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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,055 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 47
Gots: 103 | 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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Photo of MikeCactusGordon
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
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
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
Photo of calcutron
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

calcutron, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Taste-Acquired
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
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MarcWP, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright yellow and bubbly with a white head. Pretty clear in the glass.

S: Floral smell, yeast, and lager malt.

T: Floral hops (a nice touch, I might add), yeast, sourdough, lager malt, lemon grass, and pine.

M: Medium, but on the lighter side. A bit buttery.

O: Not a bad beer at all. Not a huge pilsener fan, but Firestone created a good one and added those nice and plentiful hops.

titty_mcbitty, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Travcofarms, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

ayatsato, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of MrBoz21
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured very bright and clear straw yellow. White foam settled into a skiff and a ring rather quickly. Moderate carbonation

Aroma: Delicate floral, light citrus and pilsner malt. A hint of burnt match lager aroma.

Taste: Straw-like malt, perception of citrus, but not really tasting it. Light grassy-resin noble hops and lager notes. Crisp and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Dry-ish and moderately thick ... substantive without being malty-sweet. No carb tingle, no bitter hop coating on the tongue, no astringency. Very refreshing.

Overall: Yum ... simple, straightforward, crisp and refreshing. Delicious - this is a go to for this style and one I will pursue anytime.

MrBoz21, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden color with a thin head with short retention, but keeping a constant plate and leaving laces.
A true pilsner aroma, mild pale malt sweetness and grassy hops. Faint lemon and flowers. Good, but still nothing outstanding here.
Now got interesting, not only conserves the crispness and cleanness of the style, but also brings a more robust hop profile. Crisp notes of controlled sweet pale malt, herbal and some floral hops, tea leaves and spicy yeast. Subtle lemon citrusy, pine, salt and lemongrass. Very dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with perfect carbonation.
Definitely one of the best true Pilsner I tasted, if not the best. Balanced with a bold, not stupid, amount of hops and an elegant complexity. Huge drinkability and utterly crisp and clean taste.

FLima, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Stoutfan23DJ, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of goochpunch
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out a pale straw with lots of bubbles raising from the bottom of the glass. Nose is clean yeast, light, cracker malts, and heaps of floral and citrus noble hops. Tastes of bready malts, honey, and, again, loads of hops. Earthy, herbal, floral, citrus. Finishes dry, crisp, and clean. Mouthfeel is bubbly and light. A perfect example of a balanced (albeit on the hoppy side), delicious pilsner.

goochpunch, Mar 09, 2014
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,055 ratings.