BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in the fridge for a long while. Pours with a large white head. Clear golden hued body. Grassy and bready aromas, straw, low sulfur, low metal. Clean. Mostly a pils and saaz like character. Flavors are bready and sweet with low grain, grass. A bit earthy and metallic. Clean and crisp finish though. Lively bubbles, dry, not bad. A bit astringent, possibly an off water profile for the style.
DavidWoodruff (395) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Hazy yellow-Orange
Aroma: Grass toast, and malt
Flavor: Malt with a very full hop bitterness
Palate: Full bodied
Overall: While I tire of the trend to double and imperialize every beer style, this one is so well done that I find myself with nothing to argue against.
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle on clearance for $4. Pours slightly hazy orange, stiff white head. Slightly sweet aroma that’s hard to place. Taste is clear and crisply bitter. Pleasing finish. Not sure if it’s "Imperial" but it’s a quite pleasing beer. They were smoking crack to think they could sell it for $9 bottle though with the competition at that price point.
Derek881 (1017) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a semi-cloudy dark gold and straw color with many small rising bubbles, and a large, foamy white head with great retention, and excellent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured crisp hops with floral, citrus, and pine notes, along with some light caramel malt, and a touch of honey. The beer had a somewhat bitter-sour blend with a strong grainy-earthy taste with some straw, light citrus, and malt. It had a lively, bubbly fizz with a dry but full composition, and had a medium body and mouthfeel. Thank you Mom for the nice Christmas present!
LKay (116) - Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light bitter and soda taste transitions to a sweeter ending. Wish they had a pale ale or IPA.
twindog (265) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light gold color. Slightly yeasty aroma. Grassy straw flavor with a sharp hoppy bitterness that I love about this not over the top as you would think but good
bigguns22 (709) - Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the best beers I have had in this style and the hop profile is very nice. Not hoppy like a ipa but more then almost any pilsner I have had. Pour is golden and cloudy with a very large fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy,citrus and that standard pilsner aroma but bigger.
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Ingomar Club in Eureka, CA. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head and a lot of lacing. Nose is rich with floral, grassy and similar Nobel hops. Medium to full in body, and smooth in mouthfeel. Really good going down. The flavor is is very rich and tasty. The finish is dry and the bitterness is perfect. A simply excellent beer.
obguthr (4084) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey and hay, with much more of the latter, lemon and nut accents. Clear amber, thick yellow head. Medium to full body. Hay, hoeny, and overripe lemon flavor, intense. Bitter grass and lemon zest noble hop finish. Damn, I just gave Gordon Biersch a 4+ rating! And why not, this is a great beer.
spujr (23) - - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste hot to me. Pleasant mouthfeel. No bad aftertaste. Nothing much else to add. Decent but will probably not drink again.
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