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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

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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)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

illestkilla, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Rempo, Mar 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

rmehughes, Mar 16, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%

This beer was enjoyed at the Ale Emporium in Indianapolis.

It arrived a rich, unpolished gold in color with a soapy one finger head. The nose is soft, fresh, soapy with no bitterness and some spice. I dig it. The flavors too are fresh and spicy. It has some fresh hop esque soap to it as well as a moderate amount of onion. I didn't get the onion from previous experiences. The spicyness is its best characteristic and makes it somewhat unique. It drinks light and has plenty of carbonation. The alcohol isn't present at all. It isn't sticky either. Overall this is a decent local IPA and pretty enjoyable. I'd recommend trying it if you haven't already.

aasher, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

captainbearcat, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Microbrewtaster, Jan 07, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%

On tap at Fiddler's Hearth in South Bend over the Christmas holiday. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice orange color with a good white head and plenty of lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose carries some good notes of pine plus some orange and other citrus. Flavor has the hops, but not quite in the same bouquet as the aroma. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a dry finish. Good brew.

Thorpe429, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

forummember, Nov 29, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

I have been stopping by this place more and more, and this is one of the reasons why.

The body of the beer is a greatly vibrant orange color, and even coming from the growler it has a fluffy, sticky white head.

The aroma certainly attracts the piney hop one--aggressive from what I am guessing would be Magnum/Nugget families of hops. Low malt profile on this, barely a sniff of the base malt or any specialty.

The flavor more or less explains why they can get a beer up to 104 IBU while still selling it for $8 a growler. There is little backing malt profile, not to say that is a bad thing, but such a small part of the flavor comes from the lightly toasted base grain. This comes off like a hop juice, aggressive but not attacking--enough to make your tongue shrivel a little bit. In spite of the massive hop quality, it is drinkable due to the small semblance of a malt backbone.

The frothy, awesomely carbonated mouthfeel counteract the dryness from the hops. Feels a lot lighter than other hop laden IPAs.

You can tell they did their homework on this beer. It has so much hop profile it comes dangerously close to being overhopped. However, there is enough of a malt addition to make it pretty drinkable.

cnally, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Josiahsouthworth, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

darklord2011, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

hoosier3334, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

whartontallboy, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

A= Pours Golden Yellow a little cloudy, Nice foamy white head with good retention some lacing.

S= Earthy and pine are the main part of the nose a little citrus hops. The beer really smell hop and it does kind of smell a little bit like pot.

T= The pine really comes through in the taste you have some nice bitterness but the pine does take center stage in this one.

M=Medium bodied, Medium Carbonation.

O= Overall, I really enjoyed this beer A nice Ipa from a smaller brewery would try again.

LiquidBread219, Oct 29, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

A - this is a great looking beer. Cloudy amber/orange with a thick fluffy white head. Great retention. So much lacing.

S - earthy pine, touch of citrus.

T - much like the smell. Good bitterness. Small bit of malt sweetness creeps in the end. Could benefit from a bit more balance but pretty good.

M - thick and creamy.

A very good beer.

langm12, Oct 19, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -12.7%

Fresh pint at the brewery.

Smells ashen, like roasted peat moss mixed with a fistful of piney, west coast hops. Neat smell, I guess, but a little unbalanced.

Tastes like it smells, only with some more herbal complexities. Pine nodes are almost overwhelming at the front end, but some wisps of earthen and toffeeish pale malts come in by the middle. The sweeter malts gain strength and this winds up being decently balanced.


mynie, Sep 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

on tap 09/13 @ Dicks Bodacious BBQ Downtown Indy.

Good head retention. White foam hangs around low around the edge.

Smells like a delicious lawnmower. Nice and hoppy. Very little malt smell.

T: Nice balance of bittering hops. Kind of surprised they were there,; the smell didn't tip me off at all. They didn't skimp of the $$$ when making this.

M: Good smoothness that you would expect from a decent Craft Brewer.

The first time I tried this beer, was on opening day of the Flat12 Brewery last year.

As I recall, the bittering hops have gotten slightly stronger, which I like, but everything else is the same. My taste buds may be off since I was eating BBQ though.

jisom123, Sep 14, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

Appearance: Arrives with a cloudy amber color with an inch or so of foam that sheets the pint glass with lace

Smell: Pithy and piney

Taste: The pith assaults the tastebuds at the outset, with the pine and a bit of a fruity character developing by mid-palate; after the swallow, the pithy bitterness dominates through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA for the hophead, this one grew on me; I would prefer a bit more of a citrusy character, but this was an impressive stab at the style

brentk56, Sep 13, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +0.8%

Thanks to Ethan for sharing this one.

A - Golden colored beer with a bit of a white head that left some slight lace on the sides.

S - This beer smells a lot like pot. Pot with some pine in it. Not bad, but a little strange.

T - Lots of pine, some dank weed, nice bitterness. It's very different, decently good.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, if you're doing a run of IPAs this one actually breaks it up a little bit. I'd drink it again.

AgentZero, Sep 04, 2011
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2.85/5  rDev -23%

First off I wasn't impressed with this because it instantly smelled like marijuana to me!

A: A good looking amber golden

S: Weed! Smelled like very dank hops and weed. Which I didn't like at all to be honest.

T: Still had the week on my palate so it tasted like it as well...

M: Typical IPA mouthfeel with a clean finish but still had a lingering weed feel...

O: I'm sure pot smokers would love this but I didn't like it.

theRooster90, Sep 03, 2011
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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