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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 57   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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An interpretation of an original pilsener. Clean, strong, dry, and supper hoppy. In Germany this is called an Ur-Pils. Here in America, we call it an Imperial Pils. Brewed with two-row and Cara pils malts, with Magnum Tettnang and Herkules hops.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, apricots, slight herbs, grass, and a slight earthy character. Taste matches well with an additional forward grapefruit taste. Finishes just a bit slick, but dry. I would not have identified this to anything near a pilsner or Imperial Pilsner, but a decent brew no matter what they call it.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (432) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4142) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hampale (28) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Freshness dated bottle picked up while traveling in MD. In prior years, Iíve been wary of Atwater products due to freshness problems so dating was a major factor. Not quite what Iíd 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. Iíd definitely purchase it again but would consider it as somewhat less than Imperial in style. .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Golden with a frothy head. Sweet cereal grain aromas. Smooth. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of light honey, caramel, and grass. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger off-white Some nice laced rings are left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with honey and caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy grass, spice, and a touch of alcohol. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, I usually find Imperial Pils to be pretty sweet. The grassy hops in the finish really dominate the sweetness in this one...and itís a little too much for me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. seems pretty thin flavorwise except for an intensely bitter finish. i really disliked this at first, but it grew on me slightly. still canít recommend this much.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhp40219 (255) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a nice cloudy orange/yellow. Not much on the nose. Slight orange, grapefruit and floral. Taste is dull and bitter with hints of malt, orange and lemon. Palate is creamy but thin and carbonated. Rather disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a thick off-white head. Aroma of faint grain. Taste is smooth and nicely sweet followed by a cleansing bitterness that offsets the sweet. Nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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