hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. This poured a hazy light orange with a long lasting foamy white head and a lot of lacing. Attractive. The nose is light malt with a hoppy citrus aroma. Medium in body and smooth in mouthfeel. Flavor is tasty, with some cirrus and flowers. Some light bitterness in the finish. A very drinking brew, and you do not know it is an imperial as the alcohol is well hidden. Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - APR 14, 2012
Nice, but confusing. Light amber with hops on the nose. Medium bodied and it drinks like a sweet malty English ale or a bock. Great finish. I’d never guess a Pilsner if served blind. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head. Aromas of bitter, spicy, herbal noble hops. Very pungent hoppiness. Light sweetness, and breadiness. Some fruit coming from the hops as well (I guess, it isn’t the lager yeast). Taste is bready, nutty, herbal, grassy, spicy, sticky noble hops. Very abrupt and clean finish. Finishes [thankfully] nice and dry, with a lingering delicate malt profile. Well crafted, but I don’t absolutely love it. Not bad though. Lively bubbles. bhensonb (15976) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bomber from Holiday Wine. Pours amberish gold with a 3 finger foamy, clingy ringy white head. Aroma is rather perfumey over light malt. Medium plus body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is pale malt, but a little roasty, and a lot of grassy/spicey hop. However, the whole flavor thing is almost a unity - this is really tastey, and the aroma continues perfumey/floral. Then as it all washes away it goes grassy flavor. Dry. Leaving bitter in the mouth. Never had anything that this reminds me of. Good stuff. J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Crystal clear golden color with a thin white head. Cereal and corn on the aroma with a hint of sweetness. Sticky on the tongue with a clean and fairly bitter taste. Karo syrup and corn on the follow through. Finishes smooth and silky, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. I think this could have benefited by being a bit more "Imperial" (i.e. more alcohol) to cut through some of the sweetness.
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Clear copper kettle color/ ivory head. Grassy, spicy hop aromas with toasted pils malt. smooth mouthfeel. Salt and pepper spice flavors with lightly sweet pils malt, dry, crisp finish. mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bomber from BevMo. Clear dark golden in color. Somewhat grassy nose with a little bit of sweetness. Sweat and grassy flavors. Decent hoppiness. Pretty interesting. Pretty much tastes like I would think an impy pilsner would taste. Everything is pretty much taken and ramped up. Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
On tap at SDBrewing co. Warm honey amber looking pour with petri dish head and lace. Nose is sweet hay and flat malt/yeast. Rather pale aleish. Taste is big alcohol and sweet grass hay. Rather strong in it’s lightness. Hops and malt in back. Lotsa sweet candy thickness. Just ok. haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a decent lacing head. Strong, grassy aroma with some malt in the background. Slight sweet taste. Crisp. Could be stronger for an imperial pils, but still not bad. Strykzone (7806) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bomber from Hayduke. We shared it via facebook chat. This poured with a bit of copper but was mostly gold. It was also well carbonated. A but of fruit in the nose and some interesting hop note. The flavor was also gentle fruit with some sweetness and very light bitterness. Something
Ike necter, too. This was an improvement over other impy pilsners.