dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gusher, pours dark copper, almost brown if not for the reddish hues. Giant head, had to wait a while for it to settle down. Nose is hay and grass, pine. Taste is bittersweet, closer to sweet than bitter which I would expect the opposite in a Imperial Pils. It does have a sharp bite at the end though. Palate is smooth and creamy, aftertaste is average.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, Mo. Bottle is standard embossed Borgo and the label is sort of shield shaped. Pours hazy gold with champagne like bubbles and a creamy/frothy white head. Aroma is fruity and grassy. About med body. Itís just a bit bready, and itís thick with hop. So hoppy it is lush in the mouth. Mostly not harsh. So back to grassy and fruity, and some floral. A very nice drink. Recommended for those who enjoy lots of smooth hop. It finishes smooth and quite bitter.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Deep golden color with rather large white frothy head. Nose is of what you would expect from a pilsner, something of a floral hop scent. Taste is Extremely similar to the nose, very floral.
marcus (7462) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden wih a modest off-white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty pilsner malt flavor that sticks to the palate and an appropriate hop bitterness. This is a very nice pilsner.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange gold with a white head. Very citrusy and smooth amazing pilsner
oRos (1342) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with marcus. This is an awsome pilsner. Could drink it all day. Taste isnt complex but its what a good pilsner should be
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked this version better then the Dogfish Head version. It acted more like a nice dry hopped IPA for me even though itís a Pilsner. I liked this beer a lot and I hate Pilsners.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 or 500ml bottle. Rating #180. This was a nice little surprise at an impromptu tasting. A little strange, spritzy and enjoyable with a nice little hop punch. (2146)
Tmoney99 (11818) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a dark hazy amber color with an average to large frothy white head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy hops, malt and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew and very good for style.
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle; the larger, fancy black variety. Fairly classic pour with a medium. bubbly white head that dissolved quickly. Really big aroma that is dominated by the Simcoe hops: sweetness at first and then some resin. Again the flavor is dominated by the hops but there is just enough malt to keep things balanced. I though this was really well done because sometimes this style is dominated by raw alcohol to me.