Morimoto Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Swimsum:
3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Review found in an old notebook. Growler into pilsner glass, growler filled 7/15/09 and kept cold since. Consumed on 8/10/09
Poured out a nice golden color. No hiss when opening made when opening the growler (screw top) me worry but small head emerges. Head is white and texture is very loose (made up of tiny bubbles). Body is pretty clear and can see carbonation. A bright yellow gold color in light. Head settles to thin layer and eventually is gone, no lacing is left on the glass.
Bread malt smell with some sweetness and hops. Normal pilsner smell to me. Sorry can't do a better description but pilsners aren't my favorite style.
Like the smell, there is a bready taste with a bitter finish. Slight alcohol taste but isn't over powering in the finish. I'm not sure what it is but I get a sweet taste before the bitter taste. Perhaps just some malt sweetness. Even though it isn't that complex I enjoy the taste of this beer a lot.
Pretty low carbonation (maybe due to sitting in a growler that wasn't filled to the top for 3 weeks). Thin mouthfeel, what carbonation is there is noticeable on the lips but not the tongue. The alcohol taste doesn't leave any harshness in the throat.
I really like this beer, pretty easy to put a whole 750 back and my roommate and I burned through the growler I had pretty quickly. The price of the bottle may turn some away, but if you can get it fresh (on tap/growler) I'd give it a shot.
Serving type: growler
01-06-2011 21:22:06 | More by Swimsum
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
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
appearance: Crystal clear peach/gold with a big ass white head. Lacing stays on the glass forever it seems. Quite a looker.
smell: Rich floral scents dominate. Some sweet malt in the distant background.
taste: Much like the nose with a more integration of flavors and a nice creamy something. A nice finish, both sweet and bitter.
overall: Not a big Rogue fan but this is nice, well crafted brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 21:51:18 | More by cindyjeffsmith
3.91/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I got to try this at the HiBREWnation beer tasting event in York, PA. It was poured at the Rogue stand and I only got to try a few ounces. I can honestly say those that those few ounces amazed me. I would definitely have to rank it as one of the best beers I tasted that day (and I tasted well into the double digits).
I found a place that still has a few bottles of it for sale so I'll need to pick a few up and re-review it but I'm excited to have more of it.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 17:18:17 | More by darktower
Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.