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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,063 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 47
Gots: 105 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012)
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

This brew pours a light golden/straw color which is mostly clear with heavy carbonation and a white, fluffy three finger head which lasts for several minuets. There is moderate lacing on the glass, good for a Pilsner. Some of the head remains until the end.

The smell is musty, straw and wet hay, just like a good Pils should be. There is also a grassy, grainy smell along with the smell of light peppery hops and lemon.

The taste follows the nose with a clean slightly dry taste of straw and lemon along with light peppery hops scattered throughout from beginning to end. There is a crisp, cracker like taste with ending in the cleanest finish I have ever had in a lager. There is also a very slight grassy, gritty taste on the back end, just like a Pils should have, which does not interfere with the clean finish in any way.

Overall, this just might be the perfect example of what a Pilsner should be. It is the best Pils I have had to date.

microbrewlover, Sep 04, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of Beric
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap into branded pilsner glass
Served: 16 Oct

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear yellow with some nice golden yellow notes to bring out some depth. Pours with a marvelous 2.5 finger white soapy head that slowly dissipates and leaves great lacing. Huge carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Smells crisp and 'beery', which distinct notes of citrus, lemongrass, and slight breadiness.

Taste: Not as hoppy as Prima Pils, which I like, which means it's slightly more to style in terms of traditional German pilsners. The beer has a malt backbone made up of some of the bready notes characteristic of the style, and is complemented by a decent assertion of spicy and citrus hops, which, as in the nose, add slight notes of lemongrass and green citrusiness. Finishes dry.

Feel: Crisp and somewhat sharp on the tongue. Excellent for a pilsner.

Overall: A beer that is closer to some of the great south German pilsners I had when studying abroad, but still with just a pinch too many hops. This one is definitely closer in style to the traditional examples than Prima Pils, as this one preserves are more assertive bready malt and slightly sharper lager edge. Really a fine beer, and one that perfectly fit on this Indian Summer day here in Eastern MA. Would buy again and would highly recommend for craft lager lovers.

Beric, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Photo of drtth
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a Duvel glass a light bright golden color with a snow white 1/2" head that soon recedes to a ring and a nice foam cover for the liquid. Sipping leaves patches and speckles of lacing on the sides of the glass and the continuous flow of small bubbles from the carbonation keeps the head alive.

The aroma nice and grassy with a touch of earthiness in the background.

The flavors are mild and well blended with earthy, grassy hops and some light sweet malt in the background.

The mouth feel in the light side with persistent fine carbonation and the finish is dry with a fade to light bitterness.

A nice well made pils that’s worth having again and one that would make a nice addition to the rotation of Pils beers in the fridge.

drtth, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.