Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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152 Ratings
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009
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:
Revolution No. 009 is a showcase for “public domain” hops from the United States and Germany, offering a fresh twist on some not-so-familiar favorites. The lead hops in Revolution No. 009 include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest—one that provides exotic tropical fruit and coconut notes, and another that offers a balance of earthy pine and citrus qualities. The German hops round out the blend with a dimension of bright fruitiness.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 02-10-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,294
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
152
pDev:
8.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRock7755
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this off the single shelf at my local Giant Eagle. It poured a clear yellow with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had faint fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical and coconut hints. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a solid beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. "Luponic Distortion - Revolution No. 009"
12 fl. oz. can, "CANNED ON 02/19/18 11:28" and sampled on 07/07/18
$1.99 @ Cherry Hill Liquor, Wine & Beer (Wegmans), Cherry Hill, NJ

Number 9... number 9, number 9... ... OK, #9, let's go. The base beer is always the same and I've reviewed 8 of these already so I think we can dispense with the basics and just go to the hops. I think they're a touch more piney in the nose than some of the previous versions, but also tropical with some mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. It's not a bold aroma though, which is disappointing. I wish they were all a little bit stronger in the nose given that it's a beer all about the character of the hops. Or is it because this sample is a little bit old? The label used to read "DRINK WITHIN 90 DAYS OF CANNED ON DATE" but this is almost two months beyond that. Of course that's not on the label anymore, I'm guessing because they've had trouble with it. My retailer, for example, won't bring a new one in until they've sold out of the one currently on hand. Blame that on them for not ordering the right amount, or one the specific version if it's not that good, It doesn't matter, it's been leading to them sitting in the shelves longer. Back to the No. 009, I'm still finding the pine, pineapple, and grapefruit but no mango. I wish I knew what hops were in there. Let me look it up... well it doesn't say on their website, but it does mention a note of coconut, which is interesting, and that i can now see knowing that it's there. They also mention some German hops with a "dimension of bright fruitiness" but I'm not particularly getting that. Ahhh, I'm getting an almost chocolate note... are these the experimental "Chocolate Coconut" hops? I've heard of them but never with anything really good said about them; and now it seems almost minty in the finish, which is another interesting layer - chocolate mint. Overall it's a decent APA/IPA that is a little unusual, but doesn't knock it out of the park. I'd take another one, and I am about to head off to the beer shop in just a minute so maybe I'll even buy a six or 12-pack, but I'll just consider it as a regular drinking beer. It's worth trying though, and it's at least more interesting than some of the more recent versions. Nicely done.
Review# 6,122

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bought a 6-pack cans $8.49 Times Supermarket
Clear golden color
Light-medium mouthfeel
High carbonation
Some biterness, sour taste.
Overall not that great. Doesn't really make me think of an IPA when drinking it. Would not buy again

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Photo of RacerX5k
3.29/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Boring.

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Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of MacBrewin
1.82/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My first luponic distortion beer. Canned 5/08/18. Consumed 6/25/18.
Smell is muted. Mouthfeel is thin. Tastes slightly of lemon. For a beer named luponic distortion i was expecting a hop forward flavor, and this did not deliver. If you're looking for something quaffable like a lemon shandy you may enjoy this one, but if you're looking for an ipa...well i was disappointed.

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Photo of ThePold
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Extreme Pizza in Arlington. I've had this beer many times. Is an almost lager like yellow with no head to speak of and a sharp taste that is a bit more happy than some.

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Photo of adam36
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass, golden colored with a large wispy white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: hop bomb of grapefruit with a bit of pine

T: surprisingly less bitter than expected by the nose, grapefruit hop is there but balanced with biscuity malt

M: lighter and crisp

O: good dose of bitter without overpowering

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Photo of Elliottok1
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TooGood
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain69
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

ANOTHER IN THEIR LUPONIC SERIES - GREAT TASTE - TRYING TO GET SEVERAL THEM TOGETHER SO I CAN SEE THE DEFERENCE

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

Photo of secondtooth
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clean golden, with a huge off-white head and brilliant lace.

Aroma: Superb nose of tropical fruit and zesty citrus. I get lemon, pineapple, etc.

Taste: Wickedly fruity and smooth, with a touch of malts coming in under the tongue. This is a really strong modern American IPA. Top!

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Photo of arizcards
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler on 2-10-18. Canned on 1-25-18; cold stored since purchase.

Beer poured a pale gold with a nice white head with the initial pour.

Nose was earthy and spicy hops that seemed fairly fresh.

Taste was grassy and vegetal with a bit of citrus. Fairly well balanced with a touch of vegetation in the finish.

Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall not a bad brew but not my favorite in the Revolution series.

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pkjorgy
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mdog
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear yellow, good head.

Smell: Melon aroma.

Taste: Balanced flavor, bready with mild fruitiness and melon. Low bitterness.

Overall: Firestone Walker is in MN now so I picked up a 6er of this. Turns out it was a few months old so it wasn't super bright. Decent enough IPA but more balanced than hop forward in my opinion. Interesting melon smell and taste.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 152 ratings