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Tallgrass Oasis | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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510 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
510
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer. It's a bit different than most D-IPAs. It's a well balanced beer.

Pours a light caramel, but dark if that makes sense. Nice cap and foam. Great lacing.

Malt, hops and a bit sweet aroma. The malt is grainy but not stale or wet like some other brews I've had. Provides great backbone.

Caramel foundation in the taste. It's like a caramel candy with a bit of rum inside. Kind of boozy, but not really. The hops pop, providing a bit of tannin, leathery, somewhat grassy flavor. Faint pine. Some orchard fruit.

Good feel on it. Very easy drinking if you like hops and malt.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served from the tap, in a standard shaker pint glass.

appears a hazy orangish copper color with white head. decent head retention and lacing. aroma is hoppy, mix of piney and citrus notes. taste is a good balance of toasted malt and hops. not too bitter, earthy and citrus flavors. medium body and carbonation, works well for the beer.

overall - a solid IPA. not sure I would group it in with "double" IPAs, but a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy dark amber with a big off-white head. Good retention and nice 3D lacing.

S - Big caramel/toffee malt, rich and bready, some oranges, peaches, some leafy and spicy hops.

T - Toffee malt, very bready and yeasty. Has a toasty graininess as well. Good amounts of sweet ruby red grapefruit that transforms into a full on grapefruit bitterness and grows stronger and spicier through the finish. The malt a is dense and carries through as well.

M - Moderate lush carbonation, dense, medium to full body, dry finish from the hops.

Good stuff here. It's more of a hefty ESB rather than a DIPA. It's great to drink at room temp. Very malty and yeasty. It's a different take on either style. Recommended.

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a nice mahogany color, slightly hazy with an extremely thick off white heading. Nice lacing.

Big nose here. Heavy, sweet caramel malt, with a big piney and grassy following.

Extremely rich in taste. The carmalized malts just ooze with sweetness and flavor. Big doughy second wave kicks in with a slightly toasted following. Last the bittering and piney hops are there as a nice bridge for all of the sweet goodness going on.

Mouth is full bodied, thick and sappy. Decent carbonation as it warms but never makes the palate tingle.

A very thick and sappy IIPA with a nice hop kick. The ABV is low but the flavor is big. A nice surprise from Tallgrass.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. No dating seems to be present.

A very light caramel off tan colored head with a big cap. Large fisting sized head off the pour, lies upon a body of opaque probably unfiltered red amber and brown hued body. As drinking continues the head just clumps in great fashion. Very impressive.

Bouquet is CHOCOLATELY rich. Nose fills with silky milk chocolate sensations. Where is that coming from? Strangely also powdery and dry, how is that possible? Impressive. One dimensional, nothing else, but quite good.

A good hop front angle on this, mixes with a rich malt powdered chocolate backbone. Bitter hop goes for a simple non descript taste profile, as chocolate powder drink mix fills the palate. Not heavily carbonated, just perfectly fine as it is.

Overall a VERY unique and real nice tasting beer. I am not sure what this is cause it sure doesn't feel like a typical Imperial IPA but does have a good hop character, but this really feels like an English Strong Ale. One for Kansas!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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