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Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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Imperial Pilsner
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33 Ratings
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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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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-20-2014 19:28:12 | More by harpus
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drinkochoice

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:28:43 | More by drinkochoice
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-30-2013 01:24:42 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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Poucher86

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-17-2013 03:13:49 | More by Poucher86
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

09-02-2013 19:59:40 | More by Sonofalime
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-29-2013 14:52:20 | More by WOLFGANG
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BDstripp

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-08-2013 03:05:48 | More by BDstripp
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-21-2013 17:29:10 | More by BlueMoon10
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-22-2013 20:20:22 | More by Tyrawlings
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-21-2013 00:24:17 | More by chugamugofsud
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MAJ85

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2013 14:44:30 | More by MAJ85
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trancesk8er

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-09-2012 04:18:25 | More by trancesk8er
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Bike2work


4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-29-2012 19:13:33 | More by Bike2work
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Duke

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 06:03:09 | More by Duke
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 13:35:53 | More by kylehay2004
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wildshire

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-27-2012 00:39:28 | More by wildshire
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schoun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-07-2012 14:22:39 | More by schoun
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2012 20:39:25 | More by Stoffel
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-02-2012 23:46:50 | More by dragomni
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-17-2011 05:20:57 | More by tclapper
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-10-2011 21:39:13 | More by djrn2
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2011 22:47:04 | More by Beertracker
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-19-2011 15:31:24 | More by Photekut
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champ103

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 00:59:57 | More by champ103
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hughesm4

Ohio

3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2010 00:52:26 | More by hughesm4
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Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
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