Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Yay, finally a Flat 12 beer that’s not a gusher! Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of big citrus hops with a bit of pine. The taste is big citrus, pine, resin hops. Pale malts. Hop agressive, refreshing, fairly fresh. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
Atom (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, graham cracker, and hop spice. Taste has a sharp stinging bitterness with a nice underlying malt sweetness. Decent IPA.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Pours bright pale straw with white head. Nice nose for IPA of pine and grassy notes. Taste slight malt backbone with tongue ripping pine/ grapefruit bitterness. dry finish. Carbonation medium. a great IPA.
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another flat12 beer poured as a bomb. -huge issue with carbonation though not nearly as bad as the porter. Poured an awesome golden color and once the carbonation settled, it left a nice head and nice lacing. Huge hop nose which is great for a IPA. The grassy hop notes are a bit different than most IPA’s I am used to but was nice! Get this carbonation under control and this will be an awesome IPA!
yanksbr549 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First sip is a shocker, but then you might not be able to stop consuming. The sharpest IPA I have had in a long time.
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a smooth, light tan head.
Scent is sharp piney hops, sweet fruit.
Taste is bitter pine/ grapefruit peel over sweet tangerine.
Very bold flavour and bittering.
brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Hazy, light orange in color. Pours with 1 finger head, semi large bubbles. Aroma is like I stuck my head in a bag of hops. Grapefruit, pine, tangerine dominate. Flavor is much the same, just subdued with a solid malty backbone. Full mouth feel. Bitterness lingers for a bit. This is really drinkable. I only wish there was a touch more hop flavor.
DWestrick (474) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. interesting single/double blend - unique. citrus notes of grapefruit very nice. easy to drink - would like a bit more hops but overall very nice
WabashMan (1018) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice IPA from Flat 12, the Half Cycle starts out as a fairly dry IPA offering with a more bitter, grapefruit citrus bite to the hops. This dryness fades somewhat as the beer warms, allowing other elements to show themselves, making the beer feel a little sweeter, though it still tends toward the dry side of IPAs. Overall, a tasty offering and worth a pint.
tmongoose (1676) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, pours yellowish/orange with white head. Some lacing on the glass. First aroma is of citrus then the piny resinous oozing hops. The flavor is strong and hopbitterful if that is a word. The flavor starts quickly with that citrus and quickly gives way to the pine scent/flavor. Not for the feint of heart.