Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Premo88:
4.45/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener
L: crystal clear light yellow, very little color; bit 1 1/2-inch head of white foam that sticks like all-get-out and appears to be lacing; a full blast of bubbles cascading up throughout the column, creating a floury white skin and thick collar of foam ... perfection
S: skunk, grain, biscuit/bread malt, and some grassy hops ... call me sadistic, but that bit of skunk isn't off-putting to me.
T: follows the nose for the most part but has a fantastic grain/bread finish that tastes like you just ate a cracker, just a plain white saltine; VERY hoppy, with the bite being green and grassy while holding onto some classic spicy/black pepper.
F: full but drinkable ... not as dry as other Czech pilseners, but it leans toward a drying effect; tons of carbonation; ah-hah! as I get into it, about 1/3 in, it's starting to dry out in a super cool way
O: another great pilsener, a beer so good I continue to be shocked more people don't rate these higher ... it has all you could want: a great hop bite, some good bread malt sweetness, a smell that makes me keep shoving my nose in it and a feel that makes me reach and reach and reach for it over and over. the skunk smell will put some people off, but it shouldn't -- this is a damn good pilsener.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2014 01:58:42 | More by Premo88
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.71/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dry hopped with saphire bottled on 6/4/14
Pours a pillow topped off white head. Color is a clear straw yellow with active carbonation in the glass. Lots of lace left.
Flavor profile: Dry, grassy hops. Kind of herbal. Bready like a pils should be. Has a light lemon zest citrus flavor. Light fruitiness.
Mouthfeel: Dry and crisp. Clean. Light bodied. Ends dry.
Overall, a pretty decent pils. Seemed to lack on flavor a little bit. I did enjoy it, however.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 01:24:43 | More by mothman
3.66/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours golden color with very small head and mild lacing. Strong tropical fruit aroma. Malty tropical fruit taste, especially at the end. Mild hops, but cannot discern any bitterness. Aftertaste is fruity. Now this rating is based on a small sample taste at a bar. I would be willing to try a full glass to see if my rating changes. As of now, it is not really what I look for in a beer. I can see the potential for high ratings, though.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 13:14:06 | More by jngrizzaffi
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.