On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 701 S. Gregory, Urbana. 217-328-2334.
This week we picked up an IPA from over in Indianapolis from Flat12 Bierwerks called Half Cycle IPA. I picked this up because I know Shane from Rosati’s likes his IPA’s and I felt like I owed him one. I think this one delivered nicely.
This one comes out strong with the hops. That’s your dominant flavor. Hops. There’s also some citrus with a grapefruit, orange peel vibe happening. There are hints of malt sweetness there, but we had our a bit cold so that may come out more if you don’t drink it as cold as we did.
Shane’s Rating: 8.0
Ryan’s Rating: 7.5
My Rating: Just the Beer: 6.0 With the food pairing 7.5
Shane brought in a Blue Cheese Stuffed Cheese burger that was absolutely fantastic with this Half Cycle IPA. With this burger, it really was like drinking a different beer. The blue cheese and the hops in this beer were made for each other. This is a winning combo.