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FF Dekoorc EertFF Dekoorc Eert

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Made with the malt base of Crooked Tree using 7C's hop, which is a blend of 7 American hops that start with the letter C (Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Cluster, Columbus, and Crystal). Lots of citrus and pine and a hint of earthiness on the finish.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells slightly better than it tastes in my opinion.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Utilizing all the taste of the Pacific Northwest, the "Falconer's Flight" hops impart a distinct and complex taste of lemon, grapefruit, pineapple and floral character to the common underpinnings of biscuit, caramel, and malt sweetness

And like the original Crooked Tree, Edacsac and the Citra variety, "FF"pours with a sturdily hazy, deep amber glow and a non-filtered, hoppy haze that's careful not to strip the aroma and taste. Capped by a creamy off-white head, the foam retains and laces just as well as the regular Crooked Tree.

Sharply acidic with bitter grapefruit and lemon, the herbal hops command the attention of the nose. A shy balance of biscuit malt, caramel and honey provide a balance that gives the fruit character a candied effect. The slight resinous aroma of fragrant sassafras wood rise a bit as the beer warms.

Caramel, biscuit, and bread crust give an early impression of sweetness, but then is overtaken by lemony, grapefruity, and woodish hop taste of the new Falconer's Flight hops. White grapefruit, lemon zest, and an almost-gin-like berryish taste resembles white wine in its mildly astringent taste. The firm acidic and cleanly bitterness resists the from fruit esters or yeast spice to favor the lemony bitterness in aftertaste.

Medium bodied due to just enough malt structure ensures the beer's creamy carbonation, at least to start. The beer quickly turns toward a middle plate filled with malty sweetness turn turns malty-dry, and then dryly bitter to close. Light rosy-warm alcohols warms the palate and accompanies an echo of acidic lemon in memory.

Again, FF is a delightful IPA that exhibits what's best about the ever-charming "Falconer's Flight" hops. Its boldly lemony and berry-like, even if the malts try to balance the beer a little more than I prefer.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/5/2013. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, floral, pine, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance. Taste of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, caramel, and floral earthiness. Sizable pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, pine resin, citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity of hop notes with light-moderate malt balance; with minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good balance and complexity of hop flavors with solid malt balance; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 11/23/2014 at Pour Farm in New Bedford, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong fruity grapefruit sweetness that is quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Got it pretty cheap so it's rather old, but, eh, why not?!
Hazy dark orange, small creamy head that lingers for some time.
There's still some hop on the nose, some grapefruit, faint tropical fruit, but a stronger biscuit and caramel maltiness. A dried up leafy note too.
Grapefruity hops still hold a nice foothold here, a nice bitter-sweet start. Almost lacks the tropical notes, a hint of mango, a bit of tangerine, a nice generically floral honey sweetness too. Really toasted biscuits, a bit grainy too. Light pine resin, but otherwise nice leafy hops with a nice and dry finish, a bit earthy.
Medium body, low carbonation. Malts are a bit too present in the aftertaste, hop bitterness in the back of the throat and some grapefruit peel.
This was probably really good fresh. Still, my grade won't hurt it that much, overall.

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Never drops bright, slightly above average head retention & lacing

S: Woody & herbal hops, breadyness & pears

T: Follows the nose, some grapefruit as well. Dryness & pears, some breadyness as well & herbal hops. Finishes dry with herbal hops

Medium body, subdued carbonation, okay balance

Drinks alright, nothing special though. This mixed pack was pretty disappointing, I really wonder when the store got these beers?

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, had to buy a damn 12-pack for this bottle, so I'm excited yet unhappy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of wan cream foam. The nose comprises pine sap, earthy greens, grapefruit rind, and some blunt and vague toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine and rind dominate the proceedings. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is a solid take on the Crooked Tree formula, but I think I prefer the original over this.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I am almost 100% certain that I've never had this hop varietal before. Certainly not in a single hopped beer.

It carries distinct character, but isn't really boisterous. More earthy and subdued than anything else. Mild pine. The beer is smooth and easy to drink. Isn't that memorable, or interesting, to be honest. Nice to try though.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, muddled, caramel coloring with a filmy, sparse, white head, and a ton of sediment throughout the body. Aromas of tropical fruit notes forward, heavy on pineapple, melon, and mango, with a solid backbone of caramel, and subtle dank, cedar tones. Flavors are pineapple and caramel forward, with roasted overtones, and a solid caramel backbone. Very sweet overall. The body is bold, with a dry edge and slight effervescence from the carbonation. The aftertaste is tangy sweet, with a subtle tropical fruit tart character providing an edge. The finish is smooth, slick, and slightly effervesced.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. Single hopped with Falconer's Flight. This one was an improvement upon the original Crooked Tree, in my opinion

Pours a very dark orange, with a 1/2 inch head, and large sheets of lacing.

Smells like grapefruit, resin, pine, and some bready malt.

The taste is similar. This one is much drier than regular Crooked Tree, with a mild amount of lingering pine and resinous bitterness. Some grapefruit and mango flavors, bready malt, lemon peel, and pine sol.

Medium bodied, due to the stronger malt backbone that Crooked Tree sports. Slightly creamy, but finishes bone-dry. Very drinkable.

This one was really nice, I think this might be my first experience with Falconer's Flight hops, and I really like them.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Horse Brewing Company
Crooked Tree Falconers Flight

Appearance: Deep gold and mostly clear. Head forms and leaves plenty of lace down the pint glass. Looks like an unfiltered IPA.

Smell: Citrus, cat pee, grapefruit.

Taste: lightly citrus, some dry herbal notes. Mild wood tones and even bitterness. Earthy, resinous for sure and a bit floral. Medium bodied feel, good medium high carbonation. Solid hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp and smooth. Hop flavor of earthy resin lingers for a good while

Overall: A unique twist on crooked tree, this is a bit more woodsy and earthy, still with citrus, and comes through quite nicely. Good beer with ample hops.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- unfiltered ipa with falconers flight hop. my first such experience with said hops.

A: Translucent autumn orange coloring with a ravishing display of micro-effervesce that is like its own little storm cell swirling in the vessel. A whipped cream textured head is rock steady and strong with a dull ivory tone to it. Label makes claim of unfilitered nature, to that im not seeing any visible evidence with exception of the haze, no particulate matter, which would of been the icing on the cake for me. Love the extra junk in the glass but overall this was still an outstanding show of head restraint, co2, and a fair amount of chunky lace lashes left behind.

S: Citrus orange and sweetly toasted malt character with a good deal of depth. Grassiness and a slight tropical fruit mention.

T: The hops are brightly spoken for, fresh, wet and juicy, while the finish provides a gentle hop dryn. There is a lemony-twang of grassiness, with the lemon being wet, the grassiness being dry. Citra hops come to play.

M: Strong tingly sensations of carbonation dances off the tongue with a luscious creamy maltiness of medium body.

O: Overall i rate per BA standards of outstanding being a 4.0 and i feel this meets my criteria in almost all catergories with exception of aroma being marginally off. Visually its everything you can ask for ( with exception of my personal favorite floaties), it has a good malt character and crisp carbonation factor as well. It has a very good complexity, even more so when you consider its a single hop variety (yes i am aware it is a blend) but it maintains the high citra quality and tropical fruitiness as well west coast attributes of grassiness and citrus notes. Its clean, crisp, smooth in flavor and highly worthy of multiples. Its flavorful, that is the hops are utilized during the late boil, and is not just dry hopped and bitter 60 minute boils like most of the other zombie ipas out there that just focus on bitterness and not flavor. Abv% feels perfect here, is not hindering even at 6.5%. If you check my average dev. you see i tend to rate most beers, if not ipa's a bit lower then the masses, with so many choices i feel to many are homongenous and dont stand out and focus only on bitter quality and quirky names. Underated imho.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap.

A - Pours a dark gold color with a thick layer of creamy white head, carbonation is low.

S - Subtle sweet malt nose with delicate floral presence.

T - Toasted caramel malt with a mild pine bitterness on the back end.

M - Full medium body, light carbonation, coats the mouth with toasted caramel and mild pine/citrus bitter sweetness.

O - Very subdued, maybe it's the keg? One dimensional and mundane.

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Photo of barczar
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy deep copper with a frothy one inch cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of holy lacing. Much prettier than the cascade. Both had yeast residue left in the bottle.

Grapefruit, pine, and resin form the initial aroma. Caramel malt makes a significant showing at the finish, slightly sweet.

Flavor is initially sweet and bready, fading to resiny bitterness mid palate. The finish is slightly peppery and earthy. Notes of onion, muted citrus, and that amarillo-esque umami are evident. Resin is the dominant hop flavor. Bitterness increases in subsequent sips. Floral notes surface late.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation, and a bit of a carbonic bite.

More subtle aroma than the cascade, and less complex in that respect. More bitter flavor and less citrus character, as well. Flavor just seems to stop a bit short about mid palate.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Even though almost 3 months old I get a 1/4 inch of head and a ton of carbonation in the glass beer is a hazy amber brown.
S - Like all the beers from this pack it smells earthy and piney with some swampy malts on top.
T - Somewhat of a swampy hop presence, kind of mild with a bit of earthy pine on the back end in the finish. Somewhat watery with a smooth body.
M - Light to medium, to me it drinks more watery out of all the other 3.

Overall still smooth and easy to drink but it's the least interesting beer from the pack. Even the regular crooked tree is better.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Perennial tulip - thanks to erikkoppin

Pours a completely hazed golden amber color with a thick froth of white head resting on top. Slowly dissolves into some bubbled film with thick patches of lacing on the glass.

Light notes of piny hops with hints of tangy citrus fruit. Toasted bread crust and a dollop of caramel. Not terribly interesting.

Decent snap of resinous pine hops with strong bitterness. Sticky and dry with softer notes of grapefruit peel. Toasted bread and caramel with a bit of spiciness. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and dry on the tongue. With the exception of the Citra, I found all of these single hop versions to leave a bit left to be desired. Not bad, but certainly not something I'd go out of my way for again.

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Photo of Pencible
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy light copper with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like bitter citrus zest and earthy copper hops, with some bready malt.
T: It tasted like resin and copper hops, with some bready malt and citrus zest. It had a bitter and somewhat dirty aftertaste.
M: It was somewhat thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was on ok IPA, but the scent and taste weren't anything great. The body was average too, and the finish was a little murky. So it wasn't a delight to drink. Not bad, but not above average.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Dark Horse's FF Dekoorc Eert last week for $1.99 at The Lager Mill. This is the last of the three different single hopped versions of Crooked Tree that I picked, I'm interested to see how this one stacks up, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks weird, I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a murky brunt orange color that didn't change when held to the light and it had a little over two fingers worth of creamy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice rings of sticky lacing behind. This was a decent looking beer, but I wasn't a big fan of the color.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a mixture of citrus rind and floral hop aromas with just a little bit of piney aromas coming through in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart a bready, lightly grainy and sweet malt like aroma with just a little bit of doughy yeast showing up in the background. This beer had a nice aroma, it was true to style and hop profile was nice.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time the piney and floral hops seem to stick out the most with the citrus rind flavors showing up in the background and the hop profile as a whole is lighter than it was in the aroma. Up next comes the malts which seemed to stick out a little more than they did in the aroma with the grainy and bready malts sticking out the most. On the finish there's a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with a slightly hoppy, bready and pretty grainy aftertaste. This was a nice tasting IPA, but i wish the hop profile stuck out a little more and was more like it was in the aroma.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, dry on the finish, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. This beer had a nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and a decent example of the style, it was very true to style and the hop profile wasn't bad, but I didn't think the hops came out as bright as I would like them to be when it came to the aroma it made this beer a little above the middle as far as the style goes. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth, crisp, dry on the finish, not too filling and the taste did an ok job at holding my attention, but I think after awhile I would start to get bored with it, so I think one or maybe two would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer was the aroma, it was nice and pretty true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't horrible, but the color wasn't that good. I don't think I would buy this beer on it's own, but I wouldn't turn one down. I can't say I would recommend this as one of the better IPA's, but it's worth a try, especially if your interested in Falconers Flight hops. All in all I liked this beer, but I wasn't impressed by it, the hop profile wasn't bad, but in the end it just wasn't that bright and I found myself wanting more from it. This isn't my favorite Dark Horse beer or my favorite single hopped IPA, but it's not the worst in any of those categories. So far the Apollo version was my favorite, this came in second and the cascade was third. I like the idea behind these beers, keep up the creative work guys.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for this one. Can't say for sure that I've had anything with Falconers Flight hops, so we'll see how this goes. It pours a mostly opaque and cloudy amber color, not too far off from the original Crooked Tree; perhaps it's a shade darker. The very weak and small, gray tinted head is thin and soapy and doesn't leave much lace behind.

I lean in and take a whiff and the aroma is pretty muted at first. The beer really isn't too cold, so that's not the problem. The aroma just isn't popping as well as it could/should. A large amount of herbal and lightly peppery hops jump out. There's a mild, borderline-urine aroma trudging in the background, almost reminding me a bit of Simcoe hops.

Malts are surprisingly noticeable, giving off some sticky caramel notes. The citric and grapefruit characters coming off aren't nearly as strong as I'd hoped for, and I'm not getting them as heavily as many other people on here seem to be. Very mild hop oil and white pepper covered grapefruit, but it's still pretty tame compared to the herbal and leafy hops.

I take a sip and I don't love it at first. It's a bit watered down. It's still has a medium body and feels lightly sticky, but the taste itself is thin. Just like the aroma, herbal hops and white pepper are the first flavors to hit the palate and they carry hard into the aftertaste. Citric characters are once again low compared to everything else. Perhaps my expectations were too high for citrus, but aside from a mild, piney grapefruit peel, there isn't much there.

I'm picking up larger bouts of herbs, leaves, ash, and even a bit of char. The malts add a substantial caramel-like sweetness and some bready notes, although the bitterness beats it out just a bit. Spicy hops and a dry, bitter finish leave me wanting something more from this beer. Carbonation is pretty low, sadly, and doesn't really bode well for the mouth feel.

All in all, this was my least favorite of the three variations of Crooked Tree. That said, it certainly wasn't bad, and it was still highly drinkable, but it just wasn't very exciting and I was expecting a little more from it. Everyone seems to note the high citrus and pine and resin from the FF hops, but I was mostly getting herbs and ash. Falconers Flight hops should do very well as a part of a robust hop bill, but they leave a bit to be desired when they're the only ones being used.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-golden amber color with a decent white head and good lacing

S-bread dough, citrus, pine

T-slight caramel and toasted bread, pine, citrus, little herbal, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-decent IPA, but not as flavorful as the Citra variety, have not had a bee brewed solely with FF until this one, would like to try others

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Photo of buschbeer
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a pint glass

L - It is orange with golden highlights and cloudy. It it capped with an inch of white head.

S - I get citrus. Orange seems to be most noticeable with some pine.

T - The tastes has orange, alcohol, and pine.

F - Medium

O - It is always interesting to try a single hop beer to gain an understanding in the more complex IPA's.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present. Acquired as part of the Dark Horse Crooked Tree variety pack. My fourth and final beer to review from that assortment.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy white head on top of the same familiar orange body. Bubbles slowly streaming upwards; lots of sediment suspended in the glass. Some pretty nice scattered lacing.

S - Grapefruit. Tangerine. Blood orange. Citric. White bready malts. Mildly earthy. Some twig like smell. A more tame smell than the others, I'd say.

T - Sweet, tangy blood orange juiciness, and bitter grapefruit hops. Mildly earthy, again.

M - Feel is sweet, bitter, dry.

Overall, a nice way to showcase the falconers flight hops, and the differences with the other hop varieties. None of them really deviate too far from one another, and that stands true with this beer as well. An excellent IPA, and in my opinion they should start making all three of these new variations year-round.

Dark Horse FF Dekoorc Eert - 4/5.

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Photo of prototypic
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Falconer’s Flight variation of Crooked Tree pours an orange stained amber color. It’s extremely cloudy or hazy. A little light behind it gives it more of an orange appearance. A soft white head covers the top. It’s modest, rising to less than a finger in height. It dissipates somewhat quickly. Lacing was sticky and moderate in volume. Looks pretty good.

The nose is good. I can’t say I’m all that familiar with Falconer’s Flight hops. They smell really nice though. They definitely impart a strong citric hop scent. Smells like grapefruit, mango and orange throughout. The malt base smells like a mix of caramel and toasted malts. Smells a little bread-like. Fortunately, the caramel doesn’t smell too strong. It smells a little sweet, but not strong. Hops shine through loud and clear. Alcohol is there, but isn’t too strong. Smells good.

The flavor is likewise pretty good. The malt base is definitely a mix of caramel and toasted varieties. It’s not my favorite mix of malts in an American IPA, but the flavors are subtle. Not bad at all. They’re subtle enough to let the hops shine. The hops are definitely citric. Grapefruit, mango, pineapple, and even mango flavors are noted. It’s a nice mix of flavors. It has a light bitter kick, but the malts do a nice job of balancing things out. It falls on the hop side of the fence, but not by a large margin. Alcohol is blended pretty well. Finishes citrusy and a little dry.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is light and soft. It feels really nice and smooth. Goes down nice and easy. I wouldn’t mind having a couple.

The Falconer’s Flight version of Crooked Tree is good stuff. I like it. I don’t quite think it rivals the original, but it is a nice twist. This has a been a nice mix pack so far.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a slightly hazy copper orange color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Toasted, bready, pale malts, earthy, spicy, citrus,and grassy hops.

Taste: This beer has a nice balance to it. The toasted malts seem to be the most dominant flavor with the hops mildly there and dome bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy malts, some bitterness, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: This is the 2nd of the single hop Crooked Tree pack. I love their take on it, but you can't beat the original. You still have to appreciate single hop beers like this one.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed with Falconer's Flight hops. Pint glass.

Yep, she's unfiltered. Cloudy burnt orange color with a rich and well-retained finger of off-white foam. Seriously, great head retention. A few stray trails of carbonation shoot upwards slowly; pushing through the suspended beer microparticles. I like the look of it.

Strange muting of a nose for an IPA, particularly for a single-hop version of Crooked Tree. It's a unique hop aroma of light pine, herbs, and an earthy mint note. Semi-toasty malt comes through, too. Sensing that it's balanced like an APA. I'm intrigued before I'm blown away.

Scratch that... it's not a pale ale. Zippy and bitter. Burst of hoppiness pushes pine and woodiness to the front with herbs and pith as secondary elements. A nice sear of the grain produces mouthfuls of rugged toastiness. Very dry flavors that combine as nearly spiny. It's tasty, but it might contort your face a little. Not a smooth hoppiness. A lot of ingredients boiled to high bitterness. Makes for a strange drink, but an educational one. THIS is what Falconer's Flight hops have to offer.

Mouthfeel is about right. Slurpy with gas. What I look for in an IPA. Not too heavy or dense. Carbonation has a front, middle, and finish. You could graph it with a sloped line. Good stuff.

I wasn't entirely impressed, but I love trying these single-hop varieties. I have edacsaC and artiC in the fridge. Best to get all three... so, yes. Buy it.

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FF Dekoorc Eert from Dark Horse Brewing Company
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