mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you are into Pilsners I believe you will love this. I found it to be exceptionally hearty and delicious. This is a brewery you can count on to deliver quality beer time and time again.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light straw colored pour with a small ivory head. Aroma and flavor show subtle grassy notes and a little hop bite. Medium mouthfeel. Definitely didn’t see this as an imperial and wasn’t even a very good traditional pils at that.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Healthy Spirits. Very nice cloudy golden pour, with a vigorous, lasting carbonation and a thin, prim head. Nose is very inviting, dry Hallertau and some fruit and pepper. The taste is scrumptious, and very dry indeed, retains pils characteristics even though pumped up a bit.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Rating #16. Pale golden color with a decent white head. Light malty aroma, a little grassy. Sweet flavor, did not expect that, light and crisp, an ok beer. (1380)
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared bomber thanks to guardyloo. Pours clear gold, white head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is hoppy and quite bitter. The bitterness lingers which is nice. Decent.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewery. Clear light gold with a lasting white head. Thick pils malt aroma with some herbal German hops as well. Thick pils malt flavor as well. Bitterness is medium and balances the lightly fruity alcohol well. Medium bodied and still close to dry in the finish though not quite there. Very much a big traditional pils and not the hop monster that you get from some California breweries. That being said, doesn’t bring too much to the table and I’d just stick with their great pils or lager.
notalush (4852) - 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 it’s 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 (699) - 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 (2396) - 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 (5282) - 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.