RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Originally called "Urquell" in German or "Prazdroj" in Czech, meaning "the original source," or the first pilsner claimed to have been ever produced. Pale in color and clear in the glass, the beer is characterized by a clean hoppy aroma, with a light finish on the end.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Tap at CK - golden pour with a soapy, lasting head - a bit of a haze to it, but I won’t hold that against it - nose of floral and grassy hops, light mineral, a slight honeyed malty quality - full in the mouth - sturdy but soft carbonation - the front end is dry, crisp and fairly bitter - a lot of grassy hop character - the middle brings a mild sweetness to balance, as the tail end and finish bring another strong punch of peppery, floral hoppiness - crisp, lingering finish - fairly bitter for a pils, and not as elegant as it could be, but nicely balanced and very tasty none-the-less - nice to have such a tasty lager made so close to home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (8046) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2016 with Paul and Larry. Pours a light golden body with thin white lace. Mouthfeel is thin and crisp with notes of pale malt, herbal grassy flavor and soft spice. Gentle grains as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
 Clear golden color with white head. Nice spicy, fruity, citrusy hoppy aromas. Medium body. Nice dusty pils malt base brew with spicy, citrusy hoppage, and some black pepper phenols----crisp clean finish-- very tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
At Copper Kettle Brewery with Stephen. Pours yellow piss. Aroma is raw malt, malty rye notes. Taste is malty rye and malt, raw rye, chalky sweet, light earthy hops. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pour is a beautiful golden color with a frothy white head and great lacing. Crackery, straw, spicy hoppy, biscuity, cereal, snappy, and lightly floral aroma. Taste is clean - light chalk, crackers, grass, biscuit, honey, straw, a touch of spiciness on the backend. Medium body with crisp carbonation. Super clean and refreshing. I could see myself pounding pints of this in the summer time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
On tap @ Copper Kettle. Mostly clear golden yellow pour with a white head. Lemon cleaner aroma. Sour apples, water, cracker, and paper. Meh. Flavor is grainy, lemony, and tart. Apple, solvent, and paper. Kind of watery flavor and mouthfeel. Dry cracker notes, too. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (4505) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Draft at taproom. Pours yellow with a thin white head. Bit. Inch on the nose. Crisp and clean and tight on the tongue. Finishes clean with a little hop finish. Solid but only solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3421) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 18 oz pilsner glass at the brewery. I thought this was a very impressive pilsner and I share threefourth’s opinion after looking at the low scores. Right from a few sniffs I got crisp, grassy, pungently dry hops with a clean, cracker background. The palate is spritzy and medium bodied with purposeful hop character. Plenty of dry, clean wooden and grassy bite with an immaculate malt flavor bringing dough and crackers to mind. I would put this easily in my top 5 pilsners. Glad to have the source close by.
[June 6, 2015]
Heard this was back on tap so I had to get me some more. Looks like they changed the name to Hop Czech. I am convinced this is among the best pilsners I’ve ever had and certainly my favorite from Colorado. It’s got incredible hop depth in aroma and flavor, the body is bubbly and refreshing, and it’s immaculately clean. So crisp, so flavorful, so incredibly well executed. This is a top notch pilsner, folks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (1241) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Tap. Clear yellow with a clean white head. Smells of sweet grain and lemon-y citrus. Flavor is lemon, grain, yeast and light hop spice. Crisp, clean light bodied. Not sweet or bitter, just balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at Copper Kettle. Light yellow color, looks good. Smell is a little bit of mineral and earth and I think hops? Flavor definitely has a mild hint of hops and is very refreshing. Overall I enjoyed this beer quite a bit and would order it again any time I see it on tap at Copper Kettle. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-30-2012 03:04:40

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear yellow/slightly orange with white head, aroma brought notes of spicy and floral hops, some sweet biscuit, cracker and bready notes, touch of earthy, grain, and nice grassy notes. Taste is nice spicy hops, some floral and grassy notes go into sweet honey and biscuit, bready grains, some slight earth and bitter grain, finishing fairly dry and clean. Pretty nice.

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