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

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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
IPA - American
4.03 | pDev: 6.7%
Jun 28, 2020
Nov 18, 2016
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004
Notes: 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.
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4.09 by DOCRW from Washington on Jun 28, 2020
3.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 13, 2020
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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Near bottom of the 7 Luponics I've had. Not incredible - stopped buying these.

May 03, 2019
4 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
4 by tbone1384 from Wyoming on Apr 14, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stortore from Illinois

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.

Feb 02, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EMV from Pennsylvania

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%.

Nov 03, 2017
4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Oct 12, 2017
3.68 by ccozzi from Colorado on Sep 24, 2017
3.73 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2017
4.06 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

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.

Aug 11, 2017
4.25 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Jul 27, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

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

Jul 14, 2017
4 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Jun 18, 2017
3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Jun 07, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Pencible from Virginia

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

Jun 06, 2017
3.79 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on May 29, 2017
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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Jwale73 from Rhode Island

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.

May 22, 2017
3.75 by Gerred from Missouri on May 07, 2017
4.32 by RBorsato from Virginia on May 06, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mikeg67 from New Jersey

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.

May 02, 2017
4.09 by Darkmagus82 from Texas on Apr 22, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

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.

Apr 20, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by DaverCS from Arizona

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.

Apr 16, 2017
3.93 by jellibeen from Texas on Apr 16, 2017
3.96 by jkoogler from Texas on Apr 14, 2017
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4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by beaulabauve from Louisiana


Apr 13, 2017
4.16 by Casey_L from Texas on Apr 13, 2017
3.27 by hawkssb04 from Utah on Apr 11, 2017
4 by SonictheBeerhog from New York on Apr 09, 2017
4.12 by informaticsDoc from Pennsylvania on Apr 09, 2017
4.5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on Apr 04, 2017
4 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Apr 02, 2017
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz bottle, dated 1/17/17. Pours clear straw yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet floral bready malt with tropical fruit hops with a little resin.

The flavor is sweet cracker bready malts with light soapy fruit and a bit of a metallic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's just OK.

Apr 01, 2017
3.93 by kkarimi from Texas on Mar 30, 2017
4.01 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Mar 28, 2017
4.63 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Mar 27, 2017
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3.42/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


bottle to snifter.

Imperssive despite following an excellent Tired Hands APA (hop hands).

LOOK: Beer. white over yellow.
AROMA: Lightly fruity, with lighter notes of pine.
TASTE: cereal, citrus, pine,
FEEL: Above average carbonation. Light body.

Pretty good. Been awhile since i had the 002 and 003, but I want to say this is in between the two of them taste wise.


Mar 26, 2017
4.1 by heymikew from California on Mar 24, 2017
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 004 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 248 ratings