Luponic Distortion 002 by Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Co
Beer Style: IPA
Beer God’s Notes
Who is surprised that Firestone Walker put out another amazing IPA. Yeah? Neither am I. Luponic Distortion No 002 had a really nice body to it. It was smooth without feeling like it was missing something. The hop profile in it was really interesting too. I was getting a nice combination of pine and citrus.
This series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Needless to say, I’m eagerly awaiting No 003 with my new #properglassware.
Luponic Distortion 002
July 2016 – Sept 2016
For Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 002, we switched things up with a new blend of seven different hop varieties. Starting with a couple of our favorite Pacific Northwest varieties, we added a new experimental variety that brings aromas of ripe peaches, berries, and tropical fruit. We then pulled from some of our other favorites from around the world settling on two new school hops from Germany, and two from New Zealand that bring aromas of gooseberry, melon, lemongrass, and tropical flowers. The overall impression leans more toward tropical and ripe stone fruits with an underlying spice. The light malt base of pale and wheat malts let the hops shine for a clean, dry finish.