fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly light in color and transparent. Medium white head. Bitter. Tastes like a fairly strong IPA. Not much pils character - it seems to lose that identity with the higher ABV and malt content. I would have preferred some Saaz hops.
alliance100 (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Atwater in the Park - pours a clear medium gold . Lots of spicy hops on the nose . Taste is very clean with nice herbal spicy hops . Very nice .
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ColovianTrader (243) - - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavors of orange zest, floral hops and wheat. Strong hop bitterness. Crisp citrus finish and good carbonation make this a nice summer brew.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm. Labeled 6.8%. Bottled May 2013... Sheeeit. Hazy orange color, lots of yeast in the body. Thin finger of white head. Decent ridges of head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Kind of a soapy hop aroma. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Some caramel bready malt, light pepper, light citrus. OK, despite being a year old. You can taste some of the age though and it doesn’t do the beer any favors.
BVery (5930) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Murky orange pour with a spotty white head. Grassy / grainy, with a pretty solid amount of hop kick. Seems more like an APA than a pils.
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose/taste of toasted bread, peppercorn and touch of orange zest. Medium body.
koleminer20 (535) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. The pour is definitely not as clear as I'd expect in a pilsner. The color is a dark gold and remains relatively foggy. The lace on the glass is beautiful from a large, quick dissipating head. The aroma is very grassy and light. There are hints of malt, but mostly very grainy. The immediate flavor dominates with malt and then fades through a sweetness, to more of a bitter, somewhat hoppy, finish like a light IPA.
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Tmoney99 (10404) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear golden color with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium complex balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. A surprisingly well executed rendition. Grassy hops, dry and bitter, with a big, but not overwhelming malt body. Fruity underlying yeast tones almost like a heller bock. If they could just adjust the fruity tastes down a bit, which grow more and more ale-like, this would be a phenomenal beer. Still pretty nice as it is.
hampale (35) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Freshness dated bottle picked up while traveling in MD. In prior years, I’ve been wary of Atwater products due to freshness problems so dating was a major factor. Not quite what I’d expected in an Imperial Pils but nonetheless an overall decent product. Toasty malt and hops blend well with bitterness rather subdued. Medium bodied and rather highly carbonated. I’d definitely purchase it again but would consider it as somewhat less than Imperial in style. .