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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
good

337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
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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Photo of mntlover
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale orange color with a rocky off white head that leaves tons of lace. Pretty huge head but was an aggressive pour.

Aroma is citrus fruit pineapple, mango, grapefruit with hints of pine. Malt base is light.

Taste is nice hops bitter grapefruit/pine mixture dominating taste malt is only present to hold the hops. Pretty decent IPA hop forward with out being overly hoppy. Just not great enough to make on my usual IPA rotation.

Mouthfeel is medium with active carbonation, pretty much spot on .

Overall not a bad IPA worth having if you see it out. Might have again if i see it on tap that doesn't have one of my usual IPA's.

Photo of rangerred
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thin half finger white head which slowly fades to just a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma of mango, pineapple, and tangerine is awesome. Some light pine underneath along with caramel malt but it is nearly all tropical fruit. The dry hopping really stands out in the nose and it is wonderful.

The flavor provides a huge citrus punch that was alluded to in the aroma. There is a little more malt this time with biscuit and caramel along with a high bitterness that comes close to, but does not exceed, being too much. The hop flavor fades midway through but the malt and bitterness continues on for quite awhile.

Overall, a really well-done beer from a brewery that I have never heard of and just appeared in my area. I'm looking forward to trying some of their other offerings.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a cloudy copperish color with a huge off-white head on it. Nose is quite floral with some nice piney elements as well. Taste is somewhat bitter, but feels very light on the tongue, though slightly overcarbonated. I quite like the taste of this...

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2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(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.

Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
83 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.