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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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Reviews by ryantho00:
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ryantho00

Michigan

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

Poured from a bottle to a nice English Man United pint glass!! It pours bright golden brown with a really nice foamy wwhite 3 finger that leaves a nice cloudy lacing throughout the glass and drink.

Instant spruce and pines hops from first whiff to last taste. This is really almost similar to a robust IPA, slightly like double crooked tree, but a little more intense and less grassy flavors and much more hops and spruce pine needles! Damn, its really throughout the entirety of the brew, those spruce needles and pines, but really well done and balanced on the background of the malt of the pilsner, which is just the right blend and balance to create this substantiallly great beer. There are nice hop overtures throughout which blends and adds to the beer with some bitterness and spice. I get some brassiness taste to the brew but not an offtaste which just adds to the drink; and a small hint of citrus, mainly grapefruit. Most of the flavors tasted here are also detectable through the nose and initial smell.

Really nice medium bodied fresh crisp beer that goes really nicely with spicy spicy food in the summertime. If you like bold flavored beers, and robust IPA'S I RECOMMEND THIS BREW, REALLY WELL DONE.

(I know this isn't an IPA, however, this imperial pilsner is similar and delicious, and BOLD)
Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 01:23:56 | More by ryantho00
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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.