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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Imperial Pilsner Brewed with Northern Michigan Spring Blue Spruce tips & healthy doses of high Alpha Hops, aromatic earth tonic of the resinous piece pungens and humulus lupulus


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (3921) - Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Rated on 2-19-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a small white head that does not last very long, yellow body with fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is pine, spruce and earthy. The taste is bitter and a lot of spruce. The mouth feel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is too over-the-top spruce tasting for my liking. So much so, I barely was able to finish my pour of this beer. Next!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
On tap at brewery. Aroma has nice notes of spruce with lots of classic pilsner cereal grains and hops. Pale yellow hue with white head that left little lace. Light bodied with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4198) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear gold with a ring of white head. Nose has some spruce, malt, pine, dusty. Sweet flavor, citrus, pine, soap, spruce, honey. Clean finish. Decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (976) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle into a solo cup on a party bus. Served cold. Not getting much pine sol flavor. Think this shelf turd must be old ---Rated via intercellular device

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Sprucey as fuck. Not nearly as good as I had hoped. Would not get this beer again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
7/28/13 bottle from pro/am trade. Drank outback on Daviscrabapalooza 13. Chew on a Christmas tree... Bam. That's this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
BEST IMPERIAL PILS EVER. Sorry for shouting. I did not mean to scare you. Smells piney. Or should I say sprucey? Taste is wonderful blend of bitter and sweet. Pours slighly darker than typical Pils. I think this may be a beer that does not categorize well, because it seemed more similar to a IIPA that an Imperial Pils to me. Sad I did not get my dad to bring back more. Bottle - Party Station - Fremont, MI

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
An interesting take on a tough impy pils style. Getting a bunch of chewy spruce for lack of a better description. Evergreen and pine flavors. A bit of sweetness. Very unique. Take small sips and work your wy through this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2013
12oz bottle in a footed pilsner. Pours slightly hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spruce, light malts, and a good amount of floral/piney hops. Flavor the same with a really unique spruce character. Average texture. A very unique beer that works perfectly with the odd ingredient.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (389) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Another solid brew from Shorts. Pours a straw color with a white head. Spicy aroma and pine notes. Taste is citrus and spicy earth notes throughout and the malt body is thin to medium making it a perfect companion to the additions. Good stuff.


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