Luponic Distortion No 15 - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Luponic Distortion No 15

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Overall: 6.47/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American IPA

ABV: 5.90%

Season: One off series of beer, this was number

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  • A: 6.0 | T: 6.1 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.1 | O: 7.0
  • Color: Straw
  • Golden straw color, with a very slight haze. Light white, small bubble foam. Quickly dissipated.

    The nose was faint, with tropical fruit and grassiness. It has a fresh and appealing scent.

    It is a fresh and crisp taste, but almost lager-like. It was well-balanced, The bitterness, more like peppery and soft. It's hard to find the taste the brewer called Kiwi, Lychee, and Feijoa. Two of which I have little to no experience with. But reading up on all three, the tastes should be...tart, grape, and pear. I maybe get some of that, but the flavors are very muted. Carbonation is a little on the high side, but it fits the brew well.

    This is a super drinkable beer, would be great on a hot day. It's well made, refreshing...nothing at all wrong. But the implication of the Luponic Distortion series by Firestone Walker to me, is that the beer would be bold and very pronounced hop presence. The concept is same base beer and each of the number in the series is an experiment in hops. The flavors in this beer are muted, maybe that was the brewers goal, I don't know. But, while I'd have this beer if offered, I don't think it falls into the upper tier of this fifteen beer series.
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  • Reviewed: Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 13:55:19
  • Tasted: Saturday, March 28, 2020
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