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RATINGS: 148   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 ďthe cycleĒ, and this IPA is a heavy hitter. Itís a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character thatís 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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (410) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear pale gold with small white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and pine. Taste is very bitter, mostly pine with a twang of bitter grapefruit. There is some malt sweetness, but the hops win out. The mouthfeel is crisp and a touch thin. Respites the bitterness, it went down fairly quickly. Not bad.


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 doesnít 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 (429) - 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. Iím 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 (7) - 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 (3446) - 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 wasnít going to taste good. And it didnít. 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 (2490) - 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 (7039) - 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. Letís recap. two drain pours and two split 12oz beers. What a day! Hope the misses likes this!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of light fruit, caramel, herbal and floral hops, soap, and a touch of lemon peel. It pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an incredibly large head that never fades...in fact, it literally doesnít stop growing for several minutes. Carbonation looks as though it will be incredibly lively as streams of tiny bubbles rise to the top almost like champagne. The flavor starts with some mild citrus with a hint of caramel. The finish has light-moderate floral and herbal hops, faint grapefruit, a touch of orange peel and soap. Itís medium bodied with surprising soft carbonation and mouthfeel. I really expected this to have a prickly mouthfeel. Overall, Iím generally not a big fan of herbal/floral IPAís, so this doesnít do much for me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (771) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Great tasting brew. This one goes down like a champ. Itís such a balanced and enjoyable IPA. Great looking, great tasting. Enjoy.


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