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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 104   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yanksbr549 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5873) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Clear amber with a smooth, light tan head. Scent is sharp piney hops, sweet fruit. Taste is bitter pine/ grapefruit peel over sweet tangerine. Dry, resiny. Very bold flavour and bittering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (639) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2157) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Gold pour, white head. Citrus, tropical fruit and some resin aromas. Flavor is citrus and resin with the malt making a strong showing towards the end.

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