Falconers Flight Pale Ale

Falconers Flight is a blend of NW Pacific Hops including Simcoe, Citra and Sorachi Ace. This recipe should give a very hop forward APA with all the characteristic flavours you would expect, citrus, pine and tropical fruits. It is currently fermenting so I will have to report back on how it turns out in a few weeks….

When I brewed it I actually forgot to add the flame out addition (doh!) so I will be experimenting with using that for a hop tea that will be added prior to bottling.

Batch size: 19 Litres

Brewhouse efficiency: 80%
OG: 1.044
FG: 1.009
IBUs: 35.8
ABV: 4.6%
EBC: 11.8


3.1 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.16 kg Crystal Malt 40L
0.06 kg CaraMunich II


10g Magnum at 60 minutes FWH (or use any clean bittering hop)
20g Falconers Flight at 10 minutes
20g Falconers Flight at 5 minutes
40g Falconers Flight at 0 minutes
50g Falconers Flight dry hop 5 days



Mash at 66c

Ferment at 20c

6 Comments on “Falconers Flight Pale Ale

  1. I would ordinarily be all over this like a skinky little rash, but the fact its got Simcoe in it leaves me thinking I might be better off avoiding it. I tried several beers at the Magna Festival in Sheffield with Simcoe in it and I dont like the hop, its a bit much for my tastes…

    I’d love to be able to blend hops and end up with a definative name for them… might have to try with some of the NZ hops i have… lol

  2. The Falconers Flight 7Cs might be more up your street, its a blend of 7 American hops beginning with C. 10 cool points if you can guess what those 7 hops are……

    I really like Simcoe but I hear what you are saying about it being a bit much, I think it can dominate too much in pale beers on its own which is why I prefer it in darker styles like amber beers if its the main hop, it is also great in black IPAs. Hopefully it plays nicely in this blend, I am quite hopeful as they seem to be pretty highly rated by others

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