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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,063 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,063
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 47
Gots: 105 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

trubeernick, Mar 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

ACB, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

jbertsch, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of SavvyStudent
4.59/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours light a normal light-yellow pils with some lacing. Some visible carbonation

S: A little more fresh hop than a normal pils but the traditional yeast that makes sure you know it is not a pale ale or IPA. It has a pleasant bread with some sweet floral and lemon on the back.

T: This is the shining quality for me personally. The freshest Pils I have enjoyed but it stayed true to the style. Some grass and minimal pine as far as hop character. Same yeast profile as the nose.

M: Light and refreshing as a pils should be. not too dry as some similar brews.

Overall: Firestone hit it out of the park again with this perfect crisp summer beer. It has hop profile for some IPA and Pale lovers like but approachable to new beer drinkers. Definitely recommend getting a 6-pack of this deliciousness.

SavvyStudent, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Fettpopps, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

DrunkinYogi, Mar 19, 2014
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

REY_CORTEZ, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Srecko, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

MikeCactusGordon, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Griffith, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Plissken, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

deapokid, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

gshackles, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mcdsports, Mar 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

superdoopersauce, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

jjohns23, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

scotv, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

MattGrimley, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of WanderingFool
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pivo Pils pours a clear straw yellow with a moderate sized, fizzy white head on top. The foam disappears quickly leaving some lines and spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is grainy with notes of bread, grass and flowers. An earthy funk is in there too.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with a firm carbonated fizz. The flavor is a balance between crisp light grain, bread and yeast along with grass, some citrus and light fruit. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering floral and grassy notes when gone.

A good beer for a hot day. Very easy to drink and nicely balanced.

WanderingFool, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

calcutron, Mar 13, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, Ca.

Review based on notes.

A tap room employee mentioned that this was a unique beer so I had to give it a try.

Pours a transparent golden yellow. No real head to speak of.

Smelled different...sorta floral, sorta malty and sorta hoppy? Strange.

First taste of this beer is the taste of grandma's scented cellophane-wrapped soap. It was really off putting. Second sip everything changes. The palate opens up. Floral notes, hoppiness...a pilsner?!

I took home a growlette not knowing if this was commercially available. Glad to see it is because it will become a staple in my fridge. I fully concur with The Bros rating of 100. This beer is solid and I encourage everyone to try it.

Taste-Acquired, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

hollywood_15063, Mar 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Kmlund, Mar 11, 2014
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,063 ratings.