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Summer Cycle - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierguy5 on 07-10-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-17-2013 16:55:09 | More by MSandahl23
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4.1/5  rDev +3%

Clear, darker gold with some shades of light copper. Nice white head holds for a few minutes, then fades to an ever-presentring. Nice spots of lace on the glass. Seems to be what an IPA should look like.

Big citrusy hop nose. Grapefruit abound, as well as just a hin of pine. Aroma has a juicy feel. Lighter caramel malt in the nose, with a clean, slightly bready feel.

Nice and juicy up front. Clean malt feel with a citrus, resiny hop blast. Just as in the nose, grapefruit and a bit of pine. Dries a little at the finish, but remains juicy overall.

Medium body, good carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden. A very nice IPA here.

07-10-2011 19:17:58 | More by Bierguy5
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2013 15:25:26 | More by neckbracesub
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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

Here’s another try of Flat 12: a big IPA for a hot day like today.

Poured into a pint glass at The Black Sparrow in Lafayette, IN.

A: Pale copper-orange body with a touch of haze. Creamy, diminished head of off-white above, with just a few ropes of lacing as the beer disappears.

S: True IPA goodness resides in this nose: a bold kick of herbal, piney hops with a farmy earthiness to the malts. Haven’t had something with that kind of nose in a long time – sure, there’s the normal caramel, but it takes a backseat to the distinct grass scents. Touches of grapefruit pulp and lime, as well.

T: Dark, spicy hops are this palate’s focus, excellently presenting loads of pepper, augmented by grapefruit rind, resin, and a juicy mango-lemon combination of fruitiness. It’s a satisfying bitterness, potent but not thick and heavy in any way. That may be thanks to the malts, which are not caramel-heavy at all; instead, they’re a mix of leafy greenness, crisp biscuitiness, and nutty, creamy, only-slightly-caramelly caramel maltiness. They fit perfectly into this controlled palate. Bitters lean toward a surprisingly herbal finish – a measure of bitter flowers in the aftertaste – along with fresh-baked bread tones (which, not surprisingly, don’t last as long as the hops).

M: Very light, only slightly watery in its presence. It helps to add to the drinkability of such a hopped-up brew, so much so that it’s gone before I even know it.

O: An uncommon example of a all-too-common style – a beer that cements my characterization of Flat 12 as a great brewery. If this were bottled, it would likely be a go-to summer brew for me.

07-23-2012 18:08:49 | More by BarryMFBurton
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-23-2013 20:50:55 | More by HumanParaquat
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-28-2013 07:20:19 | More by WoodburyMN
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2013 19:50:57 | More by rmehughes
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-01-2012 14:36:17 | More by AaronHomoya
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-19-2013 12:40:01 | More by mborden
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-23-2013 21:55:38 | More by MrsBeerGut
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-19-2012 23:07:06 | More by illestkilla
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +11.3%

A very clean and hoppy IPA. The citrus armoma holds true to the intial flavor with a hint of pine to finish it off in the tip of the tongue. Not as piney as its house version but just as good. It has about 1 half inch head when pored that quickly dissapates. Its golden/yellowish color screams the citrus that lies within.

08-16-2011 21:14:54 | More by joshmkelly
Summer Cycle from Flat 12 Bierwerks
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.