Patrickctenchi (5451) - 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 (557) - 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 (1023) - 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 (1960) - 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.
daknole (10740) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
fraternie (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden bodied with a medium head. Crisp and hoppy throughout, with grapefruit citrus and caramel malt combining and finishing with bitter, almost metallic hops.
beerguy101 (5343) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 10/13/2012 at GABF. This India Pale Ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, hoppy and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and piney. Decent carbonation. A touch crisp and a little dry. Lots of hop bitterness without a lot of malt sweetness to balance it out. A touch more malt would be a good idea here. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.
Onslow (1318) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle, six pack from a Soupley’s in Kokomo. Slightly cloudy orange/amber brew with a dense white head.Aroma of intense pine with citrus overtones and a bit of earth. Taste is very hops forward though there is a solid malt backbone. Citrus and herbal hops dominate. Long long lingering bitter finish. Again the earthiness in the taste and a little alcohol, surprising for the moderate ABV. Managing to standout in the world of IPA’s is something, and this one is actually rather distinctive.
hopslammer (30) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
-It smells like walking into a pinewood forest with fresh sap and (somehow) naturally occurring brown sugar. The Hops are definitely at the forefront of this beer.
-appearance is typical of an IPA - but this is a dark golden color, not straw, and not brownish. More like if you had those two colors make the baby named strown (or braw) but closer to the straw side of the family. It is kinda cloudy but creates great head that leaves some pretty decent lacing as it dissipates.
-Caution- this one is a biter! Immediately the hops take hold of my tongue and hold it for ransom, demanding more hops in return for my tongue unharmed. Luckily this beer is well balanced. It could easily be hoppy water with food coloring, but there are some malts used here. Which ones..I don’t know. BUT! They marry well, like the wives of Windsor.
-I love that aforementioned bite. It really sucks the moister out of your mouth that first drink which makes you..gasp, I know... want to drink more beer. Just enough above the thickness of water that it isn’t like water, but not so much so you couldn’t use a straw if you wanted to..for some reason (maybe you just had surgery and a straw is all you can use?)
-Overall a very solid beer from the boys at Flat 12. These guys keep impressing me. They’re stuff is good enough that it is almost as if they’re *forcing* me to go out and buy more F12 beers...oh those guys...