rino (2) - USA - FEB 28, 2009 does not count
The best on tap at Acadia as of yet by far, not a bad find and worth a try. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Clear, crisp, golden color, slimmish head on it.
Sweetness in the nose, and clean, almost vegetal, herbal, nice, with a light spiciness. Delicate hops.
Big, bold, nay, huge deployment on the palate, a thick, and luscious display of malt and hops. Snappy, again, just judiciously hoppy, with a strong malty backup. Profound mouthfeel, resonates huge in the mouth. Thick, but not quite cloying.
I’ve had pils, and double pils, but never a triple. This is a monumental monster here, and quite delicious. I sip it slowly, as it’s 8.8%, and that will ring in with ferocity soon enough.
Man...good stuff. you said it! Who said it? Me? Who are you talking to???
And I’ve only had 1/2 a pint so far, good lord... willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2006
04.28.06 Same day sample from growler at Paul’s Pre-TAPNY thanks to Troy. This beer rocked. Pretty golden with lingering white head. Bit corny on the nose, kind of malt-liquorish, but also nicely grassy and holding back notes of earth. Tasty quaff, it hides the booze well on the palate keeping a nice balance and leaving with a back of the tongue bite. Quick to finish. Well done. DocLock (10975) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. This one poured hazy gold with a fluffy, white head. The aroma was pale malty, with some tart fruit and hopcit notes. The body was on the full side, providing a great palate heft coupled with a rather sweet and fruity pils, but never forgetting the hop bite. To me, this created a wonderful mishmash of pilsy tart malts and fruity hops, and it does indeed approach the profile of an IIPA as it warms. I’d love to do a horizontal of this and Prima and SF Pikeland. Dickinsonbeer (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Troy hooked us up big time with a fresh growler (with growler cooler) direct from victory. Pours a clear light gold with no head. Aroms is very spicy with herbal noble hops and czech saaz. Lots of bready pils malt as well. Flavor is very sweet bordering on harsha nd cloying but not quite. Could be a little more crisp as it gets sticky in the middle- and finishes with a smooth clean bitterness. Pretty good overall, but honestly I think SA is still one of my favorite impy pils.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Draft at the Grey Lodge. Ok beer. Tasted like the prima pils with a hop bite to it. Alocohol was there. but that was really it. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Two hour old growler thanks to Troy. Crystal clear bright yellow/gold color with a decent sized white head. Sweet malty aroma with some corn syrup and a decent hoppy nose. Flavor was corn syrup, alcohol and wet straw. Reminded me of a fancy malt liquor. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Tap @ Victory. I ordered this thinking it was something else, rather heavy, alcoholic, and stale tasting. Not refreshing at all for me. Expecting a tart, dry, lighter pils didn’t help my opinion of it either. I ended up dumping the last 1/3 of the 22 oz. I hope to avoid this happening again. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2006
from a growler fresh from Victory, thanks to TrojanHorse Troy! at Dickinsonbeer’s Pre-TAP gathering. clear yellow color, white thick fomay head. aroma is white sugar and sweet grass, malty too. flavor is lager-like and grassy, well malted and a little dry. finish is bitter but still sweet and dry. beastiefan2k (4076) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 Growler brought by Mullman (i think, woops, I mean TrojanHorse Troy... nice) to Dickinsonbeer’s Pre-TAP gathering, thanks. Pours a clear golden, can see through the beer. A present aroma, get some sweetness behind the pilsner aroma. Body is medium, not much distinct taste. Coats the tongue a bit with a bit of bitterness at the end.