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benxrow2002 01-19-2008 11:38 PM

Sam's Imperial Pilsner
 
Just curious on who has tried this beer and what they thought of it. I have been wanting to try this style for a while but could never find it. I happened to come across it at some hole in the wall beer store.

IMO, the initial flavor is ok but this beer has an overwhelming hoppy finish. I'm not really big into bitter beers but this was way over the top for my taste.

I was just curious if others had tried it and their thoughts.

Bruscar 01-20-2008 12:32 AM

Got it as part of a beer exchange. Holy ^#@(!
Um, anyways, to call it "hoppy" would be a vaaaaast understatement. I'm with you. A bit much.

ColoradoXJ13 01-20-2008 01:24 AM

love it! Search, there are a few threads about this beer.

WBC 01-20-2008 01:42 AM

Try Stone brewing IPA. Nice hops. Mmmmmmmmmm :)

PseudoChef 01-20-2008 01:49 AM

I personally loved the Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner. I knew it was going to be hoppy, but I thought it was pleasantly balanced. Like most others, I wouldn't classify it as a Pilsner, though.

Great beer.

Beerlord 01-20-2008 02:52 AM

here's my review of it
Hoppy boquet, spicey European hops for sure. Nice amber color with a white head. Light to medium mouth feel with a big spicey hop flavor, but i was expecting more. Malty back ground leads to a well balanced brew. Cold use more of everythign to make it a better "Imperial" style.

Zar 01-21-2008 12:57 PM

I was pleasantly suprised by this beer. It was a lot hoppier than i had expected...which is fine by me. during the time it was for sale i think i bought about 4 or so 4-packs of it.

Deofol 01-28-2008 09:29 PM

Yea, I love the stuff. One of my favorite comercial brews actually. Too bad it's so hard to find. :(

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...m/IMG_0055.JPG

IndyPABrewGuy 01-30-2008 06:39 PM

Straight, hop-tastic yumminess. Probably my favorite offering from Sam.

Of course, this is coming from a guy who brewed an IIPA that was over 170 IBUs (a waste of hops, since the tongue can't distinguish bitterness over about 120 IBU).

beta pleated sheet 02-03-2008 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deofol
Yea, I love the stuff. One of my favorite comercial brews actually. Too bad it's so hard to find. :(

One of my faves, too. I bet its only going to get MUCH harder to find and become MUCH more expensive with the hop shortage.

:(


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