Flyin' HI.P.Hay - Maui Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a clear copper-orange color. Thin off-white head with decent retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is strong with lemon, grapefruit and grassy notes. Medium bodied and a fairly clean finish. The Falconers Flight hop is a little one-dimensional IMO, but it does make for a very light-tasting flavorful beer.
04-30-2013 21:05:10 | More by BeerRefugee
3.63/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Medium amber in color. A bit hazy. Forms a large, stable foamy head that slowly reduces down to a thick surface coating. Some nice lacing.
S: Aroma is full of citrus hops. Mildly sweet malts, orange, orange blossom, and a bit of tropical fruit.
T: The first thing I notice about this beer is that it is exceedingly sweet and the citrus, orange, and tropical fruit hops only seem to accent the sweetness. Fruit juice. Mild caramel malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a bit of sticky sweetness to it. Mild bitterness.
O: This one was overly sweet for my tastes and the hop profile only seemed to increase that sweetness. Even the finish seemed stickily sweet. And with little bitterness to offset all of that sweetness, I found this beer lacking balance.
05-03-2012 02:36:15 | More by Florida9
4.13/5 rDev +14.7%
12oz can without canning date. Reckon that this one-off brew from Maui Brew Co is from May/June 2011. For reasons related to sloth, I waited till a year later to sample it.
A: Cloudy, deep amber with ample carbonation resulting in an off-white head upon pouring into a pint glass.
S: Falconer's Flight hops have that wonderful piney, resiny and petroleum like aroma that I love. They have obviously been tempered over the course of a year, but you gotta love cans and their preservative capability.
T: A classic IPA with a twist: nice and bitter with a peppery twist. The malt backbone is solid and this comes across as a distantly related cousin of DFH's classic 90 Minute.
M: Dry and clean finish, excellent mouthfeel as expected by the carbonation.
O: A great and unique IPA. I would love to try this fresh, either on tap or from a can if they re-release this beauty.
04-22-2012 21:24:32 | More by johnnieoz
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours an amber color with a large white head. The aroma is very dank, with some strong resinous notes, as well as some pineapple and bread notes. The beer is also full of hop flavor. I get a lot of resin, pine and pineapple notes, with a little bit of toffee, which allows the bitterness to be fairly high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-10-2012 02:25:30 | More by Mora2000
4.1/5 rDev +13.9%
A new IPA from Maui Brewing? Sweet.
A - Poured from can to pint glass. The beer pours a deep orange almost lighter amber color with a nice 1.5 finger white head with good retention and lacing.
S - Excellent hop aroma with lots of fresh fruit. Tropical and Citrus character with a hint of caramel sweetness. No hint of alcohol.
T - Again lots of hop character. Medium bitterness together with the tropical and citrus fruit tones as well as a hint of earthy pine. The malt sweetness provides a nice backbone.
M - Well balanced and medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes crisp with a lingering bitterness.
O - I enjoyed the beer, more so than the other IPAs I've had from Maui. I would definitely buy this brew again.
03-27-2012 13:36:36 | More by hopfacebrew
4/5 rDev +11.1%
Sampled September 2011
A vigorous pour from the can produces a fat, three finger thick, pale tan colored head (with just a hint of amber to it) in my New Belgium globe glass; as the head slowly subsides it leaves some spotty, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. When held up to the light the beer shows a brilliantly clear, copper-amber hue, otherwise it has an almost ruby tinged, deep amber hue to it. The aroma smells of crystal malt and American hops; specifically there are notes of ripe orange zest, touches of ruby red grapefruit, some caramelized sweet tea notes and a general spicy / toasted character characteristic of crystal type malts. The more I visit the nose, the more the hop character becomes dominant, yielding to bright tangelo zest notes, tropical fruit like lychee, floral peach as well as some slightly herbal, ripe citrus oil notes and hints of menthol or pine.
Softly bitter as it first hits my palate, the beer picks up a firmer, almost bitting bitterness through to the finish. The finish also sees a touch of sweet-tea like, caramelized malt character lingering on the palate along with the bitterness and some biting citrus laden zest fruitiness. The bitterness throughout the flavor profile intermingles seamlessly with a juicy citrus character (ripe tangelo and ruby red grapefruit notes), as well as subtler notes of menthol, pine and even a touch of herbaceous “dank” character. The essential oil, hop fruitiness is definitely the dominant note in the flavor; in addition to the already mentioned flavors there is also quite a bit of tropical fruit character that is lead by notes of lychee, a sort of juicy-fruit gum character and just a general, bright fruitiness. This has a touch of body to it that puts it into the medium’ish level of body; I usually prefer a lighter bodied IPA, but the extra malt sweetness that comes along for the ride really helps to boost the fruitiness from the hops quite a bit.
This is a very nice beer, I have never heard of this Falconer’s flight blend of hops, but it is certainly one that I find enjoyable and appropriate for an IPA. With the crystal malt character found in this beer I think that the hop character could have been turned up a bit more than it already is; this is at least a month or two old at this point, so it is likely that fresher samples are that much more hop balanced.
02-12-2012 18:50:16 | More by Gueuzedude
3.55/5 rDev -1.4%
not too familiar with falconer's flight hops, so this has a newish profile for me. pours reddish, which is nice lighter shade of the can color. smells like this is a fruity hop, mangoes or papayas or something of that nature. flavor is similar, not at all bitter or crisp at the end. kind of a long slow finish thats more balanced that the nose would indicate. good mouthfeel, medium on the body and really smooth and sudsy. sessionable, even at the nearly 7% abv, curious to try morw maui brews
01-14-2012 23:08:05 | More by StonedTrippin
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane.
Poured a hazy, orangey-amber color, with a couple inches of creamy-looking off-white foam. Lots of lace on the sides of my glass.
Very hoppy nose. Citrusy hops dominate, with a little bit of malty sweetness showing through.
The taste was a little more tart than I was expecting, but not to a degree that marred things. The malts are definitely not hiding in a corner. While subordinate to the hops in overall intensity, this is one of the maltier IPAs that I’ve had recently, which is probably good because the tart hop flavor needs some sort of counterpoint for this beer to stay balanced.
Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.
Quite tasty, this beer. Because of the red can, I thought this was a holiday seasonal, but I see the age of the earlier reviews and stand corrected. The great thing about it being in a can is that it doesn’t seem to have any fading hops issues at all. Long live canned craft beer!
01-08-2012 22:54:23 | More by woemad
3.53/5 rDev -1.9%
Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, piny and citrus hops. In the taste, light hops consisting of mellow citrus and pine. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry gingerbread malt in the aftertaste. Nice, but more of an English pale ale.
12-29-2011 21:17:24 | More by OWSLEY069
3.6/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to alexgrahamlv for tossing in this extra!
Pours a golden/light amber color with a good sized white fluffy head, fades at a decent rate, leaves a ton of patch lacing on the glass in it's wake.
Smell is strong in caramel malt, does have a muted pine hop aroma though.
Taste has a nice balance to it, no strong hop kick but that might a result of a bit of age on this can, the caramel malt is smooth, carbonation is active but very soft and creamy.
11-16-2011 01:33:03 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.85/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance - Poured into a regular pint glass. The head on this brew is about 2 fingers high and pretty creamy and just slightly off-white. Head sticks around a good long while too. Lace is present, sticky. Color of the brew is golden amber.
Smell - My initial thought is that this has a pretty distinct smell for an IPA. Not exactly my favorite IPA aroma, but distinct. The aroma is a mix of citrus, peach, apricot, floral and piney hop notes, some sweetness, caramel, bready malt, and a bit of honey graham crackers. Not a bad IPA aroma, not the greatest either.
Taste - Taste is much the same as the nose. Lots of citrus, peach, and apricot, floral and pine in the background, with a solid, balancing backbone of caramel malt, bread, and honey graham crackers (taste this more than I can smell it). Pretty nicely done in the taste, I’d say.
Mouthfeel - Feel is smooth and moderate. Consistency is smooth, carbonation is creamy, body is medium, and the finish is moderate/average, but doesn’t stick around too long. Feel is a bit above average for an IPA.
Overall - Overall, I’m enjoying this take on an IPA and these “Falconers Flight Hops” that were solely used. This won’t take the place of some of my current favorite IPAs, but this is a pretty solid IPA.
11-08-2011 04:01:03 | More by matttttYCE
2.8/5 rDev -22.2%
Can into glass. Coppery golden with average looking white head. Aroma has woody and earthy notes, caramel, spicy and bright hoppiness. Sticky sappy hop flavors, herbal, slight astringency even with some pine, finishes with a lot of biscuit and slightly buttery malt character. Fairly light body and well carbonated, maybe a bit thin for the amount of malt flavors present. Interesting but not really my thing, wouldn't go for this again.
09-29-2011 02:34:52 | More by vacax
3.98/5 rDev +10.6%
can into a pint
A - Pours a deep dark golden to almost orange color. Head formation is bright pearly white, breaks down to a film with a little bit of lacing. Very clear and filtered.
S - Very strong hop profile, lots of citrus, grapefruit, and just a little bit of earthiness and bite. Malting takes a back seat.
T - Starts off smoothly malty, caramel, crystal malts - hops and bitterness takes over. Mid-stream the hops get very meaty, solidly bitter, lots of resinous flavors. Finishes with a bitter finish and just a little of caramel malting. The flavor of these falconer hops go against the smell.
M - Strong mouth feel, very full bodied beer and a solid accompanied carbonation. Leaves a bit of oily bitterness on the tongue.
O/D - Solidly drinking IPA. Seems like the heaviness leans itself towards fall/winter drinking - almost warmer like. Perhaps a symptom of a monotone hop profile with something so potent. Very worthy of trying.
09-27-2011 02:42:41 | More by katan
Flyin' HI.P.Hay from Maui Brewing Co.
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