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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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very good

992 Ratings

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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Photo of plaid75
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured pale pilsner malts and a vibrant herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a delicate pilsner malt and a clean super spicy, herbal noble hop.

The mouthfeel was dictate with a prickly carbonation and residual hop spice.

Overall a beautifully crafted delicate pilsner.

plaid75, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of imyourhero21
4/5  rDev +1.5%

imyourhero21, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of JohnF51
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

JohnF51, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +1.5%

IdrinkGas, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of ac22rush
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

ac22rush, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

bccocx, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -23.9%

ejimhof, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -1%

From 02/03/13 notes. Had this on tap at Ginger Man in NYC. 16 oz. pour in a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright yellow-gold color with one finger of fluffy white head and high carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pale malts, pilsner malts, floral hops, earthy notes, bread, and grains. Nice floral notes, not as hoppy as I was expecting.

t - Tastes of pale malts, wheat, grains, pils malts, floral hops, earthy notes, light spice, bread, and yeast. More spice than the nose.

m - Light body and moderate to high carbonation. Body is lightly watery.

o - Overall a decent pilsner but a bit disappointed after hearing it was great. Also was expecitng it to be hoppier based on the name but oh well, a good pilsner none the less. Easy to drink for sure.

mdfb79, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of CraftFan5
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

CraftFan5, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

xnicknj, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of jk3
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jk3, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%

The beer comes in a dark yellow/golden clear color with a sticky white head.

The aroma is of citrus peel, kumquats, tangerine, honey sweetness, a bready malt, some grass and floral hops. A very clean smelling beer without very much lager yeast in the aroma.

The flavor hits in the front of hops. It’s very floral and spicy hops. There’s a gentle crackery malt in the middle. Light honey notes. The finish is bitter throughout of green grass and floral. The lager yeast comes throughout and compliments the hops well.

The body is light medium.

This stood up against Pilsner Urquell and actually won out. This beer stacks up very well with its American attempt at a traditional Czech pilsner. Wonderful hoppy notes while still holding true to pilsner notes.

dar482, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Oakenator, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of smooth_aleing
4/5  rDev +1.5%

smooth_aleing, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of micromaniac129
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%

A beautiful looking beer. It has a very light straw color with brilliant clarity. A tall frothy, loose head formed when I poured into my Pivo glass which lasted a good while before fading.
Well attenuated, the beer is quite pleasing too look at. It's quite busy.

In the nose it smells fresh and clean. There is a hefty dose of hops which have a floral smell.
Malts are sweet and have maybe graham smell.

The taste is clean and balanced and not overly hop driven. Slightly dry and bitter. The malts have a sweet almost toasted aspect.
As it flows over the palate it feels soft and smooth.

I was expecting something along the lines of a prima pils but it's not. It hits the mark perfectly in all catagories. To me this is very much world class.

micromaniac129, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%

Have not had a pilsner in a while so this was a nice treat. It pours a very pale yellow into the glass. Crisp from start to finish with hints of green apple. Called a hoppy pilsner but the hops are uber subtle.

Mouthfeel is that it lingers. On the. Palette. But finishes
. Very clean.

Dmbphoenix, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +1.5%

JeffTheJuice, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Zimm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Zimm, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

vmdominguez, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

steviesean, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

bkeller04, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

StArnoldFan, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

IndyDad, Jan 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

samibr, Jan 27, 2014
Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.