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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,257 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,257
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 70
Gots: 168 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012

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Photo of smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Churchkey into a tall pokal glass.

A great golden and bright butter yellow body color, with a matching two finger evenly creamy ivory white head. Fluffy top. Cascades in sheets of ring like lacing. while drinking Very little carbonation, but noticeable and very slow rising.

Very interesting nose for a pilsner. Hop is almost juiced tropical sensing, with some small herbality to it. Extremely dry sensing and crisp, hints of big orange cantaloupe and melon like aromas. Really wild for a pilsner.

Palate really shines uniquely. Big juiced hop and malt like flavors. Intense drying aired hop of pine and resin like finish. Good toast bread aromas and bakery bread and crackery dried white dough and malts on the finish. Mouthfeel is perfectly solid with a good match of carbonation and malt density. Some classic bright hop herbality to match, with toasty dry flavor

Overall a really unique pilsner that hints at American engineered and classic style in the Czech realm. Excellent beer, and the adjective bright just keeps jumping out at me. A very wonderful, and unique hybrid. Lovely.

Photo of jklecko2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DIM
4.22/5  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
4.27/5  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.

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of BeerRunner
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of butters_mcgee
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Svendozen
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RobTheKnob
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of blt2646
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of smccann
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beestin
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of IllicitEloquence
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of SteveB24
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Joe_Mahma
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,257 ratings.