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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 006 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
Very Good
201 Ratings
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 006Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 006
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
True to form, Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 006 is driven by a mix of seven different hop varieties, led by two hops grown in the up-and-coming region of Michigan.

Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 006 is the first-ever West Coast production beer to focus on hops grown in the Great Lakes State.

“This beer showcases what happens when you take two familiar Northwest hop varieties and grow them 2,000 miles to the east,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “The typical piney, dank attributes of these hops are transformed into something much brighter, with a racy citrus quality that adds yet another new layer to the lore of Luponic Distortion.”

The result is a beer that detours from Revolution 005’s more tropical tones and into a bright, citrusy grapefruit territory.

As Matt puts it, “Luponic Distortion Revolution 006 is a perfect example of how terroir plays into hop growing, and how it ultimately shapes beer flavor and aroma.”

Added by mig100 on 05-26-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,772
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
201
pDev:
6.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Fremont897
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -steve-
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The can foamed like crazy when I opened it. Scads of thick, white, creamy head atop a slightly hazy golden colour. Tropical fruit and malty aromas. Orange and sweet caramel taste. Muted piney notes. The can states to drink within 90 days and I am way past that as it was canned 30-May-2017. Wish I'd gotten it for 0.99 like a previous reviewer. Overall I find the malt sweetness a bit of a distraction from the hop profile, which detracts from the enjoyment of this brew.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with floral notes and some slightly caramelized malt, also a bit piney. Taste follows with resiny hops, orange peel, caramel malt, slightly nutty, light grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, quite soft on the palate. Overall it's a really smooth, easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of Giangio
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead on 11-4-17 off the discount rack for $.99 . Bottled on 7-3-17.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is light citrus.

Taste is a nice bright lemon with some orange rind and pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and fairly refreshing.

Overall i liked how the lemon stood out in this version!

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good IPA even though I tried it in November 2017, way past the freshness date of June 2017. Pours from a 12 oz. can, a hazy yellow color with a big foamy head. The head starts to foam up in the lid of the can as I opened it, Poured into a pint glass with good head retention and bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor are mildly robust with a mostly piney, resinous hops aroma and flavor up front and some caramel malt to balance things out. Bitterness level is just right. Mouthfeel is crisp and somewhat bitter. Nice balance between malt and hops. Probably would have been even better if closer to canning date, still a good beer.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint a slightly hazed light golden with a half finger white head atop.Aromas are lighter with light pine resin showing thru mainly with a faint citric note.Citrusy with a bitter note in the finish on the palate, a sweeter caramel/biscuit malt base is almost as big as the hop profile.Nice to drink a beer made with hops grown in the home state,very easy drinking.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JeffSK
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spelingchampeon
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz pub glass.
Pours light golden. Not a lot of head on this one.
Smells of pine, some easy going GF and light malt.
Tastes of pine and a nice blend of lemon/grapefruit/mango with a malt backbone that keeps things smooth.
Carbonation is light to medium up front, with a hint of bitterness that does not overwhelm.
A very nicely built beer. This is my 1st FW IPA, and I'm rather impressed with some of the aroma's/flavors I pulled. Will definitely revisit whichever REV it is.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BluntedKid
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I HAVE HAD BETTER IPAs. Surprised it’s only brewed once a year! Still strong!

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joedvegas
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold and slightly hazy to the eye. Nice lingering foamy white head. Lots going on with the nose. Heavy scents of pine and citrus. Balanced taste with hints of earth, pine, lemon and biscuit. Malty finish that lingers. Feel is medium weight with a crisp front end.

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Photo of swierczt
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at Hella Good in Portland.

Appearance: Clear straw with minimal head.

Aroma: Some piny punch, a little herbal character. Tropical fruits in background.

Taste: Bite of hops up front. Lemon, grapefruit, maybe mango or kiwi. IPAish for sure.

Mouthfeel: Pretty easy on palate for a hoppy beer. Oddly pleasant herbal aftertaste.

Overall: Very complicated sounding beer that is really just a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of Dada100
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 006 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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