1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Pivo Hoppy PilsPivo Hoppy Pils

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

991 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 991
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 92 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pivo Hoppy Pils Alström Bros
Ratings: 991 | Reviews: 143 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bluntedboywonder
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

bluntedboywonder, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of deonreds
4/5  rDev +1.5%

deonreds, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of timmy2b
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

timmy2b, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

A-Pretty and pure. Pivo Pils looks like the perfect Pilsner. Crystal clear, pale yellow, huge, frothy head. Loads of lace. Good start.

S-Doesn't really tread into the India Pale Lager category; this is a true Pilsner in the nose. Whenever I sees newer Pils that stresses it's hoppiness on the label, I think India Pale Lager. It's well hopped but it still smells very Pilsner like. Noble, grassy hops and some lemon with a well balanced pale, sweet cracker malt.

T-The flavor is pretty balanced but the hops sneak back around and slap you in the finish. It's pretty straightforward; it's a tasty Pils. Grassy, grainy, doughy. Pleasant.

M-Light bodied, peppy and sessionable. I love the ease of drinking here. Tickling bubbles. Aftertaste doesn't linger much.

O-I enjoyed this. I would offer this beer to friends who aren't super entrenched in the beer world and I bet they'd like it. I could see this in my fridge again at some point.

VelvetExtract, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of MenardMa
3/5  rDev -23.9%

MenardMa, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Jordy777
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jordy777, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of raulazzer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

raulazzer, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of ceberly
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ceberly, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Jwale73
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%

12oz. bottle served in a pilsener glass. Bottled on 04/03/14 indicated on the label. Pours a translucent golden-yellow with a fluffy, three-fingered bright white head. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution and adhering to the walls of the glass. Some residual textured spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose is grassy and expresses light, pale, biscuity malts and a hint if lemon. Taste is crisp and clean - consistent with nose with a kiss of fruity esters and a light, residual noble hops earthy bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a crisp, nearly clean finish. Just an all around excellent Czech Pilsner. So glad to have had the chance to try this one fresh.

Jwale73, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of ktenneydenver
5/5  rDev +26.9%

ktenneydenver, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%

A - Very pale yellow gold with small head that quickly dissipates.

S - Bready. Can't find the hops.

T - Malty graininess and bitter, but not in the hoppy way I was expecting Was expecting more on the hop side of things in terms of flavour. Very smooth and clean.

M - Smooth and crisp and clean. Lots of bubblies.

O - Not what I was expecting, wanted a more of a IPA hop taste mixed with a pilsner feel. Instead, got mostly a pilsner.

samtrillo, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of verdict603
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

verdict603, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Karibourgeois, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled on 3.21.14.

A very pale yellow color in the glass, aroma is citrusy mixed with minerals. A nice hoppy edge to a pils as the flavor really stands out with the traditional graininess but with loads of hops. Very easy to drink, perfect summer ale!

papat444, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of guido19
4/5  rDev +1.5%

guido19, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Focusf111
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Focusf111, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of charlzm
2.9/5  rDev -26.4%

Consumed March 27th, 2014 at Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood CA.

Appearance: beer is an extremely pale light gold. One finger white head quickly becomes splotchy lacing.

Aroma is grassy and grainy.

Flavor is malt forward: cereal (corn and rice?). Slight amount of citrus, then a thin bitterness. Very simple flavor profile.

Moderately dry.

Lacking in floral or spicy hop notes, this beer did not satisfy. Have had from a bottle as well and did not enjoy then, either. Will not have this one again.

charlzm, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of rodlavers
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

rodlavers, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

carteravebrew, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of ChayDudeBrew
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

ChayDudeBrew, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Tschnab
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Tschnab, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of JKbeerlover
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

JKbeerlover, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of SenorHops
4/5  rDev +1.5%

SenorHops, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

david18, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of montrealbcr89
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

montrealbcr89, Apr 18, 2014
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.