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.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750->Lager glass: Pours a huge, rocky, white head atop a clear yellow body. Good carbonation is exhibited. Aroma of grain, wheat, and clove. Body is medium, finishing with a sweetness that is exhibited by a lemon-honey overall taste and alcoholic mouthfeel. A very-very-very nice imperial pilsner.
JoeTheYounger (1166) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trade bottle from GMCC2281. Poured a hazy orange color with thick white head. Aroma was spices, bread, basil. Taste was very crisp, dry, with a hint of honey and spices. Pretty good.
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Canal’s in Delran Nj. Golden pour with aromas of malts, hop and grass. Clean dry finish. Good!
ROGUE (2145) - 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 (12255) - 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 (7461) - 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 (2892) - 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 (4819) - 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.