Hoppy Pilsner (Girl Skateboard)
Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Hoppy Pilsner (Girl Skateboard)Hoppy Pilsner (Girl Skateboard)
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Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
German Pilsner
3.75 | pDev: 10.4%
Aug 06, 2017
Sep 04, 2014
Collaboration beer with The Girl Skateboard Company
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Reviewed by illy44 from California

2.53/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3
I like SA blonde and the white. The "hoppy" pilsner is true to its name. It's hoppy. Even advertised as a "German style pilsner" and the use of german hops I never had a Pilsner in Germany like this one ...

True to its name it is what it is. If you like IPA, this beer is for you. If you want a good Pilsner try the Weihenstephaner.

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by Stillyman11 from California

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 2.29 by caplone from California

Oct 25, 2015
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Karl Struass pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.67
Purchased: Aug. 14, 2015
Consumed: Aug. 19, 2015
Misc.: Collab with Girl Skateboards

Poured a golden, yellow, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy, white head. Good amount of good-looking bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. A few spots of spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention on the top. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled honey, corn, cereal, sourdough bread, grass and wheat. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted pretty good, a lot like the nose. Got cereal, mainly Cheerios, then Kix and Corn Pops. Also bread, grass, grain, plain crackers and light honey wheat. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was an above average pilsner. I could have gone a lot of different ways on this one, but settled with the ratings I settled with. Did not taste the hoppy part though. (Overall - 3.75)

3.83 | 86 | B+
Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 4 by SierraJosh from California

Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 3.72 by beardsonbrews from Virginia

Feb 21, 2015
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Canned 9/28/14, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a pale straw color with a dense two-finger foamy and rocky white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some sticky lace behind

S- spicy herbal and floral hop aroma with toasted pilsener malt, crackers, clean overall

T- light lemon tartness up front is quickly followed by some spicy floral hop notes and a hint of citrus. Clean toasted malt adds some balance and continues into the toasted finish

M- medium-light body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry crisp finish

O- high drinkability and plenty of flavor, enjoyable pils
Feb 04, 2015
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Reviewed by silverevo9 from California

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very tasty pilsner. Looking forward to this after work. This pils has a lot of quality. Nice hops, with a smell of sweet grass and lemon up front. Very clean feel and taste to this beer. Well done malt backbone. Too bad this is limited. Worth making year round. Head on beer is nice but dissipates. Lacing is great. Taste is fantastic. Kudos on the attempt of this beer. Almost has that sticky resinous quality to it. Hey man, i'm a believer, this beer is good!
Feb 02, 2015
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Reviewed by breadwinner from California

4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Super fresh grassy hops, gives you that bracing/brisk herbal rush at first whiff, tasty too, maybe could use a little more malt backing but that's picking nits -- this is a winner.
Jan 19, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by jakecattleco from California

Jan 07, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by MattSlem from California

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 3.85 by sd123 from Georgia

Dec 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
Pours two fingers of head on a clear light straw body.
The aroma is clean grains and a little lemon.
The taste has a good lemon bitterness to it with the slightly metallic bitterness of a pils in the middle to end.
The texture is crisp.
Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DaveHack from Pennsylvania

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by jstout26 from North Carolina

Nov 13, 2014
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Saint Archer is now going into lagers with.....Girl Skateboards?!? Perhaps it's fitting, because Saint Archer was founded "on a unique strain of talent: world-class brewers, artists and musicians, surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders". Still, how does a skateboard company play a role in determining what type of malt is used, when to steep the hops, and what yeast to use. Perhaps I should worry later and drink now. From a 12 ounce can, on to the beer:

A large soapy head rests on top a washed out golden color of beer. Many visible bubbles rise from bottom to top of the liquid while the head dissipates into a patchy lace. A likeable aroma hits the nose: fresh cut grass, noble hops, honeysuckle. I'm ready to go.

This is much grassier than I would have expected. Maybe a wee on the overload, but I like it. Big hay and grass notes make a lethal one-two punch of flavors in this pilsner. A little bitter and flowery are the hops. Tiny tweeks could take this pilsner next level, but as far as staying true to style and character, Saint Archer and Girl Skateboards have done justice to the style, plus a little. Well done!
Nov 07, 2014
Rated: 3.95 by johlac66 from California

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by largadeer from California

Oct 30, 2014
Rated: 4.32 by thebarkley from Texas

Oct 28, 2014
Hoppy Pilsner (Girl Skateboard) from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 54 ratings