ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden with thick white head. Aroma of sweet floral hops, lemon zest, grass, some spice. Similar taste. Medium carbonation. Solid Impilsner.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Lithy’s Tennessee/Ole Miss tasting. near clear dull golden pour with massive pillowy white head. Nicely sweetened. Vanilla, grassy, saazy, clean. A little syrupy, but mildly crisp hoppy finish. Pretty tasty I suppose
jonas (5617) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tropical hop aroma. Pale yellow, offwhite cream. Fruity, lemon, pineapple, a bit grassyness to make it slightly pilsnerish. A bit too chewy and sticky. Agressive hop aftertaste
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nailed it. DFH strikes again. Man, this was just delicious, they perfectly harnessed a style that can easily get gratuitous. Drinks like a much smaller beer, and I mean that as a great compliment. This, I’m going to pick up again.
glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of grain, herbs and dried grass for the hops, mustiness for the yeast with a background note of pepper. Head is large, frothy/foamy with good thick lacing and is fully lasting. Color is crystal clear gold. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a carbonation between lively and fizzy and a dry finish. Basic aroma but excellent in interpretation of the style. This is an excellent version of an Imperial Pils.
Finn (4141) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask på Sheffield Tap 30 Sep 10. Lys gylden. Uklar. Lavt kremskum. Litt sitrusaroma. Søt fruktig smak. Grapefrukt m.m. Syrlig ettersmak. Avslutter tørt.
Rune (7988) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head-lacing. Hazy golden body. Modest smell of malts and fruity hops. Semi dried fruits to the taste buds. Noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied. Draught, half pint at Sheffield Tap 30 Sep 10.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep hazy golden yellow with a huge frothy white head that recedes very quickly to a clumpy cap and leaves spots of lacing.
The aroma is very sweet with caramelized sugar and citrus hops with a spiciness in the nose as well.
The taste has the same sweetness but with lots of toasted grains, herbal and citrus hops and a spicy sweet finish. There is an overall grassy character to things.
The mouthfeel is full bodied and sweet for the style, spicy and slightly dry.
I’ve had quite a few impy pilsners this season and this one is decent but not one of the best. Still good.
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting beer - pours clear pale orange with a large white head, tons of lacing. A nice floral hops aroma with some laundry detergent in the nose and flavor. Really nice balance overall between the spicy hops and malt notes.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Total Wine, Durham. It ends up being a fairly interesting hybrid of a slightly stronger American pils (not quite imperialized, and with a secret crush on unfiltered Czechs) and a fairly typical DFH pale, perhaps even a 60 Minute variant. Abundantly hopped, that’s evident, but somehow the character ends up being a bit indistinct: almost the hop equivalent of Allspice. Nice luxuriant mouthfeel, handsome brew, but nothing too dazzling.