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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 31
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German 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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StonedTrippin

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3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

the much hyped new beer drinkers pilsener from firestone, it didn't blow me away, ill say that. on tap at the new renegade publik house, it pours a perfectly clear, watery golden color, with an inch of white head that slowly dies. the nose is not nearly as hoppy as the press release declared, but I do get a bit more than the standard. American barley malt, on the light side, balanced. it is refreshing, but the hops don't quite take away the sweetness of the malt. very little bitterness to this, only a mild hop flavor, maybe leaning on the floral side, but this certainly does not redefine the genre as it was supposed to do. its plenty drinkable through, these go back like water after a jog. the body is ultra light, and the carbonation is robust. it just tastes like very other craft pilsener, there is nothing new or special about this one. too simple for me to get off on, but its well made like all firestone beers, but ill stick to their solace for summer time, assuming that one comes back around...

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 14:38:16 | More by StonedTrippin
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S: A bit more mild than I expected, mild earthiness, lemony, floral, light cracker maltiness.
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.