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Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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Imperial Pilsner
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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:
100% Pilsner malt, 100% Rogue Micro Hopyard Independence Hops, free range water and Czech pilsner yeast
18* plato 74 IBU 80 AA 15.90L 8.8% abv

(Beer added by: ccrida on 11-08-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

harpus, Mar 20, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +20.3%

Beautiful cloudy straw color with an inch of ivory white head on top. The aroma is packed with a citruisy pilsner yeast scent. Not a traditional mellow pilsner taste. The different use of hops give off a more spiced flavor(almost Belgium). Digging deeper one can taste notes of the pilsner malt and yeast used. Mouth feel is as expected, light with a medium- high carbonation.
This is a must try beer to understand.

drinkochoice, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FINLANDski_1619, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poucher86, Sep 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Sonofalime, Sep 02, 2013
4/5  rDev +8.1%

WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BDstripp, May 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BlueMoon10, Apr 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MAJ85, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

trancesk8er, Jun 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bike2work, May 29, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

(From a hollow-stemmed chalice)

Appearance: Rogue Brewing's Imperial Pilsner pours an foggy jacinthe with a finger of a pretty white head, which mostly disappears quickly except for the uneven cap and the gutsy lacing it leaves behind.

Scent: I smell tart apples aplenty here along with a light hoppy kick, some floral notes, and a good dose of the malts. There's also some honey in there.

Taste: The hops are much more prevalent on the tongue than they are in the nose, to the extent where they're quite dominant. Also tickling my tastebuds are honey and those apples. The beer tastes very fresh.

Mouthfeel: The body is light to medium, perhaps closer to what I'd call "light", and the carbonation is smooth but not shy.

Overall: 8.8%? Typo, surely? I could drink bottles of this stuff: it's so easy! Anyway, on looking at the other reviews, I suspect the beer has been altered somewhat in the last few years. Mine was a 2012 bottle. The beer was very simple indeed, but I enjoyed it.

Duke, Apr 06, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

Two finger head with nice lacing on a cloudy golden with mustard hues body. Nice lacing. Aroma is very earthy with wet sock hop, floral and grassy notes. The taste is fairly boozy and bitter overall. The grass and floral notes are very overwhelming at first and take time getting used too. This may have something to do with the age of this one. Light to medium bodied and moderate to high carbonation. This one is both interesting and a little tough to drink. It is certainly unique. This one may be very different as it is an older keg.

kylehay2004, Feb 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

A: Pours a clear yellow color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Some yeast, light hops, and sweet malt. Not much else. Overall kind of bland.
T: Grassy and floral hops. Some yeast as well. Sweet, almost honey like malt. Very simple, but enjoyable.
M/D: A light to medium body. A bit thin. Though crisp and smooth. Easy to drink considering the alcohol.

A decent beer for sure. Though not a lot of character, and overly simplistic for my tastes. You can do a lot worse, but nothing that really sticks out for me.

champ103, Oct 28, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -14.9%

a-Was a very light yellow brown color, with hardly any head and slight opacity.
s-Fairly good smell that was sweet and limey.
t-Could hardly taste the alcohol, there was an overpowering lime taste that washed everything else out.
m/d-After the initial taste there is a slight sweetness that fades from the mouth rather quickly. Decent drinker, but there better options.

hughesm4, Aug 19, 2010
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Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.