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RATINGS: 158   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Can from StFun. Thanks! Pours orange-gold with a small off-white head. The aroma has some nice fruity notes of pineapple and oranges, as well as doughy malt, and resinous hops. The flavor has this toasty cracker malt to it thatís quickly noted. The hops definitely initially tilt more reinous/pine than the fruity character picked up in the scent. Itís not until after it sits a few minutes does any citrus flavor come out. This is sharp and bitter in the mouth. High on substance and bitterness; packs a punch for a mere 6%, but lacks some depth. I keep thinking Iím actually tasting bitterness. Obviously thatís an exaggeration but I wouldnít mind more subtle nuances here. An enjoyable IPA nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep orange copper with white head. Aroma is a floral citrus. Taste is a combo of pine, orange zest and hops. Something a little acidic and off-putting here. Part of a mix six at a grocer, so not sure how long it was on the shelf, to be fair.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
16oz can - pours a medium gold . Big pine floral herb aromas . Taste is mild citrus , big pine and a faint spice note . A tad resinous . Pretty good IPA. . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (135) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Pours copper, minimal head. Very hoppy, but also quite smooth. A real nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbeatty (1228) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks to ridglens, 01/15/2014. Pours orange amber, white head rests to a haze on the surface, soapy ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is mild orange hop essence, quite grassy, wort-like maltiness. Taste is mild citrus, intense pine bitterness, toasted malts. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Pedro. Pours a hazy gold with thick, fluffy, white head Ė gusher Ė and seafoam lacing. Aroma of grain, light citrus and pine. Medium to light body, medium bitterness, dry finish. Some hop flavor Ė citrus and pine but probably a little stale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
355mL thanks to tastybeer! Clear lighter orange with excellent white lacing. Nose is pretty fresh tangerine, perfume, clementine. Taste is soapy, dry, harsh bitterness, but still drinkable. Palate is sharp, nutty, Brazil nut, nut shells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (936) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Good and hoppy with a nice aroma but not my favorite IPA. Definitely drinkable in a pinch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edwardbass (676) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - 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.

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