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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

1,289 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,289
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 70
Gots: 185 | FT: 6
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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance; color is a light, bright, clear gold. pours two fingers of sticky, white foam that settles into a medium level of head that tightly clings the glass.

smell; subtle lager yeast, with a punch of hop oil, pine, and some caramel as well in the finish.

taste; identical to smell, which is always a plus in my book.

mouthfeel; very unique texture. crisp but finishes slightly creamy, very moist, medium carbonation.

overall; like victory's prima pils and six point's the crisp, this beer elevates the classic pilsner to new heights by balancing classic pilsner flavors with appropriate hop notes.

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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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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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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 some 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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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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