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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,140 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 54
Gots: 124 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,140 | Reviews: 154 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by goochpunch:
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5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a pale straw with lots of bubbles raising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is clean yeast, light, cracker malts, and heaps of floral and citrus noble hops. Tastes of bready malts, honey, and, again, loads of hops. Earthy, herbal, floral, citrus. Finishes dry, crisp, and clean. Mouthfeel is bubbly and light. A perfect example of a balanced (albeit on the hoppy side), delicious pilsner.

goochpunch, Mar 09, 2014
More User Reviews:
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.

microbrewlover, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mojohawk21, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Tiernan, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
3/5  rDev -23.9%

woodchipper, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SkiBum22, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

freshflesh, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

warnerry, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Todd, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.1/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Beaver13, Oct 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

TTripp725, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

bahamut6565, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Doomcifer, May 09, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev 0%
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.

Billolick, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Guinnsslvr, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

SuperbikeShaun, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

mctizzz, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

tigg924, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

aquazr1, Aug 01, 2013
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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.

JupiterJesus, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

alienlifeforcecube, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

chossboss, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,140 ratings.