Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
A - Nice looking amberish orange, poured into my FFF Teku glass. Very little head and lacing.
S - A good amount of citrus and pine. Little bit of tropical fruit with some earthyness to it.
T - Pretty much tastes like it smells, which is a good thing.
M - Light-Medium bodied with slight carbonation. Very drinkable.
Flat 12 makes some solid beers and I expect for them to get better with time. This is solid IPA and is definitely worth a try.
01-04-2013 04:39:45 | More by CheeseheadNation
3.83/5 rDev +3%
Bottle from CWBlues, thanks Cy! 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Unfiltered orange, voluminous and dense white head - tremendous lace and chunks of retention. Nose of orange, tangerine and lighter citrus, some piney/herbal that's peripheral. Light sweet malt character. Taste has more bitter citrus along the same lines as the nose, finishing grassy and herbal. Slight dank qualities. Bitterness is medium high, carbonation is fairly low. A serviceable, quite bitter IPA.
12-02-2012 03:22:24 | More by liamt07
3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
Many thanks to jisom123 for sending a few bottles of this stuff!
A - Pours a medium amber color with a very dense, creamy head. mild but steady carbonation and a thick lacing ring.
S - Toasted caramel malt with pine and citrus hops, not much in the nose.
T - Some toasted caramel malt up up front that quickly gets knocked down with a healthy amount of spicy, piney, citrus hops. The spice portion of the hop flavor comes with some onion character and the bitterness is long and lingering. It's "just about" balanced but not so much to stifle the hops. Leaves a small coating of orange/mango at the very end.
M - Medium body and coats the mouth with some onion, pine, and grapefruit. Lots of carbonation on the tongue and slick on the end.
O - This is a solid IPA and I'm looking forward to cracking another bottle of this.
10-04-2012 21:23:47 | More by jzeilinger
4.23/5 rDev +13.7%
Just had a bottle, had a pint yesterday!
This IPA is terrific!
A: Hazy orange that is cloudy with a nice off white head.
S: Citus, hops, piney. Smells large
T: way hoppy. Smooth and balanced with a hint of sweet and malts. Like it
M: Mouthfeel big for IPA. Hops linger just right!
O: big fan. Now that's it in bottles, will keep some in the fridge!
09-29-2012 00:46:08 | More by Casedogg43
4.53/5 rDev +21.8%
Appearance : Golden brown color.
Pours with a huge head. Big for an IPA i think.
A lot of carbonation bubbles. Quite bubbly for an IPA.
Smell : Huge hops. A bit of citrus.
Taste: Well the bitterness grows on you with every sip. First sip - does not feel that bitter going in, after taste is a bit bitter. And then it just keeps on getting hoppier.
Loved it just for this.
Decent alcohol content. Would have been a 'killer' of a beer for me if it had the strength too of a DIPA. A bit oily, a bit herby.
Serves my purpose.
Loved it just for the bitterness 104 wow.. My palette and my neck felt it real well.
09-24-2012 00:32:23 | More by AmitC
3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
A - Pours a golden straw color with 1 finger of white head that dissipates pretty quick. Vertical streaks of lacing left on the glass.
S - Dank concentrated herbal hops, some floral. Smells like cannabis. Not getting much else.
T - Follows up the nose with crunchy herbal hops, dried pine needles, floral purfume, dry cereal malt barely shows up but doesn't stand a chance against the hops. Finishes bitter and very dry.
M - Slick and oily feel, medium carbonation that drops off.
It's good for 1 pint. The dry herbal hops just wreck your palate. Good if you're in the mood for an herbal hop bomb.
09-06-2012 17:15:19 | More by StaveHooks
3.7/5 rDev -0.5%
Here’s yet another beer bottled by the local guys at Flat 12 – hopefully this is a sign of more to come from this brewery.
A: Short tan head – light tan in color and fizzy in texture – with a slightly hazy, golden-amber body. Only a small film of rough retention and a few big strings of retention remain after a brief moment.
S: Dank, resiny hops engage the senses with ferocious intensity – hops, hops, hops. Huge pine and grapefruit make this beer reek of oily astringency, with a small amount of caramel malt peeking through.
T: These bitters are as tight, spicy, and piney as they are in the nose; it’s a resin powerhouse. IBUs are in full form – loads of juicy hop oils at every turn – with an earthy groundwork of biscuity malts and grains. The balance is skewed to the hop front, but it isn’t so aggressive that it makes it tough to drink. There’s only a tiny shred of alcohol to it, and even that only ends up augmenting the spicy intensity of the hops, pushing them into a dry, resiny aftertaste. Bordering on DIPA boldness, even with some moments of oniony ultra-hops.
M: Slickness and oily fullness abounds, but with noticeable carb that keeps it from being overly drinkable. Rounded on the edges, though it would be better even smoother.
O: This is one big beer, almost too big for its own good. I remember having this on-tap and not liking it that much, but this time, this hop-bomb hit the spot – and even though it has the same fundamental big-hop balance as their Amber, I liked it. I don't think I'll ever stop enjoying that type of palate.
09-02-2012 20:43:17 | More by BarryMFBurton
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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