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Pivo Hoppy Pils - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Pivo Hoppy PilsPivo Hoppy Pils

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,256 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,256
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 69
Gots: 166 | FT: 4
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 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled on 07/07/13. Poured pretty vigorously.

Pours clear yellow with a big fluffy head, which fades pretty fast. Lots of carbonation. Appears to be a lot of lacing accumulating, but in actual lace, rather than in sheets. Smell is spicy and yeasty. Straw. More yeast. Slight pine aroma, which I assume is hops. Not overdone, which is a bit what I was expecting when an American brewery labeled it a hoppy pilsener.

Taste is sweet but crisp, honeysuckle and a slight bitter flavor. Some breadiness.

Mouthfeel is rich, not as crisp as I was expecting, but pleasant. Overall, this is good. I like it.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

So... I suppose I should give a little disclaimer at the beginning here. I will admit I do not really like Pilsners. The malts and yeasts combine to create what I can only feel is a stale flavour. That being said, I can still recognize well crafted content.

This pours as you would imagine a pilsner to look. Pale straw yellow, minimal white head.

The nose presents pilsner malts and yeast. Not much else. Smells fresh.

The aroma gives way to the palate pretty straightforward-ly. Malts, yeast, a bit of bitter on the back end. As mentioned above, I'm no expert on pilsners. This seems like a talented presentation of the style: generally crisp and clean. My main complaint is that there is a weird... afterfeeltastething... reminscent of baking soda/alum on the tongue. A texture that is difficult to put into words.

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.