MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: juniper and resin, very ’fresh’; Appearance: slightly hazy, pale yellow, going toward honey, thinner but very fizzy head on pour that persists, yields lace; Taste: very superior for its style, I’ve had Sam Adam’s Imperial Pils, and this one is a little more in your face/bold, every once in a while, the palate tricks me into thinking its an IPA, tastes a lot like it smells, heady juniper and resin, with a bit of citrus, but not necessarily grapefruit citrus; Palate: very, very drinkable, I can easily finish the whole bottle myself and not feel like a glutton, again, its just ’refreshing’ if you know what I mean; Overall: I highly recommend that you try it, just don’t get hooked because it was pricey!
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy Imperial Pilsner from DFH. Unfiltered lager. Pours a hazy yellow, looks exactly like a blue moon. Floral hops in the nose... but not like an IPA. Slight sour taste to it. Cannot detect the alcohol. A bit expensive for what you get. Would drink again if it was cheaper. Not as good as Victory Prima Pils.
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild spiced and cereal malty. Crisp hoppy too. Dry, malty and solid citrusy to grapefruity hoppy. Bone dry and bitter finish.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of oats and light malt. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Sweet beginning with a mild bitter finish.
phaleslu (6807) - 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 I’m not sure I could drink a lot of it.
BMan1113VR (7868) - 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 (3336) - 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 isn’t 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 doesn’t 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 (1905) - 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 don’t 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.