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Half Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 56
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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mreatsum

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 06:50:23 | More by mreatsum
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 00:55:04 | More by dbrauneis
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MindEyeSight

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

04-14-2014 11:44:25 | More by MindEyeSight
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Seehearcait

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-10-2014 12:14:08 | More by Seehearcait
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rwilde

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-10-2014 00:13:02 | More by rwilde
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mattvandyk

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-07-2014 22:17:16 | More by mattvandyk
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Sevenslove

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-03-2014 22:35:05 | More by Sevenslove
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JackieAnton

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-26-2014 18:28:58 | More by JackieAnton
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cosmicevan

New York

3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 02:42:27 | More by cosmicevan
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Hop_Girl

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

03-26-2014 00:01:09 | More by Hop_Girl
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-25-2014 18:07:37 | More by RCLOHR267
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OMG

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

03-16-2014 00:52:35 | More by OMG
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arnulfooxblood

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-15-2014 02:04:33 | More by arnulfooxblood
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-14-2014 20:54:28 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

03-14-2014 20:53:55 | More by dunlap926
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fleurdelou

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

03-13-2014 16:15:26 | More by fleurdelou
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2014 22:30:51 | More by TwelveOunces
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ddodger41

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

03-06-2014 20:39:26 | More by ddodger41
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rapayn01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

02-27-2014 00:51:55 | More by rapayn01
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-25-2014 03:07:19 | More by olafphysics
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EchoValley

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours medium amber/orange. Minimal head, but good lacing on glass and on top. Hoppy but not smack your tongue hoppy. Mouth feel is well bodied & refreshing. Aftertaste not overly bitter and doesn't last long. First offering I've tried from Flat 12, but will try more. Looking forward to their tasting room in nearby Jeffersonville IN.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 22:43:10 | More by EchoValley
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BSuter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-11-2014 16:19:29 | More by BSuter
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, fluffy eggshell head is fairly immense and retains pretty much indefinitely.

Smells of light clover honey and fresh floral hops.

Tastes of fresh piney and floral hops and mild honey sweetness with some biscuit malt base.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A flavorful and fresh IPA with a clean flavor and a slightly richer maltiness than you might expect, drinks pretty easy and enjoyably. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 02:04:23 | More by Cylinsier
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Trappist77

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -46.5%

02-09-2014 04:04:06 | More by Trappist77
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Indianapolis on 2/7/14.

Appearance:
Hazy orange, nice hefeweizen look

Smell:
Faint orange, not strong but quite unique compared to other IPAs I have had.

Taste:
Pine resin, very strong bitter up front. Orange rind, bitter grapefruit notes.

Mouthfeel:
Medium body, nice carbonation.

Overall:
Walks the fine line between "generic bitter" IPA and complex brew with the citrus notes. A lot of flavor here!

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 05:09:27 | More by kevdemers
Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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