RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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When ya think about it, calling any PILS an IMPERIAL PILS is somewhat ironic. At the time of its creation in the dim recesses of post-stone-age / pre-X-box European citystates teh PILSENER style was indeed the IMPERIAL beer of its time, putting every other more colorful beer of its time to shame amidst a revolution of thermometer making. And without a doubt, its reign was long. No American-born ales have usurped all of the imperialness there is to usurp and for the PILS to rise again, like every aspiration-ridden social ladder-climbing creature on the planet it must further evolve ... This is that! We ahve made our own not-so-ordinary PILS every week of every year since 1996 and we have come to respect its stature in our own brewery-word ... but Darwin never sleeps. Evolution persists, the weak are meat and the strong will eat, and now this brew has happened ... further, further, further.

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kevinator (2268) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Good aromas and flavors of hay and grass malt, some bittering hops and a little alcohol. Pretty golden color with a small white head. Fuller bodied than a standard pils.

3.5
JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Golden color with a smaller, but stable white head. Attractive flow of bubbles. Sweet scents with caramel and hops. Hop scents of herbs and grass. Sweet start with some citrus and circus peanuts. Thicker feel, but enough effervescence so it’s not mouthcoating or chunky. More herbal in the finish and slightly peppery in the linger. I’ve often stated that an imperial lager/pils is a malt liquor. I still think that, but this is a decent noble hopped malt liquor.

3.4
Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2016
On tap at O’Connors. Golden with white head. Aroma is malty, lagunitas house yeast, slight alcohol and some peachy fruit notes. Taste is malty and big, medium sweet, yeast, slight fruit with a warming finish

4.1
drpimento (3672) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2016
This is from an old bottle that was kept chilled. Very hoppy, fruity aroma. Flavor’s like nose with good bitterness, ditto carbonation and fairly well balanced. Great body. Excellent finish. Super easy drinking.

3.5
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Draft: Poured a golden with white color head. Aroma was nice soft grain with hops. Taste was bitter hops that balanced well with the grain finish.

4
MetalNHopHead (2018) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2016
The ol’ Lagunitas trick of HOP EVERYTHING TO HELL continues to work great. For me, anyway. Imperial Pils has hazy gold looks and and a white, pillowy head that’s totally appropriate for Pils. It smells dank, bready, boozy, and spicy. The flavors are herbal, grassy, and grainy. Dry, bitter, crisp, and sticky textures. No surprises here - just plenty of good drinking.

3.4
Fujimo2000 (176) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Pours golden with minimal lacing and carbonation. Malty sweetness with a Lagunitas expected hop finish to realize you are drinking beer. Certainly qualifies as a summer go to beer.

2.8
jsporrer (1039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Pours a clear straw yellow with a medium head of white foam. Not much of an aroma. Crisp but has an odd taste. Hard to describe. Different than a normal Pilsner. Syrupy with a candy corn flavor. Not that enjoyable.

3.4
willisread (3395) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Honey and orange nose with marmalade-like jammy quality. Big and bready malts, sweet on the palate. Bitter finish, but the sweetness is still there.

3.3
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Golden, thin head. Big chewy lagunitas nose with some honeyish hops. Very chewy, sweet malts, nice honeyish hops.


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