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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pivo Hoppy PilsPivo Hoppy Pils

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very good

1,224 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,224
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 65
Gots: 153 | FT: 3
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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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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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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5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12pz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull golden color with perfect clarity. Lively carbonation streams up to the persistent, large-bubbled white head. Lacing is impressively sticky.

S: Dry bready nose. Lightly grainy. Lemony, oily, and subtly peppery hop aromas. Slight traces of musty yeast.

T: Clean grainy tastes open. Crackery malt. Bone dry throughout. Hops have a dry herbal bite with a fairly aggressive bitterness. Hop flavors build in intensity. Coarsely leafy and peppery. Lemony flash, lavender too. Quick dry finish leaves an oily bitterness lingering.

M: appropriately light-bodied. Aggressive scrubbing carbonation cuts like a knife and emphasizes the oily hop bitterness. Bold crispness. Clamping hop astringency. So dry it evaporates off the tongue.

O: This is about as good as it gets in the world of pilsners. Hop bitterness pushes the envelope but stays within the style. I'd love to explore some cheese pairing options, as this should be able to tackle bolder cheeses than the average pils. Maybe an aged provolone?

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pretty and pure. Pivo Pils looks like the perfect Pilsner. Crystal clear, pale yellow, huge, frothy head. Loads of lace. Good start.

S-Doesn't really tread into the India Pale Lager category; this is a true Pilsner in the nose. Whenever I sees newer Pils that stresses it's hoppiness on the label, I think India Pale Lager. It's well hopped but it still smells very Pilsner like. Noble, grassy hops and some lemon with a well balanced pale, sweet cracker malt.

T-The flavor is pretty balanced but the hops sneak back around and slap you in the finish. It's pretty straightforward; it's a tasty Pils. Grassy, grainy, doughy. Pleasant.

M-Light bodied, peppy and sessionable. I love the ease of drinking here. Tickling bubbles. Aftertaste doesn't linger much.

O-I enjoyed this. I would offer this beer to friends who aren't super entrenched in the beer world and I bet they'd like it. I could see this in my fridge again at some point.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jwale73
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle served in a pilsener glass. Bottled on 04/03/14 indicated on the label. Pours a translucent golden-yellow with a fluffy, three-fingered bright white head. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution and adhering to the walls of the glass. Some residual textured spots of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nose is grassy and expresses light, pale, biscuity malts and a hint if lemon. Taste is crisp and clean - consistent with nose with a kiss of fruity esters and a light, residual noble hops earthy bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a crisp, nearly clean finish. Just an all around excellent Czech Pilsner. So glad to have had the chance to try this one fresh.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Very pale yellow gold with small head that quickly dissipates.

S - Bready. Can't find the hops.

T - Malty graininess and bitter, but not in the hoppy way I was expecting Was expecting more on the hop side of things in terms of flavour. Very smooth and clean.

M - Smooth and crisp and clean. Lots of bubblies.

O - Not what I was expecting, wanted a more of a IPA hop taste mixed with a pilsner feel. Instead, got mostly a pilsner.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled on 3.21.14.

A very pale yellow color in the glass, aroma is citrusy mixed with minerals. A nice hoppy edge to a pils as the flavor really stands out with the traditional graininess but with loads of hops. Very easy to drink, perfect summer ale!

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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2.92/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Consumed March 27th, 2014 at Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood CA.

Appearance: beer is an extremely pale light gold. One finger white head quickly becomes splotchy lacing.

Aroma is grassy and grainy.

Flavor is malt forward: cereal (corn and rice?). Slight amount of citrus, then a thin bitterness. Very simple flavor profile.

Moderately dry.

Lacking in floral or spicy hop notes, this beer did not satisfy. Have had from a bottle as well and did not enjoy then, either. Will not have this one again.

Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,224 ratings.