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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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. Its a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character thats 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours medium orange. Nose is citrus and bitter citrus to rinds with some fruitiness. Nose also has stinger elements of a sweet muddled bready malt character. Flavor is citrusy but again comes out with some almost nutty, biscuity, crackery, and toasted bread malt the messes it up for me. Green grassy and lasting bitterness. This one is a bit over the top in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle served in my GI IPA tulip: Nice glowing coppery hue with a long lasting head and good lace. The aroma has heavy notes of orange rind, onion, catty, resiny, pink grapefruit and light mango from the hops. Very minimal pale malt notes. The taste is quite straight forward and one note. Heavy alpha acid bitterness with some citrus tones. What malt character there is is almost chalky. The mouth feel is aggressive and biting. I must say I am disappointed with this brew after the enjoyment that is Flat 12 Porter. Just drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt and floral pineapple/orange/pine hops aroma. Hazy honey color with a large thick off-white head. Strong pine hops flavor. Medium to full body. Personally, Id like it better if it had more malt balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
screigh (456) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours a light copper color. Nice sticky white head that left plenty of lacing. Hoppy aroma with hints of pine. Very spicy hop flavor with flavors of vegetation, citrus and pine. Some hard hitting bitterness. Not much malt to back it up but not a problem with this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours a nice golden color with a off white head. Very citrusy. Typical ipa, which isnt a bad thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Really nice hopped up aroma with plenty of citrus and pine in there. More subdued hop profile in the flavor and more of the maltiness comes through. Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Poured on tap slightly copper in color. Smells of pine and spices. Hoppy, spicy and nutty in taste. Hints of citrus at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2012
From a growler at Muckfest III - Pours light amber with a white ring of head. Nose is citrus and garlic hops, hints of grass with a sweet malt base. Taste is pretty malty, with more dank hops and light citrus. Finishes really savory. Thin and slick in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2930) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
On tap
This was a guest tap and at $3..25 a pint a fairly decent one. It isnt a spectacular IPA but is good enough that Id think about trying it again. Flat 12s beers have been so solid that some day I will need to make it to the brewpub up in Indianapolis.

Aroma / Appearance - The carbonated body looks like a sunbather after several days at the beach. Atop is a soft ivory head the color of pure soap. Sweet herbal hops, traces of cotton candy, and a grassy citrus base sparkle in the afternoon heat.

Flavor / Palate - Lemons, oranges, and a high pile of freshly pulled weeds alternate between earthy and citrusy. The hops take their time building to a bitter crescendo. This is an ideal lawnmower beer although I think locally Id rather drink Dragonfly or Full Cycle (from Cutters).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at twenty tap. Hop aroma was nonexistent, but very good hop flavor. Grapefruit and mango flavors. Complex malt flavors. Sweet, bready, and biscuity all at once. Very well balanced. Good beer.

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