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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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Ratings: 326
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010)
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, fluffy eggshell head is fairly immense and retains pretty much indefinitely.

Smells of light clover honey and fresh floral hops.

Tastes of fresh piney and floral hops and mild honey sweetness with some biscuit malt base.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A flavorful and fresh IPA with a clean flavor and a slightly richer maltiness than you might expect, drinks pretty easy and enjoyably. Worth trying.

Cylinsier, Feb 11, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +9%

ddodger41, Mar 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Kappakoosh, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Jayman931
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice Golden brown color. Nice big head that lingers and nice carbonation
A:Great Hop Smell....
T:Citrus and Grassy....Creeps up on ya! And keeps coming! 100+ IBUs Very nice
M: Good...what you would expect from a 6%

Think I am gonna have another :) Cheers

Jayman931, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of dgfool
3/5  rDev -18.3%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap 09/13 @ Dicks Bodacious BBQ Downtown Indy.

Good head retention. White foam hangs around low around the edge.

Smells like a delicious lawnmower. Nice and hoppy. Very little malt smell.

T: Nice balance of bittering hops. Kind of surprised they were there,; the smell didn't tip me off at all. They didn't skimp of the $$$ when making this.

M: Good smoothness that you would expect from a decent Craft Brewer.

The first time I tried this beer, was on opening day of the Flat12 Brewery last year.

As I recall, the bittering hops have gotten slightly stronger, which I like, but everything else is the same. My taste buds may be off since I was eating BBQ though.

jisom123, Sep 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Skye1024, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of 1Adam12
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber/golden color. Smells very earthy to me. Lots of grass and hay, loads of hops, some citrus on the nose. Taste is very good. Very hoppy and earthy. Has a bitterness on the end of it that keeps me from being able to pound it. Mouthfeel was heavy for the ABV. Creamy, carbonated. A good sipping IPA IMO. Very impressed with my first experience with flat 12. This was my favorite IPA from an Indiana brewery not named 3 floyds. I really hope they bottle this bad boy.

1Adam12, Aug 21, 2011
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1/5  rDev -72.8%

CharlieTruelove23, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

bpfrush, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of juicebox
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

juicebox, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

acknight, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

rwilde, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

williamjbauer, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dsauter, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

mikedevilsfan, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a touch of haze to a orange body with a thin ring of white foam supported by a few big bubbles working to the surface.

S- The notes of light toasted malt have a mineral quality to them with some caramel sweetness growing in the finish. A faint hint of green hops come through as it warms.

T- The dandelion greens hop flavor is all bitterness from start to finish for the first few sips. The dandelion milk bitterness stains the tongue as it lingers after each sip. There are some British hop qualities that come through as it opens and some watery malt notes try to fight its way in but the bitterness just dominates.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle carbonation in the finish.

O- The full bitterness dominates and stains the tongue with really no other hop character standing a chance. There are faint malt hints but they remain buried. This beer was all one sided with no other character and it was tough to get through the glass.

rhoadsrage, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

zachpaschal, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber, with a thick 3-finger head. Attractive wall of lace.

Nose is pungent pine hops, with some tropical citrus. Very nice!

Taste is strong and bitter with assertive hopping and deep pine and citrus notes. With a big, bold, and sticky mouthfeel, this West coast style IPA finishes dry. Quite a surprise and an excellent IPA!

secondtooth, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9%

WoodBrew, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9%

hyoung41, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of theRooster90
2.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off I wasn't impressed with this because it instantly smelled like marijuana to me!

A: A good looking amber golden

S: Weed! Smelled like very dank hops and weed. Which I didn't like at all to be honest.

T: Still had the week on my palate so it tasted like it as well...

M: Typical IPA mouthfeel with a clean finish but still had a lingering weed feel...

O: I'm sure pot smokers would love this but I didn't like it.

theRooster90, Sep 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Hessian257, Sep 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Gonzoillini, Nov 02, 2013
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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
83 out of 100 based on 326 ratings.