Falconers Flight = Armpit?

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kblankenship11

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So I bought a bunch of falconers flight hops on sale from my LHBS. They were 2011 from Hopunion. I made a Rye-IPA with them; 1oz Columbus at 60, 1 oz FF at 30 and 1 oz FF at 1 minute.

I took a sample last night and WHOA, it literally smells like my armpits after a run in July. The taste is bitter and as expected from an IPA, no off-flavors either. Only the aroma.

It's been sitting there for three weeks so I threw an extra ounce of Cascade in there to dry-hop it. Hopefully that backs down the armpit aroma...

I'm guessing the falconers flight at 1 minute is the culprit since it's only the aroma hop I used. Has anyone else had the same experience with these hops?
 

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Falconers is actually a blend of popular American hops if I remember right. It shouldn't smell bad. Maybe they were old or oxidized? Old/stale hops can smell like really stinky cheese.
 

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Heh I’m trying to figure out what jrgtr42 is reacting to because even in 2013 the 2011 crop was kind of old.

For relevance sake the only time I used Falconers Flight I got the oniony aroma of stale or old hops as well. That was in 2015 I think? They were not from the 2011 crop (or were they???!!!).
 

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Please tell me you intentionally waited eight years to post a reply to this thread, to prove a point... heh heh... ;)
ohhhhh...... :eek::eek::(:(🤬🤬
It came up on the latests posts list - Don't know how, and my bad for not looking at the OP dates. But even so, 2 years is still questionable for hops, unless maybe in full vacuum deep freeze.
 
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