Falconer's IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Falconer's IPAFalconer's IPA
BA SCORE
52.8%
Liked This Beer
3.69 w/ 299 ratings
Falconer's IPAFalconer's IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ElGordo on 09-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,724
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
299
Liked:
158
Avg:
3.69/5
pDev:
11.38%
Alströms:
3.66
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 299 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Drank this out of the bottle but looking at other reviews it has a hazy dark amber color with an orange tint. Lacing sticky head.
S - Smells of strong herbal and piney hops with a decent sweet balance.
T - Kind of aggressive bitterness for the first few sips, then it somehow grew on me and I enjoyed every sip afterward. The clash between herbal bittering hops and semi sweet cracker malts was very tasty.
M - Medium in body somewhat sticky with a crisp finish.

Overall far from my favorite IPA but this one won me over with drink ability considering I wanted a six pack after finishing my single. Well worth the mixed six price of 10 bucks for the pack. Give it a try it's better than I thought it would be.

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Photo of thatdewguy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of IdrinkBeerinCollege
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of PoppyParthenonE
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/5/12.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and earthy and floral hop aromas. Taste is much the same with floral and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice aromas and a surprisingly bitter hop presence in the mouth.

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Photo of Chucker17
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of imbibehour
3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A creamy off tan color head, manages three fingers easily off the pour. Settles to a nice finger sized puck. Body is a real nice dark copper red amber, with very little carbonation at all to be seen.

Nose is incredibly malty sweet with no hop profile at all. Lots of doughy graham cracker malts and biscuity sweet softness. A faint hint of orange citrus is in the back, but very buried. Hardly hop forward.

Palate hits with a nice rich feel. Sweet malts are toned down from hinted on the nose, and give to some soft leafy grass bitter hop. Chewy body with a good dense malt backbone but light enough to let some of the bitterness come in. Hop profile is still quite burried, but it's a tolerable nice mix of grass, tea, and mild orange like citrus mostly on the finish.

Easily drinkable, but for an IPA it's not very hop centric, but an easy drinkable brew for sure.

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Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of alex_hart
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light amber, brown with minimal carbonation and little to no head.

Smell: This is my favorite part of the beer. Sweet flowers, citrus, hops, and maybe even a slight hint of candied cherry. Smell is absolutely wonderful

Taste: At first it was not quite what I was hoping for. More bitter than the smell let on, but still had the florals and citrus. As it has warmed, however, it has become more and more delicious. I have even found myself increasing the "taste" rating two times as I have been typing. Warms into a sweet, very slightly bitter, and candied citrus brew.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated. Leaves the classic bitter twinge at the front of the tongue, in a good way, and leaves a thin, but pleasant, residue in the mouth upon the swallow.

Overall: This brew is a great, let me repeat, great, bang for the buck. At 7% abv and under $8 for a six pack, this is a great buy. Let it warm a bit before drinking and you will find a new go-to beer, imo. Great purchase.

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Photo of AL89BR
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Baldjosh
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of secondtooth
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean amber, with a frothy tan head. Superlative lace.

Nose is grapefruit, pine, and lemon hops. Very nice.

Taste? Pleasantly hopped, with more of the citrus/grapefruit tones. I get a hint of bitterness at the finish. Not a hop bomb, but still pretty well enjoyable.

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Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of zestd
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tronester
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with a thin creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet grain. Taste begins with some sweet treacle, then some spicy, herbal hops. The finish is slightly citrusy, but mostly grassy and earthy. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a decent beer, but there are better IPA's out there.

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Photo of FlemingVSKing
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of snohojimbo
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of martinlauridsen
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on November 20, 2012, so about 4 months have passed since, and this bottle has made it across the Atlantic to Denmark.

Appearance: Pours a chill hazed dark copper/amber color with almost non-existent head.

Aroma: Prominent aroma of sweet, red berries and caramelt malts. Also has an earthiness to it. This is so delicious you want four lungs to take a double sniff!

Taste: Very balanced malt and hop bitterness. Aftertaste is incredibly clean for an IPA. Depending on what you like, this is either good or bad. For me, it works very well.

Mouthfeel: Low on carbonation, but I feel that it is appropriate for style. Clean aftertaste and low to medium body.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Copper with a slight off-white head. Decent retention with some sticky lacing. The aroma smells floral and dank with some ripe notes. This is punctuated with some sharper grapefruit and pine character, while some graininess sits along the back. The taste has a firm citric bitterness with herbal and ripe fruit flavors on the edges. Malts balance but have a bit too much of a grainy push going on with them. Bitterness and pine on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a carbonation that blows up a little too much in the mouth at times. A bit of light warmth sits underneath as well. This wasn’t bad, being a decent showcase for what Falconer’s Flight can do, but like most of these Rotator Series, this just left me wanting more in the end.

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Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of cliftonsbiehl
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Falconer's IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.8% out of 100 with 299 ratings
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