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

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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
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
39
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.21%
 
 
Wants:
2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of dsa7783
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single twelve ounce can copped from Wegmans in Whippany. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Assertive aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Firestone Walker Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces well.

S: Bright citrus, floral, a little pine, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Floral, zesty citrus, lemon, grapefruit, a touch of pine, slight herbal tones, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: A bit on the lighter end of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Solid, but there have been better revolutions.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I think they really scored with this one.

L: All of these look the same. Straw yellow body, bone-white head. Clear, carbonated and thin.

S: Excellent hip rofile. Very citrusy. Tangerine stands out. Little bit of lime and grapefruit. green apple, caramel, toasted corn masa, and lemon on the end. Biting and sour. Tantalizing.

T: Awesome. Steamed corn, green bell pepper, granny smith, lemon, big tangerine, carrot and that toasted corn masa, with pine and grapefruit rind on the finish.

F: Thin, but balanced. As usual. I prefer a dancer brew, but the flavors are all there. Crushable as hell.

O: My new favorite revolution, beating out #004.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ah, the joys of The CANQuest (tm)! I am inundated with beer here at Chez Woody & I recently became inspired to take a break from the eradication of The Bottle Backlog to sift through some of the on-deck CANs. I am finding old friends & forgotten treasures as I go & so the next step may be to waffle back & forth between bottles & CANs in the hopes of finally getting caught up.

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

At last, I am current! I preformed my first Crack! & inverted Glug in quite some time in getting this one started. This created two fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was solid Gold (SRM = 5) with NE-quality clarity & brought The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus running in from my living room, where they were watching The Tour de France on television. Nose was unquestionably citrusy, but I was not getting grapefruit, nor was I getting orange/tangerine, either. It was very fruity and citrusy, but nothing to which I could lay my hand. Mouthfeel was medium, very soft for an AIPA. The taste was a bright citrusy blend of grapefruit, blood orange and even sweet cherry! There was NO way that I would have guessed that PNW hops had been used. If the previous entries in the series had been drinkable, this was dangerously crushable! I swear that I got a lingering taste of sweet (Maraschino?) cherry juice on the extreme finish. Man, was this tasty!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Canned on 05/22/17 on bottom of can.

A: Slightly hazy honey-gold with 1-2 fingers of off-white head with decent retention but wispy lacing.

S: Candied grapefruit and pineapple, medium caramel, soft pine and resin

T: Flavor is slightly sweet overall, too sweet for my taste but not unpleasant with a nice toasted medium caramel but a bit too much sweetness overall, not dry or bitter enough. Hop flavors are nice wth grapefruit, pineapple, light lemon, pine, and resin. Low-medium bitterness. No yeast esters.

M: Medium body with not a dry enough finish, may be helped by higher carbonation.

O: Enjoyable but beneath the other LD offerings.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can Date: 5/26/17
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Color is a very light gold with not as much head as usual for the type.

Lots of pine resin on the nose. Non-sweet pineapple and guava, which is kinda weird. Egg yolks in the background.

There's even more pine resin in the taste, plus some pine wood. There's both bitter fruit (same as the nose) and bitter leaf vegetables. There's some sweetness, but it's not moored to anything. I mean, there's definitely flavor to it, it's even a bit unique, but it's altogether not quite as good as previous iterations.

Medium weight, fairly coarse carbonation, and aftertaste matching the taste.

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