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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 15.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 18 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-06-2012 21:31:18 | More by millerbuffoon
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-05-2012 12:04:23 | More by deanhead
Photo of jzeilinger


3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 21:23:47 | More by jzeilinger
Photo of Casedogg43


4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 00:46:08 | More by Casedogg43
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-25-2012 10:32:19 | More by cosmonick
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4/5  rDev +7%

09-24-2012 23:06:34 | More by M1A2
Photo of AmitC

New York

4.53/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 00:32:23 | More by AmitC
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2012 01:34:10 | More by Hessian257
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-07-2012 13:52:14 | More by headyhopzhead
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 17:15:19 | More by StaveHooks
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-05-2012 23:54:37 | More by HumanParaquat
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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 20:43:17 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber, with a thick 3-finger head. Attractive wall of lace.

Nose is pungent pine hops, with some tropical citrus. Very nice!

Taste is strong and bitter with assertive hopping and deep pine and citrus notes. With a big, bold, and sticky mouthfeel, this West coast style IPA finishes dry. Quite a surprise and an excellent IPA!

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 14:40:16 | More by secondtooth
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-30-2012 16:34:56 | More by Skye1024
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

08-24-2012 14:56:44 | More by CharlieTruelove23
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4.48/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer on multiple occasions and it keeps me craving for more.

A: Pours bronze orange that is cloudy with an off white head that is impressive.

S: Huge HOPS upfront with little malt on the nose. Really piney and citrusy. Great smelling IPA. Smells heavier than it drinks.

T: WOW, really comes off like a DIPA. Not sure why, but I feel like I am drinking a 10% hop bomb without the high ABV. Super hoppy with bitter pine and sweet malt on the finish. I really love this beer!!

M: Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy. Good carbs and great finish with a nice lingering bitterness that is not too harsh on the enamel.

One of my favorite IPA's ever!!

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2012 03:08:27 | More by JDizzle
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

08-16-2012 01:13:47 | More by Shoo65
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4/5  rDev +7%

07-03-2012 22:19:49 | More by macrosmatic
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Copying all my ratings over from ratebeer.com. I feel I should be represented on both sites. This is #1 of 83.

On tap at twenty tap. Hop aroma was nonexistent, but very good hop flavor. Grapefruit and mango flavors. Complex malt flavors. Sweet, bready, and biscuity all at once. Very well balanced. Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 01:48:18 | More by dougdecinces
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-24-2012 12:30:52 | More by neckbracesub
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

06-11-2012 16:32:36 | More by bertram
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-03-2012 00:31:54 | More by jaidenjb
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-27-2012 18:22:57 | More by BTFU
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-22-2012 12:15:40 | More by baybum
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

05-20-2012 00:03:05 | More by Clayton1220
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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