Morimoto Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 488 | Reviews: 323 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ego:
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
comes in a beautiful ceramic (white) bottle with reusable rubber stopper attatched, very nice. $12.99 for a 1pt 10oz thingy..
imperial pilsner ? yep it is strange.. but hey rogue is usually good so what the heck...
pale golden color on the pour and clear/clean looking in the glass.. excellent head, almost 2 fingers and holding, no strong odor detected (not that this style is know for that, but if you sniff some american crap you can smell the adjuncts)
hop and malt are both up front, not any bite to the hop due to the balance of the malt. this doesnt taste 8.8% at all except maybe a twinge at the very back end of the after taste. the carbonation is perfect, just enough to bubble but not enough to froth or be over bearing. I am amazed how balanced this beer is, especially at the higher ABV.. friggin kudos to rogue, this is tasty, doesnt have the bitterness one finds in some typical european pils... and not as sweet/malty overkill as stuff from the czech repub.. damn tasty (although the ABV can catch up with you), quite a surprise for a pilsner, the style often maligned by beer snobs like me but this one is worth trying. It never peeks into any other realm of too hoppy for a pils, or too sweet for a pils.. it really stradles the line, recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2005 06:47:21 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: yellow. Clear. Thick head. Nice lacing throughout drink.
S: bubblegum. Sweet.
T: malty sweetness. Crackers. Slight alcohol. Mango and citrus and tar for hops. Bitter at finish.
M: medium carbonation. Medium-thick body.
O: strong pilsner just like the name implies. Bitter. Great spin on a pilsner. Strong.
Serving type: on-tap
05-07-2014 04:14:27 | More by jellikit
Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.