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Dogfish Head Johnny Rawton Pils

Dogfish Head Johnny Rawton Pils
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Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Milton, Delaware USA


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Spitting in the eye of convention, Johhny Rawton Pils is an obnoxiously American Pilsner beer. Gobs of Palisade hops deliver 50 IBUís of pure American excess to your senses. American Pilsner malt brings a bit of order to the riotous hop character. Rock on with Johnny Rawton!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12851) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2007
(draft, Gaithersburg) White head with nice lacing atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, honey, some spice/grass, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some grapefruit/earthy, light honey, apple. Light-medium body, some crispness, light duskiness, acidity, very drinkable. This is great! Iíd like to do a side-by-side with Prima Pils.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
37steel (186) - St. Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2007
On tap at Rehoboth. Great hop aroma. Clean pils-like color. Very drinkable. A perfect example of what a pils should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This is definitely one of the best pilseners ever to have been brewed. Itís not your conventional pils, either. It pours a hazy and cloudy light golden color with a decent sized white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of spicy and floral hops. The body is smooth, creamy and incredibly drinkable. The flavors are very hoppy, as well, with a nice crispness and malty backbone. I wonder if this beer took the place of their Prescription Pils (which evidentially doesnít exist any more on RateBeer, for some reason). I remember that Pils being just a tad-bit better. This, nonetheless, is great on its own!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Slightly hazy golden yellow, rich and foamy head with a nice aroma. Finish was what was most impressive, solid Palisade hop aroma and bitterness. Perfectly offset beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RolandTower (26) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 Clear golden yellow with a small white head that clung to the glass. Hoppy citrus and grain scent. Sharp grapefruit and hop notes hit first, along with cereal grain. Finish was bracingly bitter and dry, with lingering pine notes. Very flavorful but light and refreshing, good summer beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Pour was a light golden color good head and lacing. Aroma was lots of citrus and bready. Flavor was of bready malts citrus hops and spices. Very refreshing. Good half way beer of a 36 mile bike ride.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
pint at brewpub rehoboth. pours a clear gold with mild head and carbonation. sweet fresh hoppy aroma, nice light hoppy quality with no bitterness. fresh hops thru to middle, good sessionable beer, mild dry finsih.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Transparent, tinny golden appearance. Lovely hop aromas of citrus oils in orange and pineapple; chamomile imbued lightly with honey. Leafy, bright. Hints of lemon meringue and soft pastry. Taste is heavily hopped, with a faint but sufficient sweetness of malt. Dry grass, pepper, stalky grains, and no shortage of crispy vegetal and green tea leaf bitterness. Floral tones gather quite a lot of zesty shimmer, timidly approaching a misplaced, soapy cringe. Very, very clean. Palate is light, sprightly, and perfect for gulping; a pilsener in its most ideal and truest sense, refreshing in its blatant and powerful hoppy kick. Astringency whimpers here and there; saaz might have done better. Charming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8980) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Draft pour at the Brickskellar in DC, where they incorrectly told me that this was the same beer as Golden Era. No, itís not, guys. Clear medium dark yellow or gold colored body with a medium sized thick white head. Crisp and fresh, with a moderately presence of yeast but itís mostly clean, lightly pillowy and not at all muddying. Fresh, fluffy, light, clean tasting, lightly dry on the back, moderately sweet, and then turning a small bit bitter with a husky grain flavor, but never too forward or strong. A solid pils all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 On tap at the Rehoboth brewpub (12-15-10) Surprised to see this one on tap. Clear-ish yellow color, with a big frosty head. Smells good. Citrus, grassy, lemon with some hops. Taste is a clean pilsner. Lightly hopped, with some grass and lemon flavor. Good stuff. Body is light and fluffy. Overall: Enjoyable pils

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