Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 005
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.11%
Ratings:
260
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 29, 2021
Added:
Feb 21, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  46
SCORE
88
Very Good
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 005Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 005
Notes: Revolution No. 005 is driven by a mix of five different hop varieties, led by an emerging American cultivar from the Yakima region. Together, these hops deliver a complex spectrum of ripe tropical fruit aromas with notes of guava, mango, pineapple, orange, blackberry, green tea and Meyer lemon. In true Luponic Distortion fashion, bitterness is moderate but snappy, with a balance of light malty-bready sweetness and a soft mouthfeel.
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3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 29, 2021
 
3.99 by DOCRW from Washington on Jun 28, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Top half of the 7 Luponics I've had. Not incredible - stopped buying these.

May 03, 2019
 
4 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
 
4 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina on Apr 24, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stephens101 from Oklahoma

Yellow orange and nearly perfectly clear all the way through. Pungent oily hops, lemon and slight malt/caramel in the nose. Has an oily hop viscosity on the tongue. Floral notes, lemon and orange zest exist. Has a slightly fruity finish. Crisp, and light to medium.

Always nice to get to some FW when travelling.

Apr 15, 2018
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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by elNopalero from California

By now I have a sense of the basics with this beer: clean and crisp golden, hop forward aroma, clear finish. This variant has hints of citrus and peaches, with a sweet floral character. Another good one.

Jan 29, 2018
 
3.9 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB) on Dec 29, 2017
 
4 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by barnzy78 from Illinois

12oz, drank from the can. Different than the others in the series, this IPA had notes of earthy pine, pineapple, mango, tea and tea with a crackery & light caramel malt backbone. Not my favorite of the series, but being Firestone Walker, it's always worth a try!

Dec 10, 2017
 
3.79 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Dec 08, 2017
 
4.04 by dcbeers from District of Columbia on Oct 29, 2017
 
4.04 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Oct 24, 2017
 
3.96 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington on Oct 23, 2017
 
3.83 by afinepilsner from Iowa on Oct 22, 2017
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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Beaver13 from Colorado

12 oz bottle, bottled on 4/19/17. Pours clear straw gold with a medium fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet fruity floral hops and bready malt.

The flavor is sweet bready cracker malts with some soft fruity floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA.

Oct 22, 2017
 
4.19 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Oct 18, 2017
 
3.5 by prisdefer from New York on Sep 30, 2017
 
3.61 by Bammer21 from Illinois on Sep 29, 2017
 
4.04 by Jps715 from New Jersey on Sep 21, 2017
 
4.04 by scottspencer from Indiana on Sep 09, 2017
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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEER88 from Washington

Ok, not too shabby here!

Sep 05, 2017
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3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jimpyle48 from Virginia

Sampled from can

Aug 31, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by vikinggary28 from California

Poured from 12 oz can which I've never been a big fan of having a beer out of, but what the heck. It went into a chilled glass mug. Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma is hoppy and fruity. Taste is similar with a more harsh hop taste with a pineapple/mango undertaste. Nothing groundbreaking but still not bad. Prost!

Aug 21, 2017
 
3.99 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Aug 20, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a can from TW Arrowhead 4-21-2017. Can dated 2-9-17 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a pretty white head that had some great hang time.

Nose is very tropical, quite nice.

Taste was mango and guava with a touch of citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing.

Overall a nice high quality almost sessionable brew from a very nice series of brews!

Aug 08, 2017
 
3.9 by Dwreck from Texas on Aug 07, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by generallee from Virginia

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz can into a standard pint glass. It has the abv listed at 5.9% and it has "canned on" date of 01/31/17.

Appearance: The body has a light yellow color with good clarity and a nice bright white cap of foam. The head hangs on well and lacing is good.

Smell: The aroma is very inviting brings loads of nice lemony citrus and pineapple notes.

Taste / Palate: Loads of pineapple, lemon rind and unripe peach hop flavor. Malt flavor is light and crisp with kind of a cracker/biscuity taste that allows the hops to really shine.

Aug 06, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

Well, it might be slightly more than 90+ days per the instructions (CANned 04/18/17), but I am not about to turn up my nose at the opportunity to review this one! I was dahntahn on Friday, sauntering home, when I saw that a corner restaurant was advertising craft beer for sale. Never one to pass up an opportunity, I decided to have a look & here was this bad boy! The CANQuest abides.

From the CAN: "Revolving Hop Series"; "Limited Release"; "Drink Within 90 Days"; "Beer Before Glory * Always Refrigerate".

I Crack!ed it open & briefly CANtemplated an inverted Glug, but being that it was already two weeks out-of-date, I went with a light, slow Glug, instead. It was fine! The carbonation naturally brought forth two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention, negating the need for an in-glass swirl. Color was like liquid Gold (SRM = 5) in the glass & this time, it was ME fighting with The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon to get a taste! Their greedy guts would have sucked down the whole thing in an instant. Nose smelled like Tropical Fruit Salad with mango, papaya, guava, pineapple and tangerine/orange! Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was equal to the nose with a healthy dose of tropical fruits to enjoy. I agree with the notes that "bitterness is moderate but snappy" & for those who shy away from AIPAs because they CAN be too bitter, this would be the beer for you. I thought that the malt was drier than "bready", more biscuity, but I am not one to quibble. It really was quite fruity throughout, causing me to reminisce about Tropical Fruit Life Savers when I was a kid. They were my seCANd favorite, behind Clove, both of which have been discontinued. 8=( Finish was dry & I would have it no other way. Man, this would be worth filling my cooler when headed to the beach!

Aug 01, 2017
 
3.77 by BergBeer from Hawaii on Jul 31, 2017
 
4.02 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Jul 31, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Poured from 12oz short bottle into IPA glass. Bottled on March 21st 2107 so old but let's give it a try.

L: Light gold, clear, three finger off-white head has phenomenal retention and great stick.

S: Definitely full of tropical fruit, nice and sweet, mango, guava, pineapple, lemon, and an herbal tea.

T: Light biscuity malt backbone, with the tropical fruit shining over top, very light flavors, but I am sure that is because of the age on this. Still good but wish I had tried it new.

F: Light, crisp, dry.

O: Not bad but the No.006 takes the cake.

Jul 30, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

Always a nice look from this series. Wonderful fruity aroma, sweet and citrus and tropical fruits galore on the nose. Love the fruit translation to the flavor with mostly citrus elements shining but a good mix of hops and malt here. Might be over carbonated a bit on the finish.

Jul 29, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

Part of a variety 12-pack $15.99 Foodland
Citrus floral smell
Clear golden color
Medium-high carbonation
Medium-light mouthfeel
Tart, some bitterness
Overall nothing really exciting. Probably won't buy again.

Jul 23, 2017
 
3.99 by TrojanRB from Texas on Jul 22, 2017
 
4.05 by GarbageMan10 from Texas on Jul 18, 2017
 
3.91 by Spoda1983 from Pennsylvania on Jul 17, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

This Luponic Distortion has an excellent mouthfeel with a slightly creamy finish.
Meyer lemon on the nose and front end, but balanced with other tropical/citrus fruit. Malt forward. This is a very smooth beer, and highly drinkable. 5.9% ABV

Jul 14, 2017
 
3.66 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Jul 13, 2017
 
4.2 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 13, 2017
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 005 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 260 ratings