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RATINGS: 715   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!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Had this guy in a nice little visit to the brewery in Newport. If you ask me, this is what I'll look for in the future out of a pilsner. It has the basic pilsner flavor, yet this one actually has a back bone. Very smooth, hides the alcohol. Probably good it\'s one of those pub only brews (except for the cool limited edition bottles, but i'm not sure how far out those get), because this is the kind of beer that could sneak up on someone.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"maltier than expected, but still heavy on the hops and bitterness. Not worth the price ($12) as Sam Adams IP is better. This one didn’t taste fresh. OK."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TysonFSU88 (10) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
750ml bottle.Very good, a top Pilsner, 8.8% is nice! But..$20 for 750ml is a little bit much!?!? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
DocJitsu (990) - Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a lightly murky, light golden with only swirling remnants of a white head. Bouquet is more akin to an APA. Flat, flat, flat. Moonshiny quality. Much like the lid was left of a high gravity pale ale all night sitting on the deck. This is the most awful beer I’ve ever drunk. I would’ve been better off with a schlitz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (173) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle (750ml): First I want to say the bottle is very nice, ceramic I think. Pours a most clear golden with a nice white head. This is not your average pilsner, not light , but medium bodied Some fruitiness and malts with a slight bitterness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (543) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a clear gold, with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, and hops, with a bit of sweetness. Taste is rich and full, a little bitter, with a rich palate. Smooth and drinkable. This one is a bit different than many. Thumbs up!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
Pros clear golden with a white head. Tastes as the name suggests, like a pilsener but double. Extra malt and extra sweetness comes through. Moreso than the additional hops. Slightly fruity aroma, malt driven flavour and a crisp finish. Excellent, particularly coming from someone not fond of pilseners

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange to light brown color with a nice transparency running about it. It was definitely light enough to see the carbonation rising at a moderate pace. There was a two finger white foamy head that dissipated about a minute and left a nice spider web lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice typical light spiciness (from an Imperial Pilsener) with a decent bitter to sweet hoppy to malty complexity. The taste followed the aroma almost exactly and it had a nice spicy to sweet to bitter aftertaste and a dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium. Still, it shows just enough sessionability and has a nice carbonation running about it. Overall, in my opinion, this was a mighty fine Imperial Pilsner well worthy of having again and well worthy of having with its respected food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft at Rogue. Light golden color. Aroma is some grains. Rice. Alcohol. Light bitterness. Average carbonation. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5556) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
One of those ceramic bottles from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor has floral and fruity hops, mild spices, citrus and tropical notes, pale bready malt, grass. More flavor and character than I would have expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (490) - - MAY 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden light amber with lasting sudsy head. Aroma is light but intensely hoppy. Corn and malt also present. Flavor is accentuated by aggressive carbonation, but overall thin.


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