deanls (12) - Eureka, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Very fruity, Love it. I went to brewery. Down home. If I could tweak it a lil I may but for overall. Very good. over 9% . my top three,. Falcaner’s Flight is good stuff.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange, almost ruby, with a quarter finger of white head. Aroma of tropical fruits. Mostly pineapple and mango with mango with a little grapefruit and pine. Taste is medium bitter. Very tropical, pineapple and mango with grapefruit. Medium bodied with a lightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, awesome. I would drink this every day if I could!
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I have this every chance I get. A lot at Bailey’s Range.
Citrus hop bomb nose. Oranges and grapefruit with some nice sweet fruit juice notes. Herbal, grassy and dank hop notes. Complex nose. Gotta love Falconer’s Flight Hops.
This is a special brew. Unique and wonderful. Very intense hop notes that are well crafted. The malt bill seems to play it safe in the background with some bready grain notes and that’s about it but that is perfect because it puts these huge Falconer’s Flight Hops on display and in your face. Mmmm.
This is only one of a few Falconer’s Flight Hopped beers that I can find. I use them in my Home Brewed IPA. They are an amazing blend.
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Wine and Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours clear dark copper with a 4finger creamy beige head. Lots of fruit in the nose. Seems a mix of tropic, light pitted and citrus. Not getting caramel, but there’s lots of head in the way. Finally. The malt seems pretty roasty. Near full bodied. Flavor has a big roast malt backbone, but there’s a huge amount of floral, citrus and mixed fruit to hold it down. This seems very fresh and lush. I’m thinking it’s between 1 and 2 months old - based on memory of when it could be ordered. Some resin starts oozing into the mix. It’s hoppy plus, but it’s smooth not harsh and burning. Finishes hoppy and bitter with a little sweet backing. Brilliant effing ale.
vyvvy (3612) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours lightly hazy copper/amber with a good sized beige head. The aroma has a hop presence that is like tangerines, pineapples, spice and some funkiness. There is some balance with mildly sweet caramel malt. Really pleasant. Medium / thick body that is a little sticky and has flowing soft carbonation for the style. The flavor starts off with more balance that expected. There is a hearty malt presence of sweet toasty caramel malt that would come across as cloying if there wasn’t so much of a hop presence. The hops come across a bit different than the aroma with the fruitiness still there, but toned down and a pine/earth/spice taste taking center stage. The finish has the hops coming out more and there is a lingering sweet sticky malt and resiny hoppiness that never seems to leave. This came out in the same week as Hopslam and Double Trouble and has no problem going toe to toe with them. Another winner from 2nd Shift.
Strykzone (4479) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A nice looking beer. Mid brown and hazy . A nice thick big beige head. A citrusy aroma with applesauce and a hint of spice. A nice feel. I taste nice citrus that is complex. Peaches, applesauce, spice, and caramel. It is mildly bitter but only mildly. A Hopslam was put next to this and the 2bd Shift beer outshone it by a nose.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is great. Citrus and carmalized fruits. Great body. Full. Pretty hazy. Balanced flavor. Hops. Sweetness and finishes dry and perfect. Great brew.
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phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at 33, served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy, deep orange-amber color with a small, creamy off-white head. Light lace in the glass. Aroma of grapefruit citrus, pineapple and mango tropical fruits, caramel malts, and some grains. The flavor is an amped-up version of the nose, with caramel malts and tropical fruit transitioning into a more bitter grapefruit and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a juicy, resinous mouthfeel. Goes down smooth. The only hard part is cleanup, getting it out of my hair and eyes, and wiping it as it drizzled down my chin.
mixmasterob (879) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thank to phaleslu for this bottle. Dark hazy orange pour with a nice fluffy white head, great retention. Nice aroma full of citrusy and floral hops, big notes of orange, some pine and lemon peel. Flavors were nice and bitter throughout with a nice boozy kick. Big bittersweet citrus notes from top to bottom. Mouthfeel was on the fuller side, smooth, good carbonation. Nicely done big IPA. A bit unbalanced but overall this was quite good.
beernbourbon (1265) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour is bait darker than expected copper with a white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops on a sweet malt backbone. Mostly mango and pineapple but also pine notes. Flavor very true to nose with citrus and pine hops on a sweet malt canvas. Would love to see a less malty version.