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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9782) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, grassiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grassiness and light lemon zest with a crisp dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a pretty clear, golden appearance with a white head. Lemon, grassy/herbal, chewy grainy, slightly spicy, pils malty aroma. Slightly sweet, lemony, very spritzy, grassy, cracker, strong flavor with a bit of booze. Not sure why they hopped it up at 8% abv. Kind of disappointing.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
bottle.
clear yellow.
mild raw green hop nose.
butter, green onions, lemon rind.
acerbic, rough, fizzy, coarse, messy.
lemon oil and raw, bitter greens.
fusel alcohol and stewed corn.
8%... why?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle:   Yellowish straw, fairly clear, light carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, decent lacing.   Has a rich mealy background, somewhat reminds me of white grape juice.   Fairly mealy on the tongue.   A little rough, fresh hops don’t seem at play in this at all.   Not sure why an Imperial Pils would be chosen for a Fresh Hop type offering.   I do get some soft notes of hops, perhaps a bit bright or fresh, but the mealiness overshadows it.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I have had some not so fresh hop Imperial Pils that are much more crisp than this one.   Yeah, just not a fan... would prefer they go back to either a IPA or IIPA category.   Leave the Imperial Pils to the Europeans.   Mealy, beyond my nightmares.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6215) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, husks), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of detergent, alcohol, cement, lemon juice. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, slightly unclean. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Clunky and dirty.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle, hazy golden color with not much foam, buttery sharp cheese and metallic flavor, some bread , vanilla

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A big pils malt nose. The flavor is sweet citrus hops, some lighter bread and honey, medium bitterness. A smooth IPL and quite nice. Light orange peel and bitterness throughout. Good. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Hazy gold, loose white head. Smells like grass and a little grainy. Flavor is bready, with some nice grassy, mildly spicy hops. Surprisingly easy to drink. Crisp finish, but not as crisp as I was hoping.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4978) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Golden in color, clear with a thin fluffy head. Super hops forward flavor and finish. Nice Pils beer with great hops additions. Loved this beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle... Poured clear, golden/yellow with a moderate white head that faded quickly to a thin ring around the surface of the beer. Nose had pungent and soapy hops. A little bit astringent on the nose. A little over carbonated, sort of vicious on the palate. Some sweetness and cracker like grains with hop bitterness that added earthiness, pine, and some citrus. Sort of meh. I don’t understand the point in bottling this Fresh Hop Pilsner. Maybe would be a great tap, one off experiment.


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