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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A bold Imperial Pilsner brewed with Moravian malts and Noble Saaz hops for toasted malt flavors and a dry grassy finish.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick layer of frothy foamed head while the liquid was a golden straw color. Aroma was somewhat mild with a heavy presence of malts and grassy hops that actually did smell like an imperial pils. The flavor was grassy as well with a background of honey oat wheat bread and a healthy serving of hops considering this was an American made pils. There is also a background of funky yeast that was interesting to try upon the first bottle, but after drinking another bottle it played itself out. For sure I won’t be repeating this beer, but at least I gave it a second chance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2136) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2010 650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a big white fluffy head that has good retention and some lacing. The aroma is mild and indistinct with grains, yeast and some saaz hops. The flavor features biscuit, dough, yeast, nutty hops and mildly funky hops. The palate is a bit light but builds to a malty conclusion. The finish is short and dry. Overall: I find this pils a very refreshing choice. Much more like a good English biter than a pils--whatever the hell this it was the right beer at the right time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1946) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Tasted from a bomber bottle purchased at Beverages 4 Less. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that leaves a solid collar of lace after a slow recession. The nose is interesting, starting with a pretty straight-forward hops and pilsner malt, but there is also an underlying sort of plastic aroma that I also get off of some single malt scotches. The flavor has some sweetness, but is dominated by the kind of hay-like pilsner flavor and some hoppiness to round everything out. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium hops and malt finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear amber tinted yellow gold. The head is large, beige and fluffy.

Aroma: Crisp mixture of biscuity malt and euro hops. Nothing like a cheap beer, but more like a fresh, hoppy pilsner.

Taste: Biscuits with honey, big spicy hops. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly creamy and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Fresh, this beer is beautifully balanced, slightly sweet, and the driest hoppiest imperial pils I’ve had to date. What a great beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2010
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 I’m finding this new-wave style of Imperial Pilsner to be disappointing in general.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Pours a vivid clear orange-gold, nose is complex, caramel, nectarines, toffee, taste is rich, moderately sweet, best imp pils I’ve had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent lacing head. Strong, grassy aroma with some malt in the background. Slight sweet taste. Crisp. Could be stronger for an imperial pils, but still not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1458) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 12, 2012
Draft: Strong complex, crisp and clean. Nice hop presence. Food Pairing: Cheese fondue.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at SDBrewing co. Warm honey amber looking pour with petri dish head and lace. Nose is sweet hay and flat malt/yeast. Rather pale aleish. Taste is big alcohol and sweet grass hay. Rather strong in it’s lightness. Hops and malt in back. Lotsa sweet candy thickness. Just ok.


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