Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 002
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 002Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 002
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
449
From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
90
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Reviews by tgoldian:
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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of biboergosum
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, part of the sixers that they comprise up here in good ol' Alberta. Great name for a hoppy brew, I gotta say.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some stellar layered sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly, if lazily, subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, some lesser saltine cracker graininess, muddled, but sturdy domestic citrus bitters, honeydew melon, a certain chalky flintiness, and some equally heady leafy, piney, and somewhat herbal green hoppiness. The taste is more grainy and bready caramel malt, equally consistent pale crackery notes, a wee gritty yeastiness, understated mixed citrus bowl esters, and some growing earthy, leafy, and pine forest floor hops.

The carbonation is adequate in both its supportive and sometimes frivolous frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, the big lupulin presence here apparently of the live and let live ilk. It finishes off-dry, the surviving malt thankful for the continuing good graces of the still strongly lingering complex hop bitters.

Overall, this is a rather enjoyable and engaging version of the increasingly broad style, one which keeps each expected metric involved, but in a tacitly restrained manner, if that makes any sense. At any rate, this is another one of those offerings that makes you want to cast off the binds of introspective writing and just go and drink some more of it, goddammit!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. "Luponic Distortion - Revolution No. 002"
12 fl. oz. can, "DRINK WITHIN 90 DAYS OF CANNED ON DATE", "CANNED ON 06/10/16" and sampled on 07/14/16.
From a mixed 12-pak for $18.99 @ Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Not unlike its predecessor, Luponic Distortion No. 002 delivers a complex fruitiness. It's fruity in a regular way, a citrusy way, and a tropical way - and I know that citrus fruits are generally tropical fruits, and thus all of those are "fruity", but I'm making a separation here. Some fruit descriptors include: peach, mango, orange, pineapple, melon, apple, papaya, apricot, lemon and grapefruit. In fact, to me, that's almost exactly what I found in the first one, except that the peach is so clear here! It's also softly piney/spruce-like, spicy, mildly resinous, and grassy. Oh how I wish I could taste the two side-by-side! Beyond the hops it's fairly basic: golden malt with a light touch of biscuit; and a moderate (by todays standards) 45 IBUs. At 5.9% ABV we're into American IPA territory, and thus they could have taken the bitterness even further, but instead they decided to keep it nicely balanced. As I progress through the glass the peach character comes forward, and I find it more interesting and compelling than I do with most peach beers. Overall, superbly done on all counts. I liked this better than the first so I'm really looking forward to the next one.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355ml can from some hoser 17/7/16

A clear golden yellow liquid, finger of foam ends up as a thin film leaving a few patches

S floral, piney hops, lemon peel, orange marmalade, lots of citrus, a hint of passion fruit and a little hard toffee

T more of the same really, lots of pine and rind, straight forward but solid

M medium bodied, nice bitter snap, fluffs up with some grit, piney rind finish

O soild IPA. Not lacking anywhere but nothing to really set it aside from the pack either

This one hits all the usual notes but is it going to be another 20$+ 6 pack just sitting on the shelf in Alberta? Worth a try but I think there’s better options for less money on the same shelf around here

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a a can.

A - Clear and golden with an off white head. 4

S - a sweet slightly peppery knock out rose. Fantastic aroma. I want my wife to smell like this. 4.25

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Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clean and attenuated. Fruity. Tropical. Papaya, mango and pineapple up front. Settles in with grapefruit pith and pine. Ends with a clean tasting sweetness. Really good, easy drinking ipa.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kolb
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was a VERY crushable American IPA. Great hop bitterness that is smooth enough to effortlessly chug. Piney and resiny without being overpowering...

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright yellow, crystal clear, with a. Ice white head. Nose is a ton of tropical ripe fruit. Pallate follows suit. Pine apple, mango, heavy on pear flavored. Excellent beer. Carbonated a touch more than I'd care for, though. Would happily drink again.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on July 15, 2016. Canned on 06/22/16.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 002 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 449 ratings