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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales

Morimoto Imperial PilsnerMorimoto Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
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466 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%


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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sweemzander

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. ceramic bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date found.

(A)- Pours a pale goldenrod color that produced some transparent white bubbles.

(S)- Some straw amidst a wet floral lemon citrus.

(T)- Very dry & very bitter with a thin lemon, orange, & mango citrus.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Very dry & very bitter with a very thin citrus flavor; it almost feels watered down.

(D)- I am not sure how old this is, but I am glad I did not pay the full price for this one. It just does not work for me. There is some citrus & hop bitterness, but it just feel & tastes thin. I am not a fan, but it does somewhat resemble the style here & there.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 22:50:12 | More by sweemzander
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange.gold color with a nice, frothy white head and not much carbonation.

For a pils, it was really aromatic. Lots of bready malts, earthy pines, and that usual strong pungent-like pilsner smell.

Taste is really good. Has a spicy malt backing with some pine presence - nicely hopped. The aftertaste leaves a pepper-spice/caramel coating in the mouth. Reminds me of a well brewed pils, only on steroids.

Mouthfeel is medium body (on the heavier side), definitely heavier than the normal pilsner. Finishes very dry.

Drinkability is very much so. Overall, it's a very well brewed beer. Fabulous, actually.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2010 22:55:26 | More by jzeilinger
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Imp. Pint glass. Straw yellow a lil less than golden color with a frothy head. Strong scents of cut grass and lemon. Flavor profile has hints of orange hops and forward straw malts. Slick almost oil feel in the mouth. Very drinkable, alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2010 00:06:13 | More by mtnbikerpa
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meeekyh

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I would like to start by saying that I have been pleased to drink this beer on more than a few occasions and I find it to be one of the best of the best. I was required to order a case to secure any for consumption. I suppose the upside is that not only did I get six bottles, I got a discount.

I opted this time for my Fin Du Monde tulip glass and poured an appropriate amount from the striking 750 ML ceramic, swing-top bottle with a crimp-cap, into it.

The beer itself is a deep golden-straw color with notable turbidity and a fluffy, meringue-like, white head. The head displays good retention and thick lacing. It is beautiful beer, much as I remembered.

Smells are strong malt (Rogue labels their beers with more information that anyone else I have seen, and they note on this one that they use '100% French Pilsner Malt') and delicate hops (this year they added Rogue farms Willamette hops[to the sterling] which were not in last year's batch(es) as far as I could tell). The nose has a simplicity and a richness that are the attraction of this beer and get carried through into the taste.

Tastes... ahh tastes. Malt takes the front spot but shares the stage with a bitter bite of hops. The initial impression fades into somewhat less depth than I remember. I will admit to having vastly expanded my beer horizons in the past year but my palate has improved (I quit smoking) and I am discerning less complexity where I would expect more. Anyway, I get a lot of basic beer flavors, rich doubling of essential ingredients, but not the complexity of a Belgian tripel, which is more what I thought I was in for. Awesome nonetheless is the verdict.

The feel of this beer is crispy and dry with great carbonation, those tiny little bubbles that effervesce at length, and a full, slightly creamy overall feel, though not as creamy as say Brutal Bitter.

Drinkability is just plain scary. Any beer at almost nine percent ABV that is as round as this is frightening. Add to that the fact that it is, in its soul, a pilsner and this is a drinkability champ. I will overlook the price tag. Last year I paid almost $20 a bottle and it was only through the goodness of my favorite purveyor that I got it this year for just under $15.

I will conclude by saying that the only reason this beer doesn't get a 5 for 5 is Mikkeller's Draft Bear which is a somewhat better version of this great beer.

Slainte! No, for real Slainte!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 01:56:01 | More by meeekyh
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MenamenaDooDoo

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me just say, this is one of the coolest looking bottles I have ever seen. The price tag must justify me keeping this bottle around for keeping olive oil, flowers, candles, or just as decoration.

Pours a bright golden, but hazy. 1 inch of bright white head. Great lacing.

Smells of sweet bread and a little citrus and hops. Not overly citrusy which is refreshing for an american Imperial.

Great flavors of bread and a little citrus with a slight bitterness on the back end. Also, wonderful slightly creamy and slightly crisp mouthfeel. Very cool mouthfeel, complex to say the least.

Nice beer, probably awesome with sushi and spicy food. I'm thinking mexican or thai.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 22:37:33 | More by MenamenaDooDoo
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

26oz bottle into tall cylinder at about 40 degrees.

Pours with a massive, 1/2 glass full of foamy white head, over top of a pretty hazy golden body that masks the ever so tiny bubbles. Lacing is solid.

At first, the aroma is tough to pick up. Starts as dull, wet dough, and then progresses into some citrusy hoppiness with a dash of black pepper.

Relatively thick on the palate, leading you into flavors such as over ripened naval oranges and sourdough bread, finishing with angostura bitters in the after-glow. This one hangs out in the mouth a little too long, even for an imperial pilsner.

Good flavor overall, and a unique presence, but not worth the pricetag. Wondering if I just had a bottle that was on the shelf too long.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 23:58:16 | More by BeerImmediately
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Brad007

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've wanted to try this for a while and I just ignored the price and bought it. I collect Rogue bottles anyway.

Pours a golden color with a yellow hue on the edges and a thin head into my pint glass.

Aroma is full of sweet, buttery, bread malt with only a smattering of hops in the aroma.

Taste is full of buttery, sweet malt with a slight hint of grassy hops. Seems subdued since it's not quite fresh. Still, quite taste and easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering buttery, sweet malt. Not much else. It's like a big 'ol pilsner with a lot of desirable flavors.

Should have gotten it when it was still fresh. Regardless, it's mellowed and is still quite drinkable at this stage. Alcohol has faded away a bit as well.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2010 05:12:23 | More by Brad007
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in pils glass for a sparkling ghost with great carbonation and a good head that sticks around on top of a strong pils malt smell with a touch of sweetness and breadiness as well as some citric hop. Crisp, easy to drink, pils malt very strong, no weak veggie taste in this beer as it has a bready/woodiness to it and also some sugary sweetness and fruit sweetness like grape and some citric hops and finishes slightly dry. A happening and easy to drink pils that goes down great.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 16:52:48 | More by clayrock81
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THORN

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 Pt. 10 Fl. Oz bottle poured into Pilsner glass. Served 45-50 F.
A: Pours a hazy golden brown. Many fine CO2 trails form on the bottom of the glass. Pours half inch head and retains a little over a quarter inch. Head is frothy and a very clean white. Thin sticky lace is left around majority of glass.
S: Bright citrus, sweet malts, and pineapple. Floral aroma is slightly noticeable.
T: Pilsner malts are very bold. Nice floral hops sweep in creating a bitterness that matches the boldness of the malts. Pineapple and bananas linger into nothing.
M: Medium to medium light on tongue.
D: A little more hoppy than I would expect for a Pilsner, being that it is imperial...why not? Subtleties of a typical Pilsner are appreciable but big bold malt body is intact.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 01:48:15 | More by THORN
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mulder1010

Australia

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ML ceramic bottle with swing top poured into a tulip glass

A-- Poured a clear straw yellow with a big billowy white head. Left sticky lacing all over the glass. Once settled down a solid one finger head.

S-- Floral, sweet, and biscuit like. Great smell and well balanced with the hops and the malt.

T-- Hop forward with malt in the background. Still has a floral citrus taste. Nicely done.

M-- Lots of grapefruit taste and feel. Hops are very forward but the malt really balances it well and finishes quite clean. Spot on carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.

D-- Big on flavor and alcohol becomes more noticeable as it warms up. 8.8% Really?? Not a big pilsner fan but this beer could change that in a big way. Only negative is you will feel very full after a 750.
Worth looking for and trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 11:50:28 | More by mulder1010
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adamette

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Poured from tap at Ballantines in Willoughby during "craft beer night" 1 27 10 into a 10 oz. snifter at a cost of $3.

A Translucent straw yellow body with visible bubbles rising up under a nice, creamy head. 3.5

S Perfumy barley malt and hops which are very fragrant in a welcomed way. I really like the pungeant pilsner smell. It is a nice contrast from those weak pilseners. 4.5

T Love the strong pilsener taste that I have craved from Pilseners in the past. I understand that it is an "Imperial Pilsner" but I always wanted more from the basic pilsners. Great barley taste, with plenty of alcohol in the background to bring the strength to this beer. There is that perfumy, almost sweet taste as well that is hard for me to define. I like the taste of this beer. 4.0

M Nice and big, as I hoped that it would be with hops and barley malt increasing the size of this beer. The barley bigness and alcohol increase the feel. 4.5

D Good for the level of ABV and the style. 4.0

Notes: Very pleased with this Rogue beer that I was able to enjoy on tap at Ballantines, a nice BA place.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 23:18:37 | More by adamette
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Lunch

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Fricso Grille in Columbia, MD (12/01/09) into a goblet at an appropriate temperature.

A: Pours a thick glowing golden yellow with a 1 finger creamy white head that sticks around for a while leaving some nice lacing (probably more if it were served in a pilsner glass).

S: A nice fragrance of grain and bready malt, along with a hint of citrus and bitter hops.

T: Rather intense and filled with a nice rich grain supported by a healthy backbone of bready malt. A clean hop bitterness lingers in the mouth combined with a hint of alcohol blanketed in citrus (orange and pineapple?).

M: Very creamy and fuller-bodied with moderate carbonation and a touch of oiliness.

D: The 8.8% abv. is certainly present, but never seems to truly hinder the drinkabilty, but this is by no means a sessionable beverage along with most Imperial Pilsners.

Overall this beer was quite refreshing and seemed to a relative Imperial Pilsner novice to represent the style quite well. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2009 14:36:39 | More by Lunch
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This tasting took place while I was perched like a happy gargoyle on a barstool at the venerable Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.

It is amber colored with a shimmering head. Within, one sees a few carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. The glass remains consistently coated with a thin lacing. It looks like your average Imperial Pilsner. The nose gets a strong whiff of vanilla and almond that reminds me a little of bourbon. (Bourbon Beer! What a wild concept this could be!) The palate gets a rather malty greeting with a strange aftertaste that comes off as grassy. The biscuity mouthfeel overwhelms.

As are most beers of this type, the Rogue Morimoto is not a sessional quaff, but a big bodied brew that demands respect, patience and, as always, the proper glassware. Rogue does have its detractors; however, I am not one.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2009 20:19:19 | More by jjboesen
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abuliarose

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, revealing thick head and a champagne-bubbling light golden body. Head has excellent staying power (is it the glass?) and leaves beautiful lacing. I can't imagine it looking any better. Smells like white grape juice with a little stewed tomato. Fairly sweet and estery, with little yeast funk as you get down past the head that reminds me of agar plates in a bacteria lab.

Tastes a little yeasty and a little malty. Besides yeasty, there is a clean bitter hop presence with kumquat character, higher citrus flavors and more white grape juice. It's fairly sweet, decently smooth though also dry with a pointed but gentle carbonation that adds body to the near medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty up front. Drinkability is ok, but to me lessens as it warms and the flavors become more harsh. There's also a delicious lychee aftertaste that comes if you sip and savor.

Imperial for sure. Pilsner, ok. Worth the experience: you bet.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 00:51:41 | More by abuliarose
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass. The beer is a pale, orange, wheat color with a big sticky white head on top. Lots of suds and thick lacing.

The aroma is grainy with some citrus notes. Zesty. The lightly roasted malt comes through with an almost beef jerky like smell to it.

Light, smooth malts make up the majority of the flavor. Bittersweet orange peel gently glides over the surface the strong malt base. Grainy, earthy, almost meaty at times. Some hop bittering as well. Mostly the sticky, pine like hops. Really liking that addition to the beer.

The mouthfeel is smooth, sweet and chewy. Good body on this pilsner. Some warming alcohol at times. I don't drink too many pilsners, but I find this one quite drinkable and will definitely enjoy finishing the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2009 00:51:11 | More by sisuspeed
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BarrelO

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That stupid 750ml ceramic bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Thin orangeish body. Not much of a head or lacing.

S: Pretty much all noble hops.

T: Dominated up front by clean hop bitterness. Pretty strong alcohol burn. Aftertaste is a combination of breadiness and pineapple.

M: Rather light, good carbonation.

D: Like a lot of people, I think it's bullshit that Rogue charges you more for the packaging than for the beer. Still, this was interesting enough with flavors I'm not used to from pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2009 16:51:04 | More by BarrelO
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stoutfiend27

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

large ceramic bottle poured into a glass

a-hazy yellow/orange color..frothy head and nice lacing...no bubbles to been seen through the haze

s-malty...slight hops in the nose..some bready notes from the yeast...

t-malt..and hops...bread...finishes a bit tanic and bitter from the hops..

m-creamy and smooth...good level of carb present...not to oily but just right...a tad resiny

d-will have no problem putting away this bottle probably wouldnt do another tonight due to the abv and the cost

overall a great brew from rogue...they are hit or miss with me...their cost are outrageous....i dont mind paying for the beer but im not into paying for the container it comes in....glad this was a gift

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 23:36:13 | More by stoutfiend27
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at their Eugene, OR brewpub. It was served in a marked pilsner glass (which I would love to have). The beer is a light yellow with a thick white head. Great lacing.

Nice nose of grains, floral hops, white pepper and crackers.

Beer leads with some bitterness but it is moderated by a substantial malt backbone. The hops add a spicy bite with pepper notes. It is grainier with a bit of floral late.

The mouth is crisp with lower than expected carbonation.

I liked it and would love to see it on tap in my neighborhood. Well done to the chef and brewer!

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2009 18:07:51 | More by Redrover
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ADZA

Australia

4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am so impressed with this bottle so impressed its taken me a few months to crack it and ive been looking forward to it as i do love this style,it pours a semi cloudy honey colour with decent carbonation that leaves a nice creamy one finger head with nice lacing,it has a nice straight up aroma of fruity,pine driven hops with a bubblegum background very pleasant,the mouthfeel starts off quite heavy and finishes with a medium feel with really nice tastes of piney,piney,grape bubblegum hops and the alcohol is very well hidden for a beer of this ABV,a very nice beer in my eyes and would drink it all night if only it didnt cost $42(australian) for one bottle but to be honest ill still prob buy another one to put away in my collection,once again Rogue or should i say morimoto has proven what a beer should be for the style it is representing.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 09:31:50 | More by ADZA
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illidurit

California

2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

RBSG09 on tap at the Rogue Publick House in SF. Lightly hazy straw color with a frothy white head. Noble hop aroma, very spicy, pils malt. Lots of pils malt flavor, dough, fresh bread, noble hops reduced to an afterthought. Dry finish with a light astringency.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2009 05:08:02 | More by illidurit
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml white ceramic bottle, with a Japanese character watercolor label. It's Independence Day now, and my dual citizenship calls for a big, bad example of something only Americans would do to beer.

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of puffy, frothy, and somewhat soapy dirty white head, which leaves some decent skewed webbed lacing around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of biscuity pale malt, cereal porridge, floral, grassy hops, and a significant alcohol twinge. The taste is more pale and raw cereal grains, a bit of warm citrus juice, a subtle dry yeastiness, earthy hops, and burgeoning floral, perfumed metallic booze undertones.

The body is fairly heavy, surprisingly smooth, and even kind of creamy, the carbonation moderately peppy. It finishes dry and warm, the heat from the alcohol still quite strong, like I just did a watered down vodka shot.

A so-so amped up version of a Czech PIls, the alcohol obviously not too well integrated, but drinkable, I suppose, once one's palate succumbs, like when you're sipping whiskey or the like. Morimoto Imperial Pilsner is the second highly-rated big Rogue product to come off like a booze bomb to me. While it was somewhat easy to procure another bomber of their Yellow Snow IPA for another try, I don't know that I want to drop another 22 bucks for another go around at this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2009 02:44:42 | More by biboergosum
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lonestar4lunch

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Last of the available Imperial series from Rouge that I haven't tried. Pours a hazy, golden hue with some foam that sticks around. Aroma is very floral with hops and malt. A strong, sweet, yeast smell quite nose tingling. The aroma alone lets you know this is a step up from the rest. The sip starts off pretty mellow compared to the aroma but then it hits the back of your tongue. Strong malts (a hint of roasted?) and then the hops kick in. Just enough citrus to really enjoy it. It seems a bit more mellow than the Sam Adams version but this one has more of a mouth feel I believe. This one of those styles you don't see very often. Very well done but not too complex. Very good, but a bit pricey.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 21:46:27 | More by lonestar4lunch
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz. brandy snifter at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA.

Appearance: A bright, almost entirely transparent orange-bodied brew, capped by a fast-fading (alcohol-retarded?) soapy, snow white head. Very slow and very fine carbonation is present throughout, though particularly along the curvature of the glass. The lacing leaves something to be desired - the collar is thin, and only a few meager specks and spots of snow hang on above it - but on the whole, a good start.

Aroma: A very mellow, subtle nose. A spicy - perhaps piney, yes, largely piney, not boozey - aroma, with a good roasted, doughy backbone that provides a canvass for orange zest, spruce, and a few lighter, floral esters.

Taste: Very nice - a strong, balanced brew. A moderate to strong level of bitterness melds with a nice fruity and piney hop profile - orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, a few other tropical fruit presences, and a good assortment of juniper berry (sweet pine) and sappy notes - in a caramelly, moderately roasted but still bready backbone. It's a good balance of notes, straightforward with enough complexity to keep you entertained.

Mouthfeel: Thick - as evidenced by the slow bubbles - but with enough latent carbonation to make for a thick, slightly prickly, but largely even and smooth mouth. Thin this one out and you're in danger of unevenness.

Drinkability: A surprisingly competent beer. A Double/Imperial Pilsner at 8.8% is nothing to sneeze at, but honestly could be a lot higher. This one manages to be intense and flavorful without coming across as too boozey, but be careful - it is, ever so slightly. Re: the flavors and intensity, they're nice, well-balanced, and well-crafted. Though it's not my favorite DIP, I'd recommend this one to anyone who's a fan of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2009 20:11:04 | More by CrellMoset
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 ounce pint - $7.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Clearish, golden body with a thin, white head on top.

Smell: Sweetish waft of pils maltiness rounded out by some earthy, spicy hops scents and unripened fruit notes.

Taste: Ponderous amount of pilsner malts downed with a spoonful of confectioner's sugar. Interesting fruity blend of passion fruit, white grape, and tart pears. Small pinch of Goody's Headache Powder precedes a rustic, earthy, caustically pithy hop character with a pronounced medium-high amount of bitterness. However, the staunch bitterness really embodies the last half of the beer. Finishes dry, a tad warming, and bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. There's a very light stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: The heavy nature of these Imperialized, Double-fied pilsners totally negate the simple, refreshing qualities of a good pils. Starts engaging, but, for me, it soon grew tiresome and turned into the beer-equivalent of helping someone move.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2009 15:43:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Anthony1

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into two 0.5L weissen glasses

poured very nice gold with a strong 2-3 inch head that lasted, but didnt have as much lace as i hoped. Smelled of hops and a nice floral aroma. some malk and something else i can't place. has a nice taste of hops, crisp and sharp. at first, very refreshing, but a lasting hops after taste. a light body with a very dry finish.

overall, i felt like it was over priced. tasted good, but lasting hops after taste wasn't as enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2009 22:33:58 | More by Anthony1
Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.