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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 31
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech 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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Libationguy

Nevada

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Light straw/yellow brilliant color. Bright white fluffy head with long retention. Fine lacing in the glass.

The nose has a very crisp feel to it. Bright citrus, white flowers, acacia and crackers with soft resin notes in the background.

Very clean on the palate with the resin quality in the beer getting even softer. The cracker, light citrus and white flowers are back. The pilsner feel is strong with the hops taking an interesting counterpoint.

Medium- body with a slightly watery feel. The hops do adds a significant amount of backbone on the back end, boosting the overall feel of the beer.

Really an interesting approach to the style. Not sure that the classic pilsner drinker would appreciate this beer, but a great twist. If you are a hop head and are looking for a great summer alternative that is at the upper end of sessionable, you should give this beer a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 23:05:01 | More by Libationguy
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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful, pale color, well carbonated, nice fluffy head as it pours, nice clarity.
S: A bit more mild than I expected, mild earthiness, lemony, floral, light cracker maltiness.
T: Very nice, a lot like the aroma, a bit more malt character, very floral, exceptionally clean, slightly spicy. This is how I like my pilsners, although I would have been okay with even more hops. Bitterness is present, but back seat to hops. No skunk or off flavors. Nice grainy malt character. Very refreshing. Nice beer.
M: Light, crisp, dry mouthfeel. Fairly perfect.
O: Very nice beer, nearly flawless, would have preferred even a bit more hops, but really no complaints here.

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Pours crystal clear light yellow color with a 2-3 finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles and the brew has tons of carbonation bubbles racing up the beer like champagne; the head faded on the slow side, leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of biscuit, grains, floral hops, light lemon zest, herbs, husky vegetables, faint citrus hops and bread/malt. I thought that the nose would be hoppier since the bottle states “Dry Hopped With Saphir”, but it still smelled like a good pils.

Tastes like it smells but with more floral hops and herbs, including bready malt, biscuit, roasted grains, flowers, light lemon zest, watered down caramel, a mild yeast funk, dry citrus hops and dry grass or hay. Like the nose it was not as hoppy as I expected, but much more flavorful than most basic pils with a slight bitterness that showed how the hops and malts were nearly perfectly balanced in this brew.

Mouthfeel is very light, crisp and thin, with a medium body, average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish that that trails off with some bready or grainy notes. I drank 4 of these tonight, so it's a definite session beer to me as I found it very easy to drink.

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Creamy feel and great carbonation for this style makes it a pleasure to sip.
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.