papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler to go from the Sorrento Mesa location: Rich golden color with a medium, fading white head .Aroma is fruity (peach) and slightly grassy. Flavor starts starts lightly fruity sweet followed by some grassy hops and a long, lightly dry finish with hints of orange peel. Medium body is spicy with lively carbonation. Nice.
Thisis12ptfont (829) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of yeast, dough and subtle lemon. Appearance is a deep gold with a decent foam top. Flavors of sweet yeast and oats with some caramel malts. Lightly carbonated with a light texture on the palate. Overall, this is a decent beer with fairly simple flavoring and a nice alcohol warming feeling. I’d give this a C+ rating.
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting, yet pretty basic taste. Almost more of a wheat beer or light belgian then a pils. Pours golden, and has a malty taste.
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J_man (695) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear golden color with a thin white head. Cereal and corn on the aroma with a hint of sweetness. Sticky on the tongue with a clean and fairly bitter taste. Karo syrup and corn on the follow through. Finishes smooth and silky, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. I think this could have benefited by being a bit more "Imperial" (i.e. more alcohol) to cut through some of the sweetness.
rayOfBeer (663) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: pours blond with a medium sized white head and a slight haze. Aroma is bready with some dry grass, light honey, and a little citrus. Flavor is bready malt with hay and other soft tart/bitter grass notes, a little doughy yeast, and a touch of honey. Palate has a mouthfull of sweet malt mingling with some nice grassy bitters. Nice flavors, a bit heavy, but well balanced.
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. I’m normally not a Pils guy, but I like to try new stuff. I’ve tried a few different Imperial Pilsner styles, and this one is very good! The stuff coming out of Karl Strauss lately has been very good. The nose is light, the color is dark yellow to orange, and the taste is great. Huge flavors of herbal goodness with some earthy and yet hoppy bite. I like it and will buy it again.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, but confusing. Light amber with hops on the nose. Medium bodied and it drinks like a sweet malty English ale or a bock. Great finish. I’d never guess a Pilsner if served blind.
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 I’ve 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.
jjh19 (56) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried the Whistler Imperial Pils on tap at Small Bar during rollout pint night Thursday night. This just looked good. Poured a dark golden color with a 1” frothy head that dissipated rather quickly. I smelled toasted malts, definitely a grassy hop presence. Was it dry-hopped? I tased crisp and clean toasted malts with a lot of grassy hop flavor and a pretty decent bitterness that lingered through the dry finish. Nothing heavy-handed. Medium bodied and very easy drinking. This was the best stab at a Czech-style pilsner that I’ve tried. Strong recommendation.
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.