Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonebeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series reaches firmly into the Southern Hemisphere with the release of Revolution No. 004 this month—a mind-bending mix of seven different hop varieties, led by a pair of experimental South African hops. Four South African hops take the lead in Revolution 004. Two are experimental hops with pronounced tropical fruit qualities, along with distinct white grape and floral notes. The third hop presents a lively passion fruit character, while the fourth is more classically noble in profile.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 11-18-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
245
pDev:
6.45%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
45
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a tulip glass. Canned 12/28/16, had 4/13/17, so a little older than optimum.

Pours a clear, bright yellow, with a one inch foamy head and a decent amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, some lemon, pine, a hint of lime, light yeast and licorice. The taste is more pine and resin forward, then grapefruit, less pineapple and orange, light malt, a solid amount of hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, well carbonated, solid body for the style.

This is good, and assuredly would have been better a month earlier. Great aroma.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Past it's 'best by' date by a few months.

L: Nearly clear golden pour. 2 fingers of foamy head. Great lacing.

S; Rich malts, citrus... white wine and grape must.

T/F: More malty than expected, possibly due to advanced age. Medium in body... the hop profile is interesting. Mildly citric.... some berry notes... a sense of white wine, passion fruit is present (as per the description... may not have tumbled to it myself), and some floral notes. Finish is bitter hops and mild fruit.

O: A solid IPA from Firestone Walker... no shock there, and wish I'd gotten this one super fresh. Even with some age it's quite good. Nice bitterness and a little different hop profile from the norm. Very drinkable at 5.9%.

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

Photo of ccozzi
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours a clear gold color. I get a blueberry jammy aroma, prominent without being overpronounced. Lightly bitter with some pine and white grape. Drying finish.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight subtleties separating in all the Luponic Distortion series. This one strikes more champagne-like; dry wine finish; slight bitterness; and, less passion fruit than previous offerings, or perhaps the white grape and South African lead hops are more pronounced. Again an excellent beer.
5.9% ABV

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

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pencible
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice and clean and crisp with plenty of bitterness but no unique character. Good but generic.

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Photo of lost_sailor
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jwale73
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can served in my Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned on 12/28/16. Pours a translucent golden-orange with a frothy, quarter inch, bright white head embedded with tiny bubbles and ringlets. Nose expresses earthy/herbal notes and citrus. Taste follows nose with the addition of a light, malty backbone. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of prickly and a mild acidity. Overall, solid but nothing really stands out.

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Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and hoppy. Great brew.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop on 1-19-17 for $1.49. Bottled on 11-3-16. Been stored in my beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured pale golden with a beautiful white head.

Nose was primarily tropical with hints of floral.

Taste was passion and tropical fruits with hints of citrus, peach, and mango. i was catching some really green bitterness with some sips. Finish had some lingering bitterness.

Feel was great, very light and refreshing.

Overall a nice showcase of the hop varieties used. There was a lot of flavor profiles going on which made this an interesting brew.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear straw color

Aroma is citrus and pine. Light generic west coast flavor.

Taste is dry. Nice sessionable IPA. Classic west coast flavors they are just a bit muted. Pithy grapefruit, pine, a solid bitterness.

Overall, the beer is good but not great. Works fine with Easter dinner. It gets a 82/100.

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Photo of jellibeen
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkoogler
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amazing!

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 245 ratings