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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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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautifully clear beer, with a an excellent head.

Smell you would normally associate with lagers. Not sure if I can identify exactly what it is.

Nice hop balance without being too aggressive.

Another home run for Firestone. They now how to brew true to style, and I would gladly drink this over many imports.

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Pivo Hoppy Pils from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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