Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,180 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,180
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 55
Gots: 135 | 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:
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(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 07-22-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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!!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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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.

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,180 ratings.