Tasting: March 19, 2016
Beer #: 918
Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 1
Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus Lupulus so, it’s easy to make the connection to the Luponic portion on this beer’s name. I believe the distortion part comes from the intended reincarnations of this particular beer. This is version number one and Firestone Walker promises a new version every ninety days using a new, limited or experimental hop. It’s a fun twist and one we’ve seen from other craft brewers. Jack’s Abbey for example has a line of beer called Hopstitution. They explain that these hops only come in small quantities and may never be available to them again.
This particular can indicates a born on date of February 10, 2016. As I pour Luponic Distortion into my glass, it strikes me as the clearest beer I’ve had in a long time. First few sips reveal some tropical fruit candy sweetness and the hops are actually subtle enough that you have to dig deep for its mellow citrus and herbal flavors. Overall this beer is not that bitter and that really works in its favor. As it is, I like Luponic Distortion. It’s well-balanced and an easy drink. I like it enough to give it 91 points.