Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 012
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 8.76%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
128
From:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  17
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: The lead hops include one variety from the Pacific Northwest & Germany, providing explosive flavors of tangerine, honeydew & strawberry gummy.
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Reviews by ogman:
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ogman from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 17, 2019
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 07, 2019
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DVMin98 from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 23, 2019
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Luckydog91 from Texas

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 11, 2019
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laketang from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned 1/17/19.
Beautifully clear ipa with a smallish head.
Great tropical notes of pineapple, stone fruit.
Decent hop bite with some sweetness for balance.
I like this beer and will try to drink again.

Mar 31, 2019
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IDABEERGUY from Idaho

4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 29, 2019
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Avatar113 from California

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 25, 2019
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Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jun 26, 2019
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jguzman718 from New York

4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 31, 2019
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morimech from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 29, 2019
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kpr8rh8r from Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mar 26, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Consume on April 12, 2019. Brewed with hops from the Pacific Northwest and Germany. Notes of tangerine, honeydew and strawberry gummy.

Apr 16, 2019
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BKotch from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 17, 2019
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VaporDome from New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 04, 2019
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GClarkage from California

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 21, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz canned 2- -19 (opened 4-13-19)
1/2" white head, retains at a cap. Yellow-gold, bright and clean IPA.
Very enticing nose, spent a while on it before I moved on...definite berries and melon, thought it might just be suggestive but it's there and smelling real good. Picking up some mint or eucalyptus late - interesting....
Fruit dominates - green melon, berry - not much citrus in the flavor - some pepper (black) in the finish.
The aroma steals the medal for me, the flavor is good but doesn't live up to the nose.
Typical feel, nothing standout, nothing off or bad...it is clean and bright, which is a good thing in my book. Medium length finish with a emphasis on the melon.
Good stuff and really enjoying this series from FW.

Apr 13, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of orange, pineapple and (Maybe?) strawberry. Sweet toasted caramel with a fruity bite and sharp bitterness.

Feb 23, 2019
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Eek this is old. April 18th 2019.

An absolutely beaming brass gem and polished crystal clear body, of bright and dark brass yellow. Bathfoam big reaching thick bubbles, with massive cling and three plus tall nearly fistful height reaching bleach white head. Aggressive and controlled with some nice fine carbonation to match. Awesome looking brew.

For a 4 month nearly IPA this is still holding up on the aroma department. Melon like hop aroma with a touch more of dank softness. Hits strawberry just like the can says with a gummy sensation. The aromas are a little softer and not as bold but still there.

Palate still delivers. Chewy leafy like hop aromas of melon and strawberry. A real nice finish that has this gumdrop jujubee like candy flavor and chewy texture. Aftertaste is a soft pine without the harsh bitterness, and a bit of a minty flavor on the finish.

Real wonderful take and an exotic flavor, with classic West coast appearances. Beer still is delivering.

Aug 03, 2019
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metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down and consistently left a short head covering the surface. It also left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of tangerines and honeydew melon are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of honeydew melon with notes of tangerines and hints of floral hops. Just a slight amount of bitterness is noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA packs in lots of aromas and flavors of citrusy and tropical fruit hops but isn't that heavy on the palate.

Serving type: can

Mar 03, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 19, 2019
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from The Beermongers.

It looks the same as other beers in the series - pale yellow orange with a dense white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is similar too. Delicately fruity with melon, peach, a little strawberry with a clean malt backbone, this is solid. There is some citrus too. The palate opens mildly bitter with a nice hop flavor. Peach, melon, citrus and a light strawberry note are present. Drying, bitter, mildly carbonic on the finish, this beer is solid.

Mar 03, 2019
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is light yet fruity with a hint of citric. Light, crisp, juicy, a mild fruity sweetness is present in this easy drinking beer and there is some good citric crispness for balance and added to finish.

Mar 11, 2019
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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 20, 2019
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TheSixthRing from California

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 01/08/19

Appearance - Pours clear and bright gold with a white, near finger width head. Fair retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds and a razor thin ring around the edge. Not much lacing; a handful of small spots at best.

Smell - Bright citrus, peppery spice, faint hints of berry and and a hint of grainy malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Bright citrus with notes of tangerine and lemon, followed by lesser notes of black pepper spice, berry by mid-taste and a slightly grainy malt undertone. Finishes much the same, with the aftertaste leaving mild lemon pith, fading berry and spice and continuing grainy malt fading slowly.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with a fair amount of bitey carbonation. Slick, easy drinker before a mostly dry finish.

Overall - Good, solid addition to the series, but I think no. 11 was much better. A bit of caramel malt could have added some nice qualities, IMO.

Feb 09, 2019
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DOCRW from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2020
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 012 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 128 ratings