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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

499 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 63
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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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3.86/5  rDev -4.7%

25oz ceramic swingtop resealable bottle poured into a stang. The brew appears a clear golden yellow color with nearly 2 fingers of yellowish stained froth. The cap fades back slowly leaving patchy lace on the glass.

The aroma is quite floral with hops. Some citrus zest and a little grassy overtop a footy grain base that has a fresh footy to almost wheat-like cereal sweetness that brings out a bit of fruity aspects caught between hops and alcohol-like notes.

The flavor and bitter with a grassy to herbal character of hops. The bitterness is slightly oily and piney blending to a bit of sweetness that reinforces some fruity to floral aspect. It is somewhat solvent and boozy with a feel thats at times a little perfumey with hints of sulfur.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. The imperialized pilsner concept is a little strange especially in this example. The bitterness doesnt seem imperialized but the alcohol and sweetness sure is. That sweetness distracts a little and ruins the overall snap, crispness and ease of drinkability I look for in a good pils. Worth trying but I probably would not revisit this again.

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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
90 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.