gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy, orange-gold with a pillowy white head. Highly carbonated. Nose is abound with resin and floral notes, caramel and cereal. Flavor is strong on the pine. High alpha I’d say! Some orange, lemon pith, and mint muddled with low malt characteristics. However, there is a lingering combination of funky metal. Kinda like a bag of pennies was sprayed by a skunk. It gets worse as it warms. Finishes bittersweet. Not great.
matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st try from Flat 12 Bierwerks: Half Cycle is not bad, aggressive dry hopping is pronounced and not altogether pleasant--it’s okay, a bit one-dimensional. Overall, a decent first showing. 12oz bottle.
ContemplateBeer (1548) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: More herbaceous than citrusy; caramel tends toward toffee. Appearance: Light copper with a foamy white head that settled into a bubbly skin. Flavor: Urine up front; a little more malt sweetness after; lingering catty bitterness. Palate: Medium body, slick texture, very soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Just alright for me.
alexsdad06 (5581) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have dank resiny hops, some citrus, a touch of spicy hops, moderate caramel malts, dry hop noticeable, moderate bitterness with good mouthfeel.
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz brown bottle into a Spieglau IPA glass, thanks David Pole. It poured a hazy light amber with thick white foam, long-lasting with nice lace. Strong hoppy aromas: flowers, honey, caramel, cedar, grapefruit, black currant, cantalope melon. Flavour was nowhere near as good. Overwhelmingly bitter, coarse weediness almost to the point of harsh, not astrigent but getting there. Not enough malt complexity to break through. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, fairly well-concealed alcohol. This seems like the trendy type of bitter IPA from 10 years ago, but I prefer the modern emphasis on flavour and aroma.
EyeAmBaldman (277) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a one finger white head. Aroma is sweet with a nice hoppy, grassy aroma on the nose. Taste is instant bitterness with a really bitter finish. To me, the hops are overpowering what could be a flavorful beer.
AndyW68 (1108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour with white head.Aroma is sweet lemon and hops. Taste follows nose. Too sweet for me, but still good.
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Cloudy orange pour with white ring. Overly bitter hops. Not really my favorite style of IPA.
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty bready aroma with some cinnamon, herbs, and a touch of George Clinton. Starts out biscuity and then slams you with hoppy goodness......light to medium on the tongue with a dry finish. Loads of homebrew character......I will find this again!
Criz (108) - - JUL 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16oz draft. This is a weak beer. Deep golden pour, very thin white head, only lasts around rim. Nose is all fresh peeled orange/lime. Flavors of fresh citrus, pine, and medium hops. Very light mouth feel, way too watery. Pass.
dfroms (290) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint can. Pours yellowish amber. Aroma is big citrus peel, spicy yeast with an almost Belgian character, stone fruit, spicy and grassy hops, slight homebrew funk. Taste is oranges and spice, sweet malts, pine, lingering hop bitterness. Too malty for me but fans of hoppy ambers will like this.