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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 17.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

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4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy golden orange, with robust off-white head, resolving to a thin band with extensive lacing.

S - Full nose of hops, tilting toward citrus and pine. More wild hop notes (garlic, onion, cat urine) appear as hints, but the main lines are fruit and resin.

T - Sweet malt coupling with strong hops. The taste is less citrus, more pine and grass, playing against a malt line that offers notes of dust and sugar. Close runs straight into bitterness, which builds slowly as you drink.

M - Good carbonation, but bitter drying and resin do build over time.

O - A good, bitter IPA, with a nice malt balance. This is not an ultra clean version, and the fruit is coupled with earthier tones, making for an interesting, and ultimately rewarding, brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Photo of mreatsum
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and honey + apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer almost completely evenly and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, herbal, and pine hops over the top of slightly sweet grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts which is quickly followed by a strong flavor of hops - aggressive citrus/grapefruit pith followed by light flavors of pine and herbal. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers is present.

M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Not as well balanced as some of the other examples of the style, there is a lot more bitterness than there is sweetness from the malts. Easy enough to drink but a touch one-dimensional with the strong dominance of the citrus/grapefruit pith hops.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
83 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.