666seth (229) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours in hazy, with nice head retention. Aroma of light malt with floral notes. Notes of light sweet malt with floral hops with a great hop bitter finish. Great Pilsner beer! obguthr (6590) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Honey and hay, with much more of the latter, lemon and nut accents. Clear amber, thick yellow head. Medium to full body. Hay, hoeny, and overripe lemon flavor, intense. Bitter grass and lemon zest noble hop finish. Damn, I just gave Gordon Biersch a 4+ rating! And why not, this is a great beer. DavidWoodruff (630) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Appearance: Hazy yellow-Orange
Aroma: Grass toast, and malt
Flavor: Malt with a very full hop bitterness
Palate: Full bodied
Overall: While I tire of the trend to double and imperialize every beer style, this one is so well done that I find myself with nothing to argue against. loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Pours an orange color with a white head and a good amount of lacing. Nose is rich with floral and grassy Nobel hops. Loaded with flavor on a solid pilsner malt base. The finish is dry and a bit too bitter for my taste. Nevertheless it is a quality, big tasting beer with excellent balance. Full in body and smooth in mouth feel. Really good going down. HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bomber bottle on clearance for $4. Pours slightly hazy orange, stiff white head. Slightly sweet aroma that’s hard to place. Taste is clear and crisply bitter. Pleasing finish. Not sure if it’s "Imperial" but it’s a quite pleasing beer. They were smoking crack to think they could sell it for $9 bottle though with the competition at that price point.
bhensonb (15612) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
750 swing top from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours orange gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is full of grassy and herb hop. Med body. It has biscuit and strong noble hop for flavor. Quite soft and lush in the mouth. Doesn’t seem to make it less than crisp though. Finishes quite dry with a long lingering bitterness in the mouth. Just excellent. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Thos was a pretty good beer. Has a definite crispness to it and is pretty bubbly as well. A nice beer but not nine bucks good. hayduke (5619) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle from the Ingomar Club in Eureka, CA. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head and a lot of lacing. Nose is rich with floral, grassy and similar Nobel hops. Medium to full in body, and smooth in mouthfeel. Really good going down. The flavor is is very rich and tasty. The finish is dry and the bitterness is perfect. A simply excellent beer. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 5, 2014
750ml swing-top bottle -
Such a really nice surprise that I really did not see coming. GB is usually pedestrian and boring when it comes to their beer product. Hipsters flock to their restaurants, and that’s usually a bad sign there. But this beer escapes the drab confines of their concrete walls.
Tons of grassy, hay-like hops, with just a squeeze of lemon to help keep things really bright. A light cracker flavor, hay/straw which really gives the noble hops a chance to shine, and it does. Herbal/leafy notes leave behind a long, lingering refined bitter finish. One of the best imperial pilsners I’ve had. Clean, crisp flavors...nothing overly sweet. Very, very nice. IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
750 ml swingtop from Imbibe Wine. Nose is very grassy hops, timothy hay, light sweet caramel, and shortbread cookies.Lightly hazy yellow orange with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with light sweetness and lots of caramel. Finishes nicely bitter.