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RATINGS: 124   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Growler thanks to Brian. Opened right after he dropped it off. Bitter and hoppy. Nice nose. Lots of alpha hops here. Some tropical fruit. Sorry we didn’t share this. We’ll share something next time.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Thanks to pantanap (Kan) for the growler, shared with my gf. Clear amber gold with a one finger off-white head, fading to a thick film that stayed for a little while. Pine hops dominate the nose, with some tropical and lightly floral hops behind. Nice dry hops! Just a little caramel sweetness to back it up. Flavor is a little more resiny, but still has a fair amount of aforementioned tropical notes. I like that the caramel sweetness is staying pretty light. Dry finish, substantial bitterness peaking at a 7-8, which would usually annoy me, but there’s enough flavor/aroma/dry hopping to keep me happy--lost a point on the overall for that. Light smooth carbonation with a light to medium body. Pretty good--I expected nothing less from Kan! :-)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Growler shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Floral and malty nose with grassy hop notes. Malty and caramelly flavor with floral and grassy hops before a semi-sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
16oz pour consumed at the source... Pours a somewhat cloudy copper penny hued consistency. A thin soapy white head rests on top... Crisp and dank citrusy nose with a touch of tropical fruitiness on the backend. Fresh and solid... Flavors follow suit almost to a tee with a dank fresh citrus hop influence. Big bitterness with a morethan adequate dryness that finishes things off. Just shy of medium bodied with a semi-lively carbonation. Pretty impressed by this one actually.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a dirty murky copper orange with a fluffy white head. Aggressive nose of pine and orange zest with some crusty bread character. A bit over the top with the hops. Crazy citrus and piny flavor with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium body and oily. Certainly one of the top beer made in Indiana.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at Fiddler’s Hearth in South Bend over the Christmas holiday. Served in a pint glass. Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice orange color with a good white head and plenty of lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose carries some good notes of pine plus some orange and other citrus. Flavor has the hops, but not quite in the same bouquet as the aroma. Light-medium body with good carbonation and a dry finish. Good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewSteve (1) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
Damn nice Pale Ale. Hoppy, bitter, nice nose. Good beer. Great session beer. One of my favorite local brews.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Tap at Scottys January 17, 2012. Clear golden with nice head and some lacing. Aroma is spice and pine. Taste is similar to aroma but finish was an odd bitter that wasn’t doing it for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Sample at Twenty Tap in Indianapolis. The beer is a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to a film. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and earthy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
(draught) clear gold, ring of white bubbles. Nose of biscuit, orange and rind, caramel. Taste of caramel, pine, high alpha acids, buttery, and citrus rind oils. Buttery body and nice linger.


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