Hoppy Pils

Oregon
United States
Hoppy Pils by pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

pFriem Hoppy Pils is a classic Pilsner with a West Coast twist. Aromas of wild flowers, strawberries and lemon grass, and herbal notes of berries and spearmint make this crisp, clean beer a very hoppy Pils indeed!

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ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
38
Served at: 
40-45º
Hops: 
Huell Melon, Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria, Perle, Tettnang
Malts: 
Weyermann and Gambrinus Pilsner, Cara Foam, Acidulated
Judges Review 
John C. Tull's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This beer was judged as a Experimental Beer (34C). This beer has a German Pilsner base style with a hopping rate well beyond your typical pilsner. The aroma is grainy/bready, somewhat straw-like and complimented with a heavy noble hop aroma (earthy, slightly herbal). The fermentation character is clean without any esters or other off aromas from yeast. The color is pale gold with an off-white, persistent head. It is crystal clear. The flavor combines the general characteristics of a pilsner (grainy, smooth, uncomplicated) and a massive dosing of noble-style hops (earth, herbal, somewhat minty). The beer has a sweetness that is more pronounced than would be expected in a German- or Czech-style pilsner. The hops are exceptionally pronounced making this seem like an “Imperial pilsner”, but without the doubling up on the malt. The mouthfeel has a little carbonic bite, and the hops leave a strong minty sensation behind on the edges of the tongue and back of the palate. Overall, this beer comes across as a showcase for hops in a very clean, pilsner-like base beer. If hops are your thing, this provides a prime example of what a lot of bitterness and flavor is like using classic European-style hops that lack the fruit and citrus expression we are all used to finding in our IPAs. If you like your heavy doses of hops to be accompanied by heavy doses of malt as well, this may not be your cup of beer.

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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