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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3531) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle courtesy of queenholly. Over carbonated bottle, had to pour slow and very little at a time. After the massive head shrank, the color displayed a hazy gold. Nose is both fruity and floral. For me the nose was the best facet. The malt plays a second fiddle to the hops. Bitter, REAL bitter grapefruit, light pine resin and also a herbal bite. This really could use some more malt to help with the balance. It’s a little too abrasive on the palate. Body is also on the thin side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Bottle. Straw color, big on hops with an almost buttery feel to it. Aftertaste is mostly grapefruit. Very good IPA worth seeking out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 11, 2013
A - Pours a golden straw color with 1 finger of white head that dissipates pretty quick. Vertical streaks of lacing left on the glass. S - Dank concentrated herbal hops, some floral. Smells like cannabis. Not getting much else. T - Follows up the nose with crunchy herbal hops, dried pine needles, floral purfume, dry cereal malt barely shows up but doesn’t stand a chance against the hops. Finishes bitter and very dry. M - Slick and oily feel, medium carbonation that drops off. It’s good for 1 pint. The dry herbal hops just wreck your palate. Good if you’re in the mood for an herbal hop bomb. Serving type: on-tap 09-06-2012

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Decadently hopped beer! Big pine flavor and bitterness.Some citrus and tropical too, but pine dominates. Nose is a little light, but has something herbal that is interesting. Very bitter lingering finish. Not much by way of balance, almost detracting from drinkability. One of the hoppiest single IPAs I've come across!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3812) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copperish color with a huge off-white head on it. Nose is quite floral with some nice piney elements as well. Taste is somewhat bitter, but feels very light on the tongue, though slightly overcarbonated. I quite like the taste of this...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Orange pour with white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops, bready, and some citrus. Flavor is resiny bitter, light malt, and a clinging bitter finish. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FalconsFever (40) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Race weekend! Bitter IPA with citrus taste. Not too hoppy and pretty smooth. Will get again when around Indiana again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
This is one hoppy bastard! Cloudy golden color with an orange peel smell.Hop grapefruit taste with strong pine on the back that lingers for a few seconds! If you like hoppy try this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
Sample from a 12oz bottle, at DLD 2013. Mostly hazy golden orange color. Good thin white head. Lots of particles in the body. Dots of lace. Medium-plus body. Good lightly dry carbonation. Good smooth lightly dry texture. Citrus nose, kind of rindy. Bitter taste. Lightly zesty. Little spicy hop. Mostly bitter taste. Big flavor for the 6%... Solid IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bleh...tasted like it didn’t finish fermenting. Hops weren’t balanced or distinguishable, and didn’t dry out at the finish. Many, many better IPAs out there.


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