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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hartung32 (226) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Good IPA, but there are many I like better(even locally). I'd buy again, if the price was reasonable. Everything about it is great at the beginning, but it doesn't finish well... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (637) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Great tasting brew. This one goes down like a champ. It’s such a balanced and enjoyable IPA. Great looking, great tasting. Enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1522) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle: clear gold with small off-white head. Interesting aroma of wet grass, citrusy hops and a little pepper. Funky bitter hop almost like rue flavor. Thin finish and sulphuric aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2014
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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ContemplateBeer (1553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5768) - Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2014
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EyeAmBaldman (293) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1139) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Hazy orange pour with white head.Aroma is sweet lemon and hops. Taste follows nose. Too sweet for me, but still good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1908) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz. Cloudy orange pour with white ring. Overly bitter hops. Not really my favorite style of IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reverendj (183) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
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!


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