Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - slight haze, light orange colour, thin white head, leaves lots of nice lacing... looks like an IPA
S - sweet lemon citrus, light malt sweetness. it's missing any sort of pine, but it's not far off from an IPA.
T - lots tasty herbal hops, floral and citrus mixes in nicely, malt sweetness is med low, finish is smooth hop bitterness and dry cracker/biscuit.
M - med body, med low carbonation, overall sensation is creamy, but light, finish is dry with some astringency from the hop bitterness that I don't mind. Alcohol is subtle, but does have a noticable warmth.
D - I've got nothing to compare it to, but it tastes like an IPA with noble hops, and it works quite well.
This one is so close to an IPA, and so far removed from a Pils. Call it whatever you want, it's damn good! This is a beer I have been looking forward to trying since it was announced in fall 07, and it did not dissappoint.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2009 03:23:48 | More by markaberrant
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