I must really like hops, so much so that I chose Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner as my December Beer of the Month. I am not a really big fan of pilsners, or lagered beer in general, but this pilsner is so over the top hoppy that even I really enjoy it! I think the other characteristic that makes this beer so good is the “imperial” part. It is a high gravity beer with a lot of body.
The color of the beer is a deep golden. It’s thickness gives it a bit of a cloudy look to it. The aroma has hops all over it. The flavor is definitely ripe with hops and bitter citrus. It has a nice, creamy body that you don’t get from your normal pilsners.
Overall, this is an excellent beer, especially if want a hoppy beer that is slightly different from the usual IPAs and pale ales.