DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
For me, this was a great example of a pilsner, great for a summer night. My second tasting of this year’s Beer Camp definitely does not disappoint.
PhatB420 (624) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a giant pilsner glass, this is refreshing, crisp, and pleasantly hoppy. Reminisant of victorys summer love. Pours a golden hay, head is massive when dumped in the glass then settles to a thin rim hovering in the drink. Taste is earthy hoppy, bitter, and refreshingly mild. Not hooked on the name but this works for me.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Windy City. Light grassy hop nose. Crisp and very clean. Nice hoppiness. Very rich and flavorful but still quite refreshing. Nice for a summer day.
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice floral hop notes start this beer off, which pours a clear light straw, with a full white head. Clean crisp floral notes, and very light on the palate. Not quite sure why this is called an Imperial Pilsner. This is one I’d like to see become a regular offering.
thomas15 (685) - USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is sweet malty citrus light hop. Beautifully intergrated. Dark gold with smal white ring. Just Enough malt, just enough hop, and some slight czechness. Hoppy citrus fruit malty sweetness. Tasty.
atomicpunk22 (14) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a light straw color and light off-white head. Very mild aroma - picking up mild floral hop aroma, but definitely not from any noble hops. First taste imparts a slippery mouthfeel with the classic pilsner maltiness - picking up the subtle Munich malt as well. Hop profile is distinctly American - lacks the earthiness I prefer in a pilsner. Taste is crisp, but does impart a unique aftertaste.
thicksuds (427) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pour, great foam, nice golden color, taste is good, but really tastes more like a pils to me and is missing the imperial aspect. I was expecting something a little more strong, a little more flavorful. Ranking as a pils alone its a little above average, crisp, clean and refreshing.
drowland (6027) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/7/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Clear dark golden pour with a nice fluffy off-white head that fades but laces a ton. Giant aroma that packs floral aspects, grassiness, pils malt, hay, and sweetness. Sweet malty entry with pils malt, definite grassiness, floral flavors, and lingering dryness. Smooth and tasty!
arkurzynski (1519) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant gold with fluffy white head. Light crackery biscuit, floral citrus and woody pine hopping. Flavor is initially sweet graham cracker that gives way to moderately woodsy pine and citrus that trails out to the end. Decent amount of residual sweetness that I wish would have been more balanced off.
Drake (8539) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer Camp sampler bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a large foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy hops and soft malts exhibiting a creamy note almost reminiscent of oatmeal. Some bready and nutty notes also. The taste is bread, apples, herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. A little bit different, but solid.