1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

Not Rated.
Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 307
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 4
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 307 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bzach
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

bzach, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of pchep
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

pchep, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Jayman931
4.01/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Jayman931, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zonker17, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of CSQ1111
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

CSQ1111, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of TheSSG
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%

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.

TheSSG, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of npfisher22
4/5  rDev +8.1%

npfisher22, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of poogas
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

poogas, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of vanillacokaine
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

vanillacokaine, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Archemedies, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of ctrevino
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ctrevino, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Theniz
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Theniz, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of DyingBreed
5/5  rDev +35.1%

DyingBreed, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of CheeseheadNation
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

CheeseheadNation, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of MSandahl23
4/5  rDev +8.1%

MSandahl23, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of kanno
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

kanno, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of WoodburyMN
4/5  rDev +8.1%

WoodburyMN, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tdmccarthy, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Klif, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

liamt07, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of dlello2
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

dlello2, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of phingdong
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

phingdong, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

millerbuffoon, Oct 06, 2012
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
84 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.