Hills Pils

Connecticut
United States
Hills Pils, Hanging Hills Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Hills Pils is a beer with one foot in the past and another firmly planted in the future. Give Hills Pils a hard pour into appropriate glassware to build a meringue-like head strong enough to float a nickel on. Be patient as wafts of sour dough, malt candy and grassy, peppery hops are carried to your nose. Drink happily, it's a good, goddamn beer.

Profile

ABV: 
5.5%
IBUs: 
28
Served at: 
40º
Hops: 
Cascade, Saphir
Malts: 
Pilsner, Carafoam, Vienna
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Hills Pils by Hanging Hills Brewing Co. is a pilsner that best fits under the BJCP category 5D German Pils. It pours a deep straw color approaching yellow, darkened by a slight level of haze, which is a bit more than one would expect for style, as well as a bright white head with mild retention. The aroma is a blend of hops and malt. There is a moderate level of noble-like hops (grass, tarragon like spice, floral), but with a bit of a citrus flair (lemon, orange) and an equal level of crackery, biscuity malt and grainy cereal. The flavor is much the same, however the hops come off as more floral and citrusy, like fresh cut lavender and daises with lemongrass and orange zest. The bitterness from these hops is moderate, although it doesn't linger a bit into the dry finish. There are also some mild fruity esters (red apple, pear) that keep it from being too crisp/clean. This was a nice easy drinker, not quite as clean or bitter as a normal German Pils with a little Americana to it.

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