Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of peppery cereal. Taste is grainy, peppery, lightly bitter. Decent.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Pittsboro NC location. Poured a golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma was lots of saaz - juicy citrus, orange notes, some crisp grassy notes. Flavor was nice, crisp grass - lager yeast characteristics. Nice juicy. Refreshing, despite the ABV.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can sum it up like this - I enjoyed the saaz portion of this beer. The "super" part, eh, not so much. Not everything needs to be imperialized...
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle-foamy white-gold. A-fruit/herbal, sweet lt/med malt-cereal. T-spice/fruity hops, sweet med malt-cereal/bread. Slightly slick mouthfeel and alcohol. Pretty spot on for center of style.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Brewery in Chapel Hill, NC. 750ml. Home in an American pint glass. Golden orange pour with a rather thin head for an Imperial Pils. Aroma was rather lacking overall but you could certainly get the saaz hops. (pepper and hay field.) Also a little bready smelling. Taste was alright with the saaz hops present the dominant factor. Not extremely well balanced. Seems like they could have dialed in the malts a little more. Bitter finish with kind of a skunk aftertaste. Medium light in body. Medium carbonation.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of strong. Definitely imperial. Ok offering, not something I would seek in the future.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden with hint of orange and a thin white head with light lacing throughout. Aroma is earthy and sweet, with hints of grass and trees. Flavor is very sweet and thin, finish was a bit dry. Honestly I don’t have much to compare to with this style, but it was very average.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft and straw blonde pour with one finger of white head. Nose is really interesting, lots if bready malt and some sharp alcoho:l. Sweet malt and super spicy hops. Almost astringent. Meh
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at beer study. Pours orangish clear golden with a thin white head, light lace. Nose is lightly sweet and grassy. Flavor is similar. Pretty easy drinking but a little on the sweet side. Lightly cloying. Not bad at all.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Franklin Street brewpub. Like Tom said, glad to have had a chance at this. Deep orange pour, faintly cloudy, with a nice thick head to it. Lots of tropical fruits in the nose, and of course the familiar bite of the advertised hop. Interesting taste, in many ways more like a very fruity (almost too sweet) SoCal DIPA (like an Alpine homebrew) than a strong pils, but the finish is strongly bitter, almost over-compensating. Not always so balanced or well integrated, but enjoyable.