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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

993 Ratings

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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 93 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

atpca, Today at 09:14 PM
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer in support of The CANQuest ™. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

From the bottle: Naught but a great graphic of a rampant lion and an upright bear facing off, about to do battle over a hop cone. On the underneath of the cap: “We are Living Beer”.

I was anxious to get started one the cap was popped, so I nearly inverted the bottle until I had to back off. A brief pseudo-cascade created three fingers of dense, puffy, bone-white head with great retention. It later created some great lacing as it finally fell. Color was Pale-Yellow (SRM = 1 – 2) with NE-plus quality clarity and I thought about my last stream which was darker than this! Nose was intensely grassy with just a hint of biscuit malt. This had better be identified as a Czech Pilsner! (Nope, I was offline at the time, but I now see that it is a GER Pils.) Mouthfeel was medium, but soft, as though they had tried to rein it in a little, so as not to overpower the casual drinker. The taste was definitely Saaz hops, very grassy, with just enough malt to keep the dastardly lion and his hops in Czech, I mean check. Finish was semi-dry, perfectly balanced and quite refreshing. I CAN assure you that if they were to begin CANning this beer, I would happily fill a Summer cooler with it.

woodychandler, Yesterday at 06:59 PM
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4.35/5  rDev +10.4%

I'd love to see more of these on the market, as hoppy lagers are what I seem to crave more than anything else lately.

This one's very very crisp, almost no viscosity. Dry, a touch bitter, almost no grains to speak of except for a crisp, light pils malt midway through the sip.

Lacks the fruity/pineyness of Victory Prima - think more of a slight peppery, herbal hop accent - but not a bad lager by any stretch.

DerAtomsmasher, Sep 07, 2014
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.