JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at Pizza Port San Clemente
I thought that this was a very nicely done beer. Good maltiness balanced with grassy hops.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #21. Dark gold and clear as can be with a nice moderate lacing white head. Light toast and a bit of caramel, very clean aroma, nice. Light grass and a soft sweetness, a bit more caramel, pretty good. (1392)
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly golden slightly orange color w/ a small white head and some light soapy lacing. Avg Pal. The flavor is lightly doughy w/ a nice slightly bitter clean citrus & floral hop finish. Some nice sweetness both caramels and fruits the bread like tone is subtle but nice. The aroma is similar definite dry hoppy hints of some light floral pieces, with a light touch of sweet breads. Very easy to drink, and easily the best "pilsner" Iíve tasted.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another mediocre offering. Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head that leaves good lace. Smells of sweet, sugary malts with a good dose of resiny, astringent hops. Tastes about the same. Sweet and malty with a dash of hops and a lingering sweet, cereal malt flavor. Medium body, subdued carbonation.
bhightow (24) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from a friend at Karl Strauss. Color is a golden amber with minimal white head. Aroma is grassy hops with a little bit of citrus. Taste fades pretty quickly. Finishes dry.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours peach-amber, with a surprisingly small head. Aroma has cut grass, mild citrus, and malt. Mouthfeel is soft and a touch on the fuller side. Flavor starts with grassy hop punch, mellows with caramel sweetness, then finishes quickly. A bit indescript for my tastes, though Iím finding this new-wave style of Imperial Pilsner to be disappointing in general.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Beachwood BBQ - Seal Beach, CA. Soapy pilsner malt aroma, thick with sugars and yeast. Pours a coppery dark golden, clearish with minimal whitish head. Flavors of not-crisp pilsner malt sugars, lots of malt creaminess and some distant hops. Ragingly and punishingly sweet. Just too much. I want bright fresh crispness out of this, with nice bright hoppiness, but it just isnít there. Soapy in the finish.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 8/20/2010. This Imperial Pilsner pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, graint and grassy. A medium to full bodied imperial pilsner. The malts are fruity and sweet, a touch cereal and grainy. The hops are herbal and earthy, with a touch of spiciness. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. A touch sweet perhaps, and would like it to be a little spicier. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bhensonb (11682) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Holiday Wine. Pours amberish gold with a 3 finger foamy, clingy ringy white head. Aroma is rather perfumey over light malt. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is pale malt, but a little roasty, and a lot of grassy/spicey hop. However, the whole flavor thing is almost a unity - this is really tastey, and the aroma continues perfumey/floral. Then as it all washes away it goes grassy flavor. Dry. Leaving bitter in the mouth. Never had anything that this reminds me of. Good stuff.
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The easiest to drink bomber Iíve ever consumed. Pour is honey amber in color, decent white head, zero lacing. Aroma of bread and maybe faint cloth band aids with apricot. Light on the tongue, but more rich with nuts, honey, melon, and pronounced resinous hops. Very slight dryness to the finish, but fades quickly. Really nice on a hot summer evening.