Morimoto Imperial Pilsner | Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Imperial PilsnerMorimoto Imperial Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
4 Ingredients:
Malts: 100% French Pilsner.
Hops: 100% Sterling.
Yeast & Water: Czech Pils Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

18º PLATO
74 IBU
80 AA
16º Lovibond

Added by aracauna on 08-24-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
564
Reviews:
333
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
46
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Guppy314
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours as a slightly cloudy yellow with a frothy one-finger pure white head. Aroma of floral hops and a bit of booziness. Taste is a sharp bitter hops-forward with a sweet malty body. A bit of grassiness and yeast adds some complexity.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hearty yellow color, deft in its thickness for a pilsner/double. Good 2/3" soft white head. Aroma of floral noble hops, grains.

Taste is a bitter, floral, thick pilsner malt and euro hop mouthfeel. This is substantially more bitter than any pilsner I may have ever had. Hides the alcohol decently, but there is a persistent bitter sting throughout this beer. Relatively high price tag prevents me from saying would bang again. Neat bottle for homebrew reuse though.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

4
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10/22/14
Appearance: slightly hazy yellow. Bubbly. Big white airy head that lasts awhile. Aroma: fruity esters, fresh rain. Slightly woody, but light. Taste: crisp, grapefruit, lemon, some earthy pine-like flavors, touch of mineral. A little tart with a bite at the end, Feel: Very crisp and lively. Excellent with dinner (pulled pork). Excellent beer. Bottle is also awesome. Wing top stopper allows me to save some for a glass tomorrow. Hail Rogue and the Iron Chef for another job well done.
**

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Photo of GangOf1
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasu
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKE_b33r_n00b
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alaska1
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look- Golden , slight haze.
Smell- Smells just like a pilsner, Golden toasted grains.
Taste- Light sweetness, not over done. Smooth with a little bight in the back of your mouth, but still pleasing.
Feel- Smooth, a little sticky, good carbonation, very small bubbles
Overall- Nice beer. Is kind of pricey but one of the best Imperial Pilsners out there.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Houley
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One strange brew, this pours a cloudy, headless murky pale gold. Aroma is nice and malty with a sweetness and some floral hop. Flavor is initial malt and some honey up front (nice), but quickly hits with a bitter/astringent bite mid-sip that lasts through the finish and leaves the throat dry.

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Photo of PierceTheElder
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRamie
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FBGordon
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aged in a beer fridge for at least one year.

Appearance – A light gold color, with a good head and that sticks around a while. Also has a nice lacing.

Smell – Smells of not bitter citrus hops and sweeet malt (I aged this for at least a year, so that may explain the lack of bitterness). It’s very nice for a pilsner.

Taste – Similar to the smell; just an all around good pilner.

Mouthfeel – Nicely carbonated, crisp, and smooth.

Drinkability – A very drinkable pilsner. I am very surprised this is 8.8%abv; it tastes like only about 6%.

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Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwagner003
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 564 ratings.
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