bhensonb (10349) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Secret Santa (alexsdad06) - thanks for this. I’ve loved Impy Pils ever since Sam Adams brought theirs out. Pours hazy orange tinged gold with a creamy near-white head. Aroma is bready and citrusy/fruity. Unusual. Med + body. Wow. It’s hoppy. It is hoppy.* Now the hop seems rather Saaz. It has something of a barley wine aspect. It just gets better and better. Gets lush. Yum.
*in a relative sense. Darn hoppy for a lager!
Tmoney99 (10085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate hops and small malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew and very good for style.
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour on this beer is a bright orange-amber color with a finger or so of white head.
S: Not a great nose, but decent. Sweet bready and cracker malts with a bit of apple juice and some floral hops. A little bit of yeast and caramel sweetness.
T: A more well put together flavor. Plenty of malt giving the beer a nice bread and biscuit flavor. There are lots of floral malts and a hint of citrus peel. A light bitterness on the back end rounds it out.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. Could have used a little bit more effervescence, though.
O: Imperial pilsners can often been too sweet, but this had a nice balance to it.
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden amber imperial pils with a thin creamy light moka head. In aroma, a mineral whiff of fresh air, grainy malt, fresh and smooth. In mouth, a smooth crisp malt with German hops, light alcohol, quite nice. Bottle shared with GRM and ProbstK. July 24 2011. Merci Sylvain!
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of Forgetfu (thanks Bill) poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of graininess, bread, earthiness and spicy hops. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, yeast,earthiness and spicy hops with a crisp lingering earthy finish.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light yellow pour. White head. Crisp aroma. Pale malt, hops, light yeast. Flavor is nice, pils malt, yeast, a hint of unripe fruit. Good.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks a lot! Clear golden yellow appearance with a white head. Sweet, lightly floral, mild hoppy, pale lager nose. Smooth, moderately hoppy, fairly strong pale malty flavor. Crisp finish.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to tastybeer. The pour is a hazy dark peach color with a healthy, large, buttermilk head. Bulky lace. Nice retention. Nose is sour peach. Taste is doughy, sharply bitter, a bit suddy, mildly tart, noticeable alcohol. Finishes a bit watery with cardboard. Palate feels slick and buttery but sourness cuts out an unpleasantness. Not bad. But I don’t think any brewery could sell me on the imperial pils idea.
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours apricot gold with white head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked peaches, orange peel, malt, pepper and citrus bread. Medium body.
Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Armin for bringing the bomber! Poured clear honeyed golden with a short, dense white head. The aroma picked up strong grainy and grassy notes with a cereal malt backing.. not over the top with hops, but there was definitely a lot in there.. balance was solid. The flavor found grainy notes and honey at the core, with earthy and grassy bitterness around.. finished more assertive with earlier character amplified by alcohol.. this was a solid example of the style (which isn’t a very good one).