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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

844 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 35
Gots: 58 | 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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EchoParker

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-18-2014 21:44:42 | More by EchoParker
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goochpunch

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 06:26:07 | More by goochpunch
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WritersBlock

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-01-2014 20:46:47 | More by WritersBlock
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Jackz29

Maryland

5/5  rDev +26.9%

05-01-2014 19:14:34 | More by Jackz29
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J_Dub

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-26-2014 16:29:50 | More by J_Dub
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +26.9%

07-24-2014 22:20:02 | More by mquinn919
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revo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.9%

05-07-2014 12:47:02 | More by revo
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BlackHoleBrew42

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.9%

08-18-2013 18:26:10 | More by BlackHoleBrew42
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

5/5  rDev +26.9%

04-23-2014 13:56:02 | More by ktenneydenver
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silverevo9

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just poured into a pilsner pint glass. This beer is really well done. Head is created almost instantly with pour. First sip nails you with a slight bitterness to a great hoppy sticky taste. The nose in glass with the gulp that follows is incredible. The lacing on glass is sticky and remaining with each pour. Could easily drink 8 to 12 of these while enjoying each pour and sniff. As you continue with your existing glass, at about the 3rd glass a dark tinge appears on the head. Showing maybe the purity of the ingredients or sediment from the vat. Outstanding presentation through and through.

This remains one of my top pilsners, awesome beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 22:24:54 | More by silverevo9
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MDTurk


5/5  rDev +26.9%

06-28-2014 17:34:57 | More by MDTurk
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cjohal85

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-23-2013 19:06:55 | More by cjohal85
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moneyball16


5/5  rDev +26.9%

06-07-2014 02:45:19 | More by moneyball16
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

05-08-2014 02:38:16 | More by MaddDogg84
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eclaycamp

Kansas

4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Really excited to try this one. Firestone Walker is one of my favorite breweries on the planet, and I absolutely love a great pilsner. I have high expectations for this one.

Pouring the 12 ounce bottle poured into my neo-classical pilsen glass the first thing I noticed was that this is the definition of brilliantly clear, with a frothy small head. You can literally read through this beer. Bubble formation is small and tight. Color is extremely light – 2 to 3 SRM – think light straw and you’re on the right track.

The first thing you’ll notice when drinking this beer is that there is a pronounced Noble hop presence up front. The hop profile seems somewhat flowery, herbal, and spicy in nature. That’s backed up with malt sweetness. If you take the time to rouse the beer a bit brings out a light sulfur lager characteristic that isn’t unpleasant or unwelcome.

You don’t care about any of that though. What’s important is how the beer tastes. I’m pleased to report that this beer is just as delicious as I had hoped that it would be. The flavor is amped up all over the place. Typical pilsners have some hops; this beer has more. Typical pilsners emphasize malt sweetness, this one is sweeter. Some folks are going to complain about the fact that this is “too hoppy” – something I think is a little bit ridiculous, given the beer’s name and all. I personally really like the amped-up hop profile, as it’s something that could easily be overdone but here it’s restrained and works beautifully. The hops are difficult to discern – I get some lemon characteristics, for sure, but also earth and herbal, like fresh tarragon. The malt backing this up reminds me a bit of a lavosh bread – cracker-like but substantive.

As you finish taking a drink, you’ll notice that there is a slight bitterness that lingers on the tongue a little bit, though not as much as an IPA. I find that the beer can easily be described as “clean, crisp, and super dry”, which to me would indicate a deft touch in regards to fermentation and appropriate lagering time. There’s very little in terms of alcohol presence, and the light body of the beer seems to encourage volume drinking.

An unparalleled home run from the folks at Paso Robles, this is a beer that crosses off all the boxes for me. Pretty much a flawless beverage in my opinion. The hop profile may chase some folks away, but that just means there’s more for me. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 23:06:21 | More by eclaycamp
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Colorado

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-10-2014 05:08:18 | More by ayatsato
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.