Sunday, June 25, 2017

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion (Revolution No. 006)

Beer Name: Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 006
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (Paso Robles, CA)
ABV: 5.9%
How sold: Six-packs (12 oz. bottles and 12 oz. cans); on draft
Where bought: Total Wine & More (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.99 for 12 oz. single

Date Bottled: May 2, 2017
Date Purchased: June 11, 2017
Date Drank: June 19, 2017
IBUs: 59

When brewed? Limited-time beer. Part of its Rotating Hop Series, an ever-evolving mix of experimental hops and will be remixed every 90 days. This is Revolution No. 006 (the sixth mix), available from May 2017 through about August 2017. Learn more here!

Where distributed: Firestone Walker distributes to several states. Find out if Firestone Walker is found in your area (dark grey is where the beers are found!)

What's on the Website: "Now in rotation: Revolution No. 006, the latest release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series, featuring yet another trailblazing blend of distinctive hops. True to form, Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 006 is driven by a mix of seven different hop varieties, led by two hops grown in the up-and-coming region of Michigan." Read more here!

Appearance (5%): Poured clear straw golden into a pint glass. Frothy white head. Trace lacing. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Wonderful tropical citrus. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Tropical citrus from start to finish. Typical faint citrus like how it has generally been in the series, yet clean all the way through. Tropical experience intensified just a bit for me going into the aftertaste. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An awesome IPA. This one brought more tropical to the table, an improvement in my book from Revolution 005. While Revolution 001 and Revolution 003 remain my favorites in the series, this was also a very good beer. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.175/5

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