Falconer's IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Falconer's IPAFalconer's IPA

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Ratings: 300 |  Reviews: 93
Reviews by Garrett092112:
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 20, 2012 (purchased at Vons in Grantville (San Diego) for $13.99 (with card price) as part of a 12-pack on Nov. 20, 2012). Auburn caramel with three-to-four fingers of frothy white head that took a long while to dissipate. Good, wet and foamy retention on the sides all the way down (all the way!), nice layer on the top.

Smelled a sharp whiff of a kind of complex mixture of caramel malts and bitter citrus hops. The citrus hops seemed to be tangerine and orange mixed with grapefruit. Had that caramel malt backbone with toffee. Also some sweet floral hops as well.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got that mixture of malts (caramel, toffee, amberish) and bitter hops (tangerine and grapefruit). Not as much floral hops as the smell, but still there. Very bitter finish. LATE ADD: Seemed to get some butter in there as well.

Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.

I was hoping for more, but the Falconer IPA didn’t do it, which is rare for me with Widmer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/24/2011 as follows:

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Beer pours a dark orange almost brown color with a small 1/2 finger tannish white head with some retention and little lacing. Interesting mix of floral hops and toffee character on the nose, unusual though not bad. Starts with a rush of floral hops followed by a mild bitterness and tiny barley profile. The toffee character on the nose follows and finishes the beer. Not a lot of flavor actually. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, unimpressive. I much preferred the X-114 to this beer. Not a lot of flavor. And the nose, while unusual, is the best aspect of the beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured froma standard pressure-cap bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Three-finger thick white head with a minute-long head and large bubbles. Trace lacing goes up high. Amber color with high clarity. Fine looking beer.

S- Some pine and citrus. Hops and slightly warm and sugary.

T- Warm flavor with bitter, piney hops.

M- Buttery, smooth medium bodied beer. Fairly wet finish.

O- Excellent, piney IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
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

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I love the concept of this series, but this beer was lacking somewhat. I'm not sure if I dont love the Falconer hop or if there was a problem with executuion. I just was'nt in love. A generic hop flavor at best. I expected something way more interesting from a single hop beer. And, from a new hop. But this was just good, not great.

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Falconer's IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 300 ratings