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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Pilser" realizzata con Sam Calagione del birrificio Dogfish Head (USA). Pils, Carapils, Simcoe, Warior, Saaz


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Herbal, spice and citrus hops dominate the aroma, with some faint caramel malt in the background. Powerful grapefruit and herbal hops up front lead into a fairly light body of caramel and white bread malt. Spicy hops come through in the finish, and linger into the aftertaste. This is quite a good beer, but like most imperial pilseners it really needs a bit more body to carry its hops flavours.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoufCustom (1070) - HONG KONG - AUG 2, 2015


330 ml bottle bought at Sips in Sai Wan.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour; One finger head with crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with barely notable, very slight carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant malt, with very strong fresh pineapple and jackfruits, passion fruits, canned peaches, grapefruits, floral, strong honey, molasses, pine, resin, light spices, lemon and strong fresh grass.

Taste: Medium sweet malt, with strong grapefruits, floral, strong molasses, moderate pine, quite strong resin, strong earth, spices, biscuits, lime, strong bitter hops and strong grass.

Body: Medium body. Very slick and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Very solid maltyness in a pretty rich body. Very good grapefruits-driven hops matches the sweetness evenly. Just right pine and resin ooze and they tasted pleasant enough. Saaz’ earthiness and spice also came through. Strong limey bitterness to round. Very balanced and tasty!

Hoppiness: Very fresh pineapple, jackfruits, passion fruits, peaches, floral, grapefruit, pine, resin, spices, lemon and fresh grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, lime, floral, pine resin, earth, spices in taste. Bitterness is moderate, strong enough to balance the sweetness for a lasting, fairly high astringent sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Fruity sweet and nicely bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one really impresses with beautiful color, nice head and superb lacing, then comes very refreshing tropical fruits aroma, and ends with very solid body, malty sweetness, and well-manoeuvred hoppiness. It tasted really like a IPA when in fact it’s a IPL-themed Imperial Pils, I don’t have much to complain about. Definitely a note above Jack’s Abby Mass Rising. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Golden body with white head. Aroma is fruity with some citrus. Taste is some malt with fruits and also some citrus. Aftertaste is nice balanced between malts and hops. Nice and very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 31, 2015
Di colore oro pallido, velata, ha una bella schiuma fine, cremosa e persistente. Anche il naso si presenta in ottima forma, con molta frutta (polpa di agrumi, pesca, frutti tropicali) e sentori floreali; semplice ma elegantissimo. Abbastanza carbonata, al palato rivela un corpo molto rotondo e sostenuto, dove però i malti non trovano lo spazio che vorrebbero o forse vengono semplicemente sopraffatti dalla generosa luppolatura. Ti aspetteresti un’imperiale tappeto di malti fragranti o crosta di pane, invece l’imbocco è subito agrumato, ultimo strascico dell’aroma, mutando poi rapidamente verso un deciso ed elegante amaro erbaceo, finalmente in piena tradizione boema, dominato dal saaz. Bel taglio secco, a fine corsa, con un lungo retrogusto amaro erbaceo.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rolfarild (146) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015
Golden with a big, white, frothy head and lots of lacing. Aroma od orange, peach, grass and saaz hops. Taste sweet with spice, citus, caramell and bread. Aftertaste dry bitterness and tropical fruits. Creamy mouthfeel that ends up dry and chrispy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lmastr (58) - Norma, ITALY - JUL 24, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 A damn solid hoppy pilsener. I just love it, you can feel the alcoholic burnt but it?s subtly covered by the big hoppiness. Although the tropical feel of the hops is really prominent, you can still taste the cereal maltiness of a pilsener. Refreshing but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hrabren (143) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2015
0.33 bottle from Hops beer shop, Trieste. Hazy golden with big white head. Aroma is tropical fruits and flowers, but cereal in the background, you can recognize the pils character. Sweet with honey aromas, dry hoppy finish. Alcohol well hidden. Full body. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2348) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Pours a pretty peach colour. Aromas of sweet sugary malts. Some citrusy hops. Big sweetness followed by big bitterness. Lots of flavour in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle at Dogstar Vienna. Light golden body white fizzy head.sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet rich with a nice bitterness . Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (388) - CYPRUS - JUL 20, 2015
Light hazy yellow to light orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is floral, grapefruit, peach, hoppy. Taste is medium sweet with medium to heavy bitterness. Texture is oily, carbonation soft. Bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (371) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2015
Une superbe bière qui allie un nez houblonné, fruité, légèrement lévuré et épicé et une bouche magnifiquement raffraîchissante, équilibrée et fruitée, d’une longueur impressionnante. De loin la meilleur blonde que j’ai bu jusqu’à présent. Superbe bière.


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