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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,281 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,281
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 71
Gots: 179 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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Ratings: 1,281 | Reviews: 179
Reviews by Nugganooch:
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 03/31/14 into my FW Imperial Nonic
Notes from 05/30/2014

A: Light straw blonde body with fine clarity and lots of streaming bubble action. Thick and craggy mass of soapy suds breaks down to a few splotches pretty rapidly. Some light window dressing noted.

S: Smells of wet grass and danky grains mostly with lots of spice hops. Firm bready Pils malt cracker likeness with some more herbal spice and a touch of citrusy lemon grass. Super fresh and vibrantly hopped.

T: More dank wet grass with some dirty orange peel, mild peppery spice, and lemon grass. Grainy malts hold down some saltine cracker flavors and the beer has a fairly sharp bitter bite to it which I really enjoy. Pops with a very crisp dry finish. Alcohol is totally masked and all together this is just really smooth and balanced while maintaining a nice healthy hop kick. This is a really nice brew I must say.

M: Moderate to lighter body with a lush and spritzy feel from a higher amount of carbonation. Nice sharp bitter bite with a big drying crisp finish. Slightly resinous but mostly clean and dry.

D: I havent sampled too many American Pilsners I must admit but this is just delicious. Really puts Pilsners back on my radar and is starting to grow on me as a FW favorite. The body is light and crisp and it has a great hop forward flavor profile while keeping good balance. Tasting very fresh and green while satisfying on many levels. I will enjoy having this delicious and easily accessible Hoppy Pils here in California.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Maryobeerian
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This may be my favorite pilsner. Rich straw color with light white foam, some lacing. Smell is straw and grassy, with the slightest hint of banana. Taste is round, and slightly fruity so the clean, crisp finish is a nice ending. Love the hops throughout. An especially nice pilsner for the winter months.

Photo of microbrewlover
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.

Photo of mojohawk21
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of freshflesh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts and noble hops with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet toasted malts with a good size grassy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid hoppy pils.

Photo of TTripp725
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bahamut6565
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Bottled on 11/11/13.

Clear medium straw. Near white moderate head. Ample low sheeting and strands of lace.

Brisk and clean hopped up nose.

Crisp, clean and hoppy. Almost puckering. I get some more then moderate lime and pine soaked hops.Enjoyable and worth a try.

I'm definitely more of a fruity IPA kinda guy. But I could see drinking a few more of these.

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: pine and citrus hops

Taste: juicy and citrusy, light pine, grass, and toasted malt

Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end

Overall: Nice and juicy pils. Really well crafted and a pleasant surprise. Had a pint and would definitely go back for more.

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of JupiterJesus
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Thin, prickly body that wasn't satisfying to drink. Simple pils flavor but lacks the drinkability of a classic example. Also lacks the complexity and full body of a Prima. Overall forgettable, like a generic brewpub blonde. It isn't badly made, but there are a number of other pale lagers I'd go with first.

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,281 ratings.