BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a small, white head that goes quickly, covering a chill hazed, golden body. Aroma is hoppy, then sweet malts, some pilsner grass, and cornbread yeast. Taste is sugary and hoppy upfront with a long bitterness folowing. Creamy mouthfeel. Very ood beer style wise.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Waldos KC. Somewhat hazy, golden yellow appearance with a fluffy white head. Moderately noble, floral hoppy, slightly grainy, slightly fruity, pale pils malty nose. Creamy, moderately fruity (almost like passionfruit), noble, floral hoppy, highly pale pils malty, lager flavor. Noble hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Hazy golden-yellow beer; small white head, some lace. Hops, but less then Iíd thought (feared?). American, of course, some honey-ish malts. In the taste, the hops kick in slightly metallic and I get again some honey. Imagine a Bock without the bread taste and loads of hops. Medium bodied, grist slickness. If this is typical, Imperial pils is drier Bockbeer on steroids.
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Soft cloudy yellow appearance. Spicy wheat aroma, with some sweet citrus as well. Crisp and hoppy, IPA-like... more so than a pilsner. Cascade hops are big, and it has creamy mouthfeel but a rough finish. Very drinkable.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Illustrious green hop circles drawn in a healthy, flowing field of hay...Spicy, floral notes survey the calming, mystical formation and detract from the pleasantly subdued residual bitterness...The thriving pulse of ingenuity reaches the sagacious restraint of humility...
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark straw (not copper) with a Brobdingnagian head and tons of lace. Hopcit aroma (as expected) with taste of malt, hopcit, and a slight tart apricotty finish. As it warmed the alcohol made itself known, and it acquired a slight harshness and a tad of astringency that I had to deduct slightly for. Great mouthfeel, and a great beer. Worth the price.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Draft @ Goodbar Hazy golden yellow, small white head. Grassy hops in the aroma. Fairly strong grass and European style hops in the flavour. Some notes of toasty pale malt. Average to medium palate. Decent, alcohol is deceptively restrained but becomes more noticeable as my PINT goes on. Served up on tap by an Ice Cube lookalike at Goodbar in Buffalo.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Mild dry grainy aroma with some European hoppiness. Starts syrupy sweet and bitter with a piney hop resin flavor and a crisp, clean, dry sweet pilsener/lager type finish. Gets much better and smoother as it warms. Hides its alcohol well and combines an almost imperial IPA-like character to a well balanced lager. A nice and unique brew.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very anemic looking hazy light amber with nearly no head. Aroma is strong caramel with grassy hop notes. Very is very strong and very bitter grassy and peppery hops with caramel and light tropical fruits. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL ceramic bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a small, white head. Little carbonation. Great Lacing. This is extremely hoppy for a pilsner- almost like an IPA wannabe. Aroma is- Iím not kidding- pasture land or cow manure. Very earthy and dirty. Taste is grass with some pepper in there. Reminds me vaguely of a good Czech Pilsner- much sweeter than a Czech variety. Finish is bitter and resiny. Disappointing to say the least especially for the price.