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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1866) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2007) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8965) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy hops, garlicky hops, pot. Flavor features lots of hops, super hoppy with those 104 ibus, mostly of the grassy variety. Great IPA! 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Flat 12 is no joke. These guys are really onto something here. The Half Cycle IPA is another hopped up beer that is bold but balanced. Pour is darkish copper gold but textured right. Not too thick or obscenely sticky. Lovely nose. Could smell this all day. Hops, earth, spice, rich malt. It’s all there. Complex as hell. Rolls on and on and on. Nice palate. Refreshing. Fresh clean bitter yummy finish. Bingo!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Pours light copper color with white head and average lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus with spices. Taste is light bitter at first, the progresses to a nice bite on the back end. Finish is long and dry. Overall, this is a decent brew with the hops pounding through from beginning to end. The bitterness is definitely there. Good job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tap. Strong pine hops and light malt aroma. Cloudy pale yellow color with small head. Slightly sweet orange malt flavor initially followed by a strong bitter pin hops finish. Tasty.

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