightly off-white and is big. retention and lacing are very good.

S: orange peel as well as orange rinds. hop aroma is pungent and floral.

T: flavor starts sweet and fruity. there is a meaty backbone of grain that provides almost wood-like notes at times. finish is bitter which dries the beer out a bit.

M: carbonation is a bit too low for me. would like some more bubbles. medium body.

D: this beer should definitely be labeled as an ESB on this website, not a DIPA. nice twist on a traditional English styled beer. pass in my book.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Served in a pint glass, this brew is clear and color is light brown with brilliant red highlights. A tight finger of tan head tht leaves a thick lacing on the glass.
S-Really nice aromas of citrus (zesty orange with hints of pine and earthy grass. Nice clean toasted, slightly sweet barley malt.
T-Hops dominate with more of the bittering variety then aromatic which is dissapointing for my taste buds. The malt is quite significant but those bitter hops overshadow and overwhelm the palate.
M-Resiny hops are quite sticky and overwhelming everything else, otherwise medium bodied with medium/high carbonation.
O-Very nice appearance and I really like the aroma but the bitterness are just too much for this guy.

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A - Cloudy copper color with a very large, foamy, ballooning, thick, off-white head. Great retention that finally settles into a thin lacing.

S - Strong pine and orange hop aroma along with about an equally strong caramel and toffee aroma. A lemony, herbal tea aroma in the background. The hops hit your nose first but there is a definite underlying sweetness. An English DIPA aroma.

T - Starts with that sweet caramel and toffee flavor that persists throughout the sip. Strong bitter hops come into play mid-sip with a resinous pine flavor taking the lead. Orange and zest flavors also pretty strong. That gives way to a slight lemon flavor on the finish. The herbal tea flavors are always in the back making there presence known but never grabbing the spotlight. Finishes fairly bitter.

M - Medium to light body. Average carbonation with a fairly sticky feel.

D - Really easy to drink. I keep coming back for another sip. Interesting mix of flavors that just seems to work.

Notes: Interesting somewhat English DIPA. I wasn't sure about the nose or the taste when I was trying to assess it, but I kept coming back for more and enjoying it. A beer that you can't really over think or analyze. Just enjoy drinking it because in the end, the flavors just work.

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Oasis from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 510 ratings