Luponic Distortion | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 01-15-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 42
Photo of JeffBlue
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

10/22/16, 12oz bottle, Long Beach, Luponic Distortion, fruity nose at first then white wine, thing mouthfeel, fairly hopped, a tad citruis, easy to drink, decent to good

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Photo of Roguer
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful, clear golden brew. Lively and active, topped by a firm white head with awesome retention. About as perfect as a beer can look.

Light hoppy aroma, featuring lemon and grass. Slightly sweet, although whether from the malt or from a slight hoppy dankness I cannot quite ascertain.

Freshly hoppy on the palate: pine, grass, and a bit of resin. Sweet pale malt notes. Nothing overwhelming, but very clean and drinkable.

Lively on the palate; excellent drinkability for an 8% ABV brew.

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Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Modest head that settles to rim bubbles. Good ring lace. The color is dark gold/light amber and appears to be clear.

High hopped but not too much. A bit of fruit punch and a bit of grapefruit rind.

Sweeter start than I expected. Solid malt base which allows the strong hop bite to stand out in contrast. The body is a bit thin and the effervescence is elevated. Long aftertaste but it's decently balanced.

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Photo of HopHead84
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


On tap at Hamilton's. A wet hop blend of 75% Double Jack and 25% Union Jack.

A: Yellow gold with a white head.

S: Tangerine, grass, pine, and a bread. Lightly herbal and floral.

T: Grassy and piney. This is surprisingly malty, with bread and light caramel notes. Moderately bitter with a little alcohol. Tangerine blends with grapefruit.

M: Medium body with matching carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this, but not as much as I enjoy Union Jack or newer batches of Double Jack.

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Luponic Distortion from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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