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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 17.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A. Pours a slightly hazed, orangey-gold color reminiscent of a new penny. Head is minimal and recedes to a ring quickly, but leaves some really nice lacing.

S. Hop aroma leaps out of this one. Grapefruit, pine, and cannabis are first, followed by a hint of toasted sugars. There's little if any malt aroma, but a sticky sweetness is barely perceptible hiding beneath the hop onslaught.

T. The flavor follows the nose for the most part. Citrus is up front followed by slight caramel. Then the alpha acids kick in, and man, do they kick. There's a long, lingering bitterness that seems to swell as the beer goes down, leaving an aftertaste of grapefruit peel and woody earth that hangs on the tongue for what seems like an eternity. It's not unpleasant though.

M. This beer is crisp and lively, and the carbonation seems to make the hop flavors pop even more. Despite the overwhelming IBUs, it doesn't seem to call more more body.

O. This is not a well balanced beer, but then again, it doesn't seem like it's supposed to be. As described on the bottle, this is pure hop juice that's borderline sessionable. There's just enough malt backbone to keep the hops from punishing you, and no more. I was surprised to find how eager I was to come back to this one. It may not be the most spectacular IPA out there, but it has an intriguing hop profile that makes it both memorable and approachable.

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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
83 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.