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Falconer's IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Falconer's IPAFalconer's IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ElGordo on 09-01-2011)
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-28-2011 22:56:19 | More by Bdel34
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ely2000k

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid, good bear overall. Another solid one from Widmer. I didn't have very high expectations for this company, but almost everything I have had from them is actually really solid. Good head and lacing. Nice dark amber hue. Main smell I get is grapefruit, hop oil, and earthy tones. Great hoppy taste. Very fresh tasting. My bottle was dated Aug. 17 11, but tasted very fresh to me. Mouthfeel and carbonation are quite good. A bit thin, but the carbonation helps quite a lot. Very drinkable for 7.0%. Overall, I think it's a great deal at 7.99 a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 06:59:06 | More by ely2000k
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verdict603

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2011 04:09:53 | More by verdict603
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-22-2011 19:01:34 | More by dowen44
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guild337

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-22-2011 03:25:16 | More by guild337
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rao2100

Malaysia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-20-2011 03:40:05 | More by rao2100
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t420o

California

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Widmer rotator falconers flight

A- beer pours a deep golden-copper color with some orange. Nice 1-1/2 finger off white frothy head. Leaves decent lacing. 4

S- grapefruit, orange zest, pine, light bready malt scent, light alcohol scent. 3.5 

T- bitter grapefruit and other citrus upfront, pine, slight maliness, alcohol and a slight taste like mineraly or or maybe it's a metallic taste. Kind of strange. 3 

M- good mouthfeel and carbonation. 3.5 
 
O- this beer is good but it's very one note. Nothing special here. Worth a try if nothing is better on tap. Not worth a try at 7.99 a 4-pack. At that price it's a flat out rip off. 3

C+ (generous rating. Based on price it's a C)

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 23:24:25 | More by t420o
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Gobstopper15

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-07-2011 04:19:30 | More by Gobstopper15
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IPAman89

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-06-2011 22:41:37 | More by IPAman89
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Orangish brown in color with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention

Smell: Floral hops upfront and in your face with a nice touch of toffee on the back end

Taste: Exactly how the thing smells is what you get on your palate which is actually quite impressive of a feat but not all that impressive of a flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation

Overall: Just another example of a boring yet drinkable beer from Widmer

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:25:39 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Jeffreywhite22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-04-2011 00:17:27 | More by Jeffreywhite22
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was shared with me by tenderbranson69, enjoyed from a goblet chilled.

The color is very dark -practically bronze at the far end of dark copper with good clarity and thick light cream cap, the bead is very fine with good amount of lace stickage. The smell is very deceiving -more like a strong brown with a lot of malt in the nose and a mild toastiness but there is a slight citrus tang in the background. Mouthfeel is good, but very malty, again to start with a moderate amount of sweetness and subtle spice, there a light bitterness mid taste that seems to linger into the finish with slight caramel sweetness and citrus tanginessk, the feel is pretty sweet for the style but is not cloying with moderate carbonation to give a bit of carbonic acid and give the impression it is semi dry as it finishes.

This is a very malty Ipa taste wise, smell and feel the taste starts with subtle caramel and toast with mild flavor of citrus from the Falconer's Flight up front. The caramel stays put and the grapefruit rind and slightly sweet taste of grapefruit flesh emerges toward the middle with a subtle ruby red quality that is bitter, yet still maintains the malt sweetness throughout. Overall I was happy to try this and enjoyed it for what it is, but I think IPA is the wrong description...more like a highly hopped American brown

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 11:39:09 | More by Slatetank
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-03-2011 04:15:27 | More by Ejayz
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FosterJM

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

962nd Review on BA
Bottle to Balloon Pint
12 oz

Didn't find a bottle date
Purchased at The Grog Shop, Whittier, CA

App- A medium caramel amber brown with a one finger head. Pretty dark for what I was expecting for a single IPA. A few sticky lines of cling as it falls. A tiny bit of bubbles remain on the head as it falls.

Smell- A very malty nose with some caramel and a bit damp from the citrus aroma from the hops. Smells a bit like those caramel apple pops from when we were kids.

Taste- For 7% you kinda taste in this one. A bit bigger in flavor but a little unbalanced without the more citrus backing flavors to undertone the malt flavors and damp flavors.

Mouth- A medium body with a good malty peppery and damp citrus note. A paired carbonation level with a bit medium feel.

Drink- Its not the best single IPA I have had but its not the worst. I probably wont have this one again. Widmer needs some more looks from me but we will see what I go with.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 05:26:59 | More by FosterJM
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed caramel toned body. Thin beige head leaves adequate lace. Nice aroma of pine, citrus and resin. Light caramel malt aroma. Flavor is unique and hard to describe. Piney and minty mostly with some zesty lemon as well. Spruce tips come to mind. Moderate carbonation with a medium-full body. Solid effort, but I like the X114 better myself.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 05:31:47 | More by Bighuge
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-30-2011 02:45:09 | More by Dizbro21
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MaltRoomAssoc

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-30-2011 01:27:22 | More by MaltRoomAssoc
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

5/5  rDev +35.1%

11-28-2011 02:01:16 | More by onedogtwodog
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper, nice puff of white foam that lasts. Herbs, flowers, and other vegetation jump out first before the raw citrus edge emerges, some pine as I dig deeper. Clean and crisp with minimal malt distraction, touch of oiliness coats the mouth.

A nice IPA. I think they did a better job with X-114 - just a little brighter and juicier. Having brewed with the FF blend I know it is capable of something much more explosive. That said, this was $2.50/pint as the monthly special at the local - for that price I'll drink it all night.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2011 21:52:01 | More by bump8628
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bottled on Aug17 11. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a sticky cap of light tan head. Nice lacing and decent retention.

Hops are quite tropical on the nose, some citrus fruit is evident too. Bright and clean with biscuity, husky malt backing it up. The base beer smells similar to the X-114. If you didnt like that one, chances are you wont like this one either.

Taste shows a nice spectrum of flavor hops through to a fairly strong bitterness. Malts are dry and grainy with a bit of burnt toast. Not much interplay between the malt and hops. Simplistic brew that goes down rather easy and the tropical flavors of the hops are pretty cool as they transition into somewhat of a catty, rough-around-the-edges bitterness. I am actually enjoying the Rotator IPA series, I like the new hop varietals they are using and the sixers dont sit around in my fridge very long. So, kudos to you Kurt and Rob.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 18:01:24 | More by twiggamortis420
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-19-2011 04:35:27 | More by CoryR
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cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2011 05:57:13 | More by cestlavie
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent amber/orange with a bit of white head and some lacing.

Nicely balanced nose but not a huge hop aroma for an IPA. Some fruity peach, subdued citrus and orange zest overlie sugary pale malts

Taste is similar in fruit flavors with some buttered biscuits thrown in. Again, hop bitterness is restrained but this is certainly a unique IPA

Mouthfeel is fairly thin with even carbonation.

Enjoyed this beer 3 months after the recommended date but I'm not sure if that had much of an influence on my overall drinking experience. I'm always interested in rotating IPA's and wouldn't hesitate to grab something else from Widmer Bros

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:48:53 | More by TheMultiYeast
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hackomal

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-16-2011 19:30:04 | More by hackomal
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice orange color, mostly clear, decent head and pretty good lace.

Lots of earthy pungent malts, fruity citrus, grassy notes, a little oily pine.

For an IPA it's pretty malty, but not bad. Pungent malts, some citrus peel and pine, a little fruitiness.

Body is light to medium and moderately carbonated, earthy bitter malty aftertaste.

It's not my fav from Widmer but it's not bad.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 22:53:03 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Falconer's IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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