Half Cycle IPA | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
405
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
40.59%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
65
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 405
Reviews by Roman5150:
Photo of Roman5150
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottle purchased from Beer Depot in Murfreesboro, TN, poured into tulip glass

appearance: light orange amber, small one finger white head that doesn't last

smell: grapefruit, earthy piney hops, citrus, applejuice, popcorn, and a slight hint of some cannabis sativa (seriously, this beer smells like bag of some dank buds, I can't explain it. other reviews have noted this as well)

taste: whoa, what did i just drink. quite possibly the most unique IPA i've had, its sort of like someone took a fist full of simcoe (not sure if used, but sure smells like it) hops and a small amount of english malt and punched you in the face. Very upfront, intense flavor. The malt is blended so well with the hoppiness that it tastes almost like one, i'm not sure if that made sense but that's the only way I can describe this beer. This is the definition of a hop bomb, yet it is so well crafted and balanced that the intensity is second to it's drinkability. The finish is very hoppy and bitter, and leaves a refreshing taste in your mouth.

mouthfeel: average amount of carbonation, very smooth and refreshing; not too heavy

overall: I will be buying this upon seeing it. It's a very good underrated hop bomb of an IPA, I was pleasantly surprised. This beer reeks and tastes like earthy piney hops, if that's your thing, you will love it. While it's no Stone or Two-Hearted, this beer can hold it's one with the great IPAs of this country. This is a well crafted beer that I had no idea what I was buying when I found a single bottle at my local store, and I'm fucking glad I did.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ddodger41
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Kappakoosh
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Jayman931
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice Golden brown color. Nice big head that lingers and nice carbonation
A:Great Hop Smell....
T:Citrus and Grassy....Creeps up on ya! And keeps coming! 100+ IBUs Very nice
M: Good...what you would expect from a 6%

Think I am gonna have another :) Cheers

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Photo of dgfool
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jisom123
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap 09/13 @ Dicks Bodacious BBQ Downtown Indy.

Good head retention. White foam hangs around low around the edge.

Smells like a delicious lawnmower. Nice and hoppy. Very little malt smell.

T: Nice balance of bittering hops. Kind of surprised they were there,; the smell didn't tip me off at all. They didn't skimp of the $$$ when making this.

M: Good smoothness that you would expect from a decent Craft Brewer.

The first time I tried this beer, was on opening day of the Flat12 Brewery last year.

As I recall, the bittering hops have gotten slightly stronger, which I like, but everything else is the same. My taste buds may be off since I was eating BBQ though.

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Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of SkinnyElvis
2.91/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Wow. Been on BA for years and if I don't like a beer now a full review is needed?
Ok: looks fine. Taste is too English for an ipa with no bite. Didn't enjoy it.

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Photo of 1Adam12
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber/golden color. Smells very earthy to me. Lots of grass and hay, loads of hops, some citrus on the nose. Taste is very good. Very hoppy and earthy. Has a bitterness on the end of it that keeps me from being able to pound it. Mouthfeel was heavy for the ABV. Creamy, carbonated. A good sipping IPA IMO. Very impressed with my first experience with flat 12. This was my favorite IPA from an Indiana brewery not named 3 floyds. I really hope they bottle this bad boy.

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Photo of CharlieTruelove23
1/5  rDev -73.1%

Photo of rsquared59
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of cnagle28
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juicebox
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of acknight
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rwilde
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Tilly
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy burnt orange with not much head.
Citrus aromas. Mostly lemon. Piney, malt and hops.
Taste is very much like the aromas.
Mouth feel is a bit thick but some nice bitterness

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Photo of RichardRaeder
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mikedevilsfan
4/5  rDev +7.5%



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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.9/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a bowtie glass)
A- This beer pours a touch of haze to a orange body with a thin ring of white foam supported by a few big bubbles working to the surface.

S- The notes of light toasted malt have a mineral quality to them with some caramel sweetness growing in the finish. A faint hint of green hops come through as it warms.

T- The dandelion greens hop flavor is all bitterness from start to finish for the first few sips. The dandelion milk bitterness stains the tongue as it lingers after each sip. There are some British hop qualities that come through as it opens and some watery malt notes try to fight its way in but the bitterness just dominates.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a gentle carbonation in the finish.

O- The full bitterness dominates and stains the tongue with really no other hop character standing a chance. There are faint malt hints but they remain buried. This beer was all one sided with no other character and it was tough to get through the glass.

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Photo of mbratt93
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachpaschal
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
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