phaleslu (6509) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a cloudy yellow-gold color with a finger-thick white head that leaves a little lace. Aroma of sweet and bready malts, straw, cereal, grassy hops, and a dash of honey. The flavor pretty much follows those lines, with a little peppery spice and fruity nectar. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Pretty good imperial pils but Iím not sure I could drink a lot of it.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours with a hazed golden body and a white head. Aromas are grassy and honey, with vanilla and biscuit. Flavors are bread, honey, chestnut and vanilla with a hint of orange. Lively and dry. Not memorable (sadly).
Elwood (3176) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml. bottle from Fireworks. The nose reminds me of a Euro lager minus the skunk but with some dirty rotten vegetable and cooked corn instead. The flavor has some cereal sweetness and noble hops, but not much else. This one just isnít very good.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a hazy straw color with a beautiful 1 finger pure white head. It has just the right amount of carbonation, It flows so gracefully and as well a whole lot of lacing
On the nose I am getting a little sweetness and some spicy hop notes.
The flavor starts off with some sweet malt up front and some grains. It gives off a little alcohol warmth and is pretty spicy for a pilsner. It doesnít have enough malt to back up the alcohol or the amount of hops. But still good on the palate.
It finishes a little dry and some good hoppy notes. It has a bit of a different twist being dry hopped. I find pilsner to be boring but this has changed my mind somewhat. It just needs to be beefed up somewhat.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great head - brilliant white, very full, creamy, dense, pillowy which does take some time to settle to a dense, pillowy layer and leaves tight, drippy lace all over the place; the body is translucent and gold. The nose seems to be predominately noble hops with spicy, leafy, woodsy, and grassy notes but a bit of resin and tropical fruit far in the background. The flavor seems to turn for me; biscuity malts, faint honey, light papaya, leafy hops, resinous, and overabundance of green hops with a light aspirin note. The palate is still nice with a medium to full body, nearly lively carbonation, and a creamy, silky feel. The finish is short with orange, resins, leafy notes, and a lingering aspirin note on the tongue. I am a bit tired of American breweries using non-American hops in American-type styles; I am also tired of breweries using mass amounts of fresh hops giving the beer a flavor of pure lupulin. I guess this beer carries both aspects of my little rant. However, the beer is put together fairly well despite the characteristics I am not fond of... I think DFH could do better.
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy straw color nose is grassy and nice but donít get alot but still nice. flavor was very nice smooth almost easy drinkig but would not call this Imperial. The american hops i found very muted if even there.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was a very nice change of pace for a pilsener. Very high hops with a flat champaign finish at the end. Enjoyable.
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think I need a fresher one...Didnít do a ton for me, fairly flat Pilsner which was boosted by some strong hop character. As Pilsners go this wasnít bad, Iím just not a huge Pils fan...
Ernesto987 (3714) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, fresh, refreshing, with interesting hop profile you usually dont find in a pils, worth a try
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow-gold with an average size size diminishing frothy white head. Mild but nice aroma is hoppier then expected, with floral hops, along with straw, fruit and lemongrass. Flavour is herbal & hoppy along with fruit, lemongrass and quite a bitter, dry boozy finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.