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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

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 63
Gots: 18 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-12-2014 16:07:38 | More by neckbeered
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Washington

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

05-07-2014 04:14:27 | More by jellikit
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-15-2014 00:31:30 | More by ahommell
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-14-2014 17:16:12 | More by tylerstravis
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

03-22-2014 21:51:18 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -3.5%

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.

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Served on tap into a Morimoto pilsner glass.

A- Poured a very clear and bright golden pilsner, some light visible carbonation, bright white fluffy head that left minimal lace.

S- Mostly big grape and pilsner malt notes.

T- Big grape, pilsner malt, lemon, grassy, peppery, and cornhusks. This is an intensely bitter pilsner all the way through with a prominent herbal and earthy bitterness on the finish.

M- Very dry, crisp, medium body, smooth, and prickly carbonation.

O- This is definitely the most bitter lager I have ever had and right up there with the most bitter beers I have ever had. Really nice crisp pilsner mouthfeel with a little more body and good flavor.

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Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -4%

Found this brew, a relatively rare style in these parts, on tap at National Beer Hall in Calgary on 10th Ave. Missed out on the funky bottle but oh well. Arrived in a pint glass (?), a cloudy gold amber color that is of course is on the light end of the Lovabond scale but still manages to look thick and imposing. Smells of concentrated sweet grains, a pungent fruity note like grape juice, another sweet note almost like brown sugar, and aggressive grassy green hops. All of these elements are reflected in the taste ... Nothing tastes quite like an imperial pils. This one is at once rich and sweet, chalky and woody, almost carbolic, and features a heady mix of green and spicy hop flavors along with some equally spicy aromatic alcohol. The thick and chewy body and buttery mouthfeel make things even more satiating. I get heavy sweet dough, dried fruits (currants, sultana raisins), candy apple, and an oaky dryness that does work to cut the sweet grains to some extent. The hops provide some additional woody tannic bitterness and funky gooseberry notes and pine in the finish. A big beer with considerable decoction malt and hop power. A pint is a lot to get through.

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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.