Half Cycle IPA | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States
flat12.me

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
409
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
16.71%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 409 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of rsquared59
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck89
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. No obvious date on the bottle. Slightly hazy straw-orange color with a 2-finger white head. The nose was the best part: a nice mix of pine, citrus and caramel.The taste was bracingly bitter with a little hop flavor, but really more of a pure bitter sensation. Hard to detect any citrus, pine, etc. Not much malt either. Finish was clean and very bitter.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lenbert
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffSK
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wtkphoto
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Warren2621
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gryphon69
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Love IPAs that are kicking the citrus

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Photo of trevorreg
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tilly
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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 lotgod
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjb1970
2.28/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Terrible beer that tasted like an old gym sock, practically exploded when opened, now I am stuck with 4 cases of this terrible beer. I made multiple calls to flat 12 (Kentucky location) and was promisied I would be taken care of after this beer axploded where opened making a horrible mess (crappy flavor also). Never heard from flat 12 after the complaint. Called the Kentucky location and spoke with the "manager".. some female.. again.. promised I would be taken care of.. never heard from them again. Called the Indianapolis location about a month later, got the same old story, never heard from anyone.. stuck with 4+ casesd of terrible exploing beer that makes a horrible mess wherever opened. HORRIBLE COMPANY AND WORSE BEER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photo of BeerOps
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy saturated orange, thin collar of white lacing around the edges. Thin surface skim. Rising trails of visible carbonation.

Mellow malt sweetness in the aroma, dried apricot and earthy green hop resin.

Tastes like a mouthful of raw dandelion greens. Uncompromising green bitterness, resiny and piney. Coats the tongue and remains too long in the aftertaste. Some toasty caramel malt under that. Medium bodied, ample carbonation. Overall it's ok, but not what I look for in an IPA flavor-wise.

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Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sparx1100
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/15, 12oz poured into pint

A-pours a murky Amber color with some orange hue and plenty of floaties swimming around, one finger creamy white head retains long after the poor

S- pine and citrus hop forward with a big biscuit malt backbone

T- pine and citrus hop follow the nose quickly followed by some fruity red berry flavor, big toasted malt undertone that finished buiscuity with more red fruit on the close

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel that continues to the finish

O- drinks more like a pale ale, but very drinkable

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Joeyphunk
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukass
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one out of a 16 oz can at Krueger's Tavern in Cincinnati, and hey, this one was pungent. Taste was super fresh out of the can with a lot of bitter grapefruit/pine going on. Don't think I've ever had a 100+ ibu beer at only 6% abv. Judging by some of the other ratings I had lower expectations on this one. Really enjoyed it though, and I'd be back for more if I saw it around. A great beer for a hop head like me who wants their lupulin fix but doesn't wanna get hammered at 2 pm on a Sunday.

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