deaconmike (417) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Thanks rosenbergh. Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma of gooseberries, floral notes and some yeastiness. Flavour of gooseberries, really heavy bitterness, citrus and herbs. Medium bodied. Harsh, lingering bitter finish. Not fresh, but very bitter. A bit unrefined.
olio (7250) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a large head. Lots of gooseberry bush on the aroma, faint cardboard notes and grapefruits, some hops are there though. Gooseberries and grapefruits on the flavor, way too much carbonation ..and cardboard..nation. Old, sadly.
jeffbigD (104) - - APR 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours red with a lot of head. High carbonation with bitter after taste. Not a great hop flavor.
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
kassner (1408) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden color. Nice head that holds and lacing. Plenty of hops though a bit too much carbonation on tap at the Louisville marriott
PhillipKegs (1) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kjc51478 (440) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Milo024 (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
kaser (3693) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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