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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 69
Gots: 166 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of bready malts.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has added hints of spicy hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and is somewhat clean with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the hop aromas and flavors of this beer; it wasn't overly bitter so you could still taste the underlying bready malts.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a golden yellow/orange, with a huge foamy 3 inch head. The beer leaves ample lacing down the glass.

Smells like hay, grass, pine, and some light citrus zest.

This beer is so refreshing on this hot day. Big hop presence, quite grassy, slight black pepper, a little bit earthy. A tiny bit of citrus. Mild to medium bitterness that lingers with you, begging you to drink more.

Light bodied, unbelievably crisp mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable.

A knockout hoppy pilsner, this really hit the fuckin' spot.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Premo88
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pilsener

L: crystal clear light yellow, very little color; bit 1 1/2-inch head of white foam that sticks like all-get-out and appears to be lacing; a full blast of bubbles cascading up throughout the column, creating a floury white skin and thick collar of foam ... perfection

S: skunk, grain, biscuit/bread malt, and some grassy hops ... call me sadistic, but that bit of skunk isn't off-putting to me.

T: follows the nose for the most part but has a fantastic grain/bread finish that tastes like you just ate a cracker, just a plain white saltine; VERY hoppy, with the bite being green and grassy while holding onto some classic spicy/black pepper.

F: full but drinkable ... not as dry as other Czech pilseners, but it leans toward a drying effect; tons of carbonation; ah-hah! as I get into it, about 1/3 in, it's starting to dry out in a super cool way

O: another great pilsener, a beer so good I continue to be shocked more people don't rate these higher ... it has all you could want: a great hop bite, some good bread malt sweetness, a smell that makes me keep shoving my nose in it and a feel that makes me reach and reach and reach for it over and over. the skunk smell will put some people off, but it shouldn't -- this is a damn good pilsener.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of matjack85
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got this as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Jewel-Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL., making them $1.67 per bottle. 12oz brown bottles that have a space for a bottled on date on the front label, only mine is blank for some reason. It says "bottled on" ___, but then someone forgot to stamp it with a date, so I have no idea how old this bottle is.

The beer poured a perfectly clear straw yellow color with a 2-finger white head. The head lasted about 2 minutes and left some nice lacing on the glass.

Light grassy and aromatic hop aroma.

This is a nicely hopped pilsener. Bitter hops dominate the flavor, but they are not overpowering. The malt is cracker-like and dry. A slight bitterness reappears in the aftertaste.

Light bodied with moderate to medium carbonation.

This is a very good pilsener.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear pale yellow body. Nice white head. Lacing clings inside and the pillow of foam never dissipates.

Smell - Earthy and spicy hops. Sharp cracker malt. Some pilsner malt, but it's drowned out.

Taste - The pilsner malt comes out more here, but there's a substantial hop presence. Immediately grassy and spicy. Spiciness never lets up and lingers into the back end. Nice hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and nicely bittered. Medium carbonation.

Overall - This didn't last long in my glass. Very tasty and the flavors weren't drowned out by my spicy dinner.

Photo of stakem
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kegatron for gifting me with a bottle of this. 12ozer poured into a can glass. The brew appears a polished clear yellow color with 2 fingers white cap that fades back leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is floral and herbal with that grassy noble hop feel, slight minerals and sulfur. Some fresh sweet graininess that is quite inviting fills out the rest of the nose. Overall a solid and typical smelling pils.

The taste imparts a sort of grassy bitterness and herbal component with a floral touch of hops. Contrasting the hoppiness is a fresh, sweet bready grain aspect that has hints of sulfur and minerals.

This is light bodied with a modest amount of carbonation. Super crisp and enjoyable. It starts off solid and gets sulfuric as it warms and loses that clean edge. Overall its still very enjoyable. Thank you Heath.

Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.