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Title: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: homebrewgamecock on August 25, 2011, 02:28:02 AM
Stopped in the homebrew store today looking for some Simcoe.  They were out, but the guy suggested Falcon hops as a sub.  I have never heard of this hop nor can I find anything on the net.  Anyone ever hear of this hop before?

I was told these are just like Simcoe.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 02:32:24 AM
It may have been Falconer's Flight.  They are a blend and AFAIK have some simcoe in them.  I wouldn't say they are just like simcoe, but they make a nice IPA.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: majorvices on August 25, 2011, 02:35:01 AM
I was just geeting ready to say the same thing. Falconer's Flight is blended hops. Simcoe is part of it so is Citra, Amarillo and a few more. Nice hop. Aint "Just like Simcoe".
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: homebrewgamecock on August 25, 2011, 02:46:47 AM
He did call it Falconer's Flight now that you mention it.  Thanks for the info.

Under that name I found this.

http://beernews.org/2011/03/hopunion-releases-falconers-flight-hop-to-honor-glen-hay-falconer/ (http://beernews.org/2011/03/hopunion-releases-falconers-flight-hop-to-honor-glen-hay-falconer/)

It is with great pleasure that Hopunion LLC announces the release of Falconer’s Flight™, an exclusive proprietary hop blend created to honor and support the legacy of Northwest brewing legend, Glen Hay Falconer.

In celebration of Glen’s cutting edge style and the ever-evolving nature of the craft beer industry, Hopunion has developed Falconer’s Flight™. This novel proprietary pellet blend is comprised of many of the Northwest’s most unique hop varieties and is perfect for any Northwest-style IPA. Each hop has been hand selected for its superior aromatic qualities, imparting distinct tropical, citrus, floral, lemon and grapefruit tones.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 03:15:03 AM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: dbeechum on August 25, 2011, 05:49:44 AM
It's interesting, I think my experience with Falconer's Flight has been - great flavor, great bitter, so-so aroma.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: beersk on August 25, 2011, 03:11:52 PM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur? 
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: denny on August 25, 2011, 03:21:42 PM
It's interesting, I think my experience with Falconer's Flight has been - great flavor, great bitter, so-so aroma.

Interesting indeed...aroma is the main thing I use them for.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: homebrewgamecock on August 25, 2011, 03:23:40 PM
I have an ounce that I purchased.  Will give them a try. 
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: beersk on August 25, 2011, 03:42:53 PM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur? 
I'm gonna make up my own style of dark hoppy beer called Isengard Pale Ale.  None more black!!
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 05:25:35 PM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur? 
As a matter of fact yes, that's what it is called.  It was written on the whiteboard in the hospitality suite at NHC, just for you.  :-*
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: Slowbrew on August 25, 2011, 05:43:20 PM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur? 
As a matter of fact yes, that's what it is called.  It was written on the whiteboard in the hospitality suite at NHC, just for you.  :-*

I would have guessed Cascadian Dark Ale but I would have been way off.   8)


Paul
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 05:45:46 PM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur?  
As a matter of fact yes, that's what it is called.  It was written on the whiteboard in the hospitality suite at NHC, just for you.  :-*

I would have guessed Cascadian Dark Ale but I would have been way off.   8)
Nah, you would have been right on.  It's a Cascadian Dark Ale I named Cross Dressing Amateur in beersk's honor. ;D
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: beersk on August 25, 2011, 07:10:44 PM
Shut up, you didn't! 
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 07:20:37 PM
I totally did. ;D

Ask Denny and Jeff, they were at NHC.  Denny tried it, I'm not sure if Jeff did but he might have seen the whiteboard with the name there.  Maybe not though, it kicked pretty fast.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: denny on August 25, 2011, 07:30:43 PM
I totally did. ;D

Ask Denny and Jeff, they were at NHC.  Denny tried it, I'm not sure if Jeff did but he might have seen the whiteboard with the name there.  Maybe not though, it kicked pretty fast.

Yep, he certainly did!  Of the 2,176,512 CDAs there, Tom's was the only one I really liked.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: tschmidlin on August 25, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
Thanks again D ;D

The name makes the beer though. ;)
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: jeffy on August 25, 2011, 09:30:06 PM
I totally did. ;D

Ask Denny and Jeff, they were at NHC.  Denny tried it, I'm not sure if Jeff did but he might have seen the whiteboard with the name there.  Maybe not though, it kicked pretty fast.
Of course I tried it!  Who could resist with a name like that?
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: malzig on August 26, 2011, 01:05:08 AM
I used some that I got from a friend to make a CDA and a hoppy red.  They turned out really nice.  Even Denny liked the CDA :)
Cross dressing Amateur?  
As a matter of fact yes, that's what it is called.  It was written on the whiteboard in the hospitality suite at NHC, just for you.  :-*

I would have guessed Cascadian Dark Ale but I would have been way off.   8)
Nah, you would have been right on.  It's a Cascadian Dark Ale I named Cross Dressing Amateur in beersk's honor. ;D
Oh, I see, you mean a Noonan Black Ale.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: Hokerer on August 26, 2011, 01:39:08 AM
Oh, I see, you mean a Noonan Black Ale.

Noonan!! Noonan!!

(http://joekusterer.x10.mx/danny-noonan.jpg)
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: sparkleberry on August 26, 2011, 03:00:18 AM
I brewed a straight apa with these hops two weeks ago. as I was vigorously stirring for pitching I was totally digging the wonderful mango notes I was smelling. I'm bottling it this weekend. I'll get back when it's ready.
Title: Re: Falcon - New hop?
Post by: beersk on August 26, 2011, 02:52:04 PM
Oh, I see, you mean a Noonan Black Ale.

Noonan!! Noonan!!

(http://joekusterer.x10.mx/danny-noonan.jpg)

"You take drugs, Danny?"

"Everyday."

"Good."


Well thanks Tom, I wish I could've tried that beer, myself...And yes, how can one resist a beer called Cross Dressing Amateurs?  

Could have a dark hoppy beer called Impaled Ale.  Metal in the niiiiiiiiiight-uh!