Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and bottled on 04/10/2014 poured into a stange glass.
Appearance: Pours a clear, straw yellow
Smell: The aroma is light with floral hop character and a faint biscuit
Taste: The bitterness is up front, with the typical pilsner malt profile coming in the middle with some grassy undertones and finishes clean with some floral hop notes
Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and very crisp
Overall: I really enjoy pilsners and I like mine more on the bitter side. This is a solid pilsner. This isn't hoppy like I might of expected from the name. I can see where they were going by focusing on a cleaner, more floral hop character but that might get lost in other peoples minds with how common "dry-hopped" is being thrown around these days. A very solid pilsner nonetheless.
08-18-2014 22:34:30 | More by Tuck_leepulin
3.53/5 rDev -10.2%
A -4.25 - Extra light straw color. Very clear. Thin but persistent white head made of exceptionally small white bubbles. Minute bubbles can be seen rising continuously in the glass.
S - 2.75 - Wet, grassy hops dominate the aroma with a low, unappetizing vegetal note that reminds me of sauerkraut. I don't get any malt aromas.
T - 3.75 - The flavors are cleaner than the aromas. Grassy, noble hops hit first, then there's a slightly sweet, pilsner grain note. The wet vegetal aroma is echoed by the aftertaste.
M - 3.75 - Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Moderate hops bitterness. No alcohol presence.
O - 3.5 - This is billed as a hoppy pils, but I don't find it overly hoppy for the style. I do find the wet vegetal flavor and aromas distracting. I am a big fan of Firestone Walker, but I think they missed the mark with this one. Personally, I'd rather have a traditional Czech pilsner.
08-18-2014 04:56:10 | More by Radome
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.