Morimoto Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by ElGuapo:
4.5/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An imperial pils, wow, this is a new one for me. The big hefty swing top bottle is pretty impressive. The pour is a little cloudy. It comes out in a nice golden color with a big fluffy white head on top. It manages to stick around for a bit, and a little bit of swirling will bring it right back up. The nose is nice and sweet at first. It smells like a pils or almost a helles. The hops come in, but they definitely stray from what you would expect from a german pils, a bit more spicy.
The body is medium, with a nice smooth mouthfeel with very mild carbonation. There is a big grainy presence in this one. The backround is very sweet, but the hops really balance it well. It has some grassy flavors in there as well as a very spicy kick of alcohol in the finish. I expected a lot of alcohol kick in this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. Grapefruits come in huge in the aftertaste which also has some nice toasty flavors, excellent. For nearly 9%, it has many characteristics of a normal pils. It is surely much different, but it could still really hit the spot on a hot day after work.
This is one very intersting beer. It brings a lot to the table, and the drinkability and balance they achieve with it is outstanding. Good on Rogue for this one.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2004 03:32:22 | More by ElGuapo
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.