notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bhensonb for this one - clear gold - effervescent pour - soapy ring of lace - medium bitter, medium dry aroma, with quite a bit of herbal and grassy character - faint honey sweet maltiness - some noticeable alcohol detracts a bit from enjoying the aroma - lively mouthfeel, medium-full carbonation - fairly sweet, but strong, spicy noble hops are certainly the star of the show here - the beer dries out somewhat through the middle, but an unwelcome sweetness returns and lingers through the finish, - some alcohol warmth arrives and tries itís best to work with the spiciness of the hops - a bit too heavy and sweet on the tail end, never delivering the crisp, dry finishes it hints at through the middle - there are some good things here - I feel like, if they made this a regular pils at about 5%, it would have been a phenomenal beer - alas.
J_man (535) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts off with a nice crisp pilsner aroma of clean cereal malt. Crystal clear and medium yellow with a foamy white head. Nice pale malt flavor with a heavier body than a normal pilsner which is part of the "Imperialization". The alcohol is well hidden and perfectly matched to the flavor, and there is an estery quality to it. The hops are pleasantly bitter without overwhelming the malt. Definitely more European in character than American. Very enjoyable, unique beer!
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a clear yellow with a white head. aroma was lemon, citrus, grassy, and herbal. flavor was sharp citrus, grass, and a pleasant bitter. body medium with medium-high carbonation. very pleasant overall.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 6/11/2010. This Imperial Pilsner pours a light orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is cereal, grain, spicy and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial Pilsner. The malts are grainy, grassy and semi sweet. The hops are spicy and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nice Imperial Pils, lots of flavor. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really nice pilsner courtesy of Wavers1. It goes "imperial" without loosing whatís great about a a pils. Aroma is dominated by the yeast with hints of barnyard and cheese. Appearence is very pale with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Taste is very clean but with a nice hop bitterness on the end. Palate is very crisp and clean. Nice brew.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of noble hop. Medium body with creamy/foamy carbonation. Flavor is a bit bready with a lot of grassy/spicey hop. Itís pleasantly bitter and quite tasty. Thereís malt sweet but the bitter seems to stay on top without losing the sugar. Nice.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a whitish head. Grass and light malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with light grass and light mineral.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th Anniversary Series Bottle. Pours with a clear pale golden body with a large white head that stays. Aroma is grassy, herbal, corn, bread. Taste is alcohol, DMS, grassy bitterness. Not too great. Lively bubbles. Dry.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bevmo. Pours clear yellow with a nice white head and a faint floral aroma. Yes, there is probably enough ingredient to warrant an "imperial" label, but the flavor just isnít there. Some light malt and a sort of crisp bitter finish.
Snojerk321 (2970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Clear medium gold with nice white head. Nose of corn and light booze, ok.