1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. 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.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,134 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 54
Gots: 122 | 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)
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: 1,134 | Reviews: 154 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev +1.5%

MonkeyBread, May 09, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Doomcifer, May 09, 2014
Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Adkins1203, May 09, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow body. Nice white head. Lacing clings inside and the pillow of foam never dissipates.

Smell - Earthy and spicy hops. Sharp cracker malt. Some pilsner malt, but it's drowned out.

Taste - The pilsner malt comes out more here, but there's a substantial hop presence. Immediately grassy and spicy. Spiciness never lets up and lingers into the back end. Nice hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and nicely bittered. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This didn't last long in my glass. Very tasty and the flavors weren't drowned out by my spicy dinner.

Alieniloquium, May 09, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12ozer poured into a can glass. The brew appears a polished clear yellow color with 2 fingers white cap that fades back leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is floral and herbal with that grassy noble hop feel, slight minerals and sulfur. Some fresh sweet graininess that is quite inviting fills out the rest of the nose. Overall a solid and typical smelling pils.

The taste imparts a sort of grassy bitterness and herbal component with a floral touch of hops. Contrasting the hoppiness is a fresh, sweet bready grain aspect that has hints of sulfur and minerals.

This is light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Super crisp and enjoyable. It starts off solid and gets sulfuric as it warms and loses that clean edge. Overall its still very enjoyable. Thank you Heath.

stakem, May 08, 2014
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +26.9%

MaddDogg84, May 08, 2014
Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +1.5%

billab914, May 07, 2014
Photo of revo
5/5  rDev +26.9%

revo, May 07, 2014
Photo of Satchboogie
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Satchboogie, May 07, 2014
Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Beer21, May 06, 2014
Photo of Ctruskey
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Ctruskey, May 06, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
Photo of beerman999999
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

beerman999999, May 05, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: The golden liquid is topped impressively and leaves a fair amount of stringy lacing down the side of the pint glass

Smell: Doughy and slightly grassy

Taste: Bready, up front, with a slight grassy taste developing, in the middle; crisp and clean through the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: Honestly, I was expecting a bit more, perhaps something on the lines of Prima Pils and I found this to be closer to a Euro Lager than I was expecting; refreshing, with a great mouthfeel, but not exceptional

brentk56, May 04, 2014
Photo of Domvan
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Domvan, May 04, 2014
Photo of jim_carignan
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jim_carignan, May 04, 2014
Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

JohnBender, May 04, 2014
Photo of dozier77
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

dozier77, May 04, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 03/05/14. Sampled on May 3, 2014.

Pale yellow, heady pour with constant carbonation bubbling up to the very end. It looks exactly how a pilsener should look as far as I am concerned.

Great grainy and toasted biscuit malt nose with a nice sweetness, a little yeast, and a simple hop character that balances it all out.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste says Welcome to Germany or the Czech Republic because the grainy, sweet malty characters of those traditional pilseners come on strong with a modest and clean hop bite that is not floral or earthy but just there to balance it out. Yet it does not take away from the traditional German purity recipes.

puboflyons, May 03, 2014
Photo of WeymouthMike
4/5  rDev +1.5%

WeymouthMike, May 03, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

trxxpaxxs, May 03, 2014
Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev +1.5%

chossboss, May 03, 2014
Photo of Buttermilk
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Buttermilk, May 03, 2014
Photo of MilkManX
4/5  rDev +1.5%

MilkManX, May 03, 2014
Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jame515, May 02, 2014
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.