brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a clear golden yellow/straw color with a somewhat short lived white head.
S: Nose is plenty sweet, to the point of being sugary, in fact. A decent floral and citrusy hop aroma that gives some lemon and orange notes.
T: I suppose the imperial portion only referred to the alcohol/sugar content and not the hops. This is like drinking alcoholic apple juice with a touch of citrus flavor.
M: The body is somewhat heavy for a pilsner (even if it is imperialized). Medium in terms of carbonation.
D: Too sweet for my tastes. I like a good crisp pilsner, and this did not fit the bill. Imperial Pils seems like a really hard style to pull off, because I’ve only had one or two good ones.
riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet nose, lots of bready sweetness, grass, fussel alcohol, somewhat cidery alcohol nose like malt liquor. Pours hazy golden, creamy white head, sticky sheets of lace. Sweet, bready, rather sweet and boozy, peppery, dirty, earthy hops. Grassy sweetness. Dry bready finish. Hot and sweet but with nice flavors. Its just too sweet and in my opinion could use big bitter resiny hops to balance.
bvc (1173) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml waxed and capped. Pours a hazed chewy looking deep golden yellow with little yet dense head and spotty lacing. Mostly wheat, bready, sweet fusel booziness that is kind of apple cider and corny. The hops aren’t dominant, but I do get some Nobel grass/pine notes. Kind of on the flatter side and a bit syrupy. Sweet apple bread, wheaty, boozey and under attenuated. Not bad, just not what I think of when I think imperial pils. Would benefit from more aggressive hops.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep gold, wispy head. BIG, starts with some sweetness, bold flavor-hoppy-well balanced hop attack, very good, finishes dry and spicy
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Bobby and or Andrew
Appearance: Pours a murky gold with soapy suds.
Aroma: Barnyard hay and beer soaked cardboard box.
Taste: Honey and spicy hops.
Overall: Not my bag babe. There wasn’t much I liked about this brew.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum.
Pours a bright clear golden with a small bubbly head that recedes very quickly to a small collar and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the sides.
The aroma is sugary sweet with toasted caramel malts and a big floral hop presence. There is a spiciness to the nose and an alcohol burn.
The taste is even sweeter with sugary malts and thick resinous hops. The finish is hot with alcohol and prickly, very astringent actually.
The mouthfeel is syrupy sweet and heavy on the palate. Carbonation is low to moderate but nor enough to lighten the heft of the sweetness.
This isn’t a bad beer but it’s not very drinkable as the sweetness and alcohol are really over the top. I guess I shouldn’t expect anything different from a 12% impy pilsner.
Rustyham (1748) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, wheaty aroma, flavor has a great pilsener sting with orange, honey, hops and minerals. Color is beautiful golden glow. Bottle courtesy of FreshBeerCesar at the Back in Miami Tasting
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a frothy off white head. Nose of sweet malts and grassy hops, light booze on the back end.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #361. Tasted 6/24/10. 22oz bomber. Mildly hazy with a golden hue. Lacing bone white head. Aromas of toast and orange rind. Slightly musty. Full bodied with a decent and noticeable burn. .Candy sweet, but milder. Flavors of honey and mild, tart berries. Sticky finish with a lingering citrus bitterness. Nice sipping beer!
TheEpeeist (3408) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clear pale copper with a meringue topping. Nose is dough, marshmallow and pine. Syrupy with a lingering tingle. Cloying, sticky sweet pine resin and pineapple with a minty, vegetal finish. Certainly packs a punch but too much for me.