Maddog (463) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had my hopes up pretty high for this beer, hoping it would be even bettter than Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner, but alas, it was not. The appearance of this beer was impressive; a cloudy golden yellow with a big frothy head, but the aroma and flavor left a little to be desired. The flavors were that classic pils malt that I love accompanied with some bready and spice hints and a finish of very light fruity hops. Good, but not great. Fell short of my hopes.
LinusStick (3018) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...an OK beer. Not what I was expecting. Aroma was so so. Pale malt with a hint of biscuit. Pour was a nice medium-light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very subdued and light. Lemongrass, biscuit and grass with a weird sugary aftertaste hitting the back sides of the tongue. Hides the alcohol very well. I would’ve guessed with this little flavor the beer was 4-5%. Somewhat of a backhanded compliment. Decent carbonation and not much aftertaste. Not terrible but very average.
Ratman197 (11372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, spicy hops and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw, spicy hops and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ Ebenezer’s .. Hazy golden pour , big white head , good lacing . Aroma of citrus , and bread . Grassy , earthy ,bready flavor with a lasting bitter finish . Medium bodied , dry finish .
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of bready malt, dry sour dough bread, some pepper and grass as well as nice fruity citrus. Pours pale golden, nice lasting white head, soft sheets of lace. The flavor is nice and hoppy throughout - grassy, peppery, hints of floral notes and grapefruit. Nice and fruity finish, dry with some lingering hop resins. Very drinkable, nice stuff really.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Noble hoppy aroma with some pale and sweet malts and a light spicy hint. The flavor is well balanced, with a pils malts, a hint of sweetness, and some floral and spicy hops. Pretty good, very drinkable.
jsmerig (1357) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Purchased a bottle at Caponeâ€™s in Norristown,PA. Pours yellow-gold. Aroma reveals a light malt character. Taste is lightly sweet with citrus overtones throughout, ending with a lingering citrusy bitterness similar to grapefruit. Mouthfeel is excellent with a pleasant body and mild carbination. Overall a very refreshing beer
sebletitje (7901) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Au fût @ Datz Deli, Tampa.
Finalement une imperial pislner qui est appréciable.
Couleur dorée/paille avec un col épais blanc.
Le nez offre pas mal de malt pilsner et pas mal de grains pour un arôme qui est doux et ne laisse pas ce côté métallique de pas mal de pils allemandes.
Le palais est appréciable, on ressent le bon côté d’une pils impériale tout en ayant cette amertume des houblons américains qui donne un aspect d’herbes fraîches. Le tout se marrie parfaitement avec le malt pilsner, le grains
L’arôme comme le palais offrent un sublime mixe de houblons avec une interprétation américaine de DFH.
dwyerpg (4903) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great look, very effervescent. Not much in the way of aroma. This starts off quite crisp, and then the hops come on quick and strong. The finish is crisp and very dry, perhaps even a hair too much. But mostly this is excellent and worthy of repeat purchase. They should sell this as a six-pack. I just bought the book too; I hope it’s as good as this beer.
HonkeyBra (3798) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with thick white head. Aroma of grassy, herbal hops, some bread and biscuit malt. Some light lemon as well. Flavor is nice, big grassy hops with a touch of lemon. Bread dough, very mild sweetness. Fairly light effervescent mouthfeel. No alcohol apparent, just a grassy hop finish. Really nice, actually. Impressive from Dogfish Head.