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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


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Pours bright pale straw with white head. Nice nose for IPA of pine and grassy notes. Taste slight malt backbone with tongue ripping pine/ grapefruit bitterness. dry finish. Carbonation medium. a great IPA.


2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
IPABevyGuy (62) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Opened the bottle and the majority of beer immediately turned into foam, poured it into 3 glasses to get it out of the bottle. About 15 minutes later it was starting to settle and I scooped out some of the foam so I could finally taste it. Well it was not worth the wait and mess, had a little citrus taste with mild hoppiness and was very over carbonated. It was like drinking a hoppy sprite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1392) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Light golden color. Nice head that holds and lacing. Plenty of hops though a bit too much carbonation on tap at the Louisville marriott

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
PhillipKegs (1) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Really overcarbonated. Tried to pour into glass and got nothing but foam. Tried to drink from bottle and the contents erupted into foam. Bad. Bottle has 1121 printed on it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The Half Cycle IPA pours a mostly cloudy yellowish orange with a thin ivory head that doesn’t last too long. The aroma is loaded with hops! I can pick up citrus, favoring the orange, pine, a healthy dosage of caramel and even a bit of honey. The flavor is caramel up front, but that is quickly dominated by the citrus and pine hops, orange and bread. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kjc51478 (436) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
12 oz Bottle. Appearance is clear, amber color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is heavy citrus and pine hops. Taste is way over the top bitter. Citrus grapefruit and pine dominant the taste that has little malt balance. Palate is medium-bodied, slick texture, and dry almost astringent finish. I’m a fan of hoppy beers but this one just felt like it was trying to be bitter for bitter sake -- no naunce whatsoever. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milo024 (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
Had on tap in Indy. White head, nice amber appearance. Citrus and pine aroma. For 100+ IBU I was expecting a bigger punch, must say a little disappointed but not a bad IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaser (3541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 I wanted to like this. I hope I got a skunked one. Draft pour at high velocity in Indy. Bright orange cloudy with sticky white head. I knew from the dank skunky fruity aroma it wasn’t going to taste good. And it didn’t. Super bitter. Just tastes like bitter rotten fruit 2 days later - at flat 12 and having this again. Bartender did tell me it was off that night and it does taste better from tap here

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
From notes. Tasted on 10/21/12 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours clear pale orange with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is very hoppy with tons of resin, citrus, grapefruit peel, and a touch of tropical fruit. The flavor is more simple with the grapefruit peel dominating, and it is difficult to detect much else but some bread malt. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long, bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (7270) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour out of 16 oz can at the brewery, hazy yellow-orange pour with white head, aroma brought pine, grass, big spicy hops, lots of caramel as well with a hint of biscuit. Taste is a mix of orange, big caramel, toffee, hints of pine, touch of earth, some spice into a bitter finish. Eh, there is definitely a soapy quality to this.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
When I think of baseball, I do not think of Indiana. I get cheese in the nose. These are not the hops I was looking for. Bitter, yes. Not a treat for the close of this six pack. Let’s recap. two drain pours and two split 12oz beers. What a day! Hope the misses likes this!


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