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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Imperial PilsnerMorimoto Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

481 Ratings
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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 60
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
4 Ingredients:
Malts: 100% French Pilsner.
Hops: 100% Sterling.
Yeast & Water: Czech Pils Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

18º PLATO
74 IBU
80 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: aracauna on 08-24-2003)
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a hazy straw/slightly orange color into my brooklyn snifter with a nice dense head of very near white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind excellent lacing

S - A fairly rich malt character, very grassy herbal hop aromas. Definitely getting some sweeter fruit smells as well which is a little surprising.

T - Traditional lighter pilsner malts with a mostly earthy/grassy hop aroma. Pretty good but one of my favorite things about a pilsner is the dry grassy finish. There are definite mildly tart/funk fruit tastes from what I can only presume to be the yeast which kind of spoils it a little for me. I did not expect that from a pils.

M - Appropriate carbonation (pretty well carbonate, which i would expect from a pilsner). Definitely less than medium bodied @ 8.8% which is pretty impressive.

O - I have only had one other imperial pilsner that i can recall, it was a (local) Holy City Trippin Brick and it was amazing. After having my first rogue xs (imperial IPA) and being totally blown away i was pretty pumped for this one.. although this is definitely a decent brew, there is no way I will ever pay 16.99 for this one again, the bottle alone is awesome and worth at least $7 or $8 I would think but this beer just wasnt quite special enough for me to spend that kind of money on 2 brews. Again, the review is based on quality not taking price into consideration. I'm giving it a 3.5 because taste is most important, and it was sadly my least favorite part of this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 02:12:56 | More by MacQ32
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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.