samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 22, 2014
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow. Bubbly. Big white airy head that lasts awhile.
Aroma: fruitty ethers, fresh rain. Slight woodyness, but light.
Taste: crisp, grapefruit, lemon, some pine-like earthyness. A little tart with a bite at the end,
Feel: Very crisp and lively. Excellent with dinner (pulled pork).
Excellent beer. Bottle is also awesome. Wing top stopper allows me to save some for a glass tomorrow. Hail Rogue and the Iron Chef for another job well done.
slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"maltier than expected, but still heavy on the hops and bitterness. Not worth the price ($12) as Sam Adams IP is better. This one didn’t taste fresh. OK."
TysonFSU88 (12) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
750ml bottle.Very good, a top Pilsner, 8.8% is nice! But..$20 for 750ml is a little bit much!?!?
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Pours a lightly murky, light golden with only swirling remnants of a white head. Bouquet is more akin to an APA. Flat, flat, flat. Moonshiny quality. Much like the lid was left of a high gravity pale ale all night sitting on the deck. This is the most awful beer I’ve ever drunk. I would’ve been better off with a schlitz. jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle (750ml): First I want to say the bottle is very nice, ceramic I think. Pours a most clear golden with a nice white head. This is not your average pilsner, not light , but medium bodied Some fruitiness and malts with a slight bitterness. Nice.
mbgrayson (771) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a clear gold, with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, and hops, with a bit of sweetness. Taste is rich and full, a little bitter, with a rich palate. Smooth and drinkable. This one is a bit different than many. Thumbs up! mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
Pros clear golden with a white head. Tastes as the name suggests, like a pilsener but double. Extra malt and extra sweetness comes through. Moreso than the additional hops. Slightly fruity aroma, malt driven flavour and a crisp finish. Excellent, particularly coming from someone not fond of pilseners Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange to light brown color with a nice transparency running about it. It was definitely light enough to see the carbonation rising at a moderate pace. There was a two finger white foamy head that dissipated about a minute and left a nice spider web lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice typical light spiciness (from an Imperial Pilsener) with a decent bitter to sweet hoppy to malty complexity.
The taste followed the aroma almost exactly and it had a nice spicy to sweet to bitter aftertaste and a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium. Still, it shows just enough sessionability and has a nice carbonation running about it.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a mighty fine Imperial Pilsner well worthy of having again and well worthy of having with its respected food. bth122 (1554) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draft at Rogue. Light golden color. Aroma is some grains. Rice. Alcohol. Light bitterness. Average carbonation. Pretty good. alexsdad06 (10381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
One of those ceramic bottles from notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor has floral and fruity hops, mild spices, citrus and tropical notes, pale bready malt, grass. More flavor and character than I would have expected.