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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,214 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,214
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 63
Gots: 152 | FT: 3
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 4/29/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains hops, light caramelized malts and lager yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a strong hops bitterness for the style. Then some breadiness comes in from lager yeast and a light malt character. There’s some mild sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a long time.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had to see Todd tweet about 15 pictures of this beer and gush about it over and over again. If it doesn't put at least a 3.2 on my beer Richter scale, I shall not be pleased.

Pours beautifully. Clear straw with a white head. Flavor has an accent of hops, not the burst I was expecting with the label "hoppy pilsner" on it. But it does have a nice slightly spicy edge to it. Also a bit of an earthy tone as well. I like it. This is the best damned pilsner I have had that was made in the U.S. I can see why Todd is obsessed with this one.

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12pz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull golden color with perfect clarity. Lively carbonation streams up to the persistent, large-bubbled white head. Lacing is impressively sticky.

S: Dry bready nose. Lightly grainy. Lemony, oily, and subtly peppery hop aromas. Slight traces of musty yeast.

T: Clean grainy tastes open. Crackery malt. Bone dry throughout. Hops have a dry herbal bite with a fairly aggressive bitterness. Hop flavors build in intensity. Coarsely leafy and peppery. Lemony flash, lavender too. Quick dry finish leaves an oily bitterness lingering.

M: appropriately light-bodied. Aggressive scrubbing carbonation cuts like a knife and emphasizes the oily hop bitterness. Bold crispness. Clamping hop astringency. So dry it evaporates off the tongue.

O: This is about as good as it gets in the world of pilsners. Hop bitterness pushes the envelope but stays within the style. I'd love to explore some cheese pairing options, as this should be able to tackle bolder cheeses than the average pils. Maybe an aged provolone?

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,214 ratings.