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Half Court India Pale Ale - Cutters Brewing Company

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Half Court India Pale AleHalf Court India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cutters Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Half Court is our celebration of basketball fever and the sweat it takes for success. A noble example of an India Pale Ale, this beer pours with a thick white head and hits you directly with the scent of hops and citrus. But be forewarned, we're just as hysterical about hops as we are hoops.

(Beer added by: jmarsh123 on 08-03-2011)
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Filabee

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

04-05-2014 13:55:13 | More by Filabee
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jmarsh123

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear gold color with a big eggshell head. Good lacing down the glass as I drank it.

Smells of citrus/grapefruit with some sweetness from the malt cutting through the hops. Some vegetal smells as well.

Taste citrusy but with a distinct sweetness from the malt and too much vegetal flavor. Finishes with a very sweet flavor. This beer could use a lot more bitterness. Also notes of oxidation in the finish. Finishes with a lot of wet band-aid flavor.

Mouthfeel is good and creamy. Very oily and probably lots of dry hopping on this one.

I'm always glad to see new breweries pop up especially ones so close to home. This is quite frankly a bad IPA, but check our their Imperial Stout. Much much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 22:27:24 | More by jmarsh123
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

2.14/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Wash your mouth out with soapy hops that's the flavors I get here, horrible presentation cloudy orange copper hue light slightly off white head. It's like sucking on hop pellets, no balance ridiculous offering I will swear this brewer off after this, still has plastic and cardboard off notes in this one. How is this brewery going to survive? The absolute worst IPA I've ever had and I've been drinking them for over 10 years now. I am drain pouring this effort sorry guys I know you started homebrewing and made some beers your friends like but this is not craft beer, this is pure shite. I hope I'm being constructive and the most honest and humble way there's no way to call this a good or decent IPA therefor I've told the truth and this review is complete...now I have to go and brush my teeth.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 20:57:38 | More by WVbeergeek
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damngoode

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-01-2013 16:31:43 | More by damngoode
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Kaveman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

01-06-2014 02:53:07 | More by Kaveman
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AlexKAngelopoulos

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-10-2013 18:45:20 | More by AlexKAngelopoulos
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.66/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

I love hops, I'm okay about hoops, and overall I was not impressed.

Appearance: burnt orange, off-white head, moderate carbonation with some lacing, good head retention.

Mouthfeel: thicker

smell: Citrus

Taste: Burnt wood, and sweet oranges

Overall, this was a dissapointment-not what I look for in an IPA. Maybe this is better on-tap? I cannot say I'd have this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 03:11:55 | More by BierStein711
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hop_devil

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21%

02-21-2014 21:34:23 | More by hop_devil
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MidwestBA

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21%

05-15-2014 00:21:16 | More by MidwestBA
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skubas86

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21%

03-01-2014 04:05:13 | More by skubas86
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -21%

06-11-2013 04:52:08 | More by bzach
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-23-2014 01:03:50 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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TasteTester

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-01-2014 01:31:54 | More by TasteTester
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zachary80

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-09-2013 05:01:52 | More by zachary80
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Cogito

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.8%

07-20-2014 00:38:20 | More by Cogito
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bschinelli

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-28-2014 19:59:16 | More by bschinelli
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mattknueven

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-16-2013 22:51:22 | More by mattknueven
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a cloudy amber, with minimal carbonation. Lace is small and erratic.

Aroma is mild -- definitely a pine and citrus hops vibe, but it's not overwhelming.

Taste is sharp and bitter hops, very much in a citric vein with plenty of acidity. Not bad, but not a notable or unique IPA, either.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 13:21:16 | More by secondtooth
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-29-2013 05:35:14 | More by BigJim5021
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TerryB

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-10-2014 00:11:25 | More by TerryB
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-27-2013 00:16:00 | More by HumanParaquat
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aasher

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-19-2014 03:19:44 | More by aasher
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Troville1990

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

02-08-2014 16:50:31 | More by Troville1990
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-20-2014 02:05:51 | More by brandoman63
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-31-2013 01:59:52 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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Half Court India Pale Ale from Cutters Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.