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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

Imperial Spruce India PilsnerImperial Spruce India Pilsner

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BA SCORE
88
very good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 18.88%


Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  7.15% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Original batch (from Imperial Series--750 ml bottles) was 10% abv. New, 2010, 12 oz. bottles are 7.15% abv.

(Beer added by: hoppymeal on 06-30-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by GordonQuid:
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GordonQuid

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4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From bottle to an english pub mug.

Clear golden with a huge two inch head and nice thick lace.

Smells lick a pine forrest and/or being slapped in the face with a pine tree branch and a bag of car air freshner's.

Taste is a smooth blend of high alpha piney and citrus hops with a nice melding of malts and honey.

Freakin' smooth as all hell a real hop lovers delight.

Delisiously quaffable at 10%, ouch!

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 13:59:44 | More by GordonQuid
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Nice smooth aroma. Slight musty aroma. Lemon and orange. Peanuts with noticeable spruce tips. NICE!

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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.