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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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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +8.1%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

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

harpus, Mar 20, 2014
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
Photo of Cyberkedi
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a rather typical clear straw-yellow, but gets a point for having a rather thick, fluffy white head. Aroma is strong and malty with a firm fruity overtone, mainly apple and lemon. Flavor is a bit bland and has an unpleasing metallic taste to it, but is still palatable. Texture is edgy and just a little tingly, nothing to write home about. This is the only Rogue beer I have ever tried that disappointed, but I will finish this bottle.

Cyberkedi, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +8.1%

WOLFGANG, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of champ103
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.

champ103, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Tyrawlings, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +8.1%

tclapper, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BlueMoon10
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BlueMoon10, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Stoffel, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beertracker, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Sonofalime
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Sonofalime, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of hoplover82
2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm dissapointed in this beer... but I was able to get it half off because my grocery store was taking it off the shelves. So that was a plus.

Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy small white head that dissapears too fast with little lacing.

The aroma is too fruity. Like apricots and pinnaple... Not much hop character at all. Really light floral hops. Not much else but some bready grains.

The flavor is much of the same, very fruity (pinnaple) and not much alse but some floral hops and bready grains way in the background.

The mouthfeel was ok with a big medium body and a sweet pilsner malt finish.

It went down very well but I won't be buying any more of this one for sure.

hoplover82, Jun 15, 2010
Photo of chugamugofsud
3/5  rDev -18.9%

chugamugofsud, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +8.1%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of FINLANDski_1619
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MAJ85, Feb 05, 2013
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 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 Bike2work
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bike2work, May 29, 2012
Photo of Poucher86
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Poucher86, Sep 17, 2013
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Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.