Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 002

Brewed by Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)
Paso Robles, California USA
5.9% · India Pale Ale (IPA) · 182 Ratings · Series Seasonal ·
An ever-evolving mix of experimental hops, designed to deliver mind-blowing flavors that break the rules with each new release. The unique revolution number on the label tells you which release you have in hand. Crack fresh and enjoy the show.

For Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 002, we switched things up with a new blend of seven different hop varieties. Starting with a couple of our favorite Pacific Northwest varieties, we added a new experimental variety that brings aromas of ripe peaches, berries, and tropical fruit. We then pulled from some of our other favorites from around the world settling on two new school hops from Germany, and two from New Zealand that bring aromas of gooseberry, melon, lemongrass, and tropical flowers. The overall impression leans more toward tropical and ripe stone fruits with an underlying spice. The light malt base of pale and wheat malts let the hops shine for a clean, dry finish.

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Beer Rating Assistance

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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