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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Golden in color with a dry hop floral aroma and intense hop bitterness supported by a big malty backbone which culminates into a hedonistic mouthfeel. Yee haw!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest 2004: Hazy light yellow with a small white head. Orange/grapefruit aroma with some flowers in the aroma. Full Oily texture, starts sweet and ends sweeter. Poured by the one and only VENOM.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Extreme Beer Fest '04, Golden in color with a thick white head.Hoppy and malty aroma that's quite clean,no esters(obviously if it's a lager).Flavor is hoppy,alcohol warming and a touch of breadiness from the malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Poured out of a very cool bottle that is white ceramic with Japanese lettering and bright swathes of color and as a bonus comes with a swing-top. The beer pours very thick given the golden body. The viscosity makes seem like a pale Imperial Stout. The head is pure white and really sticks to the sides of the glass. The aroma is lots of orange citrus and a very clean and crisp malt aroma. The flavor is citrus up front then a shocking smack of bitter hops followed by a nice biscuity maltiness. The finish is quite bitter, those 74 IBUs really stand out given the relative lightness of this beer (compared to other 74 IBU beers). There is a slight hit of alcohol towards the beginning of the finish but it is not an unpleasant flavor. Given the style the 8.8% ABV is well hidden. Overall a nice beer but it exhibits a lot of ale characteristics and it is hard to believe that this is a lager. A must try, but true lager fans may be disappointed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2004
I like this one, not near as sweet as Prescription pils, and not as hoppy. Looks like a classic pils, golden, translusent, and with a moderate white head. Dry and crisp, but not as dry and crisp as Victory's Prima, after drinking it, it was apparent to me that it was much bigger than Prima. I know its hard to make a big pils and one that is close to style, I think Rogue accomplished both.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Hazy golden. Lemon and orange rind aroma. Light and amazingly clean on the tongue. Definitley bitter, not a ton of hop flavor, but acceptable. Fun fresh and fruity. Doesn't show a trace of the 8.8% alcohol. Not the worlds most elegant beer, but very very fun, and worth the experience. I

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Great painted ceramic bottle that was capped yet has a swing top attached as well. Poured a slightly hazy bright gold with a huge head that settled down to a not so huge head. Aroma reminds me of a Wit style with wheat malt and yeast in the nose. Maybe it's my imagination though. Also detect quite a bit of hops in the aroma and sweetness from the malt as well. This aroma is a big and bold one to be sure. I wasn't sure what an Imperial Pilsner would be like, but now it makes sense to me with the latest trend in super charged styles. Just double up on malt and hops and you've got an Imperial-fill in the blank brew. Body is really full and smooth. Flavor is also a strong one with sweet malt leading the way along with some hops blending in. This is a big beer and if you like big bold beers such as the Imperial class, you will like this one for sure. It's not a to style pils and doesn't claim to be one either. Enjoy it for what it is.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2004 The bottle poured with a glug glug sound until I poured about half the bottle out. Anyways, the head is nice and thick and the nose is restrained. The palate is where the hops are to be found. The hops are very earthy and the palate is full and sweet, but not cloying. The finish is long rounded and a little alcoholic. One major flaw I find in the beer is a bit of diacetyl, which is a bummer. Overall, I really do not find this beer to be like a pils.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
11/12/03. Poured out of what I think was a 16.9 oz. white ceramic bottle, enjoyed in a tasting at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA 11/12/03. Frothy, small white head. Hazy gold-yellow body. Aroma is grassy, earthy, yeasty, and pale malt. Very crisp. Flavor of strong bitter hops, lightly yeasty. Some surprising dirty malt and a strong alcohol undertone. A little shocking to the palate with the harshness there, but then the finish is rather quick. It's still harsh but overall a pretty nice beer, and definitely one of the deeper, better pilseners I've had. I totally agree with the IPA (or even Imperial IPA) comparisons, but I guess that's what you get from an Imperial Pilsener.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
At first it has a large frothy lush head, but that fades down pretty quickly. Cloudy, dark yellow body. Smells sweet, but not overly sticky. The flavor is very full for a pilsner, and quite honestly, I'd like pilsners a lot more if they were more like this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2004
I'm not entirely sure it's fair to classify this beer as a pilsner - pours golden with an impressive white head - the aroma is quite malty sweet, with a small dose of hops and grain, much like an Imperial IPA or a hoppy barleywine - initially, the flavor is clean, crisp and very pilsner-ish, but this is soon demolished by a tongue-slamming of sweet, malty, bready flavors, followed by a healthy helping of hops - the beer attempts a clean, pilsner-like finish, but instead leaves a buttery, hoppy flavor, with some candy-like notes - this is more like an IIPA-barleywine-pilsner-american strong ale conflation of a beer - unique and tasty stuff.


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