Review: Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 009 | Craft Beer & Brewing
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 009
96 out of 100

Style: IPA

ABV: 5.9 IBU: 59

96/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 4

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 009

What the brewers say

“Revolution No. 009 is a showcase for five ‘public-domain’ hops from the United States and Germany, offering a fresh twist on some not-so-familiar favorites.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Soft fruity hoppiness, orange, hints of apple with an underlying grainy Pils malt character. Reminiscent of a hoppy pale lager. The retronasal presents a touch of lime and grass.”

Flavor: “Burst of hops up front. Clean toasted malt character plays supporting role for pine, orange, pineapple hops notes. Just the right amount of bitter, medium mineral finish, very dry.”

Overall: “On the lighter side of the category (think session IPA or pale ale), but very pleasant, clean, and well- balanced. A refreshing beer that isn’t thin and watery, but isn’t overwhelming and palate-wrecking either. Great hot-weather beer. The crispness made this a very welcoming session beer.”

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