Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 011 | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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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:
No fruits. No flavorings. No shortcuts. Just the magic of 100 percent natural hops, expertly blended to offer mind-blowing flavors with each numbered release.

Added by superspak on 06-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
62
pDev:
7.01%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful golden straw color with an aroma that is heavy on the guava and lemon, followed by a slight floral bouquet that made me excited to jump in and drink. The taste is also pretty heavy on the guava and lemon but followed by a really nice piney hops bitter burn on the sides of my mouth...that stayed with me a while. My only knock is that the beer feels a bit "thin" (for lack of a better word) as opposed to some of the other Luponic Distortion releases. Overall, it is a sold 4, enjoyable and will certainly obtain many more 6-packs. But still, when using Luponic Distortion 009 as my measuring stick, it falls just a bit shy of that bar but still very, very enjoyable. Great job, Firestone Walker!

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Photo of SiepJones
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipChaight
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear pale Amber with a pillowy off white cream head that leaves a trail of lace.

Smells of tropical and citrus fruit with a floral bouquet.

A nice hit of tropical fruit up front pineapple, mango, guava, with a slight sweet malt middle.

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Photo of ReDave
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haines710
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Saw a can and had to pick it up. Opened and smells great with nice citrus notes. Unfortunately that was the highlight. Taste is thin and while I taste a little straw the fruit is missing. Goes down pretty easy but not one that i would seek out again.

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Photo of JohnDon
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into glass. Color was light pale straw and had a good head. Smell was citrus fruits. Taste agreed with smell with nice fruit taste and mild bitterness. Feel was light and smooth. Overall a very good beer, I would have again, but wouldn't go out my way to have.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks pretty in a glass and smells decent enough (lemon-lime and pineapples) but tastes like hop water and the feel is ridiculously thin. Malt is nowhere to be found. Wish I hadn't picked this one as my first Firestone Walker to try, their reputation is much better than this ale.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on November 13, 2018. The lead hops in No. 11 include cultivars from three different continents, providing distinct qualities of pineapple, guava and lemon drop.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willricewillsweep
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stevepat
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

look is lovely but surprisingly light straw in color. Thin head that dissipates quickly, lots of visible carbonation.
Smell is a pleasant mild fruitiness. Strawberries and blackberries with some hint of the more vaguely 'tropical' fruits.
Taste is bitter, with hints of lemon/grapefruit peel and pineapple. A bit acrid to my tongue with heavy vegetal bitterness.
Mouthfeel is too thin. Much like the look it feels more like a light lager than an IPA.
Overall this is a pretty disappointing brew. Im sure this is somebodies bag but to me it is an overly thin, unbalancedly bitter, poorly executed modern american IPA. Ive had much better from this series.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Beer Nerd 12-oz. tulip
From: Sprouts Farmers Market in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $8.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Nov. 9, 2018
Consumed: Nov. 9, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Packaged on Sept. 24, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. PT

Picked this up at Sprouts, seeing it for the first time in stores. Would be my 11th time having the beer in the series, keeping it going. In the past gave No. 001 a 4.09, No. 002 a 4.34, No. 003 a 4.15, No. 004 a 4.15, No. 005 a 4.07, No. 006 a 3.78, No. 007 a 3.68, No. 008 a 3.94; No. 009 a 3.85 and No. 010 a 4.17. Expecting this one to be in the same range (pretending No. 006 and No. 007 never happened). From their website: “The lead hops in No. 11 include cultivars from three different continents, providing distinct qualities of pineapple, guava and lemon drop.” Should be interesting (which I write every time a new one of these comes out).

Poured a pale clear color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of slow moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, looking like a snow globe. Outstanding foamy lacing. Perfect foamy retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled guava, pineapple, passion fruit, peach, tropical fruit punch, strawberry Starburst, pineapple, dish soap, lemon and lime. As always even better out of the can with buttery lemon cookies, guava and pineapple. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste was not as good as the nose. First thing I noticed was how boozy it was for 5.9 pct. Got guava, peach, lemon drop, herbal, pineapple, passion fruit, pink Starburst, bitter grapefruit peel, lime and dish soap. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish. (Feel - 3.75)

I liked this overall. Not sure where it will end up, but I did enjoy it. (Overall - 4.00)

3.92 | 88 | B+

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 9/24/18.

Pours clear gold with a moderate head and retention. Lemon pith, lime leaves, and grapefruit pulp in the nose. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Pithy, drying, almost bitter citrus on the palate with zero malt. Finishes dry, pithy, and fairly bitter.

Not a great mix of hops and the nose is lacking.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Helluvaz
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned on 10/15/18. Opened on 11/24/18.

Look: Gold, clear golden color. Quite a foamy head.
Smell: Fruity scent (mostly pineapple and guava). Honestly, quite pleasant scent.
Taste: Well...this is where this beer goes a bit sub-par. The taste of this beer is quite thin, flat and watered down. Mostly, it is the bitter taste that dominated the whole tasting experience. A very distinct sulfur after taste.
Feel: This beer seems a little under carbonated, and it goes flat too quickly.

Overall: this is an over-average American IPA, but I would certainly take a second thought before I buy this beer.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 011 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 62 ratings