Sadads (8) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well rounded pilsner with pretty good Orange yellow colour. Though the flavour is not amazing, it performs well within the pilsner style, with the light malty followed by hops. The bittering hops leaves a strong bitterness on the back of the tongue, but the smooth mouth feel helps balance the strong texture.
jcnielsen (1705) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Grainy, earthy, noble hops and some alcohol, but the alcohol comes through nicely. Nice imperial pils.
RobertDale (2920) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Comes a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, grain, citrus, and grass. Taste is malt, grain, lemons, grass, and spice. Very drinkable.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly translucent golden with amber notes and a medium bubbly/creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of Cheerios with a touch of sugar and lightly spicy noble hops and citrus notes. Flavor of spicy and herbal noble hops, nice and dry, crisp with a touch of cereal grains. Pushing 8% but still so dry. Was afraid it was going to be a sweet malt bomb and its not!
vyvvy (3603) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has lots of grass, breadiness and sweet barely toasted malt. Medium body with fairly soft carbonation. The taste has sweet malt and lots of grassiness and spice. Good for the style.
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle at St. Louis Microfest 2011. Pours a mostly clear yellow-gold color with a big, foamy white head that settles quickly. Fairly light aroma of pale malts, straw, grassy hops, minerals, sweet bread, and sugar. Flavor of sweet and pale malts, straw, honey, corn flakes, and dough. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, chewy mouthfeel. Not a bad take on the style but this style has never worked wonders for me.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Free State. Yellow orange appearance. Bittering Saaz hops in the nose. Quite sweet but fairly smooth pils flavor.
drowland (5953) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at the brewpub while visiting the university. More hoppy than impy - disappointing, but drinkable and tasty.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Pours a completely clear dark golden color with a small but strong head. Aroma has a bit of that pilsner crispness but the alcohol overtakes it. It also has some heavy citrus hop notes. Taste has some more grassy hops coming through and a heavier pils crispiness. But otherwise, for an "Imperial" its pretty easy drinking.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Free State during the 20th anniversary. Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow body with some rising carbonation. Big, fluffy, cloud white head that dissipates slowly and remains very lacy. Nice looking pils. Aroma is pretty bland. Some pale maltiness, a hint of straw hops, and a bit of a sugary sweet backing. Flavor is very sweet and malty. Very light amount of straw hops throughout as well as in the aftertaste. Some caramel in there too. Palate is light to medium and a little chewy. Overall, I’ve never really been a huge fan of the imperial pils. I think a pils is meant to be light, crisp, and refreshing. The imperial-ness seems to take away from the style. I guess what I’m saying is that this is a solid beer, but the style isn’t one of my favorites. I definitely appreciate the brewpub’s attempt, however.