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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

365 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 18.62%
Wants: 118
Gots: 39 | FT: 4
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Jlaurie394, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

mklisz, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

BeerMeBro720, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

PsilohsaiBiN, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a shaker pint glass. Bottled 07/22/14

A- Pours a deep yellow, good degree of clarity, small white head. Great color for a pilsner.

S- Big evergreen, rosemary, some light citrus notes.

T- Similar to aroma, rosemary. citrus, the bitterness is spot on and note too lingering which usually is my problem with Short's bitter stuff. Has a bit of a fruity finish that good lagers have.

M- Nice full mouthfeel or a lager, and a pilsner at that.

O- This stuff is great and traditionally Short's. I can really imagine sitting among the pine tree in Northern Michigan and knocking back a few of these.

PaulyB83, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

mcrawford, Jul 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

deakin, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Drk93TT, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Travitten, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

GrizXTKEX519, Jul 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

broodog, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

QuadriderMX, Jun 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

mikerap100, Jun 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49%

Pelletben, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

JamesShoemaker, Jun 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

uptown, May 28, 2014
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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.

Alieniloquium, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

stortore, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

DanGeo, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

McBAINx, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

emac1224, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

swtchuck, Apr 27, 2014
Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.