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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.80 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) 2004 series. This smells wonderfully malty for a pilsener, even if it’s an Imperial version. But the flavor is a bit too citrusy, somewhat tart, and just tastes a little "old". But as the beer warms up, both the nose and flavor become more and more earthy, proving to me after the fact that this beer isn’t much of a candidate for aging. The body is medium, with light carbonation. The orange-golden and somewhat hazy body is capped by a tall, very long-lasting, off-white head that never drops below a quarter inch. And wow, large patches of dense foam cover the glass. This wasn’t bad, but it’s clearly past its prime. I’ll try to obtain this again if there is another bottling.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Light amber color with a thick rick ecru head. Mild malt aromas with dough and toast, additional nose of rose petals with hints of wintergreen and tangerine. Seem too thick to the old nose. Sweet flavors abound. Floral/ herbal flavors mingle with dry malt and wood. Somewhat biting on the palate both from carbonation and light acid. Alcohol is perceived late in the quaff, but does not overpower. Not as clean as I would like a pils/lager. Very much like some of the strong European lager. I do notice a late malt linger that is very pleasant, but some times the pleasantries are to late to redeem previous thoughts. Thanks Derek.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Golden color. Aroma was kind of surprising. More (biscuity)malt than hops, along with an off, yeasty aroma. Flavor was a bit muddy. A bit malty sweet with ’dirty’ hops. Not a very clean beer. OK, but can’t Rogue’s Imperial Pilsner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
(22oz bottle) Lightly hazed apple juice body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, floral, apple, some grapefruit, light alcohol. Bitterness really only comes out in the swallow, suggesting this beer is pat its prime. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
This beer pours, well, rather really unhealthy urine color with a well retained, fluffy off white head. The color really is rather disturbing. Aroma was predominantly sweet with some biscuit notes, also a bit of floral, perfumey notes. Flavor is strong lager with similarities to some malt liquors I have tried. Pretty tasty notes of biscuit, grain, and some bread. Points off for the strongish alcoholic sense, even though it doesn’t burn. I think Double Pils is a failed concept. The pilsner style is about purity, clean lines, and sublety all of which this beer flies in the face of.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Golden in color with a fluffy head and lots of tiny bubbles. Very hoppy aroma with a hint of alcohol. Grapefruity bitter flavor with a buttery alcohol burn at the rear. Decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (9106) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Strong wet dog odor, vegetables as well... grassy with some sweet, sticky, almost hot alcohol. Malt-liquoresque... too hot, too sticky, and too grainy. No thanks.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2002
I agree with ecrvich, and I quote ’sweaty yeast (and grapefruity hops) ruins the aroma and flavor alike.’ Considering that I love a good pilsener, and also a strong beer, I had high hopes for this. But it tastes amateur-ish, although this is a well established brewery. I paid good money for this, and feel ripped off. It is cloying, and over-hopped, and basically, it sucks. Another quote from an earlier review: ’about time someone made a lager that took the hop character to IPA levels.’ WHY???? It tastes like an IPA, and a one-dimensional West Coast one at that. Don’t bother. PS - I had to add the fact that almost all the people who rated this highly are from Oregon...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2002
2002: Unattractive bubbled foam with neither stickiness nor retention. Smells of ’Astro Pop’, reminiscent of candied malt, only a touch of hop profile, alcohol, and tropical fruit. But nothing indicative of a fine pilsner, or even a pilsner, at that. Sharp alcohol and medicine flavors that are highly unappealing; In fact, it is very similar to cough syrup. It even somehow manages to display what a horribly made beer this is by finishing both astringently and cloying. Doesn’t look, taste, or smell like a pilsner. Bad bottle? Note: A brewery really makes me angry when it leaves the bottle date blank.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Bottle was marked 2002. Old age might have had something to do with this one. Light amber color with long lasting white head. Unimpressive hoppy nose. The rest was downhill from there.


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