EvanFriend (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Imperial Hallertau Pilsener-I had this a few years ago, the rating is based on what I remember. Overpowering hop bitterness, I believe the flavors were mostly pine, some citrus. Malt was in the background. A great beer for a hophead like me. baraciisch (3163) - California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Had this beer a long time ago, hard to remember it, but I remembered it being a very solid crisp beer.... A lot better than I expected for a pilsner, considering I’m not a particularly big fan of the style... oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Quite the looker, pouring a hazy orange with a lasting thick head. Aroma is bland, though, malty and nondescript. The taste explodes with thick toffee and caramel malt sweetness, only to have this sugary front swept aside by a thick, floral, resinous swipe of Hallertau hops. The finish lasts for days, but is tempered by the honeybun-like malts that stick around for the finale. Solid, smooth, perky texture, I’d drink this again if it ever shows up in SC. (4/24/09) beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 26, 2011
i think they road tested this one before coming out with their noble pils to see if they could replace their white ale for the spring seasonal. draft selection, clear yellow with no head or lacing, sterile abv flavor with some hoppy floral characteristics. macro carbonation but with some spiciness that makes it a little more enjoyable than i thought, but overall, another so-so effort from sam adams. johnnnniee (4236) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Review from notes, sampled 12/14/2007
Sampled this at the German Beer Festival and later out of a bottle.
Pours a cloudy golden orangey color with a fluffy white head that just wouldn’t quit. Carbonation on this one is a bit on the high side. Smell is overwhelming hops, but not the spicy or citrusy smell that one would expect from an ipa with "c" hops in it. Definitely a much more flower like smell. The taste didn’t really do it for me. Very bitter as one would expect, but not a flavorful bitter. Maybe my pallet isn’t ready for this beer, but I would have liked some grapefruit, or citrus flavors in with the bitter, but it just wasn’t there. Medium body with bitterness all around. I saved a couple of bottles of this and I think it will be really interesting to see how these hold up over time. As they are now, I think they are a bit harsh.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Poured into a pokal.
4.5 A: Medium orange color. Clear, but not crystal clear. Two fingers of thick frothy head with good retention and lots of lacing.
4.0 S: Mainly citrus. A little earthy with freshly cut grass. A hint of sweetness.
3.5 T: Again citrus (grapefruit and mandarin foremost). I’m getting hints of some woodiness as well. Begins sweet with a bitter finish. There’s actually a lot of sweetness, but it’s a roller coaster ride from sweet to bitter with every sip. Not only is this beer unbalance, but it’s unbalanced twice because of what was already mentioned. Still, the sweet part is good and the bitter part is good as well, but my tastebuds aren’t up for the craziness. It’s like transfering fish from hot water to cold water and back again several times only much less torturous.
4.0 M: Medium body. Moderately creamy with good carbonation.
3.0 D: The brew is good, but one beer is plenty due to the crazy revolving taste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2009 02:37:22 madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
4th February 2008 jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Golden hazy beer. Smooth palate. Lots of intense hop fruit and all round hoppy goodness. Delicious and hugely drinkable.
Pours a Golden Color with aromas of malty red licorice. Taste is very malty with an intense hop finish. Very bitter at the end... like a bad break up. bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Poured a golden color. Med head. Aroma of malts, hops, and? . Med to heavy bitter. Creamy palate. This hax a grassy earthy bitterness to it. Aroma doesn’t hit you but the taste smacks you with bitterness. screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Ornage colour. Begie head. Aroma is from hops, bread,citrus and some apricot. Flavor is grapy, citric, hopy and quite intense. Palate is oily.