Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks
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4.6/5 rDev +23.3%
First time trying this beer. Poured from growler into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear rich copper with minimal head. If you can get at least a half finger head the lacing holds.
S: Nothing really sticks out, some citrus notes but that's all.
T: A little resin up front, getting that orange, grapefruit, mango citrus flavors. Not much hop bite to it. Pretty balanced, smooth and dry. I was expecting more of a bite, their website says 104.1 IBU. Maybe it's there but you don't taste it. Really sweet undertones.
M: Not bad at all, just wish it had more of a bitter bite. Carbonation is perfect.
O: I enjoyed this beer. Definitely will drink again. The more you drink the more the sweetness comes out. At 6% ABV it's perfect for me in 6 packs. Really true to the style of the beer.
04-17-2014 06:50:23 | More by mreatsum
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and honey + apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer almost completely evenly and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit pith, herbal, and pine hops over the top of slightly sweet grainy malts.
T: Upfront there are light flavors of slightly sweet grainy malts which is quickly followed by a strong flavor of hops - aggressive citrus/grapefruit pith followed by light flavors of pine and herbal. Moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers is present.
M: Medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.
O: Not as well balanced as some of the other examples of the style, there is a lot more bitterness than there is sweetness from the malts. Easy enough to drink but a touch one-dimensional with the strong dominance of the citrus/grapefruit pith hops.
04-17-2014 00:55:04 | More by dbrauneis
3.79/5 rDev +1.6%
Big thanks to ssidetroller for the cool extra. Enjoyed from a batch 1 BT willie becher.
a - brew poured a semi transparent orange with lots of visible carb racing to the surface. The head was big and frothy and grew after the pour sat. Chunks of lace left on the glass...a bit much, but nice.
s - smell is a big earthy malt with a slap of hops over the top.
t/m - as the nose suggests a malt forward IPA with a nice hop blast on the back end adding some fruit but mostly bitterness to the finish. Super duper drinkable though. I could finish the entire bottle in one slug since it is so soft and easy drinking.
o - overall comes across as more of a pale than an IPA (in today's world of hop bombs). I really dig it and would have it again, but this isn't the kind of beer I look for when I crave an IPA. Great session-ish pale though for when you don't want the hop assault.
03-26-2014 02:42:27 | More by cosmicevan
3.73/5 rDev 0%
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A- A very slight haze in a bright golden orange beer. A one finger white head.
S- Citrus, pine, burnt sugar
T- Big bitterness at first for this IPA. The hop profile takes over. Very citrusy, sticky and fresh. An herbal garden note and a lingering spice on the end. Malt bill is on the sweeter size but allows most of the beers focus on the Hops.
M- Medium bodied, on the bitter side.
O- A solid IPA and an easy drinker.
03-11-2014 22:30:51 | More by TwelveOunces
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
84 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.