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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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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -30%

07-12-2013 16:59:25 | More by enelson
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

07-11-2013 00:27:03 | More by Tee2Grn
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-11-2013 00:20:39 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-10-2013 22:31:22 | More by Jas45678
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librariangela

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-04-2013 20:19:13 | More by librariangela
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Slay40

Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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brudz2134

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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Tchfunkta

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +27.2%

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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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rpbuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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schmityl


4/5  rDev +1.8%

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%

Careful pour prevents the sediment from going and yields a very light fizzy head that dissipates very quickly, crystal clear watery barely banana yellow color.

Nose is a little weird, starts with a light booze and esters with a big almost double Belgian blond like, light phenols almost, a light pine spruce tree sap like, and a weird musty almost arm pit like.

Taste starts with a bitter pine sap, and turns quickly to an icky dirt taste, like pure soil, acidic soil that came from under a pine tree. Definite spruce tip flavor, followed by big resinous astringent bitterness as well as spicy earthy hops. Underneath that is a bit of blond malts, sweet and slightly estery, maybe even phenols. Finish is a long bitter pine sap spruce tip flavor, nagging bitterness and a bit astringent, some spicy chewy hops too, and still a bit sweet and sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, lighter carb.

Overall a very unique beer. It wants to be that beer that reminds me of walking and chewing on the forest spruce lined sap and soil covered earth. However, they seem to have added extra earthy spicy chewy hops on top of it which was not needed and brings it down. It is bitter and astringent, earthy soil flavored, and malts and yeast at least bring nice Belgian blond flavors, esters and hint of phenols even which accent the spruce nicely.

01-10-2013 20:59:27 | More by jlindros
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Imperial Spruce India Pilsner from Short's Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.