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Falconer's Flight Hop United States of America Hop

Falconer's Flight Hop

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Purpose:Aroma
Country:United States of America (USA)
Ownership:® Hopunion, LLC.

Purchase Falconer's Flight Hops

Falconer's Flight hops are available to be purchased from multiple suppliers. We've conveniently linked to the most popular hop suppliers as well as Amazon.com. Every supplier may have different prices, harvest years and amounts available for purchase.

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Origin of Falconer's Flight Hops

Falconers Flight is a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest hops that was developed in 2010 by Hopunion, LLC.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Falconer's Flight Hops

Falconer's Flight is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping.

Falconer’s Flight hop pellets are an exclusive proprietary hop blend created to honor and support the legacy of Northwest brewing legend, Glen Hay Falconer. Proceeds from each Falconer’s Flight purchase is contributed to the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation. These hop pellets are an excellent complement to many IPA and Pale Ale-oriented hop varieties. Specific aroma descriptors include distinct tropical, floral, lemon and grapefruit characteristics.

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Brewing Values for Falconer's Flight Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Falconer's Flight hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
9.5-12%
10.8% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4-5%
4.5% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.2:1 - 3:1
2:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.20-29%
24.5% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »1.4-3 mL
2.2mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: pine, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 43-62%
52.5% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, hoppy, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 11-17%
14% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, spicy, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 5-9%
7% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, woody (β-farnesene) 1-2%
1.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 10-40%

Beer Styles using Falconer's Flight Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Falconer's Flight hop include IPA, Pale Ale & Lager.

Falconer's Flight Hop Substitutions

If the Falconer's Flight hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

Is Falconer's Flight available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Falconer's Flight hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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