Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 015
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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American IPA
Ranked #4,591
Ranked #28,242
3.79 | pDev: 9.76%
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
Very Good
Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 015Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 015
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Photo of RyanK252
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Firestone Walker Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours clear golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves a little spotty lacing.

S: Grassy, floral, citrus zest, light tropical fruit, crackery malt, and the faintest touch of sweetness.

T: Bright, zesty citrus, lemon, grapefruit, and a hint of tangerine, grassy and floral notes, light tropical fruit, kiwi, white grape, under ripe pineapple, passion fruit, apricot, and hints of strawberry, a touch of pine, crackery malt, and with a pretty much bone dry finish.

M: A bit on the lighter side of medium body, moderately lively carbonation, crisp.

O: The Luponic Distortion series in general can be hit and miss. I just drank my last bottle of Rev 14 yesterday and that was a hit. Today, I'd say Rev 15 is kind of a miss. Not necessarily bad, because there are some unique things going on in there, but it doesn't get me all that excited to drink more of it.

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Photo of mushroomcloud
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz canned 1-7-20. Opened 3-27-20.
1" white head with good retention down at 1/3". IPA is bright straw-gold with excellent clarity. Spotty lacing.
Lightly sweet malty nose with a tropical fruit nose that seems to come in second with a light lime leaf aroma as well.
Not a lot going on here. Touch of sweet malt and hops that don't stand out as unique in any way.
Less than 60 days old, I'm surprised if this has fallen off so much (if it has).
Bright and light body with decent level of carbonation. Thinner mouthfeel than expected and a hefty punch of bitterness in a short off-dry finish.
4/3/20 3rd can, white grape and diesel in the nose...more interesting bumping Smell to 3.75.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 01/27/20

Appearance - Pours clear and golden yellow with a white, finger width head. Decent retention before peeling back to a thin, broken layer of suds with a small ring around the edge of the glass. A few patches and some lines and small spotting make up a fair amount of lacing.

Smell - Floral and grassy hops. Hint of fruitiness. Bready malt undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hint of tropical fruit before getting overshadowed by a grassy character. Light, bready malt undertone. Finish is slightly bitter grassiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Slick, easy drinker before a crisp, mostly dry finish.

Overall - Good brew that drinks well enough, but the flavors aren't quite doing it for me. I wouldn't seek this one specifically, but wouldn't avoid the variety pack it's included in, either.

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Photo of justintcoons
2.64/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Blonde. Crystal clear. Short head. Light carbonation.

Kiwi and honey. Overall tropical, but extremely light aroma.

Like the aroma, there is very little flavor. Again overall tropical vibe. Yes; some kiwi and maybe some mango. Dried biscuit and honey maltiness. Grapefruit zest lingers.

Light bodied, crisp, dry, and moderately bitter.

I just drank a Bell’s Light Hearted Ale and all I can say is, at 3.7%, that had a whole lot more flavor. I’m not really sure what’s going on with this Firestone series...

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Photo of MrOH
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold. White head, decent retention and lace.
Definitely getting a lot of tropical fruit aroma from this. Not familiar enough with the smell of kiwi, lychee, or feijoa to say whether or not it shows up. Some grapefruit and white muscadine grape as well.
Flavor has a nice cracker-like malt character, followed by hops, with the same flavors as the aroma.
Medium-light bodied with good carbonation.
I dig it.

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Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber with plenty of foam in the Rodenbach goblet. The musty note in the aroma is quite odd. Flavors of wood and blackberry. Mystery fruit. Faintly sweet. All I can find is this is brewed with four varieties of hops from New Zealand. Light body, sudsy, and a bitter aftertaste.

This is interesting and worth a taste, but not one of my favorites from the series. From the 12 oz can purchased for a remarkably nice price-- cold, even-- at a big box liquor store. Canned on 01/28/20. This one doesn't have the series number on the label like the others.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, tulip, canned 1/17/20.

Crisp and golden with a white head.

Lychee, pine, grapefruit zest.

Juicy and crisp at the same time. There is big juicy lychee flavor, crisp citrus zest, cereal grain chewiness, and robust bitterness.

Thinnish, but it stands up and even punches with active carbonation and a dry crispness. Ahh for more gritty West Coast style IPAs these days.

Firestone is a stalwart in West Coast brewing and so far this series hasn’t disappointed me.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.33/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Added picture you see
Bought a 6-pack cans $8.98 Foodland
30 days old
Light fruity smell
Light clear golden color
Medium-light mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Light kiwi flavor, bitterness finish, thin tasting for an IPA
Overall not that great. I expect IPAs to have bold flavors and this one does not deliver.

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Photo of zeff80
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of tropical fruits that I can't identify (if they weren't listed). Sweet tropical fruit taste with a smooth caramel finish.

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Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle - Part of variety 12-pack - Bottled on 01/10/2020:

Pours clear golden yellow with a thin lasting white head. Trailing lace.

The smell is of mild tropical notes (especially kiwi) with grainy malt and slight peppery spicing.

The taste is of mild tropical notes. Bitter-ish leaning. Some hop spice in the finish.

Smooth with a pleasant hop bitterness that lingers.

A good IPA!

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Luponic Distortion: Revolution No. 015 from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 25 ratings