- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.6 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Imperial Pils – Lagunitas Brewing Co., 8.6% ABV, 22 fl.oz., (Petaluma, California, USA)
printed on the front-right label:
“When ya think about it, calling any PILS an IMPERIAL PILS is somewhat ironic. At the time of its creation in the dim recesses of post-stone-age / pre-X-box European citystates teh PILSENER style was indeed the IMPERIAL beer of its time, putting every other more colorful beer of its time to shame amidst a revolution of thermometer making. And without a doubt, its reign was long. No American-born ales have usurped all of the imperialness there is to usurp and for the PILS to rise again, like every aspiration-ridden social ladder-climbing creature on the planet it must further evolve … This is that! We ahve made our own not-so-ordinary PILS every week of every year since 1996 and we have come to respect its stature in our own brewery-word … but Darwin never sleeps. Evolution persists, the weak are meat and the strong will eat, and now this brew has happened … further, further, further.”
- Style: Imperial Pils
- Taste: Cream-silky alcoholic sweet citrusy metallic barley malt lingering hops
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
- How much: $8 – 22 fl.oz., September 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure do
Visual: Pours pale orange with lots of suspended sediment, a very small long-lasting 3mm micro creamy head, loose clusters of steady medium-sized bubble streams.
Nose: very faint hints of tangerine-kumquat hop oils, barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency
Mid-palate: zingy alcoholic heaviness, more thick creamy, (lvl-6-sweetness), metallic, tangy-light tangerine-kumquat citrusy hops, sweet barley malt
Finish: light tongue numbness, apple exhale, lingering grassy bitter hops.
Summary: Solid flavours, body and mouthfeel. Not much on the nose but otherwise very enjoyable.