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Imperial Pilsner - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.61
pDev: 12.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: ccrida on 11-08-2008

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
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3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer poured from a ceramic type bottle with the caps you can reseal it and put in the fridge for later.

A= Was good, nice gold straw color, pretty good head, nice cream white color abotu an inch. some pretty good lacing as well.

S=nice smell biscuit and sweet smell

T= pretty tasty beer, nice bitterness and hops flavor, easy ont he palate and easy to go down. not to alcohol taste from it at all. it lingers on the palate for a while but in a good way.

M=Mouth feel was good, nice flavor, no overwhelming flavors all well balanced.

D= Very good goes down nice and taste real good. had no problem!

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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at brewers on the bay the other day.

This beer pours a slightly hazy gold color with pretty good head retention and lacing. I don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some biscuit and bread dough with a hint of honey. On the palate this beer is really pretty nice. It's very soft and smooth on the palate, with moderate sweetness and a considerable dose of hoppy bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is pretty well disguised, and drinkability was fairly high. I had no difficulty downing my 12 ounce chalice and could easily (and happily) gulped down another.

This was a very nice option on a beautiful day on the Oregon coast.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Stable. Nice golden color with a fair amount of head. This really had a yeasty and grainy smell to it yet the taste was crisp. Very breadlike. Nice body and almost no aftertaste, which is surprising for a high ABV beer. While not y favorite style this is pretty good.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz bottle into a Chimay glass at Enoteca in Post Falls.
Thank you Russell

Beer is golden and slightly hazy with a coarse head.

Aroma is sweet biscuit and soft spice.

Taste is lightly sweet malt/biscuit with very soft spice from the hops. Bittering is well suited to the malt and alcohol.

Mouthfeel is full for a pilsner but fairly well suited for an imperial Pilsner

Drinkability is good. There are no unpleasant aftertastes. The high ABV is well hidden. Not a beer I would typically choose but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

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4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky gold with a small, creamy white head that leaves pretty heavy lace

Smell is pretty hoppy, citrus, and sweet, a bit like a BSPA or saison .

Taste is good, there is a bit sour citrus hop bite that is much more DIPA like then amped up noble hops of a pils. This makes it more like a DIPA brewed with a lager yeast rather then a big pilsner. Still, it's tasty, clean yeast and alcohol, not to bitter, well made. It actually reminds me a lot of a Belgian DIPA I made with Centennials and a saison yeast.

Mouthfeel is oily, dry, spicy. Hops and alcohol, in case you didn't guess.

Drinkability is good, I really love this beer. It's really different then most IPs, but I did that it's so p-town style...way better then Morimoto's.

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Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
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