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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Deep golden color out of the bottle with a foamy white head. Strong orange and other citrus hop nose. This is a sharp, pinching hop centered beer. Lots of grapefruit rind, peach, apple over a firm home made bread malt backbone. This has a long, dry grapefruit zest finish. I like a big, pinching hoppy beer, and this is one of those.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2013
On tap at Detour. Pours a golden amber with a small white head. The aroma is pleasant, hoppy, floral, and fruity with notes of citrus and orange. The taste is hoppy, fruity, with a moderate bitterness. Nice middle of the road IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1283) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Clear gold with a white head. The aroma has earthy hops and faint leathery notes. It has a medium body with oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter, but a little bland.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden color. Explosive, massive head. Taste was a strong dry hop taste. Aroma is what one would expect from an ipa, citrus and source.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a hazy orange with foamy white head. Smells and tastes solid; a nice hop profile with a medium-bodied pale malt backbone. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1345) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft pours clear gold. Nose cat pee and pine. Taste strong bitter up front, some fruity sweet malt, long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Sampled at esbls. A big gushing head. A big bitter blast and a different one. Onions, pine, citrus. Big malts are pale. Not a favorite.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geeklimit (226) - USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours well and to a darker amber color. Head retention OK. Aroma is of typical IPA hoppiness with caramel and honey undertones. Taste is an overpowering acrid hop bitterness with a slightly sticky mouth feel. Aftertaste has a notable aspirin flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nice easy drinking IPA with some smoke and resin. This beer pours nice and light with very little head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is very light. I think a pine tree with some citrus fruit on the branches just walked past me, but I can’t be sure. My first taste suggests smoke in this beer. Good smoke and hops with a clean finish. Pretty good. I was thinking about the rating the entire time I was drinking it, but I was enjoying drinking it so much that I didn’t rate it until the end of the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkbcr (123) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Amber color with a slight head. Citrus aroma. Piney taste with citrus notes. Big hops in the finish. Just what a hophead is looking for!


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