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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

357 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 18.32%
Wants: 117
Gots: 40 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

uptown, May 28, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
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 -4.6%

stortore, May 25, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very light yellow brew with lots of haze and very moderate lacing. Nothing remarkable. Small white head too.

Nice smooth aroma. Slight musty aroma. Lemon and orange. Peanuts with noticeable spruce tips. NICE!

Great dry earthy bitterness with good green after taste. Sweetness is well placed. Only the wet slimy after taste detracts, not greatly, but still detracts. Nice well rounded flavors, complex, deep, unique. You can definitely taste the spruce tips, both in flavors and feel.

Well done, Shorts!!! A great brew, not experimental, but well thought out and executed. Thanks abanton for the hookup, glad I finally got around to this one! Held up well too.

chugalug06, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

mattvandyk, Nov 21, 2013
Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.