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Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Not Rated.
Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial PilsnerSamuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

776 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 776
Reviews: 653
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 111
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-10-2007)
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gueuzeonhigh

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3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was a surprise, and it's label wasn't hype when it noted "intense hop experience".

Pours a cloudy amber.
Produces a lasting white head that laces the glass.

Not much of a nose-- a slight hops aroma but not much else.

The flavor at first sip was an overwhelming bitter hops. HOPS GALORE! In fact so much so that the underlying characteristics of the beer seem to be smothered. Some slight malt notes but its very hard to tell-- sort of like trying to follow a private conversation amidst loud construction noises.

The finish is bitter hops that lasts and remains bitter beyond the end!

The mouth feel is cordial.

In my opinion the drinkability is reduced because of the overwhelming hops-- this beer doesn't have the flavor foundation like an IPA does to withstand the bittering units-

I don't think I'd reach for this beer again, except perhaps to satisfy the hardest core "hops-head" who might come to call.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2007 00:53:34 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
91 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.