Half Cycle IPA

Indiana
United States
Flat 12 Bierwerks Half Cycle IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

It’s a single IPA, light in color but not in flavor, hopped like a double with over 2 lbs of dank American hops per barrel providing an over-the-top hop character that’s citrusy and piney.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
IBUs: 
104
Judges Review 
Rick Franckhauser's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Aromas of fresh grass and grapefruit jump out of the glass along with some pine, wood, oranges, and a touch of malt sweetness. A hazy light-golden color with a fine, off-white and creamy foam cap holds up until the end. Big pithy grapefruit flavors assault the palate followed quickly by resinous hops with the balance decidedly towards the bitter. The malt makes itself known more in the mouthfeel rather than in flavor but you know it’s there, and it is welcomed. With ,edium carbonation and a medium-dry finish, the beer manages to avoid being astringent but there is a definite hop bite and lingering stickiness. The flavor and bittering hops border on Double IPA territory, but the malt keeps it in the IPA camp. This is an American hop lover's dream beer.