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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

863 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 863
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 34
Gots: 61 | 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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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-05-2013 05:31:03 | More by brandoman63
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mactrail

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden in the Ommegang chalice with a modest foam. Spritzy mouthfeel. The effusive perfumey aroma sends clouds of glory from the first snootful. This is such a simple yet distinctive flavor and aroma, but it's so nice when well done. I think it's worth noting the hops, which are more complex than typical. They say Magnum provides the bittering with Spalter Select hops for the aromatics, and dry hopped with German Saphir.

Clear and crisp. You wouldn't call the body "thin," since there's a surprising malty foundation, but it's appropriately light and tangy as you sip (or gulp). Lovely flowery nose with a more resiny tang than typical for the style. Just bitter enough, and doesn't call attention to that aspect. The right balance, overall.

Another excellent brew from Firestone Walker. With all the interesting competition from crazy new breweries in southern California, I'm glad to see these guys continuing to set standards for quality. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:03:38 | More by mactrail
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

11-01-2013 02:59:05 | More by TheRealPour
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

11-01-2013 02:36:49 | More by Gregwa
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-31-2013 05:42:55 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-30-2013 04:06:05 | More by CoolEthan
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-27-2013 01:50:36 | More by nygannon
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SFACRKnight

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

10-25-2013 13:07:01 | More by SFACRKnight
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-24-2013 03:29:45 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jefflong3323

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-24-2013 00:05:46 | More by jefflong3323
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QuakeAttack

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-21-2013 20:54:10 | More by QuakeAttack
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-20-2013 22:59:21 | More by drummermattie02
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-20-2013 16:00:55 | More by bigred89
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-20-2013 03:02:09 | More by ThePorterSorter
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wesside89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-18-2013 04:52:59 | More by wesside89
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McStagger

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Re review. I originally hated on this beer, but have drank it a few times since my original review and decided to try it again. Bottled on 9/26/13

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Light straw, two fingers of bleached white head. Lively carbonation. Large bubbles appear at the edge of the foam. Crystal clear. Head retention is fairly high, as is carbonation.

S: Light straw, grassiness, a bit of toasted biscuit in this. Hops are of the noble variety. Floral and herbal, with a bit of sulfur peaking through.

T: Front is a bit of baked goods. Toasted cracker malt that carries through to the finish. Light fruitiness, some stone, but mainly apple and a bit of lemon. Aftertaste is saltine cracker with a bit of bitter lemon peel peaking through. The finish is fairly dry and crisp, but lacks the "clean" feeling.

M: Light bodied without being thin. The carbonation, while vigorous, only adds to the refreshment and doesn't distract like it so easily can.

O: A nice American take on a German pils. Dry finish, but not very clean. There is a big, toasted biscuit aftertaste that is a bit distracting.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 06:27:08 | More by McStagger
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-16-2013 06:24:12 | More by timwardjr
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bbadger

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.7%

10-16-2013 01:37:09 | More by bbadger
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-13-2013 23:31:07 | More by grubefresh
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sevenshubby

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-13-2013 21:04:54 | More by sevenshubby
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-13-2013 05:58:44 | More by famous_mortimur
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tzieser

Arizona

4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

it's clear to me that firestone-walker has perfected the ale. i have yet to try one of their lagers, the most difficult style to brew, in my opinion. can firestone-walker perfect the lager as well?

A: crystal clear, bright golden in color with a whispy white head that slowly settles into a thin lacing. strong carbonation.

S: lots of lemon and pine hop aroma with notes of grass. subtle malt sweetness is there. saphir dry hopping helps. one of the best smelling pilsners ever.

T: crisp and flavorful. lots of pine and a bit of lemon hop flavor with a cracker like malt sweetness. beer is light, crisp and dry throughout. finishes clean and dry with a light mineral aftertaste. pretty sure i could drink these all day every day until the end of time. what a beer.

M: nails the crispy mouthfeel. not many brewers can do that right.

hats off to Firestone-Walker again. this might have dethroned Victory Prima Pils as my favorite US made pilsner. glad to see a good lager come from the west. well done!!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:49:37 | More by tzieser
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Asics

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-11-2013 11:34:19 | More by Asics
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jhcfc1

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-11-2013 04:52:13 | More by jhcfc1
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-11-2013 01:36:03 | More by DrewShalvoy
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.