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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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860 Ratings

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 61 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-11-2014 20:12:07 | More by Kmlund
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-11-2014 05:07:58 | More by MarcWP
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright yellow and bubbly with a white head. Pretty clear in the glass.

S: Floral smell, yeast, and lager malt.

T: Floral hops (a nice touch, I might add), yeast, sourdough, lager malt, lemon grass, and pine.

M: Medium, but on the lighter side. A bit buttery.

O: Not a bad beer at all. Not a huge pilsener fan, but Firestone created a good one and added those nice and plentiful hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 02:05:10 | More by titty_mcbitty
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-10-2014 11:20:08 | More by Travcofarms
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

03-10-2014 05:08:18 | More by ayatsato
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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured very bright and clear straw yellow. White foam settled into a skiff and a ring rather quickly. Moderate carbonation

Aroma: Delicate floral, light citrus and pilsner malt. A hint of burnt match lager aroma.

Taste: Straw-like malt, perception of citrus, but not really tasting it. Light grassy-resin noble hops and lager notes. Crisp and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Dry-ish and moderately thick ... substantive without being malty-sweet. No carb tingle, no bitter hop coating on the tongue, no astringency. Very refreshing.

Overall: Yum ... simple, straightforward, crisp and refreshing. Delicious - this is a go to for this style and one I will pursue anytime.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 02:29:09 | More by MrBoz21
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden color with a thin head with short retention, but keeping a constant plate and leaving laces.
A true pilsner aroma, mild pale malt sweetness and grassy hops. Faint lemon and flowers. Good, but still nothing outstanding here.
Now got interesting, not only conserves the crispness and cleanness of the style, but also brings a more robust hop profile. Crisp notes of controlled sweet pale malt, herbal and some floral hops, tea leaves and spicy yeast. Subtle lemon citrusy, pine, salt and lemongrass. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Definitely one of the best true Pilsner I tasted, if not the best. Balanced with a bold, not stupid, amount of hops and an elegant complexity. Huge drinkability and utterly crisp and clean taste.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:37:12 | More by FLima
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-09-2014 08:19:34 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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5/5  rDev +27.2%
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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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tap at dark Horse Tavern in Southbridge.

Nice creamy 1 finger head fades slowly with decent spotty lacing, eventually becomes soapy lacing all over, crystal clear golden pilsner color.

Nose toasty straw malt, grainy, doughy, mild grassy hops, hint leafy

Taste lots of straw, doughy, grassy, toasty pilsner malts, hint creamy like too. Mild grassy hops again, little grassy and just a hint spicy, mild to fair bitterness, crisp and drinkable. Nice soft lager notes with hint of mineral and fruity lager note. Finish is dry and crisp, soft lager note, mild grassy hops, little leafy and just a hint spicy, touch of straw malt.

Mouth is lighter bod, crisp clean, soft lager, nice carb.

Overall a great pilsner, somewhat Americanized but also a little noble pilsner like, just all around well done.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 03:17:51 | More by jlindros
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-07-2014 03:11:44 | More by Sammy
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3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle with bottling date of 12/17/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden yellow. Tons of carbonation bubbles visible. Two fingers of eggshell white head forms at the top. Lacing from the head sticks to the top of the glass but no more lacing after that.

Smell: Cake, lemon, grassy and herbal.

Taste: Got your base pilsener here with that kind of corn flavor i associate with the style and hope bitterness in the finish. Hops are grassy/herbal. As the beer warms, the beer seems to balance out better and there is more of a sweetness mixing with the hops. A solid pilsner for sure.

Mouthfeel: slick and a little thing. Lots of carbonation. Hop bitterness lingers.

More exciting than most pilsners.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 01:04:23 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-07-2014 01:00:35 | More by Hopmarc
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-06-2014 03:27:26 | More by kmos27
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)
Style: Hoppy Pilsner
5.3% ABV
40 IBU’s
Hops: Magnum, Spalter, Saphir
Brewer’s Note: “Everything we love about classic German Pilsner with a hoppy Bohemian twist. Pils is a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character. Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation while generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral aromatic and spicy herbal notes. As a twist on the traditional Pils, we dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass. A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils.”

The beer’s label is classy and sophisticated. I love the class of Firestone Walker labels; even their six-pack beer has an awesome label. Its text heavy, but not cluttered at all. Great simple fonts, great color scheme, great label. This one could sit on a shelf or be scrapbooked.

The beer pours a beautiful, pale yellow/gold with a nice head of perfectly sized, egg-shell white bubbles that settle to a quarter’s finger-width above the glass and demonstrate a nice retention. In body, the beer is nearly as clear as water with no particles and a steady stream of bubbles dancing through it. On the nose, the beer smells of buttery cracker malt with a solid bitter, herbal scent with a touch of mint and fresh grass. On the very edges of the nose stone fruit can be sensed alongside fresh pine needles. On the tongue, the beer tastes superbly bitter upfront with wonderful balancing bready sweetness. Soft acidity from the hops wets the sides of the mouth and provides a very, very light pucker. There is even a soft touch of earthy salinity in the beer. In flavor the beer tastes of bitter grass and herbal hops, mellowing into a smooth butter cracker malt. The finish is blend of smooth white bread and grassy bitters with just a touch of gooseberry, salt, and a mineral-earthy flavor. This is a grassy bitter beer at heart, but it has a wonderful balance of sweet malt and mineral-like flavor. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavy side of light in body with a creamy carbonation and a definite prickly-crisp mouthfeel that leaves the mouth refreshed and tingling with saliva in the cheek pouches and a slight neutrality throughout the rest of the beer. Overall, this is a superbly hoppy pilsner with awesome subtle complexity. The beer is refreshing and perfect to nearly session.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:08:55 | More by Maxwell
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-06-2014 00:57:37 | More by BigMike
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-05-2014 23:08:24 | More by berkshire413
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-04-2014 22:10:22 | More by Boone757
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-04-2014 22:01:05 | More by TBarJr
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-04-2014 08:05:09 | More by DaltonC
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-04-2014 01:11:52 | More by Sazz9
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-03-2014 16:48:35 | More by jwswigs
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-03-2014 13:05:52 | More by shehateme
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-03-2014 01:41:36 | More by dcurse
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

03-02-2014 21:12:12 | More by gwiedman1
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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