Widmer Brothers is from Portland, Oregon. This 7.0% ABV beer is from part of their rotating IPA series. The beer, not surprisingly, uses Falconer's Flight hops.
The beer pours a deep amber and dark orange with a soft, warm glow. There is a short head of off-white foam, a touch creamy, that quickly disappears. The aroma is fruity, oranges, caramel malt, and somewhat floral and spicy. The taste follows the aromas directly. The finish is quite bitter. This is a decent IPA, but not nearly as good as many of the Widmer IPA's.
According to the website: GLEN FALCONER WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND GREAT IPAS. SO IN TRIBUTE, WE'VE CREATED AN IPA WORTHY OF THIS MASTER BREWER. MADE WITH FALCONER'S FLIGHT HOPS FROM HOPUNION, LLC, A BLEND NAMED FOR GLEN HIMSELF. THE RESULT IS A BRIGHT, MODERATELY BITTER IPA WITH STONEFRUIT AROMAS AND A STRONG MALT BACKBONE. WE THINK GLEN WOULD HAVE APPROVED. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF FALCONER'S FLIGHT HOPS GO TO THE GLEN HAY FALCONER FOUNDATION, PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO PROFESSIONAL AND ASPIRING BREWERS. IN ADDITION, WIDMER BROTHERS BREWING IS MAKING A DONATION TO GRANT TWO ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS. LEARN MORE AT WWW.GLENFALCONERFOUNDATION.ORG. PROST! TO TRUE HOP HEADS.