dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz single from Crossroads. Poured a bit thinner than I was expecting, solid clear gold body with a smaller to almost average sized bright white foamy head. Aroma is dusty chalk, green grape skins, dry bread crusts, corn husk. Body once again is a bit thinner than I was expecting, lighter carbonation and a chalky aftertaste, watery overall. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Blah, not bad but when something claims to be Imperial Iím looking for a "Big" beer not just a tiny bit pumped up.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Breckenridge. Pours anice enough deep gold with a fizzy head. The nose is quite soapy. Strong cracker pilsner malt notes and some noble hopping that is overshadowed by the soap. On taste, comes across as moderately sweet and fruity, fair level of bitterness, but not quite balanced. Not crisp and kind of a bit bigger than one would like. Meh.
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Normís, 3/25/12
Aroma: The nose has a clean grassy smell, with caramel, some bread, and a little bit of fruit
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a small white head and light lacing
Flavor: The taste has a nice malt sweetness, a crisp grassy hop flavor, and just a hint of booze
Palate: The body is fairly clean and crisp, thereís a hint of heat, and it has a lingering dryness to it
I liked this one. Thereís a little bit of heat from the booze that I could see being an issue, but that didnít overpower the nice crisp Pilner feel for me at all. The grassy hops, the fruity notes, and the malts all worked well, and the beer felt like it achieved the style it was going for.
wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppiness isnít overpowering in taste, the alcohol gives it a slightly effervescent taste. Overall, a pretty good strong lager.
obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly pronounced aroma of honey. Clear amber, thin head, good lacing. Initially, malty with lime overtones but finishes grassy with a little grain. Not your typical pilsner, or even imperial pilsner, but a damn fine beer. Superb crafting!
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the Sahara Mart in Bloomington, IN. Pours a crystal clear, golden colored body with some orange to it. Finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is grainy pale malts, some nice zesty grass, a few florals, a touch of caramel, and a lightly sweetened cereal maltiness. Flavor is sweet and malty up front before it gives way to a solid grassy, zesty lemon, floral hoppiness. Some sweet oranges in there as well as some honey and sweeter cereal malts. Finishes very dry with a solid mixture of citrus-grass and sweeter malts to give this a light-moderate bitterness and lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, smooth body and soft, light carbonation. Overall, an above average imperial pils. Has a pretty solid malt backing and hop presence that makes this fairly tasty. Doesnít quite seem to flow perfectly together, but nonetheless, not bad.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Dash In (Feb 24, 2012) - Pours lightly hazy gold and smells of light malts and citrus. The flavor includes sweet, mild malts and good crisp hops. It has a light to medium body and though 7% abv and called a "double" pilsner, I found it refreshing. Good, balanced pils.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottlep poured a clear amber.bold with a smallish whitish head. Aroma of sugar, bread, fruit, caramel, vanill and earth in the finish. Nice aroma. For the style, the flavor seemed pretty spot on. Alot of earthiness, alcohol and bready malt. Not really heavy handed in any regard. Quite nice.
onceblind (3194) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold in color. Floral and pine hops on the aroma, with a nice malty hay tone behind it. Taste was pretty bitter, like a pale ale, not like a pils at all. Spritzy, bright, floral, piney, lightly bitter, and balanced with hay and biscuit malts. Pretty enjoyable!
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap Hoppy Monk, EL Paso, TX-pours bright orange with a 1/4 inch soapy and highly carbonated head. nose is mostly sweet metallic notes and not what i was expecting-some light mushy malt and spicy yeast qualities show up but not like i would have wanted them. flavors of sweet pale malt light alcohol and very lite spicy hop presence. some floral aspects show up in the mid palate and alcohol present. Im not too impressed with this beer-too sweet and not dry enough.