Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Premo88:
4.45/5 rDev +13.2%
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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3.94/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottled on 04/16/14. Served in a pint glass. Beer pours pale yellow in color, not quite transparent, with a medium white head. Super pilsner hop aroma reaches across the room to smack you in the face, as if to say, "hey, there's a pilsner here, why aren't you drinking it?" (Note: benefits from being served in a glass.) This is apparently thanks to dry hopping with Saphir, a relative of German Hallertauer. Flavor is in line with expecations: super crisp, sharp bite of hops, though not overall particularly bitter. Finishes really dry. A great example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 21:26:12 | More by hreb
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.