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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 104   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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The Half Cycle is so named due to its marriage of single and double IPA characteristics. In baseball parlance, a single and double is half of “the cycle”, and this IPA is a heavy hitter. It’s a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character that’s a bit spicy, citrusy, piney, you make the call. Light in color, but not on flavor, this big boy is dry hopped with a pound of high alpha American hops in every barrel. ABV: 6% IBU: 104.1


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3289) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bronzed body and a fluffy head. This one whips the nose with a sharp grapefruit aroma that veers catty at points. The body continues this pungence with grapefruit blasts and notes of overripe fruit that begin to grow distasteful, then recede and become more palatable. Waves of flavor. Acerbic finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Golden, half finger white head. Sweet and somewhat grassy aroma. Flavor is sweet and harshly bitter without much else.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (700) - - MAR 12, 2014
Lighter body, massive head. Bitter aroma, sweet, slightly metallic. Piney hops up front, green tea, earthy, resiny. Medium body. Older can maybe?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (788) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Flavor is similar with a nice hoppy bite to it on the finish. I didn;t think it was quite as hoppy as the description implied but still respectable. I enjoyed it,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmill527 (63) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bought a 6 on a trip to Indy, this is a nice "lighter" IPA. Very drinkable with solid IPA characteristics. Overall a good find.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1707) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Can from StFun. Thanks! Pours orange-gold with a small off-white head. The aroma has some nice fruity notes of pineapple and oranges, as well as doughy malt, and resinous hops. The flavor has this toasty cracker malt to it that’s quickly noted. The hops definitely initially tilt more reinous/pine than the fruity character picked up in the scent. It’s not until after it sits a few minutes does any citrus flavor come out. This is sharp and bitter in the mouth. High on substance and bitterness; packs a punch for a mere 6%, but lacks some depth. I keep thinking I’m actually tasting bitterness. Obviously that’s an exaggeration but I wouldn’t mind more subtle nuances here. An enjoyable IPA nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep orange copper with white head. Aroma is a floral citrus. Taste is a combo of pine, orange zest and hops. Something a little acidic and off-putting here. Part of a mix six at a grocer, so not sure how long it was on the shelf, to be fair.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
16oz can - pours a medium gold . Big pine floral herb aromas . Taste is mild citrus , big pine and a faint spice note . A tad resinous . Pretty good IPA. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (121) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours copper, minimal head. Very hoppy, but also quite smooth. A real nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (942) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks to ridglens, 01/15/2014. Pours orange amber, white head rests to a haze on the surface, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is mild orange hop essence, quite grassy, wort-like maltiness. Taste is mild citrus, intense pine bitterness, toasted malts. Medium body. Ok.


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