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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 114
Gots: 39 | 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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hotglassmama

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-30-2011 03:49:38 | More by hotglassmama
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mikerap100

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

06-23-2014 07:04:59 | More by mikerap100
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goast8127

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

08-08-2014 02:52:49 | More by goast8127
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cates1tg

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-25-2011 12:46:12 | More by cates1tg
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SimcoeJoe

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-16-2013 12:55:53 | More by SimcoeJoe
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Another6Pack

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-22-2011 01:57:06 | More by Another6Pack
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dirtydisk

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

01-03-2014 04:36:24 | More by dirtydisk
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FedExPope

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-21-2011 03:27:24 | More by FedExPope
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

10-04-2013 00:12:30 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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TimP2115

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-20-2012 06:24:36 | More by TimP2115
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Hokenfloken

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-14-2011 23:47:49 | More by Hokenfloken
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McCranky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-05-2011 22:25:06 | More by McCranky
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Slay40

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-10-2013 18:54:47 | More by Slay40
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Big78CJ

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

09-10-2013 00:35:50 | More by Big78CJ
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GoldenChild

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

11-15-2011 13:25:35 | More by GoldenChild
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HopHeadHerman

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

10-14-2013 20:19:25 | More by HopHeadHerman
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Tchfunkta

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +27.2%

03-05-2013 17:45:05 | More by Tchfunkta
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GinsuDave

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

04-05-2014 01:50:02 | More by GinsuDave
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FINEBEERGUY

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-01-2011 01:49:32 | More by FINEBEERGUY
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alexanf

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +27.2%

07-27-2013 15:36:21 | More by alexanf
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Eric1Mess

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

Keeping this short and sweet. Best beer I've ever tasted so far...

08-21-2014 20:29:47 | More by Eric1Mess
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decadance

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.2%

12-26-2011 19:25:03 | More by decadance
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claminat420

Michigan

4.88/5  rDev +24.2%

got at short's a couple days ago.

A- poured a transparent golden color. frothy white head that left a nice bit of lacing.

S- just some crazy pine needles.

T- the pine needles are hit more with the hops i can tell. i drank a 12oz bottle yesterday and have to say that. really delicious.

M- seems more lighter bodied coming in the growler. good carbonation.

Drinkability- shoulda got another growler!

Overall- the growler tastes alil different than the bottle. like i said it seems like the hops are coming through more there. really tasty!

08-19-2011 02:46:53 | More by claminat420
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BMoney575

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +23.4%

Sampled on 8-7-10

Pours a hazy golden yellow color, with a fizzy white head that leaves a great ring of lacing that covers the entire glass as it settles.

Smell is extreme pine needles, with a huge amount of citrus hop sweetness to push it over the edge. Unlike anything I've ever had, and unbelievably good.

Taste is exactly where the smell leads you, thick pine resin flavor that is so strong it almost has a meaty quality. The hops come in next, lightening things up with flavors of citrus and even more pine. The finish is thick and sweet, pine all the way. Very strong, but not overwhelming. Ridiculously well made.

Mouthfeel is perfect, thick to go with the badass pine and hops.

Drinkability is surprisingly good, the alcohol is well handled and the pine, amazingly, is very refreshing.

Overall, a unique and epic beer, that ranks with the best I've ever had.

08-07-2010 23:22:09 | More by BMoney575
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GordonQuid

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +23.4%

From bottle to an english pub mug.

Clear golden with a huge two inch head and nice thick lace.

Smells lick a pine forrest and/or being slapped in the face with a pine tree branch and a bag of car air freshner's.

Taste is a smooth blend of high alpha piney and citrus hops with a nice melding of malts and honey.

Freakin' smooth as all hell a real hop lovers delight.

Delisiously quaffable at 10%, ouch!

08-03-2010 13:59:44 | More by GordonQuid
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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.