Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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4.09/5 rDev +9.7%
12oz bottle from zrab11 (sweet extra!). No bottling info. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.
Pours a clear orange hued gold with a quarter finger of off white head.
Smells of fresh citrus and pine and a sweet inviting almost birthday cake aroma. Nice.
Taste is bold and bitter with grapefruit, papaya, pine and citrus rinds. A hint of sweet cake is the only concession made to malt balance and I'm just fine with that.
An oily medium light body with a nice light carbonation. Long, dry, bitter grapefruity aftertaste.
This little guy packs a huge bitter hoppy punch considering that it's only 6% abv. It is a tasty gem that I'll happily enjoy anytime it's offered and specifically request in future trades.
02-25-2013 23:59:24 | More by ThickNStout
4.06/5 rDev +8.8%
Hop head, so again take with a grain of salt
Appearance, usual ipa golden
Smell, hop hop hop
Taste, wonderful although they don't list hops used if I had to take a guess I'd say galaxy/citra and along with the citra taste comes the zombie dust comparisons and I gotta say in my own opinion it's damn close with a lil more hop complexity, where the dust has a very sweet tropical fruit punch to your tongue this one leaves it straight scorched,.great job flat 12 this one will be on regular rotation in my fridge!
02-20-2013 17:19:49 | More by Swik
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
3.31/5 rDev -11.3%
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.
01-17-2013 02:17:39 | More by TheSSG
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.