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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

862 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 862
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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justwork

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-07-2013 03:22:04 | More by justwork
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akang

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-06-2013 01:42:12 | More by akang
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augustgarage

California

4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Harriet pils glass. Brilliantly clear pale straw liquid with three fingers of pearling dove-white cream up top. Dense lacing, superior retention.

Sweet floral aroma suggests honey, wildflowers, graham crackers, and a touch of citrus - dry-hopping with Saphir brings out their best qualities, though I don't find them as grassy/herbal as more traditional noble hop varieties.

Very pale but clean malt base is a gentle foil to support the delicate intricacies of the hop - rosewater, kumquat, and a moderate drying bitterness lead into a slightly crackery, almost salty finish. Super crisp and fresh - a simple but well crafted lager here.

Light, soft, yet zippy mouth-feel.

Very good, if slightly bland German pils here...could use a bit more malt character or tweaking of the water to bring forward qualities other than a perception of cleanliness maybe, but I'm nit-picking now.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 03:05:10 | More by augustgarage
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts and noble hops with a little fruit.

The flavor is sweet toasted malts with a good size grassy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid hoppy pils.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:31:19 | More by Beaver13
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

10-03-2013 05:55:26 | More by Beerbuddy21
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

10-02-2013 21:57:22 | More by jzlyo
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-30-2013 22:03:30 | More by jplopez21
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-29-2013 23:47:22 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 21:37:48 | More by crobinso
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

09-29-2013 20:44:46 | More by StlHopHead77
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Todd

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-29-2013 16:34:35 | More by Todd
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/26/13
OMG, it looks like a Pilsner. From a bottle into a pilsner glass. Crystal clear straw/gold, TV commercial carbonation, inch of head, thick lace. Looks like a quality brew.

Pale malts, agressive grassy and citrus hops dominate the smell. Slight mineral and saltine note in the background.

Grainy pale malts and citrus to start, lawn clippings (grass) follows. Very smooth finish. Wonderful going down.

This goes beyond being a solid pilsner. I grabbed a single 12oz and wish I had picked up the full sixer. I'm pretty sure this will be my Hardly Strictly Bluegrass brew this year.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:39:47 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Roger85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-29-2013 02:12:51 | More by Roger85
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logicerror

California

3/5  rDev -23.7%

09-28-2013 20:58:08 | More by logicerror
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-27-2013 20:58:41 | More by ste5venla
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-24-2013 20:16:19 | More by millerbuffoon
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prock180

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-24-2013 20:03:32 | More by prock180
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-23-2013 14:57:47 | More by ToddThompson
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-23-2013 12:45:44 | More by DrZeus10
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DoubleJ

California

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

There was a time not long ago where Firestone had a bottled dunkel lager as part of their year round lineup. Pivo is the first bottled lager that I've seen out of the brewery since that time, however my expectations of Firestone are higher now than they were then. Here comes 12 ounces of hoppy lager. On to the beer:

Strings of visible bubbles race from bottom to top of this pale yellow colored beer. Topping it is a head of ½ inch, holding some of its retention. Lots of little strings of lace cling around the glass. The aroma does justice for the beer's name. It's clean and crisp with a zippy hoppiness, honeysuckle, and grass.

Just a few sips in and I'm already experiencing one heck of a pilsner experience. The hops are bright and clean with their flavor. Bitterness registers as moderate and appealing. Just a clean and crisp experience that's very easy to drink.

One of the better American-made pilsners to come across my palate. At three months old, there's still a lot of life in this beer. Not only a quality beer, but one of the biggest surprises of 2013.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 05:45:52 | More by DoubleJ
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-19-2013 00:42:26 | More by tmcarter23
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

3/5  rDev -23.7%

09-18-2013 23:33:24 | More by Jmitchell3
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a bright yellow/gold color with a nice, frothy white head and tons of great pilsner carbonation.

S - Lemon, lemon peel, grass, lightly musty, and some citrus.

T - Assertive bitterness from start to finish, a little malt sweetness up front before being buried with a wall of citrus, grassy pine bitterness. Coats the mouth with bitter lemon peel and lingers for a long while after.

M - Medium body.

O - A nicely brewed pils and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 23:06:12 | More by jzeilinger
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SB_Brewmaster

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-15-2013 22:48:28 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-15-2013 21:45:50 | More by Hopstout
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 862 ratings.