Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company
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Reviews by midnite2sixman:
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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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
Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.