Against the Grain Big Falcon Deal

Brewed by Against the Grain Brewery
Louisville, Kentucky USA
5.5% American Pale Ale | 5 Ratings | 47 IBU |
An American style pale ale brewed with Falconer’s Flight hops. Falconer’s Flight is a hop blend named after Northwest brewing legend Glen Hay Falconer who passed away in 2002. The blend includes Citra, Simcoe and Sorachi Ace hops and exhibits pleasant citrus, grapefruit, spicy and earthy characteristics. We brewed Big Falcon Deal with a hearty and inspired grain bill of Vienna malt, special aromatic, victory and oats to provide a complex and well rounded malt profile. We then bittered this ale with Columbus hops, provided some flavor with Cascade and then loaded the last 10 minutes of the boil with the Falconer’s Flight hop blend. Falconer’s Flight was also added post fermentation with a little bit of Centennial to showcase the hop’s aroma.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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