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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 104   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewSteve (1) - Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2012 does not count
Damn nice Pale Ale. Hoppy, bitter, nice nose. Good beer. Great session beer. One of my favorite local brews.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a clears light amber with a pretty nice white head. Aromas of grassy and citrus hops. Really nice aroma, in fact. Taste is a very nice citrus bomb, very chewy tropical fruits. Not sweet or cloying at all... Just pure juicy fruit goodness. Very long,dry, bitter finish. The fact that this beer is very juicy without being stupid sweet with crystal malt makes this beer great. My goodness, what a long finish. This beer is top fucking notch. Beautiful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951 (646) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2013
Poured out of a bottle, has a golden amber clear hue with a small but consistent head. The aroma is very fruity /citrusy and the taste is has an earthy hop feel, with a bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a dirty murky copper orange with a fluffy white head. Aggressive nose of pine and orange zest with some crusty bread character. A bit over the top with the hops. Crazy citrus and piny flavor with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium body and oily. Certainly one of the top beer made in Indiana.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Tap. Strong pine hops and light malt aroma. Cloudy pale yellow color with small head. Slightly sweet orange malt flavor initially followed by a strong bitter pin hops finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Flat 12 is no joke. These guys are really onto something here. The Half Cycle IPA is another hopped up beer that is bold but balanced. Pour is darkish copper gold but textured right. Not too thick or obscenely sticky. Lovely nose. Could smell this all day. Hops, earth, spice, rich malt. It’s all there. Complex as hell. Rolls on and on and on. Nice palate. Refreshing. Fresh clean bitter yummy finish. Bingo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Ar: Lots of resin, very pure hop aroma - pine, lemon, and mint. Ap: Light amber, crystal clear - medium-large white head with great retention and a meringue cap of foam. T: Bright burst of hop flavor up front, character is lemon, pine, moss, and mint - high and very pointed bitterness, very clean and direct - a background clean malty sweetness with a touch of caramel - lemon and pine hop flavor in the finish. P: Medium body, high carbonation - finish is dry. O: Wow, what wonderful IPA - it just shouts "freshness," with lots of hop flavor and aroma and a real punch of clean bitterness!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle from StFun. Thanks! Pours a lightly cloudy light orange with a finger of thick white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is light bitter. A little pine with grapefruit and other citrus. Light bodied with a relatively slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, really good. I would gladly drink this one again. Thanks a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkbcr (160) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Amber color with a slight head. Citrus aroma. Piney taste with citrus notes. Big hops in the finish. Just what a hophead is looking for!

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