Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.19/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
06-11-2014 22:37:23 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
10-04-2013 01:31:19 | More by Beaver13
3.94/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-08-2014 15:27:24 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
02-28-2014 18:29:46 | More by tigg924
3.13/5 rDev -20.4%
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.
02-02-2013 07:57:04 | More by JupiterJesus
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 927 ratings.