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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 15.57%

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010)
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Reviews by TheSSG:
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3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a huge, dense, white head that has a bit of lacing. Huge, bright grapefruit aroma with a faint sweet malt in the background. Radiant gold color. Starts with a very bitter (and surprisingly) intense pine flavor that almost reminds me of gasoline. It subsides briefly to have a medium-high pine citrus, with mostly bitterness in the finish. If you let it sit a bit, the malt does come through, and the pine sap bitterness subsides into a really pleasant hoppiness.

Holy hell was this unexpected. 104.1 IBU's at 6% ABV. This is an absolute kick in the tongue, which isn't my thing, but maybe it's your thing. I like my hops floral and intensely aromatic, but without such bitterness. Maybe a little bit of pine, and citrus is always nice, but I just don't dig such an aggressive pine profile. If you like to lick sticky pine sap, and you crave bitterness, head over to this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 02:17:39 | More by TheSSG
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-26-2014 18:28:58 | More by JackieAnton
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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to ssidetroller for the cool extra. Enjoyed from a batch 1 BT willie becher.

a - brew poured a semi transparent orange with lots of visible carb racing to the surface. The head was big and frothy and grew after the pour sat. Chunks of lace left on the glass...a bit much, but nice.

s - smell is a big earthy malt with a slap of hops over the top.

t/m - as the nose suggests a malt forward IPA with a nice hop blast on the back end adding some fruit but mostly bitterness to the finish. Super duper drinkable though. I could finish the entire bottle in one slug since it is so soft and easy drinking.

o - overall comes across as more of a pale than an IPA (in today's world of hop bombs). I really dig it and would have it again, but this isn't the kind of beer I look for when I crave an IPA. Great session-ish pale though for when you don't want the hop assault.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:42:27 | More by cosmicevan
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-26-2014 00:01:09 | More by Hop_Girl
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-25-2014 18:07:37 | More by RCLOHR267
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

03-15-2014 02:04:33 | More by arnulfooxblood
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-14-2014 20:54:28 | More by dcisco44
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

03-14-2014 20:53:55 | More by dunlap926
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-13-2014 16:15:26 | More by fleurdelou
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A very slight haze in a bright golden orange beer. A one finger white head.

S- Citrus, pine, burnt sugar

T- Big bitterness at first for this IPA. The hop profile takes over. Very citrusy, sticky and fresh. An herbal garden note and a lingering spice on the end. Malt bill is on the sweeter size but allows most of the beers focus on the Hops.

M- Medium bodied, on the bitter side.

O- A solid IPA and an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

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3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First time trying this beer. Poured from growler into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear rich copper with minimal head. If you can get at least a half finger head the lacing holds.

S: Nothing really sticks out, some citrus notes but that's all.

T: A little resin up front, getting that orange, grapefruit, mango citrus flavors. Not much hop bite to it. Pretty balanced, smooth and dry. I was expecting more of a bite, their website says 104.1 IBU. Maybe it's there but you don't taste it. Really sweet undertones.

M: Not bad at all, just wish it had more of a bitter bite. Carbonation is perfect.

O: I enjoyed this beer. Definitely will drink again. The more you drink the more the sweetness comes out. At 6% ABV it's perfect for me in 6 packs. Really true to the style of the beer.

Serving type: growler

03-09-2014 23:51:03 | More by mreatsum
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-06-2014 20:39:26 | More by ddodger41
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium amber/orange. Minimal head, but good lacing on glass and on top. Hoppy but not smack your tongue hoppy. Mouth feel is well bodied & refreshing. Aftertaste not overly bitter and doesn't last long. First offering I've tried from Flat 12, but will try more. Looking forward to their tasting room in nearby Jeffersonville IN.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Indianapolis on 2/7/14.

Hazy orange, nice hefeweizen look

Faint orange, not strong but quite unique compared to other IPAs I have had.

Pine resin, very strong bitter up front. Orange rind, bitter grapefruit notes.

Medium body, nice carbonation.

Walks the fine line between "generic bitter" IPA and complex brew with the citrus notes. A lot of flavor here!

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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
85 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.