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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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So rabid are we about roundball that in 1925 Mr. Naismith himself declared Indiana the center of the sport. Needing only five starters, the game was tailor made for the towns that dot Indiana and just one or two great players could take any school to the state finals – and immortality.

Half Court is out celebration of basketball fever and the sweat it takes for success. A noble example of an India Pale Ale, this beer pours with a thick white head and hits you directly with the scent of hops and citrus. Be forewarned, we’re just as hysterical about hops as we are hoops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5966) - Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent golden orange with thin white lacing. Smells of mild hops with a lighter pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with some nice pine notes. Solid on the palate. A decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft at slippery noodle. Pour dark golden. Nose mango fruit and resin. Some sweet malt. Taste some pine hop but mostly malt. Fairly strong malt for ipa. Some bitter on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Golden with a hint of copper. A caramel and tangerine nose. Those are tasted with a little cinnamon. Moderate bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Deep golden color out of the tap with a fluffy white head. Hop resin nose with some chalky notes. This beer has lots of grapefruit rind bitterness, doughy bread and yeast flavors. There is a long, dry hop pellet finish. OK IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
Beer tasting good ipa. They are coming out with a full court dipa in the fall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (1422) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 17, 2013
12oz bottle shared. Poured a cloudy orange color with minimal white head. Aroma of pine and grass upfront with a bit of. Citrus on the back of the nose. For me this is a mild IPA. Now this has a good malt backbone but the intensity of the hops is just not there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Caramel, biscuity malt, and piney orange hops aroma. Deep honey gold with a small off-white head. Herbal piney hops, grapefruit peel flavor. Could use some malt balance. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jethro6191 (469) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours a hazy dark gold with a thin white head. Citrus and floral aromas. Grapefruit, orange, grass, and resinous notes. Medium body with a hoppy bitter mouthfeel. The finish is somewhat dry but there is a slightly lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bagalagalaga (128) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
A very standard IPA, not bad at all but not really standing out in any way. I guess this is the IPA to get if you support Hoosier basketball.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Not bad but pretty ordinary. A very mild IPA, I’d consider it a pale ale. Good flavor but not very robust.

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