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Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner
 
Style Information
The American Double (or Imperial) Pilsner is golden in color with a dry hop floral aroma and intense hop bitterness. These floral notes are supported by a big malty backbone which culminates into a hoppy and hedonistic mouthfull. Hop aroma and flavor should be moderate but obvious. The overall body should be medium to light, with notable carbonation. Residual malty sweetness can be perceived in aroma and flavor. Fruity esters should not be perceived. ABV should be in the 4% to 5% range. IBUs should be medium but notable, in the range of 30-40.

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
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Pint Glass Pint glasses are what most people recognize as a typical beer glass. There are actually three different types of pint glasses - shaker pints, nonic pints and tulip pints.

The shaker ... [more]
Stange A Stange is the preferred glass shape for the serving of K├Âlsch. Altbier is traditionally served in a Becher, which although slightly shorter and fatter than a Stange is similar in shape. Both u... [more]

Top Consumed American Double / Imperial Pilsner
 
 BeerConsumed
1. The Curl by Short's Brewing Company16
2. Great Lakes Silver & Gold IPL by Great Lakes Brewing Company13
3. Collaboration No. 1 Imperial Pilsner by Boulevard Brewing Co.11
4. Road Trip Ale by Sweetwater Brewing Company5
5. Panzer Imperial Pilsner by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company5
6. Humulus Lager by The Bruery5
7. Stone/BrewDog /Cambridge Juxtaposition Black Pilsner by Stone Brewing Company5
8. Dank Tank Series - Magnum IP by Sweetwater Brewing Company4
9. Spruce Pilsner by Short's Brewing Company4
10. My Antonia by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery4

Top Reviews American Double / Imperial Pilsner
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Stone/BrewDog /Cambridge Juxtaposition Black Pilsner by Stone Brewing Company84
2. Panzer Imperial Pilsner by The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Company84
3. Double Pilsner by Odell Brewing Company82
4. Reverb Imperial Pilsner by Boulevard Brewing Co.82
5. Bad Attitude Hipster by Birrificio Ticinese82
6. Hallertau Imperial Pilsner by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)82
7. Imperial Spruce India Pilsner by Short's Brewing Company80
8. Persephone Pils by Grand Teton Brewing Co.78
9. Imperial Pilsner 2005 Harvest by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)78
10. Collaboration No. 1 Imperial Pilsner by Boulevard Brewing Co.76