Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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4.58/5 rDev +16.5%
I picked this up at Whole foods in Fremont, CA, poured chilled from the 12oz into a pils glass chilled
The color is clear straw golden with thick white cap with ultra fine bead with no real lace, retention is good with fast tiny bubbles of carbonation rising upward. The smell is fantastic - lots of sweet toasted honey-like aroma from the malt with big floral and herbal hop nose, it is great to just inhale. The feel is great, very high carbonation with moderate bitterness lighter medium feel with resins of hops and bitter dry finish.
The flavor is great - bitter yet not harsh hops with a slight herbal and peppery flavor with light malt edge and mineral yeast with some floral hops and dry pilsner malt qualities with a light grassiness in the background. The overall pleasure received from this pilsner is high...very fresh hop flavor with enough bitterness to be a 'hoppy pilsner' and still have great drinkability at the same time -an excellent example of the style.
02-09-2014 22:51:12 | More by Slatetank
3.94/5 rDev +0.3%
12 ounce bottle. Bottled on 11/11/13.
Clear medium straw. Near white moderate head. Ample low sheeting and strands of lace.
Brisk and clean hopped up nose.
Crisp, clean and hoppy. Almost puckering. I get some more then moderate lime and pine soaked hops.Enjoyable and worth a try.
I'm definitely more of a fruity IPA kinda guy. But I could see drinking a few more of these.
02-08-2014 15:27:24 | More by Billolick
4.4/5 rDev +12%
Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.
The smell featured pale pilsner malts and a vibrant herbal hop.
The taste consisted of a delicate pilsner malt and a clean super spicy, herbal noble hop.
The mouthfeel was dictate with a prickly carbonation and residual hop spice.
Overall a beautifully crafted delicate pilsner.
02-06-2014 02:28:04 | More by plaid75
3.9/5 rDev -0.8%
From 02/03/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass.
a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright yellow-gold color with one finger of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident.
s - Smells of pale malts, pilsner malts, floral hops, earthy notes, bread, and grains. Nice floral notes, not as hoppy as I was expecting.
t - Tastes of pale malts, wheat, grains, pils malts, floral hops, earthy notes, light spice, bread, and yeast. More spice than the nose.
m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Body is lightly watery.
o - Overall a decent pilsner but a bit disappointed after hearing it was great. Also was expecitng it to be hoppier based on the name but oh well, a good pilsner none the less. Easy to drink for sure.
02-04-2014 20:40:11 | More by mdfb79
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.