SpongeRuiner (710) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very clean hop flavor. Really good I thought. Refreshing all around beer. Good stuff. Very drinkable.
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Amber colored pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Nice aroma of malt, cereal, and hops. Taste is full of hops and malt. A little bitter in the back.
Pailhead (4806) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate citrus with some faint grassy notes. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger white head that leaves behind a nice sticky sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus and light caramel. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and lighter pine. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel.
DrSilverworm (6365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to umich03jm for this one! shared with a few local beer enthusiasts, who inadvertently only left me about 1oz. Clear golden orange color. Thin ring of white head. Leaves some decent splotches of lace, mostly loose. Good orange citrus biscuity malt nose. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Pretty refreshing. Awesome biscuity malt, some honey to it. Moderate bitter taste. Lighter sweet. Judging from my single swig... A good, balanced, convincing IPL! Would revisit...
BlowOffTube (472) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangish pour cream colored head. Citrus nose with some dank hops. Pine citrus sticky yet smooth a clean. Light body semi dry finish moderate carbonation. Nice.
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/earthy hop notes with moderate malt sweetness; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus/floral hops with moderate bready malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Imperial Pilsner. All around nice complexity of bright hop and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to mikem409, pours a clear dark goldish copper with a thin white head and spotty lacing, aroma is sweet with bread notes at first with a kick of citrus and hops, flavor is again sweet with grain and a good amount of citrus and hops in the finish, sweet at t he same time, different but good.
flatmatt (1112) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed amber with an off-white head. Sweet citrusy honey and pale malt aroma. Floral and citrus flavor against a pilsener malt base. This is rather good.
koleminer20 (595) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dan’s on February 21. The pour on this is a nice hazy, amberish orange. There is a nice off white head, and minimal lace left behind. The aroma is surprisingly good. There is a nice solid hop character to go along with the pine and citrus. The flavor is more of the earthy hop, with a profound bitterness that reminds me of an IPA over an IPL, or pale lager of any kind. The citrus comes through on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit thin, but the bitterness on the aftertaste is lingering, and especially dry.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed amber color with a small white head. Aroma of strong, earthy hop notes, mild herbal, lemon peel, and peppery notes. Flavor is earthy, bitter, with mild lager yeast and amber malt notes. Strong, pleasant hop bitterness. Flavor is lively and crisp, lingering bitter finish. Nice.