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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,015 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,015
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 47
Gots: 98 | 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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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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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

mklisz, Monday at 02:18 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +14.7%

Shudson1348, Sunday at 07:28 AM
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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Shandycan, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

freshflesh, Sep 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Brandonry, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Furley80, Sep 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Drewfranz, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of ppvora
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into a lager (unfortunately) glass.

Light golden color, lighter than hay, two fingers of head and some aeration, but not much.
Aroma: Some hops but definite hints of citrus in there.
Taste: Gorgeous hoppy taste but no bitterness. Lots of citrus notes: orange and lime. Lovely complex hoppy aromas combined with plenty of orange and lime after notes. Just a super pilsner.
Mouthfeel: No bitterness or any unpleasantness -- just a good flavor.

This pilsner is way up there in taste, sophistication, complexity and just reeks quality. If I didn't live in Downingtown PA (home of Victory Brewing Company) I might have rated this my favorite pilsner.

ppvora, Sep 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

JoeD77, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

codyb1991, Sep 21, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -10.7%

evbro, Sep 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

cbcrunch, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

POTABLE83, Sep 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

atpca, Sep 18, 2014
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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, Sep 17, 2014
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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,015 ratings.