Liquid Fiction | Flat 12 Bierwerks

Liked This Beer
3.84 w/ 10 ratings

Brewed by:
Flat 12 Bierwerks
Indiana, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aasher on 05-06-2012

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of RachLyndsey
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of birchstick
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mynie
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark orange pour. Nice, medium-strength hop aroma with mild nodes of citrus and pine, solidly balanced out by little bready nodes of malt. Not very complicated--it's actually about as boilerplate as an IPA aroma can get--but it's solid and nicely balanced.

Tastes almost exactly like it smells: medium-stength hop profile with wisps of pine and citrus, balanced out pretty well.

This is a solid session IPA, but I have to take it down a couple notches because absolutely nothing stands out. Like, there are other light, sessionable IPAs, and the best ones have *something* about them that makes them unique: Sierra Nevada has that tang and earthy finish, Rogue's Brutal Bitter's malt profile is unorthodoxically chocolatey, etc. This does what it sets out to do, but it lacks any extra anything to set it apart.

 814 characters

Photo of jaidenjb
1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Flat12 Memorial Day weekend. Session IPA.

Pours moderately dark orange with a decent white head and some lacing down the glass.

Light citrus hops and just a touch of malt sweetness in the aroma.

Tastes like the 4C's had a lot of play in this one. Malt bill is restrained and bitterness is low, good marks for a session IPA.

Fairly light mouthfeel with crisp carbonation.

Nothing overly special, but does exactly what a session IPA should. I could drink this one all day.

 485 characters

Photo of jtosh
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of aasher
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

They call this a session IPA. This beer pours a light bodied dark amber in color with a light lacing around the glass. The nose is a nice in between of hops and malt. It smells like a mix of centennial and cascade hops with a formidable malt bill. The flavors are similar. Plenty of malt, piny and somewhat oniony resinous hops. It drinks medium in body and pretty dry. It has nice flavor for.a beer of this size. It also really drinkable because of it. I liked this one.

 471 characters

Liquid Fiction from Flat 12 Bierwerks
Beer rating: 70% out of 100 with 10 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.