GrizzlyBrew (15) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deceiving! 100+ IBUís??? 9% ABV??? Nice solid bittermess but not over the top and not a hint of alcohol. A little hoppy for the style perhaps and the wrong hops, but itís still tasty. Nice beer!
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Plenty oí bubbles coming up through the glass. Bit of a c-hop citrus kind of aroma a little forward for an imperial pils but sticking to the brewers hop profile. A little candi sugar sweetness in the aroma as well. Flavor is light toasty grain and now we are getting into the pilsner characteristics with this malt body. A medium bodied drink that fades into a citrus hop mid palate drink and a nicely sweet finish.
NachlamSie (3256) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Bruisiní. Finally a pilsener with American hops thrown in! Great idea and so obviously Sweetwater. The pour is dark gold, light orange with a small head. Aroma is kind of underwhelming for what I expected. Perhaps some effective dry hopping would help out. The nose is a little grassy with a sour bread note and crackers. Iíd love more hops overall. The flavor is very doughy and yeasty with a sour twang I associate with many lagers. Itís a little metallic but I do get some fair citrus notes around. When it comes to anything with pils in the title, I need boatloads of hops and a crisp, dry finish. This was okay, I guess.
rajendra82 (1044) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body was clear, and was a shade of rich golden. The beer formed a gigantic head in the Wei\zen glass upon pouring, and it took a few minutes to settle down to drinkable composition. The smell was quite malty and reminded me of several beers with honey in them. There was tinge of grassy hops in the smell as well. The taste was soft and malty as suspected, with sweet honey like taste predominant, followed by a spicy and herbal bitter note. The finish was dry and slightly vegetal. The body was very soft and smooth, making this quite easy to drink. The bottle did say this was supposed to be 100 IBUs, but it never tasted all that bitter. The alcohol was quite deceptive due to the easygoing nature of the experience. I would have preferred this to be more overtly bitter, but it was a tasty affair as it was.
baraciisch (2824) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is slightly sweet, German hops... Color is slightly cloudy, yellow orange... Flavor is alcohol, candi sugar and citrus sweetness with definitely a pils hops finish... Not bad...
aracauna (3496) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very impressive craftmanship here. Iím not saying this is the greatest beer ever. Iím just saying that taking a pale lager to 9 percent is a really easy endeavor to really screw up and this is definitely not screwed up. The body is a rich gold with a very slight greenish cast that seems common in really good pilsners to me. The aroma suggests that the Sterling hops were more of a factor than the Cascades, although there is a slightly American quality to the hop bouquet. Nice straw malt like youíd expect from a Pilsner, but sweeter than a pilsner should be. No off flavors. Perhaps a touch rich for session drinking, but actually a good attempt at a strong lager.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dank Tank #7
Tap @ TacoMac, alpharetta. Clear, golden pour. Sticky white head. Good lace. Flavor of bread, nice mellow citrus hops. Full bodied, full flavored. Aroma of sweet pale malts. Simple but flavorful. ABV is well hidden.
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, no date, but just hit today. Pours somewhat syrupy golden amber with a one finger white head, quickly reduces to a light foamy cap, which does hold well to the bottom of the glass, and leaves some temporary spots of lacing. Aroma starts fairly subdued, some fruit, orange, banana, sweet bready malt, yeast. Some good pine notes come in as it warms. Citrus hops start in the flavor, followed by some floral hops, pine, fruit, sweet malt in the middle and a strong bitter finish with a fair bit of heat from the alcohol, but the bitterness ultimately does win the battle. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, somewhat sticky and syrupy. A damned good Imperial Pils. Havenít had many from this style, definitely like this one better than Uber Pils. Need to try Sam Adams Hallertau again when it comes out this year.
CheersMate (1339) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Macís on West Peachtree. The head went from nice and fluffy to thin and wispy. The beer is transparent and has a decent looking copper color to it. I was going to pour this into a Terrapin glass, but that would addle my Terrapin shaker and I would be fucked and have nothing to live for. There seems to be a subtle mixture of light fruit, grass, and pilsner malts that Iím smelling. Itís not extremely pungent, but sufficient for the style. Iím with Mr. SSSteve on this one, I donít think itís coming close to 100 IBUs, but I will say there is a pleasant bitterness that lingers. Great pilsner taste that has a great depth to it. To me this beer has a light pine hop flavor with a light spicy kick to "spice" things up. The more I taste this the more my taste buds are shocked. Spicy qualities work well with the bitterness. Quite easy to drink, if you ask me. Overall, this is fairly good. The "battle" between Boom Shaka Lager and this will have to be decided by the masses. I will say that this has a lighter spicy kick to it, where Terrapin seems to weigh in more on the fruit. Slight presence of alcohol that warms me up. The texture is quite nice.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. hazy gold under a medium sized, whipped, yellow/white head. a peppery lager aroma with corn nachos main. flavor is moderately sweet with liquid corn chips and a drop of perfume and pear. the 9% is remarkably well hidden. it drinks incredibly smooth. 100 ibuís?? no way.