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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This is an intensely hopped, robust, Pilsener that emphasizes the noble hops from central Europe including Hallertau, Tettnang, Spalt and Saaz. It has been brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. Our IPB is naturally carbonated and unfiltered.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (204) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours a hazy light amber with a very nice head. Aroma is very pleasant: caramel, bread, cereal, hop aroma is difficult to pin down, dough, some very light cheese, basement aromas, and alcohol. Taste is mostly balanced with a slight nod towards the bitter. Palate is actually the weakest aspect... brief and bitter finish with a lingering deeper bitter. Session-able, impressive, but somehow I would not buy again.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2175) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
8/23/2012. From bottle. Pours pale yellow with a short white head. Malty aromas with hay, grass, hops and light fruit. Some caramel flavors. Not bad.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
After seeing the score, I’m thinking I got an old bottle. I did not perceive much in the way of pilsner (imperial or otherwise). No hop content either. Mostly a caramelized amber. A bit viscous and rounded too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Swing cap bottle from Homer321, thanks bro. Poured sort of dirty hazy orange/amber with a large rocky super off white head. Aroma of fresh raw dough, green grapes and white raisins, dates and wet nuts. Full chewy body that has a coating syrupy mouthfeel and softer carbonation. Flavor of grassy hops, bitter citrus, grapefruit, grains, dough. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
750ml swing top bottle shared thanks to dmac. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma is sweet bready malt, citrus, floral hops, and some light spices. Taste of sweet grainy malts, bread, lemon rind, citrus, apricot, grass, and some floral hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5645) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Clear golden color with lasting white head. Grassy, vegetal, mild rubber aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice bready pils malt, spicy hop, lagered flavors--very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2734) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Big swing top bottle from Good Bottle Company. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with virtually no head. I had high hopes this would be hoppy like Sam Adams imperial pils, but this one is lacking. The body is heavy with a lozenge-type quality. I get some cracker and wooden notes here and there, but it’s a sweeter beer with suggestions of honey and citrus. It doesn’t really taste much like a pilsener, I’m not sure what it reminds me of other than malt liquor, if I ever found a malt liquor that actually tasted good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2614) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a hazy dark gold with a thick white head. Big musty malty aroma. Taste is smooth malty body with lots of earthy hops and vanilla malt notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain for the malt, light herbs and grass for the hops, faint soap and dried leaves for the yeast, with a hint of green wood. Head is average to large, fizzy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, slick with a lively carbonation. Bitter hops flavor, not so much in the aroma, an earthy beer and a good drinking Imperial Pilsener.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
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.


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