Half Cycle IPA | Flat 12 Bierwerks

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Half Cycle IPAHalf Cycle IPA
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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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Added by AaronHomoya on 12-30-2010

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Photo of rangerred
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a thin half finger white head which slowly fades to just a thin ring around the edge of the glass.

Aroma of mango, pineapple, and tangerine is awesome. Some light pine underneath along with caramel malt but it is nearly all tropical fruit. The dry hopping really stands out in the nose and it is wonderful.

The flavor provides a huge citrus punch that was alluded to in the aroma. There is a little more malt this time with biscuit and caramel along with a high bitterness that comes close to, but does not exceed, being too much. The hop flavor fades midway through but the malt and bitterness continues on for quite awhile.

Overall, a really well-done beer from a brewery that I have never heard of and just appeared in my area. I'm looking forward to trying some of their other offerings.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Pours a cloudy copperish color with a huge off-white head on it. Nose is quite floral with some nice piney elements as well. Taste is somewhat bitter, but feels very light on the tongue, though slightly overcarbonated. I quite like the taste of this...

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 411 ratings