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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

308 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 113
Gots: 22 | FT: 3
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)
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midnite2sixman

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my sensory glass perfect amount of head fills up the glass almost an inch and a half. Smooth foamy bubbles, slowly massing into larger bubbles around the edges. Top of it looks like a fresh batch of swiss cheese. Fairly light amber/orange in color.

After the foam subsided I was able to get major pine resin notes on the nose backed by a sweet caramel aroma. This beer smells amazing!

More pine than I have ever had before in a beer. Of course. Hay and grass are more subtle notes with some crisp malts and did I mention the pine???

Little bit of a bit, but the beer definitely mellows out, leaving a bit of a sticky residue. Pine tar?

Joe is a maniac. And it turns out that maniacs can make some tasty beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2009 05:59:03 | More by midnite2sixman
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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.