PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pale golden with a dense white head for a 9%. Aroma has a dry pils base with lots of peppery spicy noble hops. Light crisp feel (especially for 9% ABV). Dry lightly biscuity base with a very spicy noble hop presence to balance. Zesty and lightly lemony. Pretty damn good, and doesn’t seem like it’s 9%.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle by mdlovullo. Light clear golden yellow color with a light haze. Malty and sweet and not dead on for a pils but pretty tasty. Balanced pine and citrus with sweet caramel malt and a slight alcohol burn.
jredmond (7183) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draft at the Brewery. Got to tour Harpoon the weekend of my little sister’s graduation. Tried this on tap afterwards. Pours a clear gold. Aroma is grassy hops and maybe some pine. The flavor is smooth, sweet malt with some hops - no trace of alcohol.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of lemon, lightly grassy hops, biscuit malt, alcohol. Didn’t realize this was one of those imperial pils, so the alcohol seemed odd, though it makes sense now! Flavor was an onslaught of grainy complexity with hay, wheat, biscuit, french bread blending seamlessly with floral, earthy, grassy hop notes, quite lovely. Happy to break the 3.6 streak for this one.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of pils malts, slight alcohol, and noble hops. Poured gold in color with a small white head. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of noble hops, pils malts, slight grass, and light grains. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, lightly sweet, noble hop finish is dry. 9%ABV is undetectable.
adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear liquid gold with a medium white head. Aroma of light candied malts, plastic, floral hops and yeast. Taste of candied malts, honey, grains and faint floral hops.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and clear yellow/goden color wtih a smaller sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, pine, grains, and bready. Tastes of grains, floral hops, grassy, and had a honey sweetness to it too. Light alcohol in the finish (but not 9%). Some lacing left on the glass.