Hop Profile: Falconer's Flight - Brooklyn Brew Shop

Hop Profile
Falconer's Flight

Updated on March 27, 2016

Hop Profile: Falconer's Flight

Named in honor of the late Oregon brewer Glen Hay Falconer, Hopunion (out of Yakima, Washington) created Falconer’s Flight. Differing from other Hop of the Month posts featuring specific varieties of hops, Falconer’s Flight is actually a blend of several different hops (including Citra, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace) native to the Northwest region of the United States. This hop mixture uses specifically aromatic and citrusy hops, and was designed to impart aroma and flavor to IPAs and American pale ales. Want to try it yourself? Falconer's Flight is one of the hops included in our recently released Evil Twin Bikini Beer Collaboration available in Kit and Mix.
    1. Origin

      This exceptional hop blend was created by hop supply company Hopunion in 2010. The blend uses a mix of Pacific North West hop varietals, among them, Citra, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace and several other experimental hops. Falconer’s Flight is strongly aromatic and it’s known to impart fruity and tropical aromas.
    2. Characteristics

      As a premixed combination of different hops, this blend is only available as pellets. Falconer’s Flight provides beer with elements from each of its different components and imparts scents of lemon, grapefruit, other citrus fruits and pine.
    3. Vital Statistics

      Typical Use: Aroma Alpha Acid: 9.5% - 12% Country: USA, specifically Pacific NW Styles: IPA, American Pale Ale Flavors: Lemon, Grapefruit, other citrus, and floral