ROGUE (2120) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with a big white foamy head that settles and leaves a nice amount of lacing. Aroma is fresh hops, citrus and cut grass with a mild sweetness in the back. Flavor starts out sweet, with a strong malt body and ripe fruit flavors before the dry, hoppy finish. The body had a medium mouth feel and a very smooth consistency. Very easy to drink.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, Dogfish version, relatively fresh. Pours a lightly hazy, average to darker golden hue. A billowing head of off-white to cream colored froth settles in slowly to fat, clumpy lily pads with a pronounced edge, as thick swaths of tattered tapestry lacing coat the glass. The nose is an exercise in contrasts, showing ample sweet, clean, doughy malts with some caramel, all countered by a potent, peppery, grassy hop profile. Candied orange peel emerges, as does a creamy-sweet yeast profile. Flavors are the same, again showing zippy, bitter grass hops over a base of sweet dough and honey-kissed bread grain malts. Lemon and orange rind lend an oily, citrus bitterness that lingers. The palate is medium-full and sugary, sporting moderately intense, persistent carbonation and a slightly drying, alcoholic finish. Like its Italian counterpart, this brew is just too big for a pils. There are some nice elements here, but the intense sugars and the overly aggressive hopping just doesn’t work for me. It’s decent and relatively clean, but still not my thing.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, florals, and biscuit. Flavor of grass, florals, herbs, citrus, caramel, and crackers with a somewhat dry finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL pours deep gold with full white head and spotty lacing. Nice looking brew. The aroma is spicy hops forward with floral and earthy hops filling in behind along with sugary malt sweetness and lemon zest. The taste pulses with vibrant levels of crisp bitter spicy hops and lesser amounts of floral hops and slippery sweet malts. It becomes even more bitter with floral and spicy hops into the finish staying well ahead of the malt sweetness. Nice tasty bitter brew.
Damico (2649) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best pilsners there is. The aroma is big and sweet, awesome on a pilsner. The appearance is perfect brilliant golden ale with an awesome creamy head. The flavor of a sweet, slightly bitter pilsner with big flavor ovrerall. Delicious.
thornecb (4509) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention slowly recedes to skim surface leaving spotted spiders. Summer pit fruit, dusty citrus and resin aromas. Sweet with upfront caramel turning slightly hot in the lasting peach pit finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20100921 bottle from Wine World. Medium gold, mostly clear, with large off-white head of thick, sticky suds that last and last. Beautiful stuff, in fact. Nice noble aroma with some pine, grapefruit, lemongrass, some peppery alcohol, as well as a disappointing dose of vinyl. Solid maltiness is just a touch sweet but plenty sturdy. I’d love a bigger Saaz presence, a bit more bitterness though not more dryness, but it’s pretty nice overall and was a fair pairing with some nutty Manchego or whatever that Spanish cheese was.
egajdzis (5385) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of honey, citrus, pine, floral hops, wood, and light spices. Taste of pine, honey, citrus, toffee, some caramel, and a dry finish with light alcohol.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber 2010 thanks to Erin & John. Pours hazy gold, off white head. Aroma is dried fruit and ketchup. Flavor is grassy, malty. I just don’t think that imperial pilsners can pull it off. Imperial IPAs yeah, Imperial stouts yeah, but imp. pilsners are just not working, Imp Alts either, for that matter. Imp. Pils. and Imp. Alts. are just too thin in aroma, flavor, and body, to be able to support a higher alcohol content.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a a DFH 750ml bottle. Aroma of hops, which is unexpected from a pils...but not from DFH. Pours a nice golden yellow with ample frothy white head that lasts. The tastes are of hops (simcoe very present), moderately bitter for a pils, but very nice. Suprisingly, I like this a lot. Not a big pils fan, but this is a nice brew. Texture is thin, like you would expect, carbonation is lively, but not overdone. Finish is clean and crisp. Nicely done, DFH.