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Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner

| September 20, 2012 | Comments (1)

Terrapin All American Imperial PilsnerFrom Terrapin – Back in office for a limited term comes our All-American Imperial Pilsner! What better way to celebrate Election Year 2012 than to bring back this throwback from our original Monster Beer Tour lineup? This big imperial represents a classic German style but with that All-American flair. The US hops lend the beer a fruity, citrusy flavor which is artfully balanced with the malt to give this brew a dry, drinkable appeal.

Terrapin Beer Co. – Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 8.7% abv. Reviewed by TFP Alum Big Mike!

Appearance: Pale yellow, clear, thin quickly dissipating, bright, white head

Smell: Sweet malty goodness, some hops, a bit of white sandwich bread

Taste: Sweet, almost cloying, overtly malty, hint of hop bitterness, floral notes

Mouthfeel: Thick, syrupy, not much carbonation

Overall: Big beer, not a chugger, pretty hot, but still approachable. Not my favorite style of beer, but worth a try, especially if you like Imperial Pilseners.

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One Response to “Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner”

  1. Chris #

    I felt like it turned into an IPA as I drank it. Mine was also rather carbonated, so maybe some variation there.

    September 20, 2012 at 11:32 am

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