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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 104   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. Its a single IPA, hopped like a double, with an over-the-top hop character thats 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Nice dark yellow pour with a medium head. Aroma explodes with a pine forest. Taste is dry, piney malt and a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5950) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Growler. Pours a clear light copper body with a frothy off-white head. The nose is pretty decent, a good bit of floral hops, slightly perfumy with some dry pale maltiness. The flavor is a whole lot more bitter than I was expecting, not very much hoppy flavor. The malt base is dry and fairly sturdy, it does a good job staying in the background. Its just not the most drinkable beer because its so harsh in its bitterness. Light bodied, nicely dry with nice fizzy carbonation. The finish lingers on for a very long time, its almost too much to be enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Yay, finally a Flat 12 beer thats not a gusher! Pours a hazy orange color with a large frothy head. Good head retention. Aroma of big citrus hops with a bit of pine. The taste is big citrus, pine, resin hops. Pale malts. Hop agressive, refreshing, fairly fresh. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (2204) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours a slightly hazy copper/orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, graham cracker, and hop spice. Taste has a sharp stinging bitterness with a nice underlying malt sweetness. Decent IPA.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frank0830 (70) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Another flat12 beer poured as a bomb. -huge issue with carbonation though not nearly as bad as the porter. Poured an awesome golden color and once the carbonation settled, it left a nice head and nice lacing. Huge hop nose which is great for a IPA. The grassy hop notes are a bit different than most IPAs I am used to but was nice! Get this carbonation under control and this will be an awesome IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yanksbr549 (5) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012 does not count
First sip is a shocker, but then you might not be able to stop consuming. The sharpest IPA I have had in a long time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6194) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Clear amber with a smooth, light tan head. Scent is sharp piney hops, sweet fruit. Taste is bitter pine/ grapefruit peel over sweet tangerine. Dry, resiny. Very bold flavour and bittering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewsWITHbeer (7) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
From a bottle. Hazy, light orange in color. Pours with 1 finger head, semi large bubbles. Aroma is like I stuck my head in a bag of hops. Grapefruit, pine, tangerine dominate. Flavor is much the same, just subdued with a solid malty backbone. Full mouth feel. Bitterness lingers for a bit. This is really drinkable. I only wish there was a touch more hop flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (666) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2012
bottle. interesting single/double blend - unique. citrus notes of grapefruit very nice. easy to drink - would like a bit more hops but overall very nice


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