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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
666seth (222) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours in hazy, with nice head retention. Aroma of light malt with floral notes. Notes of light sweet malt with floral hops with a great hop bitter finish. Great Pilsner beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (796) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
750 swing top from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours orange gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is full of grassy and herb hop. Med body. It has biscuit and strong noble hop for flavor. Quite soft and lush in the mouth. Doesn’t seem to make it less than crisp though. Finishes quite dry with a long lingering bitterness in the mouth. Just excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Thos was a pretty good beer. Has a definite crispness to it and is pretty bubbly as well. A nice beer but not nine bucks good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750 ml swingtop from Imbibe Wine. Nose is very grassy hops, timothy hay, light sweet caramel, and shortbread cookies.Lightly hazy yellow orange with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with light sweetness and lots of caramel. Finishes nicely bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2012
7/24/12 bottle from total $7. nice rich golden with a soft wispy white pillowy head. aromas of peppery hops, earthy florals, orange, spicy saaz, grass and a mild damp lager note. the flavor has an added mild note of caramel added to the characteristics from the aroma. it is a little sweet by the time it warms but it is well worth the trip. hoppy dryness and a subtle bitterness keep me coming back. prickly, crisp and refreshing. 7/4/7/4/15+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with lemon, citrus, floral, and noble hops. T - Starts off with pilsner and some sweet grainy malts with some lemon and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some more lightly bready malts come through with some floral and a bit of grassy hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, some bitterness, and some lager esters. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly dry finish. D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing and overall well balanced.

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