Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 008 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 008Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 008

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Revolution No. 008 is a globetrotting iteration of Luponic Distortion, fittingly featuring eight hop varieties from four growing regions—Pacific Northwest, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. The lead hops include a punchy, citrusy variety from Washington state’s Moxee Valley; a hop from Hallertau that delivers honeydew and cantaloupe aromas; and a brisk, racy variety from New Zealand. The result is a Luponic Distortion revolution that deftly delivers the best of all worlds.

Added by wethorseblanket on 11-24-2017

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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of HappyGuy12345
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Look: Cloudy orange with 1.5 fingers of head.
Smell: Pleasant aroma of citrus and hops.
Taste: Extremely smooth for an IPA. Definitely plenty of hops, but there was no unpleasant aftertaste. This beer goes down very easily.
Mouthfeel: Good amount of carbonation. Medium-bodied.
Overall: I am thoroughly impressed with this IPA, and I'm surprised with the relatively low rating here on Beeradvocate. I definitely put this one up on the list by Ballast Point's Sculpin.

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Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5/17/18 can

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Photo of SB2017
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Utterly average IPA. It looks quite urine-like, offputtingly. Thin foamy head. Not very impressive. It smells, get this, like an IPA. Tastes very mass market, without much jumping out besides malt on the front and bitter hops on the back. It's really just a bitter aftertaste. I'm not impressed with this beer, but it is quite drinkable on a warm afternoon.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenjaGrif
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught: Expectations were higher than they should have been. Nice flavor, but underwhelming.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. "Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 008"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 11/28/17 15:37" and sampled on 04/03/18
$1.83 @ Cherry Hill Liquor, Wine & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill. NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: And so on to #008 we go. I almost missed it, and I hope it hasn't lost too much character over the past 4 months. It's poured a hazy deep golden body beneath a creamy head of white foam. The aroma suggests pineapple, melon, citrus, and flowers. Let's see if the flavor follows... yes, I'd say so. I think I'm getting even more of a floral character. It's very soft and rounded though, there are no bright notes that pop out, no sharp citrus or distinct melon - a true melange. The malt is lightly sweetish, bready and grainy malt. I assume that the base malt is the same for all of the "revolutions" but I'm not sure. Medium bodied and gently crisp then smooth across the palate. The head has dropped but it's maintained a solid surface covering and there's some very nice lacing left behind. A median bitterness balances it and it finishes earthy and dry with less fruit lingering than you might expect. Overall it's a pretty decent beer that combines some nice hops but I don't really understand what they are. Of course, this is not a single hop beer, or even a double hop beer, so I understand that but it is a little disappointing. Still, it's certainly worth trying.
Review# 5,924

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Semi-Hazy golden with a 1-finger carbonated head. Nice lacing.
S - Lemon and citrus. Pretty nice.
T - Hop bang!
F - Crisp and carbonated with a light mouthfeel.
O - A really nice beer that was very drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, straw yellow. Lots of carbonation. Thin lacing of foam. Decent amount of dank hops on the nose - not as much as some other FW offerings though. Nice taste but there's something subdued on the back end. Lots of grassy notes up front but then lacking. Not much follow through. Very drinkable however. Decent brew but not something i'd seek out.

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Photo of n2185
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DefenCorps
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Finally getting around to this one. Can from ABV.

A clear golden orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is surprisingly dull, a blend of lemon, grapefruit and a little malt. A touch chalky. The palate opens moderately bitter with grapefruit, pine. Moderately herbal with thyme and a little pine needles. Drying, grassy on the finish, this is a little disappointing.

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Photo of puck1225
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Slightly cloudy yellow. Nice initial head and good lacing. Fragrant aroma of citrus and a bit floral. The taste is very bright with orange, grapefruit, and some lime. Very nice beer!

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Photo of dcotom
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Pale golden color, ever so slightly hazy, with a thick three-finger head that won't quit. Nice burst of hops upon opening the can. Aroma in the glass is very malt forward, with notes of citrus and bubblegum in the background. This hits its peak at around cellar temperature. Well balanced on the palate, Good malt presence, not too sweet, with lots of resiny and zesty bitterness and a pleasant floral note. Medium mouthfeel, and a dry finish with lots of bitterness lingering on the tongue. Solid beer, great paired with spicy food.

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Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from craft beer hop stop 12.5.17 for $1.49. Canned on 11.10.17.

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

Nose is a nice blend of floral and citrus hops.

Taste is floral hop forward with some citrus.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and refreshing.

Overall this is a solid beer, glad I tried it.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with a huge lump of white foam leaving layers of lace.

There are light aromas of soft dankness, lemon, grapefruit and cracker, with a hint of veg at the end.

Taste is bready cracker with that hint veg starting off, then shifting to PEZ, orange and a hint of pearl onion.

The medium body has a pillowy froth that turns crisp, finishing semi-dry.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice clear pour, generous, thick head, sticky lacing. The hop selection provides a boquet of floral and pine - a whiff of Christmas. Smooth and well formed, a solid base of malt with a towering hop profile. We are very impressed with this series and look forward to No. 9

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice looking, fluffy and voluminous head that dissipates at a moderate pace. The beer itself is a clear pale gold that looks good but doesn't do much besides that.

The smell is fairly dank and hoppy with a nice grassy pine smell to it as well as a light tropical pineapple to it.

The taste is also very good. The main note is a strong and grassy pine note. The light tropical note is still there but not as prevalent.

The feel is good. It has a nice medium body and a bit of floofines to it.

Overall, pretty good if it is a bit simple. Definitely crushable.

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Photo of emwilke
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crystal-clear, golden amber body; thick, sticky, fluffy head. Spicy, floral aroma. Mild malt sweetness with a spicy, herbal taste; minty and pepperish; subtle hop bitterness. Medium body; crisp and clean; outstanding balance and complexity.

Rather light in body yet packing an explosive array of flavors, this version of Luponic Distortion delivers the goods.

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Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of broadway848
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 008 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 98 ratings