obxdude10 (2378) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
This is definitely one of the best pilseners ever to have been brewed. It’s not your conventional pils, either. It pours a hazy and cloudy light golden color with a decent sized white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of spicy and floral hops. The body is smooth, creamy and incredibly drinkable. The flavors are very hoppy, as well, with a nice crispness and malty backbone. I wonder if this beer took the place of their Prescription Pils (which evidentially doesn’t exist any more on RateBeer, for some reason). I remember that Pils being just a tad-bit better. This, nonetheless, is great on its own! boto (2267) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draught @ DFH Rehoboth: This one pours a hazy, straw yellow color with a bit of a white head on it. It leaves a fair amount of lacing down the glass. There are definitely some hops to the nose. Quite the hop bite to the taste. Strong, but not overpowering. This is well balanced with the malts. No sweetness to this at all, and a bit dry in the finish. Nice. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4 oz pour at the Rehoboth Brewpub. cloudy yellow pour with a small white head. light lemon nose with vegetable notes. medium body with grassy bitternes and citrus. lemon finish with some lingering bitterness. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2008
On tap at the Rehoboth pub. Poured a pale golden color with moderate white puffy head. Smell is sweet and crisp with a noticeable hop presence. RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Flavor is light and refreshing with bitter floral hops. Finishes with a light malt character. A nice drinkable beer.
Lightly roasted caramel maltiness with light earthy hop bite. This pilsener is just average...a good easy drinker, but nothing remarkable in any way.
jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Draft. Lots of hops on the nose of this golden pils, along with a crisp apple/lemon fruit and unroasted malts. Bright hop flavors are set off by a silky undulating palate. A really good pils, much as one comes to expect from Dogfish Head. Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Tap at Pizzeria Paradiso. Transparent, tinny golden appearance. Lovely hop aromas of citrus oils in orange and pineapple; chamomile imbued lightly with honey. Leafy, bright. Hints of lemon meringue and soft pastry. Taste is heavily hopped, with a faint but sufficient sweetness of malt. Dry grass, pepper, stalky grains, and no shortage of crispy vegetal and green tea leaf bitterness. Floral tones gather quite a lot of zesty shimmer, timidly approaching a misplaced, soapy cringe. Very, very clean. Palate is light, sprightly, and perfect for gulping; a pilsener in its most ideal and truest sense, refreshing in its blatant and powerful hoppy kick. Astringency whimpers here and there; saaz might have done better. Charming. GMCC2181 (1614) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 15, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 On tap at the Rehoboth brewpub (12-15-10) Surprised to see this one on tap. Clear-ish yellow color, with a big frosty head. Smells good. Citrus, grassy, lemon with some hops. Taste is a clean pilsner. Lightly hopped, with some grass and lemon flavor. Good stuff. Body is light and fluffy. Overall: Enjoyable pils rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2008
On tap @Dogfish Off-Centered Experience @Papago Brewing in Scottsdale AZ. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a nice clear yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of hops, malt a little yeast. Big taste in this pilsner, lots of hop bitterness. Lots of taste in a not so big beer.
THOUGHTS: Not bad for a pilsener, but not great either. Not really a sipping beer. It tasted better in bigger mouthfuls. It was better than most pilseners I’ve tried since there were some citrus hops instead of that metallic penny tast like most.
TECHNICAL: Draught at Dogfish Head Rehobith. It was a clear, medium yellow with a small white head that didn’t lace. The aroma was citrus hops. The flavor had a nice transition from malt to hops The hops get a little overdone with smaller mouthfuls. Bigger gulps seem to let some of the malt make it to the back of the mouth to help balance some of the hops.