Falcon Smash
Triple Crossing Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,103
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #7,318
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.17%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
169
From:
Triple Crossing Brewing
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  31
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 169 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Surf1:
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Surf1 from South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 14, 2016
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uvachief from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good traditional American IPA. Solid 7.4% ABV. Hoppy but not overly piney. Nice, clean and crisp. Nice complex IPA. Great effort from Triple Crossing. Would like to see this as a DIPA with citrus fruit.

Apr 23, 2015
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clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured an orange body with little head and lace. Citric hop aroma with touches of grapefruit in aroma as well. Easy drinking IPA that hides ABV with exception of a little bite in the finish and has your typical citric hop bit with touches of grapefruit sweetness. Not much malt balance to speak of and this beer is closer to DIPA than IPA in my opinion. Nothing spectacular but it is enjoyable.

Sep 02, 2015
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up cans at the brewery. A few weeks old.

Hops: Falconer's Flight, Centennial, Columbus

This is delicious. It lies somewhere between west coast and new england style, leaning toward the latter. Hazy, crisp and leaving you wanting more. Great regular IPA from Triple Crossing that I will be buying more of.

Mar 26, 2017
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 27, 2019
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JMUbrewz from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 14, 2016
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florisj135 from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 19, 2018
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 20, 2021
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap:
A pale, mildly ruddy yellow-orange with a soapy ring and some surface remnant white bubbles even halfway through the glass.

Nose is a guava-leaning ripe tropical core with some red grapefruit notes and barely ripe peach with a bit of some flaked adjunct.

Taste starts with a light malt/grain presence. There’s a bite of carbonation that smooths out quickly to a medium body, smooth feeling sip. The beer isn’t juicy, but has some fruit juice flavors-more citrus like tangerine and a hint of grapefruit. Not much tropical involved, but there is a little peach in the late taste.

Recall thinking this was a nice offering when I had it at brewery 2 years ago. Likely changed since then, if slightly, but it still fits as a solid new-age IPA that doesn’t stray far from an old school east coast base.

Dec 04, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Hazy orange. Smells of tropical fruit and some sweet orange. Tastes of sweet orange with a creamy texture. Chewy malt profile. Earthy, a little acidic, and a little spicy in the finish. Not sure what's yeast and what's hops back there, though. Medium body. Keeps itself interesting. It's kinda Tree House-y with its weird finish. A decent hazy IPA.

Jun 27, 2020
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Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Sep 13, 2014
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brocktune from Virginia

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 03, 2017
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ConradKenney from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 04, 2017
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beerrat from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 15, 2018
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atrocity from Virginia

3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 07, 2015
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CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 25, 2020
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julielynndubee from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Oct 14, 2014
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HellAwaits from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Dec 14, 2014
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JT_Paperstacks from Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -19.8%

Sep 12, 2014
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dleiner from New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Sep 11, 2014
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 08, 2018
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glf60 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2015
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 13, 2017
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NewJack85 from Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

Jun 03, 2014
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jimpyle48 from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from draft

Mar 13, 2017
Falcon Smash from Triple Crossing Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 169 ratings