artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown orange red color with little head. I get very little hops in the aroma. The taste lacks much flavor. Pretty balanced.
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JaBier (4762) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, tropical fruit and pine. Malty flavor with light tropical fruit accents before a piney and earthy hop finish.
HonkeyBra (3255) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of herbal and grass hops, some caramel malt. Some floral notes as well. Flavor is fairly bitter, focuses on the herbal and grass notes. Interesting attention with this hop. I do enjoy the bitterness. Medium bodied. Interesting.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden slightly brown color. Cloudy. Hoppy and slightly sweet smell. Somewhat bready. Bready citrusy and bitter. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
PhillyCraft (3127) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Capones, Another bland, horrible offering from Dark horse offering weak hops, malt, and dust. Mostly just bread and malt present. These Falconer flight hops must have been schwag or something happened in the brewing process.
TheBear11D (215) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The FF pours a cloudy deep orangish yellow with a large foamy eggshell white head that lasts forever and leaves thick rings behind. The look is beautiful! The aroma is strong citrus hops. It smells delicious! The flavor is not as strong as the aroma but citrus hops all the way. Overall this is a very tasty beer. I wish it would be around for years to come.
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milewide (1466) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of variety pack. Wonderfully unfiltered! Aroma was muted. Hop bitterness in aftertaste was major characteristic.
tcane7 (1657) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Capones. Pours a murky gold with dense, lumpy beige head and nice lace. Notes of citrus, biscuit, caramel, lemon. Lightish body. Moderate bitterness.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Citrus, some earthiness, and some toastiness.
BBB63 (5960) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Horizontal throw down between siblings: Dark Horse Artic Dekoorc Eert (Citra), F.F. Dekoorc Eert (Falconer’s Flight), Edacsac Dekoorc Eert (Cascade)... and Crooked Tree are a base reference (and re-rate):
Appearance Served in Duval snifters: As expected all the same with a golden hue, clean, fading frothy head, spotty lace. FF seemed to have slightly better head retention, and the CT best head retention of all (All four get a 3)
Aroma: Artic has moderate tropical character with some light catty dank notes, biscuity and yeast esters. The most forceful of the aromas but the dankness is what puts it behind the Cascade driven Edacsac (7). FF has juicy fruit gum note along with some herbal overtones, bready and slightly peppery. Sort of weak nose and nondescript (6). Edacsac has moderate citric overtones with grassy notes along with displaying more pale grains than the other two. (8) Crooked Tree has more straightforward bitter with a hint of citrus and tropical notes along with a hint of metallic vapours. (7)
Taste: Artic is oniony and alpha acid driven with some mango, peach and grains of paradise. (6) FF is twangy pear and apple like fruit notes with a lovely grassy and herbal center. Get a bit more malty notes with the FF than the Artic. (7) Edacsac is grapefruit rind, dragonfruit and moderate pepper with a slight metallic earthy finish. (8) The CT is more like the Edacsac than the other two, PNW citrus, some white pepper, garlic and onion is there too but much less than the Citra hopped. (7)
Palate: The differences are slight with the finishes being the only noticeable thing, Has mentioned above the Cascade Edacsac is slightly metallic (3), the Citra Artic is slightly astringent and more spicy (3), the Falconer’s Flight FF is cleaner and dryer (4) and the base Crooked Tree is quite metallic and even minerally (3).
Overall Interesting but as I expected I like the Edacsac the most, more balance profile and I liked the FF the least with a muddled hop profile... just like when I have used these hops when I homebrewed. I unlike most am not a fanboi of single hopped Citra beers and this reinforced that. (Artic 13, FF 11, Edacsac 14, CT 13)