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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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Help us celebrate American Independence and American Beer Month in July with the release of the Terrapin All-American Imperial Pilsner. This beer was brewed using only American malts, American hops, and American yeast. Who says you have to import ingredients from Germany to make a true Pilsner? Of course, this Pilsner is made "Terrapin Style". Hence the 75 B.U.’s, the 8% alcohol and the term "IMPERIAL Pilsner". Malt: 2-Row Pale Malt, Carapils Malt. Hops: Warrior, Mt. Hood, Santiam, Liberty, American Saaz (Dry Hop). O.G. 18.5 F.G. 4.5 B.U.’S 75 A.B.V. 8%


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle- Pours a dark golden yellow, white head. Nice inviting nose of cereal and malt noses. This is the easiest to drink"imperial" pils I’ve ever had. Not too sweet, not too boozy. Very plesant and could definitely get one in trouble!


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9464) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2007 bottle thanks to Homer321. Rotbox special. Pours a dark burnt orange appearance with a thin brown head. Dusty, cardboard, orange bitters, and earth in the nose. Twangy and gooey. Molasses and caramel. Some spice. Lots of oxidation. Do not pete!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (543) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy light amber golden color with a thin off white head. Aroma is light caramel malts, slightly nutty, not much hops. Flavor is mildly sweet, mildly nutty, classic pilsner taste. Light to medium in body, but drinkable. Not too bad. Not my style.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jdb288 (576) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
Note: My rating is for a Tequila barreled version. Pours red/orange with no head at all. Aroma is oak, tequila, alcohol. Taste is overwhelming tequila/wood....I felt like I was doing a shot of below-average tequila. Some of the pilsner sneaks through...you get apple and pear, lots of the barrel, big alcohol heat. In the end, too much booziness to save this one.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frlrv1020 (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2014
Really dank and bitter! Full bodied, hazy golden color. Lots of malt and grain in the smell and taste. Hops are present but not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (342) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Had during a bottle share at Pinglehead Brewing in Orange Park, Fl. Solid feeling beer with nice depth but boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (168) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Opaque orange gold w/ off-white head. Bread, toffee & light hop aromas. Biscuit, caramel & ethanol flavors. Big flavorful pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2473) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
9/13/2012. From bottle. Pours golden color with a white head. Aromas of malt, hay, yeast, hops and light fruit. Caramel and bready flavors. A bit too much alcohol for my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bomber. Sweet malty nose with a dash of lemony citrus, light earthy hops and caramel, touch of dough. Pours rich deep golden with a fizzy off-white head. Heavier dough in the mouth, a little spice and even some off-putting booze levels. Faintly herbal touch on the herbal hops, bready finish under the pils malt and booze. Full body, smooth. Not bad, but reminds of the very good reason pilsners should stay around 5%.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear orange yellow pour, with a white head. Sweet malt, doughy, sugary, fairly hoppy, bitterness, and light citrus. A little bit boozy. Definitely tastes like an imp pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11550) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle from Alex, shared at Oakquinox 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Sweet bready malt, some sugar, and grain. Floral hops, mild citrus, and some grass. There’s a lot of sweet bready malt flavor. A touch of biscuit, some sugar, and light fruits. Floral and grassy hops with a hint of citrus. Minimal bitterness on the finish.


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