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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

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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 TheSevenDuffs
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap @ Flying Saucer in Nashville

A - Light orange/yellow with a ring of white head.

S - Grapefruit, orange and some caramel malt sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness with a huge caramel malt sweetness. Some pine and floral flavours with a touch of citrus. Low bitterness for the style.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of DGSchmitt
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

DGSchmitt, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of ColtsPig
5/5  rDev +35.9%

ColtsPig, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +8.7%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of skinnycox
4/5  rDev +8.7%

skinnycox, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Roman5150
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle purchased from Beer Depot in Murfreesboro, TN, poured into tulip glass

appearance: light orange amber, small one finger white head that doesn't last

smell: grapefruit, earthy piney hops, citrus, applejuice, popcorn, and a slight hint of some cannabis sativa (seriously, this beer smells like bag of some dank buds, I can't explain it. other reviews have noted this as well)

taste: whoa, what did i just drink. quite possibly the most unique IPA i've had, its sort of like someone took a fist full of simcoe (not sure if used, but sure smells like it) hops and a small amount of english malt and punched you in the face. Very upfront, intense flavor. The malt is blended so well with the hoppiness that it tastes almost like one, i'm not sure if that made sense but that's the only way I can describe this beer. This is the definition of a hop bomb, yet it is so well crafted and balanced that the intensity is second to it's drinkability. The finish is very hoppy and bitter, and leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth.

mouthfeel: average amount of carbonation, very smooth and refreshing; not too heavy

overall: I will be buying this upon seeing it. It's a very good underrated hop bomb of an IPA, I was pleasantly surprised. This beer reeks and tastes like earthy piney hops, if that's your thing, you will love it. While it's no Stone or Two-Hearted, this beer can hold it's one with the great IPAs of this country. This is a well crafted beer that I had no idea what I was buying when I found a single bottle at my local store, and I'm fucking glad I did.

Roman5150, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Apr 16, 2013
Photo of John1985
4/5  rDev +8.7%

John1985, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of Jsmitty1967
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Jsmitty1967, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2013-04-06 in Warsaw, IN

A - Mostly clear gold with a 3-finger pillowy white head with good lacing.

S - Naval orange flesh, white bread, hop floral.

T - Sharp simultaneous bites of tart citrus and bitter pine, dank, mild citrus flesh, little caramel malt. Taste is quite different than the subtler and sweeter aroma. Finishes very bitter; clearly unbalanced toward the bitter side.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Extremely prickly, resinous, tongue-numbing.

O - This is one of the bitterest ~6% ABV brew I've had. A bit too out of balance for me go give it a top rating but it sure gets your attention.

Tucquan, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Highstplz
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Highstplz, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-cloudy orange two finger head with lacing some carbonation

S-hops grass dirt, not much malt but lots of hops

T-very hoppy, grass dirt and pine, mild citrus. Ends with a sharp hop bite and slight bitterness

M-medium bodied, slight carbonation mild hop resins

O- A nice all round IPA, but with so many good ones out there it is difficult to revisit it.

rlee1390, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +8.7%

fredmugs, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +8.7%

mychalg9, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of pheelingIt
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

pheelingIt, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of --Dom--
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I believe this beer deserves a full review as it is rated terribly low in my opinion. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden-amber with 1 1/2 finger head, decent lacing. Smells of danky delicious piney goodness.

This beer is prettty darn good. Opens with danky resiny hops, not terribly complex but it works very well. Just straight up piney, doesn't mess around. Definitely more bitter than malty. Mouthfeel is crisp with medium body.

Overall, pretty outstanding IPA. In my opinion it's a great representation of a single IPA. Stays bitter throughout and still well balanced. Good work Flat 12.

--Dom--, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of sommersb
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

sommersb, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

baklo, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of TrueShotHunter
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

TrueShotHunter, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of freduardo
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

freduardo, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of hyoung41
4/5  rDev +8.7%

hyoung41, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of zrab11
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

zrab11, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

ThickNStout, Feb 25, 2013
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
83 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.