In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No. 009

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.”