Derek881 (1047) - Prague, - 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!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml swing-top bottle -
Such a really nice surprise that I really did not see coming. GB is usually pedestrian and boring when it comes to their beer product. Hipsters flock to their restaurants, and that’s usually a bad sign there. But this beer escapes the drab confines of their concrete walls.
Tons of grassy, hay-like hops, with just a squeeze of lemon to help keep things really bright. A light cracker flavor, hay/straw which really gives the noble hops a chance to shine, and it does. Herbal/leafy notes leave behind a long, lingering refined bitter finish. One of the best imperial pilsners I’ve had. Clean, crisp flavors...nothing overly sweet. Very, very nice.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Ed5388 (2517) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fantomasus (279) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NachlamSie (2944) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
dchmela (2819) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.