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Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Imperial Pilsner

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Produced especially for the OBF, Beer Camp’s golden color and medium bodied sweetness comes from pale, Europils, Munich and acidulated malts. Magnum, Crystal and Pacifica hops provide a distinctly American bittering and hop flavor profile without going over the top. The result is a refreshing, balanced, crisp pilsner, easy to drink on a hot summer festival day - or to take with you to beer camp.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 12, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1261) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (648) - USA - AUG 11, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
atomicpunk22 (14) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (387) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1401) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7947) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7006) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, brilliant golden with a nice cap of white head. The aroma picked up crusty bread and lemon zest, with accents of fresh grassy and herbal hoppage.. fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found more bready malts at the core, with crisp lemon zest, fruity, and floral accents.. picked up some honey on the finish, along with residual grassy and fruity bitterness.. tasty and very drinkable. Lighter-bodied, but with enough carbonation to keep it engaged.. tangy, crisp, and well-balanced.. really good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (803) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a medium yellow with high carbonation and a decent almost creamy head. Big resinous aromas of fruity/herbal hops. Like hop perfume. Its harder to find but theres just a little bit of caramel and grain malt coming through, but the hops really overpower. Flavors of those herbal hops to a lesser degree than aromas, and the grain malts show through the finish a little more for a decent balance. Crisp, lightly bitter, and does not leave much of an aftertaste. The aromas really caught me for a surprise! Interesting and a good pilsner.


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