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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 ďthe cycleĒ, and this IPA is a heavy hitter. Itís a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character thatís 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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1539) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a clears light amber with a pretty nice white head. Aromas of grassy and citrus hops. Really nice aroma, in fact. Taste is a very nice citrus bomb, very chewy tropical fruits. Not sweet or cloying at all... Just pure juicy fruit goodness. Very long,dry, bitter finish. The fact that this beer is very juicy without being stupid sweet with crystal malt makes this beer great. My goodness, what a long finish. This beer is top fucking notch. Beautiful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
12oz bottle via trade with fletche00, thanks Zach. Poured a good looking clear rusty orange body with a smaller sized frothy mostly white head. Aroma has a little bit of all the different hop typres going on, lots of cat piss, some dried out old citrus rinds, older pine needles, dirty earth and some hop resin too. Nice palate with a medium mouthfeel that is dry with a lingering aftertaste and average carbonation. Flavor is similar to the aroma but the cat piss is played down with the earthiness picking up, the rest is rounded out by old citrus rind and some rather old pine needles along with old citrus meat, especially yellow grapefruit, along with older hop leaves. Solid beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Good IPA, but there are many I like better(even locally). I'd buy again, if the price was reasonable. Everything about it is great at the beginning, but it doesn't finish well... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber with an off-white head that left light lace. Aroma of pine and light citrus. The flavor pine with a caramel backing. Medium body and medium bitterness.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
petitchouette (14) - - FEB 5, 2013
Gross. Smells like weed, and to be honest it pretty much tastes like eating weed. I donít know what the hype is with this beer. I love IPAs but this is crap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and citric with some dank and piney notes though plenty of caramel and biscuit. Flavor has a lot of sweetness, some orange marmalade with a bit of pine and herbal notes before a bitter finish. Medium body and sharp carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Stfun, thanks! Pours a clear copper with wonderful citrus aroma. Flavor is a blast of citrus hops. Awesome beer, would love to drink this regularly!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Ar: Lots of resin, very pure hop aroma - pine, lemon, and mint. Ap: Light amber, crystal clear - medium-large white head with great retention and a meringue cap of foam. T: Bright burst of hop flavor up front, character is lemon, pine, moss, and mint - high and very pointed bitterness, very clean and direct - a background clean malty sweetness with a touch of caramel - lemon and pine hop flavor in the finish. P: Medium body, high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Wow, what wonderful IPA - it just shouts "freshness," with lots of hop flavor and aroma and a real punch of clean bitterness!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Nice dark yellow pour with a medium head. Aroma explodes with a pine forest. Taste is dry, piney malt and a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Growler. Pours a clear light copper body with a frothy off-white head. The nose is pretty decent, a good bit of floral hops, slightly perfumy with some dry pale maltiness. The flavor is a whole lot more bitter than I was expecting, not very much hoppy flavor. The malt base is dry and fairly sturdy, it does a good job staying in the background. Itís just not the most drinkable beer because itís so harsh in its bitterness. Light bodied, nicely dry with nice fizzy carbonation. The finish lingers on for a very long time, itís almost too much to be enjoyable.


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