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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fleagle (16) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2013
Poured into a shaker from a 12 oz bottle. A clear orange yellow in the glass with a moderately persistent white, 2 cm head. The aroma is resinous, spicy, more piney than citrusy. The taste is a balanced, multidimensional bitterness backed by just enough sweetness to create a medium body. I’ll have another, thanks.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3451) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thick white head...light sediment throughout...nice retention. Aroma has light citrus rind...very faint aroma. Flavor has some citrus rind and faint fruit...very herbal in the back end. Mouthfeel is light and very lively with a piney/resinous/herbal and bitter dry finish. Not a bad beer but not a good IPA either for my tastes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Poured out of a bottle, has a golden amber clear hue with a small but consistent head. The aroma is very fruity /citrusy and the taste is has an earthy hop feel, with a bitter finish. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle from StFun. Thanks! Pours a lightly cloudy light orange with a finger of thick white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is light bitter. A little pine with grapefruit and other citrus. Light bodied with a relatively slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, really good. I would gladly drink this one again. Thanks a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2013
For better or worse, this one reminded me of Avery IPA - Very assertive bitterness, but also a weird astringency that get more tedious the more you drink it. I really liked it at first - lots citrus, nicely earthy and steel flavors, too. It seemed to get more astringent as it warms. Nice for an occasional IPA, but wouldn’t be my go-to.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours mostly clear deep gold wit a generous white head. Citrus and pine aroma. The flavor is assertive bitterness with enough malt support to make this one a very nice IPA. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pretty nice looking beer, nice orange hue. The aroma really hits you with hops. A bit of citrus, and a bit of mary jane. The flavor is about the same, not overly bitter. A decent amount of malt character, more than I like personally. But it all comes together well. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a clears light amber with a pretty nice white head. Aromas of grassy and citrus hops. Really nice aroma, in fact. Taste is a very nice citrus bomb, very chewy tropical fruits. Not sweet or cloying at all... Just pure juicy fruit goodness. Very long,dry, bitter finish. The fact that this beer is very juicy without being stupid sweet with crystal malt makes this beer great. My goodness, what a long finish. This beer is top fucking notch. Beautiful.


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