Half Cycle IPA | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy golden orange, with robust off-white head, resolving to a thin band with extensive lacing.

S - Full nose of hops, tilting toward citrus and pine. More wild hop notes (garlic, onion, cat urine) appear as hints, but the main lines are fruit and resin.

T - Sweet malt coupling with strong hops. The taste is less citrus, more pine and grass, playing against a malt line that offers notes of dust and sugar. Close runs straight into bitterness, which builds slowly as you drink.

M - Good carbonation, but bitter drying and resin do build over time.

O - A good, bitter IPA, with a nice malt balance. This is not an ultra clean version, and the fruit is coupled with earthier tones, making for an interesting, and ultimately rewarding, brew.

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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.

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Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
3.71 out of 5 based on 409 ratings.
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