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RATINGS: 171   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. 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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3.5
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is sweet and citric with some dank and piney notes though plenty of caramel and biscuit. Flavor has a lot of sweetness, some orange marmalade with a bit of pine and herbal notes before a bitter finish. Medium body and sharp carbonation.

3.8
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle from Stfun, thanks! Pours a clear copper with wonderful citrus aroma. Flavor is a blast of citrus hops. Awesome beer, would love to drink this regularly!

4.1
Jabic (559) - Plainfield, Vermont, 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!

3.7
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
kramer (6682) - 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. It’s just not the most drinkable beer because it’s so harsh in its bitterness. Light bodied, nicely dry with nice fizzy carbonation. The finish lingers on for a very long time, it’s almost too much to be enjoyable.

3.7
Drake (13639) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Yay, finally a Flat 12 beer that’s 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
Atom (2418) - 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
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
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 IPA’s I am used to but was nice! Get this carbonation under control and this will be an awesome IPA!

3.7
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.


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