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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Pivo Hoppy PilsPivo Hoppy Pils

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BA SCORE
88
very good

571 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 571
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%


Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Czech 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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jdhowe

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 5/9/13

A: Pours a light golden color, clear, with 1.5 fingers of fluffy white head that dissipates to a film with some light lacing. Sparse bubbling continues from the base of the glass.

S: Crisp, clean aroma. Lightly spicy and fruity, and sweet as well. Citrusy hop character is abundant, which I can only think must be the Saphir hops touted on the packaging.

T: Starts smooth and sweet with a bit of citrus and a little bit of tangy character, followed by a body of bready malt. Finish is bitter with hops, contrasting the lingering breadiness.

M: Smooth, crisp, and easily drinkable, and well carbonated. A little something lingers from this that isn't as crisp and refreshing as I had hoped, but coats the inside of the mouth. I find that I want it to go away, so I take another sip, which doesn't really fix the problem.

O: A pretty good hoppy pilsner. I've wanted to try this one for a little while and finally got around to picking it up today. I'm a little disappointed, but mostly on the back of very high expectations for FW brews. This is another good one from them, though, if I do my best to decouple my expectations and my actual experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 20:33:48 | More by jdhowe
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On 2014-04-13 I did another tasting of the Pivo Hoppy Pils after a 16.75 mile hike in 78 degree sunny weather. OMG did this beer taste fantastic after the hike! Unlike last week, on a colder day, this less malty, more sophisticated pils completely hit the spot; so much so that I had another one to relax, sip, and update this review. The first one was so refreshing, it went down pretty quickly, but I can confirm that the aroma, flavors and feel of this second one warrant raising my overall rating. Wow. Today, this is a fantastic brew.

On 2014-04-07, I did a side-by-side with Troegs Sunshine Pils, Pilsner-Urquell and Firestone Walker's Pivo Hoppy Pils.

The Sunshine Pils has a more robust bread flavor than the Pivo Pils, which is dryer, a bit herbal and equally bitter. The Pilsner-Urquell is more like the Sunshine Pils but with even more of a bready taste, a bit less bitterness than the other two, and more of that famous mineral/sulfur presence. The Pivo Pils is the most refined but I miss the more forward bread flavor of the other two. For today's tasting, I'll put Sunshine Pils first, Pilsner Urquell second and Pivo Pils third but this is really just splitting hairs. They're all really good and suit me well.

A - Very clear yellow (lighter than Pilsner Urquell) with a 1.5-finger white head, lots of small bubbles, mild-moderate lace.

S - Bread, some yeast, flowery, lemon. Fresh and light.

T - White bread (much less bready than Pilsner Urquell or Troeg's Sunshine Pils). Lemon, light grass,, light herbal tea and white pepper. Finishes with a nice touch of bitterness. Nowhere near the bready flavors in the other two beers, or the mineral/sulphur taste in the Pilsner Urquell.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Crisp, clean.

O - A very fine brew. Subtle and balanced. Very refreshing.

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.