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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 airohead2001:
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airohead2001

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, glazeman, for another fun Shorts brew. Support your midwest brewers.

A - Hot yellow with a nice two finger head. Several layers of lacing coat the walls of my pint glass. There's a small bit of cloudiness in the color. Appearance reminds me of a lemon wheat beer like that gross Leinenkugal Summer Shandy.

S - Lemon, lime, grass, pine, mint, and booze. Really bizarre combination. Smells like Vix VapoRub.

T - Similar to smell - truly bizarre. The first thing that comes to mind is a Halls Honey Lemon cough drop. Bitter lemon, harsh piney hops, and spicy spearmint in the finish.

M - A little too flat for the style. It could definitely use a little more bubbly to cut the harshness of the bitter hops/spearmint.

D - This is another good beer from Shorts. However, with all the overpowering lemon and mint going on, this is not the most drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 03:57:58 | More by airohead2001
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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.

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