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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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Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of drinkochoice
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.

drinkochoice, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BlueMoon10, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of mugglesandhops
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brew pub in Newport.

Poured a crisp very see-thru light golden color, 1 1/2 finger head that stuck around for a little bit. very active carbonation. Smelled of grain, yeast. Tasted very refreshing, very easy to drink. Medium bodied but fairly big for a pilsner. I would love to find this again.

mugglesandhops, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of ccrida
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

ccrida, Nov 08, 2008
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bike2work, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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

Poucher86, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

John_M, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of Wheelinb
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Wheelinb, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BDstripp, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MAJ85, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of n0rc41
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

n0rc41, Dec 27, 2009
Photo of Duke
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.

Duke, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of Lakes
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Lakes, Jul 04, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 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%

harpus, Mar 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FINLANDski_1619, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

wildshire, Jan 27, 2012
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Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.