bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2009
A very good pilsner. Dry finish. not overly hoppy. Tastes like a pilsner should taste. Another great beer from Blue Point. Leighton (22814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a cloudy gold with a moderate, white head. Malty aroma with some bread and grassy hops. Flavor is sweet to start with heavy malts then has some earthy, grassy bitterness. Medium in body with average carbonation and a smooth, creamy body. Finishes crisp and lightly sweet. Not bad. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Growler filled at Big Z and consumed the next day. Pours a mostly clear gold with a thin white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light-partial lace. There are also a few columns of slowly rising bubbles constantly ascending from the bottom of the glass. Pleasant aroma of malt, white sugar, and lemon. The flavor is mildly bready malt along with a bit of white sugar sweetness. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. I’m not sure why they are calling this "imperial" with an abv of 6.48%, but whatever. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2009
It’s nice to see an American brewer "double" something without making it an alcohol bomb - however, 6 and change does not an imperial lager make - more like a slightly stronger pils - you wouldn’t know from the flavor, though, as it is quite sweet, even for 6.5% - the sweetness, fuller body, and relatively creamy mouthfeel make this come across more like a maibock than anything else, but a tasty one - some buttery character through the middle, malty sweetness, and then some spicy hops and strong floral notes - bright fruity character, also more like a maibock - could be a bit cleaner in the finish, but it’s still pretty good. beastiefan2k (4181) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Imperial pint pour @ the Ginger Man. Color is completely dull golden and has a foamy thick head, which is pillow-y and mellows slowly. Aroma is very non-bright herbal hops, there but not shining through. They are strong yet dull. Has lots of very thick white bread maltiness behind it. Taste is very grainy cereal malts with a strong hop kick, nothing too vibrant or interesting in terms of hops. A long bitterness follows, which actually becomes a bit too astringent in the dry hopping. It tries to be delicate yet aggressive all at the same time. Its got the parts just needs to meld better.
rocbyter (2185) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Grainy aroma. Clear dark golden color with a small white head. Mild sour malt beginning witha very light bitter finish. thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Pours a deep gold with a small white head. Aroma is grain and hops. Taste is grain up front with a decent hop bitterness at the end. Beer is sort of fizzy, and surprisingly weak given what it is. It’s decent, but not great. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Draft. Pours golden body with a white head. Sweet with fruity esters and a grainy full body with a thin earthy hoppiness and lots of cereal notes. Decent. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Tap at RnH. Pours a slightly hazy golden- thin head (although pour was to the brim). Aroma is honey sweet malts, toast, light bread light apple, grassy and light citrus hops- herbal/floral European hops. Flavor is big sweet pils malt, honey- floral, a bit grassy herbal, toast, with a moderate bitterness, and mostly sweet big finish. Ok. PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white film of head. The aroma is doughy, fresh, slightly worty with biscuity and grassy notes. Decent substantial creamy body. The flavor is also doughy, a bit worty- not really clean enough for a pils in my opinion with some vegetal notes and metallic character. Close to being solid- it just needs to be refined and cleaner.