b3shine (4233) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent deeper gold with foamy white head. Smells of mild grainand even milder hops. Tastes like it smells with a bit of sweetness and an average mouthfeel. Underwhelming.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This sobstory from dogfishhead pours a beautiful hazy golden color with slowly rising bubbles. The head is pure white, frothy and thick and holds a massive foamy presence at the top of the glass. The aroma is light malts, grass and fruit. The flavor is deep plum, dark malt and belgian yeast along with fermenting grass. One badass seasonal for a 26 degree day in Austin. Warms the gullet and numbs the tongue.
mikedR (875) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice. Smooth. Underlying malty sweetness. Just a bit of hops to keep things interesting. Surprisingly full bodied given the translucent pour. A-
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Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/26/2011. From bottle. Pours straw yellow with a white head. Malty and hoppy aromas. For a pilsner, a lot of hops, but in a good way. Very refreshing, bitter and satisfying.
bubblehouse (198) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seems a little hoppy for a pilsner but I guess that’s the imperial seep Yuri ng through. Not my favorite but still quality.
maltman53 (196) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not sure if I buy off on the "imperial pilsner" style. After all, in a pilsner, I look for a malty, crispy, refreshment. I like that the pilsner style stays around 5% ABV. The imperial style seems to fall between two stools: Not really making it as an ale and not making it as a refreshing lager.
ectotherm (12) - farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the first for the portfolio but it gushed. Kept at proper temps but the towel use was to much. I hate the late chemistry? I am NOT a I’ve hop fan (chemistry knowledge) but this was perfectly balanced for the pilsner. For sure can make out the the PH of the H2O. Some of the others fail the dogfish has my glass held high
Wolfderek (7) - - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - spicy floral hop notes (Saaz specifically) with intense pilsner malt sweetness. Definitely smell the strength of the ABV at 7.5%. Color - golden hay with a hoppy haze with a thick white mousse head that laces all the way down the glass. Flavor - crisp and clean like a pilsner with a kick of ABV and intense hop flavor. Not your typical pilsner due to the high ABV but well balanced. Somewhat spicy from the hops and a very sweet pilsner malt finish. Mouthfeel - full bodied pils with a nice level of carbonation. Overall impression - DFH has done a great job pushing the boundaries making a 7.5% pilsner completely balanced with tons of hops and malt. A few of these definitely warm you up! Very tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured pale gold with a thick white head. Aroma was light fruit, spicy, floral hops, light sweetness, pale malt. Flavor was citrusy, resinous, slighlty spicy hops; moderate bitterness; light fruit (pear, apple, apricot); a slight musty yeastiness; pale malt. Quite delicious.
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bread and citrus on the nose with a bit of pine as well. Light golden in color, and a bit hazy. Healthy, off white head. Biscuit flavor up front fading into a mellow pine finish.
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