Dogfish Head Johnny Rawton Pils

Formerly brewed at Dogfish Head Brewery
Style: Pilsener
Milton, Delaware USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Spitting in the eye of convention, Johhny Rawton Pils is an obnoxiously American Pilsner beer. Gobs of Palisade hops deliver 50 IBUs of pure American excess to your senses. American Pilsner malt brings a bit of order to the riotous hop character. Rock on with Johnny Rawton!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14230) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Hand bottle poured a cloudy gold with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, fruittiness and light chalk. Palate waslight bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, light earthiness and light bread with a smooth dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14101) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Draft at Trolley Stop. Poured clear yellow amber color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (13886) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2007
(draft, Gaithersburg) White head with nice lacing atop crystal clear straw body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, honey, some spice/grass, light grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, some grapefruit/earthy, light honey, apple. Light-medium body, some crispness, light duskiness, acidity, very drinkable. This is great! Id like to do a side-by-side with Prima Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
1L growler from New Beer Distributors. Very pale orange-golden colour with a thick white head. The aroma shows great fresh zesty hop aroma. There is also a soft fresh maltiness. A touch of honey and lemony citrus. Lightly sweet on the back of the palate. Some lingering sweetness and a lovely herbal hop flavour on the back. Very tasty pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Draft pour at the Brickskellar in DC, where they incorrectly told me that this was the same beer as Golden Era. No, its not, guys. Clear medium dark yellow or gold colored body with a medium sized thick white head. Crisp and fresh, with a moderately presence of yeast but its mostly clean, lightly pillowy and not at all muddying. Fresh, fluffy, light, clean tasting, lightly dry on the back, moderately sweet, and then turning a small bit bitter with a husky grain flavor, but never too forward or strong. A solid pils all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7940) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2007
On draft at the DFH Alehouse in Falls Church, VA. Poured a transparent, straw yellow with a one finger white head. Smelled of grass, slight malt and mild citrus. Flavor was malty, spicy from both hops and malt, grassy and mild. Very drinkable. Finish held the flavor on the palate, but very watery. Pretty good Pils, wont bowl you over but pleasant and appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2008
POured a clear bright yellow color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of grass, some mild german hops, and light sweet malts. Flavor was really grassy, not asmuch of the sweetness showed, but at least there was a bit of hops to add some flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Pours yellow with a generous white head. Smells of dry malt, lots of peppery hints, some resiny hints. Tastes lightly bitter and spicy with a dry malty finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6316) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Poured a clear golden color with a medium sized, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light pine, floral hops, toffee malts, dough, cereal and a bit of citrus fruits. Taste of dough, toffee malts, citrus fruits, bread, grass, a bit of lemon, and medium bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (6300) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 10/6/07 and again at Bukowskis Tavern on 10/18
A lovely rendition of a pilsner. Crystal clear golden, sparkling carbonation and a large, foamy white head, showing strong retention and moderate lacing.
Hops, hops and more hops in the nose. Definitely more powerful than what would be expected from pilsner hops, though not all citrusy/piney. Palisades add a fairly dry bitterness, with grass and some lemon-lime, which is fairly appropriate. But, they leave too much acidity and an ever-so-slight resin signature on the finish, which just dosent work with a pils, IMHO. Its noticeable in both flavor and aroma. The resin being slightly sticky and tacky in flavor, and rather acidic and astringently leafy in the nose. Still, aside from the finish, its very crisp and enjoyable, and the malt is along for the ride. Well-attenuated, very surprisingly so, for DFH. Crisp, dry and with ample carbonation, its quite an enjoyable, drinkable beer. There was light diacetyl in the Sunset Grill pint, but none at Bukowskis, further proving that Sunset has lots of issues with their tap lines. Clean, dry, crisp. Would be one of their best efforts in a long time were it not for the latent alpha acid and resin buildup. Still, Im exaggerating it for effect and the beer is still very nice.

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