RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly foggy gold, with a few fingers of fluffy white head. Smells richly of citrus-y American hops, with notes of lemon, and fresh pine-wood. Taste starts with crisp hops and barley, and quickly springs a bittersweet citrus medley of bitter lemon rind, and sweet limeade. Finishes slightly on the dry side, with a slight dynamic of sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel hits every part of the tongue but the back. Itís on the full side, but not aggressively carbonated. This is the first "Imperial Pils" Iíve tried, and Iím intrigued by its ability to retain such a crisp and floral taste of a double IPA, but without the heat and strength.
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at a toddlerís birthday party. Great IPL that showcases both sides of the style really well. The lager component is really clean and subtle, with just a bit of clean malt flavor, and the hops are prominent without being out of balance. Great on a hot day.
salvaticas (571) - - AUG 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BGH. Hoppy on the nose. Really well balanced and hoppy. Light but strong. Good.
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eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle served in a chalice glass. Enjoyed at PiBar-Lausanne. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a small and creamy white head with medium retention and some lacings left in the glass. Nose is sweet, very malty and very herby. Pine and booze. Taste follows the nose. Very sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel and biscuit. Strong notes of tropical fruits, resin and pale malts. Hints of pine. Full body. Medium carbonation. Caramel, resin and pine in the aftertaste. Not very persistent. Good drinkability. Great strong Lager.
BeerFanDan17 (1079) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A unique spin. Nice maltfeel with a touch of graham cracker. Hops are rich, but not overpowering.
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ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet honey notes come through on the nose. The beer is a straw pale with very little head. The taste is mild, but balanced, with honey, bread and a light herbal grit at the finish. Goes down smooth and clean.
Gluepot (396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pillowy well laced head on a golden straw body. A massive citrus and tropical fruit nose is a hit. The hops are there in force in the taste profile - grapefruit, kiwi, orange and melon are all fresh and refreshing. A very drinkable bitterness that is not astringent or difficult to take. A solid medium body and carbonation, and the lager yeast, help give it a smooth, enjoyable mouth feel. The malt is appropriately sweet but understated.
Ferris (12406) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Nice fresh leafy hops. Clear gold with a rich white head. Nice leafy fresh hoppy notes and a clean bitter finish. Solid.
ladnewton (1784) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at As Is NYC on 7th July 2016. Cloudy amber with thick creamy head soon becoming shallow but affording full lacing. Rich hoppy aroma with pungency and tanginess. Powerful grassy, citric liquid pass, whilst the finish is slightly nutty, with tangerine and grapefruit but short-lived. Full-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel.
ben4321 (5641) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Beer Culture. Mostly clear orange with spotty lacing. Citrus and citrus rind. Some maltiness comes through and provides a strong backbone. Mid dry close.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am not digging the hop character in this one. It is an onion bomb. Itís nice looking though, cloudy orange w/ a long lasting head. Aside from onion, I get some woody pine notes and some borderline harsh earthy bitterness in the finish. There is a very slight touch of simple sweet malt in the background but this is very much a hop centered brew. Itís medium to full bodied, just a hair on the heavy side, w/ fairly vigorous carbonation. Aside from this tastes like onions, itís pretty well made, I guess.