Dogfish Head Johnny Rawton Pils

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

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Spitting in the eye of convention, Johhny Rawton Pils is an obnoxiously American Pilsner beer. Gobs of Palisade hops deliver 50 IBU’s 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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3.3
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Draft at the brewery in DE. Pours a light yellow orange body. DFH hops the shit out of it. I more or less have a number to go on.

3.3
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 On the beer menu, this was "cleverly" misspelled as "Johnny Rotten." Oh, well. It’s a sessionable lager having a clear yellow body with plently of bubbles and a frothy head that sheeted the glass with lace. The aroma seemed a bit subdued, some sweet pale malts and a light grassy hoppiness. The hops increased in the flavor adding a solid bittering to the beer. I’d repeat it, but wouldn’t go far out of my way for it.

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3.7
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Growler courtesy of mday. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very hazy yellowish-golden color with a big fluffy white head and a good amount of lacing. Very hazy throughout. Kind of strange for the style, but I’m guessing Dogfish didn’t really intend this to be just an American Pale Lager, so I’m going to go with it looks good. The nose is pretty nice with some bright citrus aroma and a bit of mild bready sweetness. Good hops. The taste lets back a bit from that but the combination of citrus and bitterness is quite nice. A good tone of bitterness throughout. Body is fairly light and this is quite drinkable. Solid beer.

Serving type: growler

Reviewed on: 01-20-2011

3.5
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2007
On tap at the Rehoboth brew pub. Pours a hazy golden with a medium bubbly white head that left some nice lacing. Aroma of bready malt, citrus, tea, nice hop presence, kind of doughy. Flavor of tea, hop bitterness, citrus, some earthiness, bready malt sweetness and hop flavor.

3.3
Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
21 July 2011, tap at the brewpub. sandy yellow, cloudy, frothy thin head. not much on the nose. maybe some light lemon rind. thin body and fizzy. nice and crisp w/ significant lemon peel bitterness. pretty good for a pils.

3.3
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2008
On tap at RFD, D.C. Wasn’t really the weather for it but I had to take the chance to try this one. Golden pour, quite fluffy head and a pretty lustrous looking body. Very creamy mouthfeel, not quite as sharp and crisp as I expect from a pils (more like the body of a tripel I guess). Decent malting, tending towards the fruity side, and certainly some hops in there (nothing nearly like DFH suggests though). All in all, pretty average.

3.1
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Tap at Barcade. Pale, cloudy pour. Very vegetal, celery, soy sauce. Rough bitter flavor with a decent body, but still hard to put down. That it is completely unfiltered is nice, but I don’t think it’s really helping this one. Aint no way this is in the 99th percentile of pilseners.

3.6
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Draft, Gaithersburg location. Pours a clear, medium golden yellow color; fluffy, bright white head with great lacing. Served very cold, with mineral and grassy / grapefruit hops slowly emerging from the aroma. Very juicy hop character in the mouthfeel (pilsener, my ass) showing a strong pale ale character: resiny, chewy grapefruit and herbal hoppiness, with a light nondescript sugar character underneath; solid hop character with minimal astringency. Medium, grassy and herbal hop finish; slightly orange.

3.7
User37895 (3085) - - AUG 15, 2007
Poured a clear golden color, nice white head, decent lacing all the way down, not the top of the style. The aroma was citrusey hops, bready malts, pilsy notes. The flavor was bready malts, some slightly spicey hops, definite citrus and some light floral hops, lightly fruity almost like a koelsch in that sense. Mouthfeel was crisp and refreshing. A great mid-stopping point on the bike ride from Fenwick Island to Rehobeth and back. Cheers, bfeld!

3.5
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Tap at Brewpub (Rehoboth Beach): The version I had was listed at 7% alcohol, and I think an "amped up" version. Light golden pour with a white film. Aroma is mainly spicy hops (seem like hallertau), with a subtle peppery lemon-zest, and bread crust malt hints. The flavor is similar with a nice peppery hop kick and a light, sweet lemon back. The finish has a peppery hop bitterness. A solid Pilsner.


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