Imperial Ginger Beer
Southern Tier Brewing Company

Imperial Ginger BeerImperial Ginger Beer
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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Herb and Spice Beer
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 15.79%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
68
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 18, 2019
Added:
Dec 29, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  15
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Ratings by Tony210:
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Rated by Tony210 from New Jersey

2.42/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Not a good beer - ginger is overwhelming and gross. I had hoped to make dark and stormy’s with this beer. No es bueno.
Drain pour
Dec 18, 2019
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a flute from the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy amber with medium bubbles. Head is off white rising roughly one finger's length off the key with zero lacing on the glass.

Smell: Deep finger with hints of lime or lemon.

Taste: Sweet orange and line with notes of what feels like passion fruit. Heavy ginger which is super spicy.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and very sticky brew. Acquired finish which is hard to please anyone with.

Overall: Good brew and great to share with friends. Always in a glass...Salud!
Nov 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.39 by nwhittin from Indiana

Jul 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.26 by zacky_U from Michigan

Jun 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by jwilcox767 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Cloudy golden orange pour. Not much head.
S - The smell is promising, nice ginger backbone with citrus up front. Some malt but it is subdued.
T - Ginger of course, but not as pungent as, say, ginger in sushi. It's slightly more tame, but there is a nice bite when combined with the lime.
M - Full bodied, maybe a little too cloyingly, but it works.
O - I generally don't like ginger beers but this is one of the more pleasant ones I've had in a while. I don't really care for the ginger taste that skews toward candied, but it is what it is. I'd drink it again for the novelty but probably not seek it out. Give it a try though.
Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 2.68 by northos from New York

Sep 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Maillard from Ohio

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.74 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.75 by Jgolka from Washington

Aug 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by _nickg_ from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2017
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
8/11/17 bottle
Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet

L - copper gold pour, little to no head

S - Candied ginger, lime, malt sweetness

T - Lime zest, agave, ginger on the back end, rind type bitter notes

F - Ginger heat on the front, thin but refreshing

With a little mint you'd have a moscow mule. Lost between a ginger beer and an ale flavored with ginger. It's a fun beer, but not one I'd recommend to everyone.
Jun 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by bmjivi221 from Virginia

May 24, 2017
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours clear, gold in color with 1/3 inch head and moderate carbonation. Taste is big time spicy ginger with lime and I can also taste the light agave. That said the ginger is the unquestioned star here. It adds a prickly, spicy heat. Reminds me a bit of a dark and stormy in terms on ginger intensity. Love the ginger intensity. Will get this again. Would get a six pack of it to see how the ginger intensifies over time.
Apr 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.93 by White_Whiskey from Ohio

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by madelf66 from Pennsylvania

Apr 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Zach136 from Georgia

Apr 23, 2017