Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
4.46/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: light straw yellow color. Slightly hazy but mostly clear. A finger or so of a white head that leaves a little lacing
Smell: sweet lager smell. The pine and hops break through a bit but are not very strong.
Taste: starts of with big pine flavor. Not quite pine hops but more of a true pine taste. Bitterness is fairly present. This taste is played over a more subtle bready yeast taste.
Mouthfeel: not overly heavy. Fairly crisp for all the bitterness. Some bitterness lingers
Overall: not as unique as other shorts beers. But executed just as well as any. Delicious bitter and sweet balance. Another shorts beer I was disappointed to miss in bottle only to find on tap.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2013 18:25:39 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.43/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
32 oz. howler poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Clear golden body. No head. Looks flat.
Smell - Very pungent spruce. Lightly spicy and woody in the back. Some grassy hops, too.
Taste - Hops are stronger than spruce up front. Pilsner malt. Spruce builds up and turns into that woody spice that I got in the aroma. Very bitter finish.
Mouthfeel - Flat as hell. Very bitter. Makes it seem sluggish.
Overall - Excellent spruce flavor. Wish it had been carbonated.
Serving type: growler
05-25-2014 21:56:56 | More by Alieniloquium
4.41/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A very light yellow brew with lots of haze and very moderate lacing. Nothing remarkable. Small white head too.
Nice smooth aroma. Slight musty aroma. Lemon and orange. Peanuts with noticeable spruce tips. NICE!
Great dry earthy bitterness with good green after taste. Sweetness is well placed. Only the wet slimy after taste detracts, not greatly, but still detracts. Nice well rounded flavors, complex, deep, unique. You can definitely taste the spruce tips, both in flavors and feel.
Well done, Shorts!!! A great brew, not experimental, but well thought out and executed. Thanks abanton for the hookup, glad I finally got around to this one! Held up well too.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 05:11:56 | More by chugalug06
Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.