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

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009
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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

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Reviews:
56
Ratings:
171
pDev:
8.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, I love this series. That being said, this version was very subtle to me
I understand the utilization of European hops, however u thunk this can was old and retained almost no hop aromas. Drank more like a pale lager. Number 10 had a much more tropical feel and was generally more hop forward.

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Photo of natzalot
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I liked this brewer and this series esp when I can add to a mix six at wegmans at 10.99 per.
a) Slightly hazed light golden with energetic head and scads of lace.
s) Too subtle and more of an APA. Yes, I get the coconut and the grass.
t) More pine, tropical fruit, yellow fruits (pineapple and grapefruit, with a dusting of coconut and pine.
f) Clean bitter finish, bright, prickly feel, and upper beer. Good first beer of the evening.
o) Providing these hop glimpses in the series is great - none of them a mainstay but all delicious test pours, this leaning more toward APA like Dales. Nice. Try 1 of each.

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

Photo of flyersfan900
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenwatts
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Straw with a hint of haze, majorly carbonated, and topped with a finger of white head.

Smells of catnip, dill pickle, a dankness and a slightly pear like fruitiness.

Tastes of yellow jello, a big dankness, and green leaf.

Light body, very dry, puckering and tannic body with moderate carbonation.

Got at World Market in Redding, CA, drinking here Aug 7th, 2018. Nicely hoppy variation.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very clean, clear light yellow color with small amount of eggshell foam, minimal lacing. The aroma has a nice blend of hops & pine with fruit. This beer has a good hop-forward taste without being a palate-wrecker, along with a fruitiness that I cannot quite out my finger on....lemon and watermelon maybe(?). It finishes very clean and crsip, almost bearing resemblance to a lager, that was very refreshing on a hot summer day. I have become a believer in the Luponic Distortion series and cannot wait to try the other offerings in this series. Yet another great offering from Firestone Walker.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of EdFed
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm impressed. These are not my favorite hop flavors but the package is quite good. Very pale for style. Almost lager looking in it's clarity and large white head of many pils type lagers. The aroma is clearly no a pils. Wonderful hop mix of earthy herbal and fruit. Fresh and pleasant.
Taste resembles the aroma with a hop forward earthy herbal mixed with fruit (mostly non-citrus, but not without that too). Fine streak of bitterness blends and mixes well. Neutral malt flavor balances. A little light on the feel but buttress with carbonation.
Just a nice solid drinking IPA with interesting hop mix and good bitterness balance.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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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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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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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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 009 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 171 ratings