Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
03-07-2014 01:04:23 | More by bennett_loves_good_beer
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Pivo Pils (Firestone Walker Brewing Company)
Style: Hoppy Pilsner
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.
03-06-2014 02:08:55 | More by Maxwell
4/5 rDev +1.8%
12 oz bottle was poured into a pilsner glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.
Smell: Bready and sweet pilsner malts with some spicy, floral, lemon, lime, grassy hops.
Taste: Pretty much same as above with balance to the beer and tingly bitterness in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, chewy, light bodied, a little dry, tingly bitterness, and medium to high carbonation.
Overall: Pretty solid pilsner. I dig it. Classic and nice hop characteristics.
03-02-2014 06:05:57 | More by Flounder57
4/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance: yellow in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: pine and citrus hops
Taste: juicy and citrusy, light pine, grass, and toasted malt
Mouthfeel: medium-light bodied, medium carbonation, sweet start with a slightly bitter end
Overall: Nice and juicy pils. Really well crafted and a pleasant surprise. Had a pint and would definitely go back for more.
02-28-2014 18:29:46 | More by tigg924
3.76/5 rDev -4.3%
12oz Bottle from Total Wine Palm Desert for $2
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a huge size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.
Smell - Corn, breads/grains, noble hops
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn, hops, and bread/grains. There are also some hay/straw, lemons, and it ends with a slightly bitter hop aftertaste.
Overall – Seems like a pretty bang on representation of the style. Quite drinkable and very refreshing.
02-28-2014 05:18:21 | More by spinrsx
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.