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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 ďthe cycleĒ, and this IPA is a heavy hitter. Itís a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character thatís 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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Medium-dark amber color. Aroma is sort-of hops and sort-of skunked. Weird. Taste is weird too. Itís intensely bitter with a mix of pine and grapefruit hops and a little bit of malt. Iím thinking this is a beer that would need to grow on you, because, frankly, the bitter taste isnít 100% pleasant. Again, this is kind of a weird beer. Iím surprised at the 92 rating - maybe my batch is a bit off?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2062) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma is pretty floral with a light mango and orange note. The taste has a big orange and grapefruit kick followed by a dry, bitterness. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (1886) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Can as a gift from the girlfriend...pours a tan brown color with a head that fades away. taste hoppy with a weird aftertaste...not bad

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1686) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
On tap. Pours a hazy copper with light head. Aromas of pine. Strong pine flavor overpower everything else. A bit of a funky toffee aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3740) - - OCT 21, 2013
bottle. small orange small head. floral and herbal nose. flavor is very bitter. lots of pine and tea. white grapefruit. medium bodied. long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle... Mostly clear and deeply golden ale with a mid-sized, white head. Good retention. The faint aroma presents subtle notes of red grapefruit, pine resin and toasted malts. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation. The flavor offers heavily bitter grapefruit rind and traces of toasted malts and grains. Big on hop bitterness; small on hop flavor. Lengthy, bitter, acrid finish. Bottle courtesy of StFun!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This poured an orange color with a beige head. Aroma is rather intense with lots of pine, perfume, orange peels, grapefruit, and herbal notes. The flavor is pretty darn bitter with more citrus showing up and a hint of caramel. The aftertaste is like chewing on a pine tree, sucking a lemon, and letting an asprin dissolve on your tongue. Holy crap. Overall not for the faint of heart or hop. Not one to hand to your buddy who likes Bud Light, unless you secretly hate him.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2013
12 oz bottle. (Jungle Jimís) Fairfield, OH.
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma: wood, pine, hops and nice bitterness. Delicious! Flavour: very nice bitterness, hops, pine and sweet malt. Very tasty, very fresh!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4206) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Poured a light orange with an off white head. Aroma was lots of orange, grapefruit and mild caramel. Flavor was juicier than expecting, orangey and pinstripes with mild malt backing Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1824) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Nearly clear copper amber with a too-big 3-4" head, sheets and swirls of lace. Taste is a terrific balance between caramel malt and cleansing hops. The info says 104 ibu, and I respond: no way! The hops are clearly present, but never dominate the malt. For me, balance is the goal, and this IPA does that beautifully. Highly recommended.


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