Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Hmmm, an Imperial Pilsner/Strong Pale Ale. Don’t remember having seen this category before. Strong tea leaves and herbal hops aroma with some light roasted grains and hops bitterness. Dark copper orange in color. More tea leaves and bitter herbal hops flavor. Very one sided in the flavor and aroma. Not much sweetness or malt character to offset the strong bitterness. Kind of reminds me of the the way your tongue feels after licking a boat load of envelopes. Some grainy malts and a very dry and pasty aftertaste. An ok brew but not for anyone but a real hophead. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a dense cream head. Aroma of caramel, tangerine, citrus, and pine. Flavor of caramel, orange, tangerine, light pine, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle pours orange-amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, showing notes of caramel and citrus. Flavor shows the same with emphasis on oranges and a touch of stone fruit. Overall body is moderate, sticky and finishes with balanced bitterness. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange and amber body with a scant off white head. Light citrus and earth notes, english hop tones not very aromatic. Light pine with a hint of honey and spruce. Caramel with a light earth and spice tone. Decent. session ale. dmac (6272) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
22 oz bottle from Spirits Freehold. Poued an orange amber body with a smller off white head that quickly and almost totally fades. Aroma is loaded with malty sweetness, notes of honey, caramel, toffee, honey topped bread and a hint of citrus. Thicker bodied with a chewy oily body and lighter carbonation. Flavor of honey, orange, toffee, caramel, cardboard. Intereting stuff.
Cybercat (5841) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Aroma is fairly strong and malty with fruity and hoppy undertones. It pours an appealing golden amber with a fairly thick and fluffy pale tan head that leaves some substantial lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy, more like an IPA than a pilsner, but not bitter at all, with undertones of malt and fruit and a fruity-sweet hint. Texture is smooth with a strong, persistent tingle that leaves the lips and tongue a-fizz. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Deep orange pour. Aroma hits with some serious wildflower honey, corn tortillas, and some lightly citrus aromas. Flavor is mandarin oranges from the can, citrusy bitter hops, honey. Not bad. allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Appearance: Clear copper pour, foamy, rather fast fading light tan head.
Aroma: Bready, slightly sweet caramel malt, slightly floral with little hop character.
Taste: Caramel malt, very grassy hops, a little too astringent in the finish without any real hop character. Bitter, medicinal aftertatse.
Palate: A little thick but balanced with a fair amount of carbonation.
Overall: Oxymoron may be an apt moniker, as this brew can’t seem to make up its mind as to what it wants to be. It seems neither pilsner-like nor pale ale-like. Not a bad beer, not a reallt good beer, not one I’ll try again. boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
pours great. clear dark gold with a small off-white head that lingers and laces. A very inviting look. The nose is caramel malts over some earthy hops. Medium body, hop bitterness is definitely present, balanced aftertaste. I’m getting a metallic taste with some malt sweetness over the hop bitterness. balanced. However, the taste does nothing for me. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one finger off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is herbal hops and light grain. Flavor is much of the same. Hops linger in the finish. Medium to full body. Very nice.