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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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1,178 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 55
Gots: 132 | 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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Photo of DIM
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

a: Bright, shiny golden color; pours with a thick, fluffy head.

s: Minerals, biscuits, and lots of fresh, grassy pine.

t: Mirrors the smell. Dry overall, flavorful with medium bitterness.

m: A tad heavy for a pils, but now I'm picking knits.

o: I hope I run into this again.

Photo of Chiefy770
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 3/21/2014.

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a flute glass.

Light straw body with fairly active carbonation. A short-lived white foam head collapses and left a good amount of sticky white lacing throughout.

Floral notes dominated the nose. Subtle notes of lemon peel and grains were also present.

The tongue picked up impressive floral and herbal notes up front. Very subtle presence from the grains. There were minor notes of toasted grain but this brew is not focused on the malts. Lemon peel came through pretty well in the finish.

The carbonation was medium/heavy. Light body. Crisp and clean.

Overall this is a killer Pilsener. Great complexities in the hops. It may be hop-heavy but it should not scare away those anti-hop beer-lovers.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a translucent pale yellow color with almost no head. Virtually no head. The aroma is spicy and grassy hops with some bready malts. The taste is a good amount of hops up front. Grassy and spicy hops with and nice blend of the malts and funk . Toasted malts and cut grass at the finish. A hint of lemon. Insanely drinkable. Medium amount of carbonation with a light mouthfeel. Very little alcohol presence. This makes for one hell of a summer beer. Overall, this is a hoppy pilsner worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of SteveB24
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; color is a light, bright, clear gold. pours two fingers of sticky, white foam that settles into a medium level of head that tightly clings the glass.

smell; subtle lager yeast, with a punch of hop oil, pine, and some caramel as well in the finish.

taste; identical to smell, which is always a plus in my book.

mouthfeel; very unique texture. crisp but finishes slightly creamy, very moist, medium carbonation.

overall; like victory's prima pils and six point's the crisp, this beer elevates the classic pilsner to new heights by balancing classic pilsner flavors with appropriate hop notes.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.