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

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220 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
220
pDev:
6.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of teromous
3.08/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the can: "CANNED ON 04/18/201812:52"

Appearance: It is a medium gold color with good clarity. It has a short white head with low retention and spotty lacing.

Aroma: There is a light bit of garlic aroma.

Taste: There is a touch of very light herbal hop flavor and a slightly more dominant grain flavor. A bit more of the hop flavor comes through at the end and in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Refreshing, crisp, and enjoyable to drink. Low bitterness.

Overall: The beer doesn't have a lot of character at all. There isn't much going on here. It's pleasant enough to drink but there just isn't any defined...anything in this beer. It seems odd because the beer is really well made and it is refreshing to drink but it just doesn't have enough flavor or aroma. There is nothing in this beer that anchors it.

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Photo of spongebob2
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a slightly hazy light golden colour with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-pineapple,mango,grapefruit,lemon,oranges,guava,passionfruit,melon
T:
-pineapple,mango,grapefruit,lemon,orange zest
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
A wonderful, tropical IPA that loses a few points once it hits the tongue.

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Photo of adam36
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Danmullens1
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMe8
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, light golden, straw coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells is very subdued, faint aromas of floral hops, orange rind and biscuity malt. Taste is similarily unremarkable, but follows the nose with faint floral, citrus hops: orange rind, tangerine and light biscuity malt. As with other reviewers, my bottle was almost 6 months old, so take this review with a grain of salt. Hops seem really faded, not much life left in this one. Rated it slightly higher than I normally would to make up for it. Still drinks pleasantly enough, but hops have obviously faded.

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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another rotation. This pours a good looking golden tan. I get a bit of an earthy, herbal note as I sniff this. There's a light piney touch to the taste and some citrus, with just a hint of some interesting resiny notes on the back end.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear light gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like apples and oranges, with some candied apricots and honey dew melon.
T: It tasted like honey dew melon and tangerines, with some mild citrus zest. It had a clean and light bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a mild but crisp and well balanced IPA with enjoyable tropical scent and taste. The body was solid and the finish was super smooth, so it was really easy to drink. I prefer a bolder IPA, but this was still a really nice drink that's refreshing on a hot summer day.

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.05/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 06/12/17

Way too many months on this bottle.

Poured into a Tree House glass a clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely. Overall, unacceptable to have beer this old in a store for sale.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Fremont897
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -steve-
3.46/5  rDev -12%
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 -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 006 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 220 ratings