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Winter Cycle IPA - Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Winter Cycle IPAWinter Cycle IPA

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 27
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Flat 12 Bierwerks visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Microbrewtaster on 02-15-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 27
Photo of MortarPestle
4.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a small creamy head that deflates quickly to a thin layer that provides lacing all the way down the glass. Nice mouth feel with a drying finish. The malt flavor and mouth feel are reminiscent of a barleywine. Well balanced hop flavor and finishes with the referenced juniper. (299 characters)

Photo of AaronHomoya
4.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Winter Cycle IPA is a rarely made seasonal, which is unfortunate because I think it's the best version of the Flat 12 IPA. It's an average looking IPA, with a deep gold/amber color. Not a ton of caramel malt, going. The smell is a great blend of citrus, tropical, mango hops with I believe a touch of juniper. The taste mirrors all this, with a bready, slightly caramel malt base. I love this kind of IPA. Pretty smooth, with very well hidden alcohol. The mouthfeel is typical, but could have used a bit more carbonation.

Overall, I highly recommend this one if you have the opportunity, and I hope I do too! (609 characters)

Photo of Microbrewtaster
3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- wonderful golden red color with a nice off white head. That leaves a nice lacing, head was about a fingers width and lasted a minute or so until I could see the beer.

S- a strong citrus scent, and some nice pine comes through. maybe a touch of honey as well

T- follows the nose , no alcohol taste what so ever, which is remarkable. Also maybe a hint of wood somewhere hiding.

M- this beer is on th lighter side but nice and crisp.

O- I really enjoyed this beer, a local brew at a bar. I don't normally do reviews on my phone but, I couldn't click had, so here is my attempt at being first. (605 characters)

Winter Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.