Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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Reviews by sommersb:
3.43/5 rDev -8%
Tasted On: 03-20-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Frugal MacDoogal, Nashville
A: A big whoosh when I pop the cap and a huge glass of foam tell me right away we have an over-carbonated beer. The massive white head, while annoying, does leave a super amount of lacing and head retention. The beer's color is a hazy yellow.
S: Aromas are mostly of hops, both piney and citrus, with a bit of yeast spiciness as well.
T: Big hoppy, West-coast style IPA bitterness, with the tartness of grapefruit. Not really any hint of malt.
M: Crisp mouthfeel and very much over-carbonated, the body is medium. Finishes with the same big hoppy bitterness as noted in the taste.
O: Overall a highly bitter IPA; not very balanced so not a very interesting take on the style in my opinion.
03-23-2013 20:54:25 | More by sommersb
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +7.5%
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
02-08-2013 03:42:27 | More by Jayman931
4/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
09-14-2011 18:55:13 | More by jisom123
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
08-21-2011 14:26:16 | More by 1Adam12
2.85/5 rDev -23.6%
(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.
05-16-2013 21:23:51 | More by rhoadsrage
4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
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!
09-02-2012 14:40:16 | More by secondtooth
2.85/5 rDev -23.6%
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.
09-03-2011 02:28:48 | More by theRooster90
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.