From Firestone Walker – Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 001 features a blend of six different hop cultivars from the 2015 harvest, with an emphasis on a zesty tropical fruit-driven experimental hop to create something entirely unique. A wheat malt base provides a clean canvas for showcasing a pure hop character. Aromas of pineapple, papaya and citrus creamsicle explode out of the glass. Resinous undertones yield to flavors of candied mango, red grapefruit zest and fresh green tea, all dissipating quickly into a clean, dry finish.
Firestone Walker Brewing – Firestone Luponic Distortion Revolution 001 – 12 oz. can poured into a speciality pint glass. 5.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours clear yellow gold. Only a slim white film of head.
Aroma: Pine, lemon heads, pineapple, tangerine/zest.
Taste: Citrusy/earthy hops medium bitterness.Dry,neutral pale malt.
Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied.
Overall: I love this beer as much as I love fresh Easy Jack, Pale 31 and my former true love, Mission St. Pale Ale. It’s a very clean simple beer that showcases what an ellegant (versus an over the top/obnoxious) hoppy beer can be. I would say this revolution reminded me of Easy Jack more than anything but somehow was a % abv higher. Sadly, I can’t find this beer in my area, but I hope this changes, as I would like to throw this into the mix.