Morimoto Imperial Pilsner | Rogue Ales

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4.03/5
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569 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,977
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
569
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of NastyNorseman
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yellow-gold in appearance. Foamy white head with layered lacing. Nice peppery grassy flaver with complementary malt. Czech yeast shines this. This imperial pilsner gets better as you drink it.

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Photo of R_Kole
4.87/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener. The appearance was a decent looking hazy orange to light brown color with a nice transparency running about it. It was definitely light enough to see the carbonation rising at a moderate pace. There was a two finger white foamy head that dissipated about a minute and left a nice spider web lacing sticking finely to the sides of the glass. The smell had a nice typical light spiciness (from an Imperial Pilsener) with a decent bitter to sweet hoppy to malty complexity. The taste followed the aroma almost exactly and it had a nice spicy to sweet to bitter aftertaste and a dry finish. On the palate, it sat about a light to medium. Still, it shows just enough sessionability and has a nice carbonation running about it. Overall, in my opinion, this was a mighty fine Imperial Pilsner well worthy of having again and well worthy of having with its respected food.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.99/5  rDev -1%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
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 +0.5%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasu
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKE_b33r_n00b
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alaska1
4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Houley
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
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 -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Morimoto Imperial Pilsner from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 569 ratings