$4.99, 22oz bomber, Hilton Head, SC, USA.
Don’t really know why, but I’ve passed up the chance to try this on several occasions and have only got around to trying it and reviewing after several years of not bothering. Shame, because I really like it.
Much more orange color in the pour than a traditional, light pure yellow Pils, and a bigger head with more dense fluff characteristics and good lacing. Nice looking beer.
Aroma has hops, but not astringent and sharp. MUCH more rounded with a fuller feel than a bitter smell. Mouthfeel is large and rounded and the taste has sweetness, subtlety and a very mild aspirin bitterness. That aspirin feel is a difficult one to pull off because if it gets to a certain level it is nasty, but this walks the line carefully and successfully.
Drinkability is good, and this reminds me less of a pure pils and more like a Pils and other lager, hybrid. I like the combination and it strikes me as a very interesting crossover beer with session potential too. Having said that it does seem to drink a little above the advertised 5.2%.
Rogue manages to stay away from over-hopping in Uber Pils which is a fault in so many its beers, and this goes to prove that without the heavy hand they can still produce a fantastic beer.